PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2021 01:53 PM IST
The military rulers who overthrew an elected government said on Friday that a protest campaign against its rule was dwindling because people wanted peace, and that it would hold elections within two years.
AP | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, London
PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2021 02:19 PM IST
Kyaw Zwar Minn said he was barred from entering the embassy on Wednesday evening by diplomats loyal to the military regime.
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2021 06:46 PM IST
Clapping began in various parts of the main city Yangon at 5 pm (1030 GMT) in response to a call by protest organisers, residents said.
AP | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, United Nations
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2021 06:47 AM IST
The British-drafted press statement approved by all 15 council members after intense negotiations that began Wednesday expressed “deep concern at the rapidly deteriorating situation” in Myanmar and reiterated the council's call on the military “to exercise utmost restraint.”
AP | | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 08:49 AM IST
Christine Schraner Burgener didn't specify what action she considered significant, but she painted a dire picture of the military crackdown in her virtual briefing to the council obtained by The Associated Press.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 07:50 AM IST
Suu Kyi has not appeared in the public since the February 1 coup by Myanmar's military. They have claimed that a November election won by Suu Kyi's party was fraudulent.
By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2021 01:55 AM IST
“We are watching the situation in Myanmar carefully and will engage with the relevant authorities and stakeholders to seek their advice,” a spokesperson for Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) said.
By Utpal Parashar, Guwahati
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2021 01:47 AM IST
A fresh letter by H Gyan Prakash, special secretary (home), government of Manipur, was issued on Monday to deputy commissioners of Chandel, Tengnoupal, Ukhrul,Churachandpur and Kamjong.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2021 09:59 PM IST
Myanmar has been in turmoil since the army ousted an elected government led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on Feb. 1, detaining her and reimposing military rule after a decade of tentative steps towards democracy.
Agencies | , Yangon
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2021 05:58 AM IST
Foreign criticism and sanctions by the West have failed to sway the junta so far.
Reuters | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, Myanmar
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2021 04:49 PM IST
There were no immediate reports of casualties in the firing on the funeral in the town of Bago, near the commercial capital Yangon, according to three people who spoke to Reuters.
Agencies | , Naypyidaw
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2021 05:35 AM IST
Western nations hit out at violence as reports say children among those killed.
Reuters | | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2021 09:09 PM IST
The lethal crackdown, which took place on Armed Forces Day, drew strong renewed criticism from Western countries. British Ambassador Dan Chugg said the security forces had "disgraced themselves" and the U.S. envoy called the violence horrifying.
PTI | , Yangon
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2021 03:12 PM IST
The verified death toll among protesters since the February 1 coup ousting the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi has now exceeded 200, according to a tally compiled by the independent Assistance Association for Political Prisoners.
Reuters | | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 11:56 PM IST
On March 1, the police lance corporal said he left his home and family behind in Khampat and travelled for three days, mostly at night to avoid detection, before crossing into India’s northeastern state Mizoram.
PTI | , Mandalay
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 05:40 PM IST
The raid comes just days after several Myanmar unions, including the Myanmar Railway Worker's Union Federation, issued a joint call for a nationwide work stoppage.
Reuters | , Beijing
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 02:55 PM IST
Beijing has said the situation in Myanmar, where the military seized power last month, was "absolutely not what China wants to see" and has dismissed social media rumours of Chinese involvement in the coup as nonsense.
AFP | , Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 12:12 AM IST
Forty-eight Myanmar nationals, including the eight police, have entered India’s northeastern state of Mizoram, a senior officer in the Assam Rifles paramilitary force said.
AP | , Yangon
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 05:06 PM IST
Fresh protests were reported Saturday morning in the biggest city of Yangon, where stun grenades and tear gas were used against protesters.
Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 12:55 PM IST
A CNN report quotes Amnesty International's Deputy Regional Director for Research, Emerlynne Gil as saying that since the government is silent on the usage of shoot to kill tactics, it may be possible that it has authorised it.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 04:40 PM IST
The young dance enthusiast joined hundreds of thousands across the country calling for the release of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been in detention since the military took over on February 1.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 02:36 PM IST
On Tuesday, Myanmar's foreign ministry sent a note verbale to the UN, also obtained by AFP, claiming Kyaw Moe Tun had been removed.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 09:26 AM IST
State television announced that Myanmar's UN envoy had been fired for betraying the country, after he urged the United Nations to use "any means necessary" to reverse the Feb. 1 coup
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 02:54 PM IST
The Southeast Asian country has been in crisis since the army seized power on Feb. 1 and detained elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and much of her party leadership
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 02:06 PM IST
The country has been shaken by a wave of pro-democracy protests since a military coup toppled civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1.
AP | , Yangon, Myanmar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 06:09 PM IST
Protesters had gathered on a wide road outside a park in Mandalay in the early afternoon when security forces arrived and began firing what sounded like gunshots and using flash bang grenades to disperse the crowd.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 04:54 PM IST
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 07:46 AM IST
Malaysia is home to more than 154,000 asylum-seekers from Myanmar and several Malaysian lawmakers and rights groups on Wednesday called on the government to explain its deportation.
AP | , Jakarta
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 12:32 PM IST
As of Tuesday, some 696 people including monks, writers, activists, politicians and others had been arrested in relation to the coup, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 12:09 PM IST
This week saw huge rallies and a general strike on Monday to denounce the military's Feb. 1 coup and demand the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi.