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Myanmar's military checkpoint is seen on the way to the congress compound in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, on February 1. (Reuters)

Why did the military stage a coup in Myanmar?

AP | , Jakarta
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2021 07:54 PM IST
Monday was supposed to be the first day of a new session of Parliament following November elections that Suu Kyi’s party won in a landslide.
A demonstrator holds up an image of Aung San Suu Kyi during a protest outside the Embassy of Myanmar in Bangkok, Thailand.(Bloomberg)
A demonstrator holds up an image of Aung San Suu Kyi during a protest outside the Embassy of Myanmar in Bangkok, Thailand.(Bloomberg)

Suu Kyi's party demands her release as Myanmar generals tighten grip

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2021 06:34 PM IST
The Nobel Peace laureate's whereabouts remained unknown more than 24 hours after her arrest in a military takeover.
The state of emergency is effective nationwide and the duration of the state of emergency is set for one year.(Reuters)
The state of emergency is effective nationwide and the duration of the state of emergency is set for one year.(Reuters)

Statement from Myanmar military on state of emergency

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 03:24 PM IST
Due to such acts, there have been a lot of protests going on in townships and cities in Myanmar.
The protesters are calling for Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to leave office, the constitution to be amended to make it more democratic and the nation’s monarchy to undergo reform.(Photo: AP)
The protesters are calling for Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to leave office, the constitution to be amended to make it more democratic and the nation’s monarchy to undergo reform.(Photo: AP)

Transit shutdowns in Thailand fail to crush pro-democracy spirit

Bangkok | By Associated Press | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON OCT 17, 2020 08:34 PM IST
All stations of Bangkok’s elevated Skytrain transit system were closed Saturday afternoon to prevent protesters from gathering. The underground MRT system was also shut, and police blocked off several roads.
Victorian state health minister Jenny Mikakos said 210 of the state’s cases are believed tied to community transmission(Reuters image)
Victorian state health minister Jenny Mikakos said 210 of the state’s cases are believed tied to community transmission(Reuters image)

Australian state extends state of emergency as coronavirus cases spike

MELBOURNE | By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2020 01:21 PM IST
The move came a day after the state announced it would reimpose restrictions capping visitors to households to five people and outdoor gatherings to 10, starting Monday.
Shooting for films, television and web is set to begin in Maharashtra.
Shooting for films, television and web is set to begin in Maharashtra.

Lights, Camera, Precautions: Industry reacts to shoots resuming in Maharashtra

Hindustan Times | By Rishabh Suri, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 07:27 PM IST
From being happy that work will finally resume across films, television and the web in Maharashtra, to being apprehensive about some guidelines laid down by the government, here’s what experts, film association heads and makers feel about the decision.
Social distancing curbs were loosened for most of the country on May 14 as new infections fell, but the government had kept Tokyo and four other prefectures under watch.(AP)
Social distancing curbs were loosened for most of the country on May 14 as new infections fell, but the government had kept Tokyo and four other prefectures under watch.(AP)

Japan to end Tokyo’s state of emergency, eyes fresh $930 billion stimulus

Tokyo, Japan | By Reuters | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 08:59 AM IST
The world’s third-largest economy has escaped an explosive outbreak with some 17,000 infections and 825 deaths so far; however, the epidemic has tipped it into a recession and plunged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s popularity to multi-year lows.
General view as the teams observe a minutes silence before the match.(REUTERS)
General view as the teams observe a minutes silence before the match.(REUTERS)

Serbian league to resume on May 30

Belgrade | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2020 08:16 PM IST
In addition to the league’s resumption the Serbian Cup which has reached the quarter-finals stage will be completed, with the final on June 24.
JAL said net profit for the fiscal year ending in March fell 64.6 percent to 53.4 billion yen ($500 million) on annual sales of 1.4 trillion yen, down 5.1 percent.(Unsplash)
JAL said net profit for the fiscal year ending in March fell 64.6 percent to 53.4 billion yen ($500 million) on annual sales of 1.4 trillion yen, down 5.1 percent.(Unsplash)

Japan Airlines net profit falls nearly 65% as virus hits travel

Tokyo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 03:26 PM IST
Japan Airlines’ annual net profit plunged nearly 65 percent, the company said Thursday, as it faced the “unprecedented” impact of the coronavirus pandemic on aviation demand.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wearing a protective mask as a precautionary measure amid Covid-19 outbreak.(AP)
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wearing a protective mask as a precautionary measure amid Covid-19 outbreak.(AP)

Japan PM says to consult experts on whether to extend state of emergency

Tokyo | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON APR 30, 2020 06:47 AM IST
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, speaking in parliament, also said the situation surrounding the coronavirus epidemic continued to be “severe”.
Though flights at Narita are down so sharply that the airport has closed one of its runways, planes are still landing with passengers arriving from countries including the United States and Italy who are required to undergo tests for the virus before they can head home.(Unsplash)
Though flights at Narita are down so sharply that the airport has closed one of its runways, planes are still landing with passengers arriving from countries including the United States and Italy who are required to undergo tests for the virus before they can head home.(Unsplash)

Japan’s Narita Airport offers cardboard beds for travellers awaiting coronavirus all-clear

Tokyo | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2020 12:00 PM IST
Japan’s Narita Airport has prepared an impromptu hotel of cardboard beds and quilts in its baggage-claim area for passengers from overseas who might have to stay there while awaiting the results of tests for the novel coronavirus.
Bangladesh cricketer Soumya Sarkar (C) arrives with teammates in Colombo.(AFP)
Bangladesh cricketer Soumya Sarkar (C) arrives with teammates in Colombo.(AFP)

Bangladesh cricketers arrive in Sri Lanka under high security

Colombo | By AFP
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2019 11:27 PM IST
More than 250 people were killed in the April 21 bombings targeting hotels and churches that were claimed by Islamist militants, and Sri Lanka has been under a state of emergency since.
File image of Shakib, Mushfiqur(AFP)
File image of Shakib, Mushfiqur(AFP)

Bangladesh first team to tour Sri Lanka since attacks

Colombo | By AFP
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2019 05:51 PM IST
Sri Lanka had previously expected New Zealand to be the first foreign sporting visit, when they arrive next month to play play two Tests and three Twenty20 matches.
The Sri Lankan government on Friday ordered mosques to clamp down on extremists and to submit copies of sermons in new fallout from the Easter suicide bombings that left 258 dead.(AP)
The Sri Lankan government on Friday ordered mosques to clamp down on extremists and to submit copies of sermons in new fallout from the Easter suicide bombings that left 258 dead.(AP)

Sri Lanka orders mosques to clamp down on extremists after Easter bombings

Colombo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2019 06:33 PM IST
The country has been on edge since the April 21 attacks by jihadist bombers who attacked three churches and three Colombo hotels which also left 500 people injured.
Members of Zion Church, which was bombed on Easter Sunday, pray at a community hall in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka.(Reuters/File Photo)
Members of Zion Church, which was bombed on Easter Sunday, pray at a community hall in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka.(Reuters/File Photo)

200 children in Sri Lanka lost family members in Easter bombings

Colombo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2019 03:57 PM IST
Nine suicide bombers carried out a series of devastating blasts that tore through three churches and as many luxury hotels on the Easter Sunday, killing more than 250 people. Some families also lost their primary source of income.
Over 1,300 flights cancelled as ‘Bomb Cyclone’ unleashes snow, high winds in US. (Representative Image)(AFP)
Over 1,300 flights cancelled as ‘Bomb Cyclone’ unleashes snow, high winds in US. (Representative Image)(AFP)

Over 1,300 flights cancelled as ‘Bomb Cyclone’ unleashes snow, high winds in US

Denver | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2019 08:29 AM IST
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper declared a state of emergency due to the storm and said he had activated the state National Guard to assist in search and rescue operations.
Demonstrators, known as they yellow jackets, protest in Marseille, southern France, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, against rising fuel costs and what they claim were dilapidated residential buildings that collapsed Monday Nov. 5, killing eight people.(AP)
Demonstrators, known as they yellow jackets, protest in Marseille, southern France, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, against rising fuel costs and what they claim were dilapidated residential buildings that collapsed Monday Nov. 5, killing eight people.(AP)

France to consider state of emergency to contain violent riots: Govt spokesman

Paris | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2018 03:23 PM IST
The popular rebellion erupted out of nowhere on Nov. 17 and has spread quickly via social media, with protesters blocking roads across France and impeding access to shopping malls, factories and some fuel depots.
Turkey has been under a state of emergency since the July 2016 attempted overthrow of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.(AP)
Turkey has been under a state of emergency since the July 2016 attempted overthrow of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.(AP)

Turkey sacks 18,500 officers, soldiers and academics in coup crackdown

Ankara | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2018 01:32 PM IST
More than 1,10,000 government officials have been removed since the attempted coup in Turkey in July 2016, while tens of thousands more have been suspended. Turkey accuses US-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen of orchestrating the attempted coup.
Government data has revealed that trial of pending cases of child sexual abuse will take over 50 years in some states to be completed, even if no further cases are registered (Representative photo)(AP)
Government data has revealed that trial of pending cases of child sexual abuse will take over 50 years in some states to be completed, even if no further cases are registered (Representative photo)(AP)

India is facing a national child safety emergency

By Kailash Satyarthi
PUBLISHED ON APR 23, 2018 02:13 PM IST
To all political parties I ask: dedicate at least one full day of Parliament to the cause of children, which has never happened in our history, to discuss a budgeted and time-bound ‘National Action Plan to End Child Rape’. Assign specific tasks to those responsible ---- police to law enforcement agencies to the justice delivery system and the government machinery ---- ensuring accountability and rehabilitation
This handout photograph taken and released on March 31, 2018 by Indonesia Search and Rescue shows thick smoke from a blaze which occured during an oil spill cleanup in the waters off Balikpapan.(AFP Photo)
This handout photograph taken and released on March 31, 2018 by Indonesia Search and Rescue shows thick smoke from a blaze which occured during an oil spill cleanup in the waters off Balikpapan.(AFP Photo)

Indonesian city declares emergency after oil spill

Reuters | By Reuters, Jakarta
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 01:00 PM IST
At least two people died during a blaze when authorities tried to cleanup oil spill in the waters of Indonesia on March 31.
Policemen arrest former Maldives president and opposition leader Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, centre, after the government declared a 15-day state of emergency in Male, Maldives, in Feb, 2018.(AP File Photo)
Policemen arrest former Maldives president and opposition leader Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, centre, after the government declared a 15-day state of emergency in Male, Maldives, in Feb, 2018.(AP File Photo)

Maldives former dictator Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, top judges charged with terrorism

Press Trust of India, Male | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2018 04:01 PM IST
Prosecutors did not specify the grounds on which they are charged with terrorism. If convicted, they could be jailed for 10 to 15 years.
Maldivian Police officers push back opposition supporters near the main opposition Maldives Democratic Party (MDP) headquarters during a protest demanding the government to release jailed opposition leaders, including former Presidents Mohamed Nasheed and Maumoon Abdul Gayoom in line with a last week Supreme Court order in Male.(REUTERS File Photo)
Maldivian Police officers push back opposition supporters near the main opposition Maldives Democratic Party (MDP) headquarters during a protest demanding the government to release jailed opposition leaders, including former Presidents Mohamed Nasheed and Maumoon Abdul Gayoom in line with a last week Supreme Court order in Male.(REUTERS File Photo)

Maldives to lift state of emergency, charge ex-president, chief justice with bribery

Reuters, Colombo | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2018 01:44 PM IST
Mohamed Hussain Shareef, ambassador to neighbouring Sri Lanka, said the government “has no intention of extending” the emergency when its 30-day period expires.
Sri Lanka Special Task Force soldiers patrol along a road after a clash between two communities in Digana, central district of Kandy, Sri Lanka March 8, 2018.(Reuters Photo)
Sri Lanka Special Task Force soldiers patrol along a road after a clash between two communities in Digana, central district of Kandy, Sri Lanka March 8, 2018.(Reuters Photo)

Sri Lanka lifts nationwide state of emergency

Colombo | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2018 11:29 PM IST
Sri Lanka had declared a state of emergency to rein in the spread of communal violence after Buddhists and Muslims clashed in Kandy.
This picture taken on March 2, 2018 shows Maldivian police responding to a protest urging the release of opposition leaders held in jail in the Maldives capital Male.(AFP File Photo)
This picture taken on March 2, 2018 shows Maldivian police responding to a protest urging the release of opposition leaders held in jail in the Maldives capital Male.(AFP File Photo)

Mass arrests in Maldives as activists defy emergency

Press Trust of India, Colombo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2018 09:21 PM IST
Yameen is facing increasing opposition both within and outside his tiny Indian Ocean archipelago since coming to power in November 2013 following a controversial run off election against former president Mohamed Nasheed.
Sri Lanka's Special Task Force and Police officers stand guard near a burnt house after a clash between two communities in Digana, central district of Kandy in Sri Lanka.(Reuters File Photo)
Sri Lanka's Special Task Force and Police officers stand guard near a burnt house after a clash between two communities in Digana, central district of Kandy in Sri Lanka.(Reuters File Photo)

Fresh violence erupts in Sri Lanka as Muslim-owned restaurant comes under attack

Colombo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2018 09:38 PM IST
Tensions remain high across Sri Lanka after the violence broke out following the death of a man from the mainly Buddhist Sinhalese majority last week.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena imposed nationwide emergency following communal clashes in the violence-hit Kandy district.(Reuters File Photo)
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena imposed nationwide emergency following communal clashes in the violence-hit Kandy district.(Reuters File Photo)

Sri Lankan President Sirisena to appoint panel to probe anti-Muslim riots

Press Trust of India, Colombo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2018 04:26 PM IST
Tensions between Muslim groups and the majority Sinhalese Buddhist community in the country have escalated since the end of the civil war in May 2009.
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe looks on during a news conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka February 16, 2018.(Reuters File Photo)
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe looks on during a news conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka February 16, 2018.(Reuters File Photo)

Sri Lanka riots: President Sirisena removes PM Wickremesinghe as law and order minister

Press Trust of India, Colombo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2018 01:14 PM IST
Wickremesinghe’s 11-day tenure as the law and order minister was marred by racial tension in the central district of Kandy since Monday.
Sri Lanka's Special Task Force and police officers stand guard near a burnt house after a clash between two communities in Digana, central district of Kandy, on Tuesday.(Reuters)
Sri Lanka's Special Task Force and police officers stand guard near a burnt house after a clash between two communities in Digana, central district of Kandy, on Tuesday.(Reuters)

Sri Lanka blocks Facebook, WhatsApp as Buddhist mobs attack mosques

Reuters, Colombo | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2018 10:00 PM IST
Police said seven people were arrested after several incidents of violence, instigated over social media, were reported through Tuesday night in Kandy.
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