30 Oct 2015
Yangon: A candidate for Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition was wounded in a knife attack while canvassing in Yangon, his party said today, just over a week before Myanmar holds key elections.
22 Mar 2016
Shillong: Home Minister Rajnath Singh today ruled out withdrawal of Assam Rifles from Indo-Myanmar border and its replacement with another paramilitary force, saying no such decision has been taken yet.
11 Mar 2016
Nay Pyi Taw: Myanmar's House of Representatives (Lower House) today elected U Htin Kyaw of the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) as one of the three vice presidents to be submitted to the two-house parliament for presidential run after qualification scrutiny.
08 Nov 2015
Yangon: With tremendous excitement and hope, millions of citizens today voted in Myanmar's historic general elections that will test whether the military's longstanding grip on power can be loosened, with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party expected to secure an easy victory.
07 Aug 2015
Yangon: Severe flood disaster in Myanmar has brought the death toll to as many as 88 and affected more than 3,33,000 people across the nation. The state has been facing the flood fury since June that has prompted a state of emergency for urgent relief efforts.
23 May 2015
Yangon: A group of migrants recently rescued by Myanmar will be deported to Bangladesh on Saturday as United Nations chief called on regional nations to save the lives of those who still stranded at sea.Southeast Asia is currently battling an exodus of boat people fleeing persecution and poverty, with upto 2,000 vulnerable migrants thought to be stranded in the Bay of Bengal, many at the mercy of ruthless people smugglers.
15 Oct 2015
Nay Pyi Taw: The Myanmar government here today signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Accord (NCA) with eight out of the 15 ethnic armed groups involved in the peace deal, signalling an end to nearly six decades of civil conflict.
12 Jan 2016
Naypyitaw: Aung San Suu Kyi, whose pro-democracy party will take over power in Myanmar from a pro-military government in the next few months, has for the first time participated in official talks to bring peace with the country's fractious ethnic minorities.
22 Aug 2016
Nay Pyi Taw: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday met Myanmar's State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi. "An old friend of India, a new partner in progress. EAM meets Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor & FM of Myanmar,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted along with pictures of the two leaders.
26 Dec 2015
Yangon: Hundreds of protesters demonstrated outside Thailand's embassy in Yangon yesterday after two Myanmar migrants were sentenced to death by a Thai court for murdering two British backpackers, in a verdict that has sparked anger in their homeland.