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Historic polls likely to catapult Suu Kyi to public office

Myanmar's former military rulers once despised Aung San Suu Kyi so much they would not speak her name.

Aung San Suu Kyi: prisoner-turned-politician

Newly transformed from imprisoned icon during a long struggle against repression in Myanmar to a key political actor, Aung San Suu Kyi is now on course to take a seat in parliament for the first time.

Suu Kyi set for landmark win as Myanmar votes

Democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi looked set to make history in Myanmar elections today, but complaints of ballot-tampering cast fresh doubt on the fairness of the parliamentary vote. Facts about Myanmar | Prisoner-turned-politician

Myanmar polls: Suu Kyi set for historic victory, claims party

Myanmar’s opposition claimed a historic victory on Sunday for pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in her bid for a seat in parliament, sparking scenes of jubilation among crowds of supporters. Facts about Myanmar | Prisoner turned politician Suu Kyi poised to win 

PM meets Myanmar president in historic visit

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh held talks with Myanmar's president today in a historic visit to boost trade and secure energy supplies, while contesting the strong influence of regional rival China.

India’s equation with generals

Myanmar’s military regime assured New Delhi they would act against Northeast insurgents “and anti-India groups” on their territory. This was given to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his state visit to Nawpyitaw. This comes at a time when more such insurgents have moved to north Myanmar for sanctuary. Pramit Pal Chaudhuri writes.

Singh makes up to Myanmar

With gifts for Myanmar’s economy, people and its physical links with India, PM Manmohan Singh sought to make up for 15 years of stunted relations. Pramit Pal Chaudhuri reports.

N-E, a border of prosperity

The Northeast has been the focus of India’s Myanmar policy, even more so than China. With the security situation in the Northeast stabilizing, PM’s visit to Myanmar was a chance to boost the other side of security: economics.  HTreports.

Singh meets Suu Kyi, invites her to India

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, during a one-hour meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi, handed over an invitation to give the next Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Lecture in India. Pramit Pal Chaudhuri reports.

India no inspiration for democracy, says Suu Kyi

New Delhi will need more than one prime ministerial visit to restore its image among pro-democracy activists in Myanmar. Pramit Pal Chaudhuri reports. 'Will do my best'

Suu Kyi returns home after 1st trip in 24 years

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has completed her first trip out of Myanmar in 24 years. Her tour of Thailand highlighted her new freedom to explore the world and to return back home.

Myanmar prez axes ministers, stirs talk of reshuffle

Myanmar President Thein Sein has removed two deputy ministers with economically important portfolios in the first significant changes to his quasi-civilian government since it took office 15 months ago, reinforcing speculation a broader cabinet reshuffle to push reforms may be in the works.

Myanmar calls for complete lifting of sanctions

Myanmar on Friday called for sanctions imposed on the country to be completely lifted as they are hurting efforts to attract foreign investment amid a historic reform drive

Strife-hit Myanmar state under emergency rule

Soldiers patrolled tense streets in a riot-hit state in western Myanmar Monday where the government declared a state of emergency to deal with deadly clashes between Muslims and Buddhists.

Aung San Suu Kyi set for historic European tour

Aung San Suu Kyi takes the latest stride in her journey from an imprisoned activist to a politician on the world stage when she visits Europe this week to give a Nobel speech two decades in the making.

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