Free Press Journal
  • 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.

  • At least 27 feared dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide

    Yangon: At least 27 people are feared dead following a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar, police said today, as heavy rains hampered the search for survivors. The poorly-regulated and notoriously corrupt multibillion-dollar industry in remote Kachin state is frequently hit by fatal disasters, and the victims often come from poor ethnic communities.

  • Sushma Swaraj meets Suu Kyi, inks 7 deals

    Nay Pyi Taw : India and Myanmar on Friday signed seven agreements including one on land border crossing as External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj discussed with the top leadership here issues related to peace and security and developments in the Rakhine State from where thousands of Rohingya Muslims had fled to Bangladesh after violence last year.

  • Sushma Swaraj meets Myanmar President Win Myint

    Naypyidaw: External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj on Thursday met with President of Myanmar Win Myint. Earlier in the day, Sushma Swaraj reached the capital of Myanmar, as part of her two-day official visit to the country. She was received by Permanent Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the government of Myanmar, Myint Thu.

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    Rohingya crisis: Sheikh Hasina seeks help from China, Russia, India and Japan

    Dhaka (Bangladesh): Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, on Monday said Bangladesh expects China, Russia, India and Japan to help them resolve the Rohingya crisis. “We expect China, Russia, India and Japan to play a major role in resolving the crisis,” she said, as quoted by The Daily Star.

  • Thousands flee fresh clashes in northern Myanmar, says UN 

    Yangon: Thousands of people have fled renewed fighting between Myanmar’s army and ethnic insurgents in the country’s remote north, a United Nations official said, as a long-simmering conflict intensifies. More than 4,000 people have been displaced in Myanmar’s northernmost state of Kachin near the border with China in the last three weeks, Mark Cutts, the head of the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), told AFP late last night.

  • B’desh female cricketer held with meth

    Chittagong : One of Bangladesh’s top female cricketers could be jailed for life after being caught with 14,000 methamphetamine pills, police said on Sunday.

  • First Rohingya family repatriated to Myanmar

    Yangon : Myanmar’s government said it has repatriated the first family of Rohingya out of some 700,000 refugees who fled to Bangladesh to escape a brutal military campaign, despite UN warnings that a safe return is not yet possible.

  • Win Myint sworn-in as new President of Myanmar

    Nay Pyi Taw: Win Myint on Friday was sworn-in as the new President of Myanmar, two days after he was elected by Parliament to replace Htin Kyaw, who resigned last week over health concerns.

  • Myanmar president and Suu Kyi confidant Htin Kyaw resigns

    Yangon: Myanmar’s President Htin Kyaw resigned suddenly today leaving the country’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi without a close confidant and political ally as she faces rising international opprobrium over the Rakhine crisis.

  • Rohingya in no man’s land, won’t return on Myanmar terms, says leader

    Maungdaw (Myanmar) : Rohingya holed up in a border “no man’s land” after fleeing Myanmar will only accept repatriation to their home villages, a local leader said on Sunday, rejecting any move to transit camps for fear of long-term confinement.

  • Myanmar rebuts accusations of human rights violations

    Yangon: Myanmar rebutted the accusations of violation of human rights in Rakhine state following reports by the UN that there was evidence of genocide and ethnic cleansing.

  • Myanmar erects security posts on burned Rohingya land 

    Yangon : Myanmar is building security installations on top of razed Rohingya villages, Amnesty International said on Monday, casting doubt on plans to repatriate hundreds of thousands of refugees. Nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled northern Rakhine state to Bangladesh since Myanmar launched a brutal crackdown on insurgents six months ago that the US and UN have called ethnic cleansing.  Myanmar rejects that term, saying it was responding to attacks by the

  • Myanmar building military bases in burnt Rohingya villages

    London: Myanmar is allegedly building military bases on the top of razed Rohingya villages, where the Rohingyas once lived before their persecution by the country’s security forces in August last year.