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  • Myanmar: three people, including two pilots killed in military fighter jets crash

    Yangon: At least three people, including two pilots, were killed in two military fighter jets crash in Minbu township of Myanmar’s Magway region on Tuesday. A female student on the ground died after she was hit by pieces of the jets’ wreckage in the incident, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Rohingyas are not the thin end of Islamic wedge

    The newspaper photograph of seven Rohingya men whom the Indian government recently deported to Myanmar made me wonder if they would have been treated differently if they had not been Muslim. Religion may or may not be “the opium of the people” but it is certainly the single strongest determinant of individual as well as collective behaviour throughout Asia. When race is added, it makes a powerful brew. That explains the harsh

  • UN blasts India’s deportation of 7 Rohingyas to Myanmar

    Geneva: The UN on Friday slammed India’s deportation of seven Rohingya men to Myanmar despite warnings they could face persecution in a country where the military is accused of genocide against the Muslim minority. The UN refugee agency said it was “greatly concerned” for the safety and security of the seven men who were returned to Myanmar from India on Thursday.

  • 25 Myanmar nationals still lodged in Assam detention centers

    Guwahati (Assam): The Assam police informed on Thursday that 25 Myanmar nationals are still lodged in various detention camps of the state. Deepak Kumar, Inspector General of Police (Law and Order) told ANI, “As of date now there are 25 Myanmar nationals in detention camps across Assam. There are 18 in Tezpur, 6 in Silchar and 1 in Goalpara.”

  • India deports seven Rohingya immigrants to Myanmar

    New Delhi: India on Thursday deported seven Rohingya immigrants, who have been staying in Assam illegally, to their country of origin Myanmar, in a first such move. The illegal immigrants were detained in 2012 and since then they had been lodged in Cachar Central Jail in Assam’s Silchar.

  • Supreme Court allows deportation of 7 Rohingyas from Assam to Myanmar

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday allowed the deportation of seven Rohingyas, who have illegally migrated to Assam in India, to their country of origin Myanmar. The apex court said the seven Rohingyas were found by the competent court as illegal immigrants and Myanmar had accepted them as its citizens.

  • India to deport 7 Rohingya immigrants to Myanmar tomorrow

    New Delhi: Seven Rohingya immigrants, who have been staying in Assam illegally, will be deported to their home country Myanmar Thursday, officials said in New Delhi. This is for the first time Rohingya immigrants would be sent back to Myanmar from India. Seven Rohingya immigrants will be handed over to Myanmar authorities at Moreh border post in Manipur Thursday, a home ministry official said.

  • Myanmar army should be removed from politics: UN

    Yangon : Myanmar’s powerful army should be removed from politics, UN investigators said Tuesday, as they released the final part of a damning report reiterating calls for top generals to be prosecuted for “genocide” against the Rohingya Muslim minority. A brutal military crackdown last year forced more than 700,000 Rohingya to flee over the border to Bangladesh.

  • Suu Kyi’s pragmatism

    Hand-wringing in some quarters that Myanmar’s Nobel Peace Prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi, did not stand up to her global reputation and, instead, seems to have endorsed the violent and repressive actions of the military junta, ignore a vital fact. Which is that she could have stood by principles of liberty, equality and democracy only by alienating the junta, and thus, finding herself marginalised in the sharply divided polity of the

  • Scribes get 7-yr jail term in Myanmar

    Myanmar : Myanmar journalists get 7 years’ imprisonment for breaching official secrets act Yangon , Sept 3 (ANI): Two Reuters journalists, accused of breaching Myanmar’s official secrets act during their reporting of the Rohingya crisis, have been sentenced to seven years each in jail by a Yangon court.

  • Myanmar jails 2 Reuters’ reporters for 7 years for violating state secrets act

    Yangon: Two Reuters reporters were jailed on Monday for seven years for violating a state secrets act during their reporting of the Rohingya crisis, a court said, in the case that has drawn outrage for its attack on media freedom. The two journalists were being tried since 2017 for breaching Myanmar’s Official Secrets Act while investigating violence against Rohingya Muslims in the Rakhine state by the army, the BBC reported.

  • Myanmar rejects UN charges of genocide

    Naypyidaw : Myanmar on Wednesday rejected a UN report that said there was evidence of genocide in the military operation carried out by the Myanmar government against the Muslim Rohingya minority.

  • China calls for political solution to Rohingya issue

    Beijing : China, an ally of Myanmar’s junta, on Tuesday called for a political solution to resolve the Rohingya issue, saying “unilateral accusations and pressure” will not work.

  • Myanmar, Rohingya, Presidential spokesman Joynal Abedin, Myanmars Home Minister Kyaw Swe, Abdul Hamid in Dhaka, Bangladeshi counterpart, Myanmars military launched a security crackdown, myanmar to take back rohingya

    Rohingya refugees demand justice on crackdown anniv Agencies

    Dhaka : Tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees held protests here on Saturday, demanding justice on the first anniversary of Myanmar’s crackdown that forced them to flee to camps in neighbouring Bangladesh.

  • Rohingya mark ‘black day’ one year after Myanmar violence

    Cox’s Bazar (Bangladesh): Rohingya refugees today marked the anniversary of a deadly military crackdown in their Myanmar homeland that drove 700,000 of the persecuted minority into Bangladesh, stateless and confronting a grim future.

  • Manav Thakkar corners two bronze in Asian Junior TT

    Mumbai : India’s junior paddlers continued their stellar show in the Asian Junior and Cadet Championships, netting three medals in the individual events in Myanmar late on Friday night.

  • Fears grow as flooding displaces 150,000 in Myanmar

    Bago (Myanmar):Fears that embankments could burst under fresh rains mounted in flooded southeastern Myanmar, where some 150,000 people have been forced from their homes and a dozen people killed. A vast area of farmland across four provinces lies under muddy water with rescue teams trying to reach villages by boat to provide food to those who are unable or refuse to leave their homes.

  • Myanmar floods kill over 10 and 54,000 people moved to camps

    Bago : Surging floodwaters have killed at least 10 people and forced tens of thousands from their homes across swathes of Myanmar, a government official said on Sunday as more heavy monsoon rain battered the region. Vast areas of farmland were submerged by muddy water stretching to the horizon, with only the rooftops of houses visible. Some stranded people were pluck­ed from the churning waters by rescuers in boats, while volunteers used

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