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Myanmar protesters don't relent in face of deadly crackdown

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.
The extent of protests Wednesday in Yangon was hard to gauge as the government further restricted communications, limiting access to timely information.(Reuters)
The extent of protests Wednesday in Yangon was hard to gauge as the government further restricted communications, limiting access to timely information.(Reuters)
Published on Mar 17, 2021 03:12 PM IST
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PTI | , Yangon

Myanmar police raids railway workers' homes in Mingalar Taung Nyunt area

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.
Security forces have responded with mass arrests and at times lethal force. At least 60 protesters have been killed since the military takeover, according to the independent Assistance Association for Political Prisoners.(AFP)
Security forces have responded with mass arrests and at times lethal force. At least 60 protesters have been killed since the military takeover, according to the independent Assistance Association for Political Prisoners.(AFP)
Published on Mar 10, 2021 05:40 PM IST
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PTI | , Mandalay

Thousands of protesters on Myanmar streets after night raids by security forces

Police fired tear gas and stun grenades in Lashio town in the country's northern Shan region, according to live video posted on Facebook.
The biggest turnout was in Myanmar's second city, Mandalay, where activists staged a sit-in protest after two minutes of silence in honour of people killed by police and the army, video showed.(AP)
The biggest turnout was in Myanmar's second city, Mandalay, where activists staged a sit-in protest after two minutes of silence in honour of people killed by police and the army, video showed.(AP)
Published on Mar 07, 2021 02:54 PM IST
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Myanmar: Protests reported in Myitkyina, Myeik and Dawei, tear gas fired

Fresh protests were reported Saturday morning in the biggest city of Yangon, where stun grenades and tear gas were used against protesters.
Large protests have occurred daily across many cities and towns. Security forces responded with greater use of lethal force and mass arrests. At least 18 protesters were shot and killed last Sunday and 38 on Wednesday, according to the UN Human Rights Office.(AP)
Large protests have occurred daily across many cities and towns. Security forces responded with greater use of lethal force and mass arrests. At least 18 protesters were shot and killed last Sunday and 38 on Wednesday, according to the UN Human Rights Office.(AP)
Published on Mar 06, 2021 05:06 PM IST
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AP | , Yangon

Coup stalls democracy, protesters gather in Myanmar after hundreds arrested

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
Junta leader General Min Aung Hlaing has said authorities have been using minimal force. Nevertheless, at least three protesters have died over the days of turmoil. The army said a policeman has been killed in the unrest.(AP)
Junta leader General Min Aung Hlaing has said authorities have been using minimal force. Nevertheless, at least three protesters have died over the days of turmoil. The army said a policeman has been killed in the unrest.(AP)
Published on Feb 28, 2021 09:26 AM IST
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Myanmar cops fire rubber bullets on pro-democracy protesters in Yangon

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.
A injured man lies on the ground after the police fired rubber bullets during protests against the military coup, in Mandalay, Myanmar in this file picture from February 20. Credit: Reuters/For Representational Purposes(Reuters)
A injured man lies on the ground after the police fired rubber bullets during protests against the military coup, in Mandalay, Myanmar in this file picture from February 20. Credit: Reuters/For Representational Purposes(Reuters)
Published on Feb 27, 2021 02:06 PM IST
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Myanmar junta cuts internet again to grind down anti-coup rallies

Security forces have used increasing force to quell huge nationwide street protests and a disobedience campaign encouraging civil servants to strike.
Troops have fanned out around the country in recent days and fired rubber bullets to disperse one rally in Mandalay, hours before authorities again cut internet gateways. (AP)
Troops have fanned out around the country in recent days and fired rubber bullets to disperse one rally in Mandalay, hours before authorities again cut internet gateways. (AP)
Published on Feb 16, 2021 02:42 PM IST
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Myanmar shuts down all airports and flights post detention of Aung San Suu Kyi

US Embassy in Myanmar issues a 'security alert' as the road to the international airport in Yangon, the country's biggest city, was closed on Monday. This came after the shutting down of all passenger flights and airports in lieu of the detention of Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi
Myanmar shuts down all airports and flights post detention of Aung San Suu Kyi(Pexels)
Myanmar shuts down all airports and flights post detention of Aung San Suu Kyi(Pexels)
Updated on Feb 01, 2021 06:59 PM IST
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Ports, trains and trade: Xi to offer Myanmar billion-dollar bounty

Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s visit to neighboring Myanmar aims at strengthening relations with members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Yangon authorities hope to revolutionise the sprawling hub by creating a whole new town on the west bank of the city’s river.
Chinese President Xi Jinping.(AP file photo)
Chinese President Xi Jinping.(AP file photo)
Updated on Jan 15, 2020 02:41 PM IST
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Yangon | By Agence France-Presse

Myanmar kids dodge cows, garbage to play rugby

Boys and girls aged five to 18 from Yangon’s North Dagon township play touch rugby every Sunday
Children of Yahon’s North Dagon playing touch rugby(AFP)
Children of Yahon’s North Dagon playing touch rugby(AFP)
Updated on Jul 17, 2019 01:09 PM IST
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Yangon | By Agence France-Presse

2 Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar freed after 500 days

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested on the evening of Dec. 12, 2017. At the time they were detained, outside a restaurant in Yangon, they were working on an investigation into the massacre of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys in the conflict-torn Rakhine State.
Convicted of breaking Myanmar’s Official Secrets Act, Reuters journalists Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, had spent more than 500 days in jail when they were freed on Tuesday.(Reuters/File Photo)
Convicted of breaking Myanmar’s Official Secrets Act, Reuters journalists Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, had spent more than 500 days in jail when they were freed on Tuesday.(Reuters/File Photo)
Updated on May 10, 2020 08:36 AM IST
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Yangon | By Reuters

The Myanmar Manifesto: Double Wednesdays and other stories

Myanmar, land of pagodas and glorious sunrises and sunsets, is so filled with things to see and do that it literally needs an eight-day week
Shwedagon pagoda is Yangon’s most famous and biggest pagoda(Getty images)
Shwedagon pagoda is Yangon’s most famous and biggest pagoda(Getty images)
Updated on Dec 30, 2018 12:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Arvind Jain

India pledges support to Myanmar’s national peace process

India also handed over 50 housing units to Myanmar. India is building 250 houses in Myanmar’s Rakhine province as part of a developmental project.
India's President Ram Nath Kovind meets with Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi at the presidential palace in capital Naypyidaw on December 11, 2018.(AFP)
India's President Ram Nath Kovind meets with Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi at the presidential palace in capital Naypyidaw on December 11, 2018.(AFP)
Published on Dec 11, 2018 01:59 PM IST
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Nay Pyi Taw | By Press Trust of India

Indian women’s football team enters Olympic Qualifiers 2nd round for first time

The Indian women’s football team qualified for the Olympic Qualifiers second round for the first time, despite going down to hosts Myanmar 1-2
The Indian women’s football team qualified for the Olympic Qualifiers second round for the first time.(AIFF)
The Indian women’s football team qualified for the Olympic Qualifiers second round for the first time.(AIFF)
Updated on Nov 13, 2018 11:36 PM IST
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Yangon | By Press Trust of India

Myanmar court postpones verdict for Reuters journalists accused of breaching Official Secrets Act until Sept 3

The Reuters reporters are accused of breaching the colonial-era Official Secrets Act by collecting documents relating to the country’s security forces.
Detained Reuters journalist Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo outside Insein court in Yangon, Myanmar in July 9.(Reuters Photo)
Detained Reuters journalist Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo outside Insein court in Yangon, Myanmar in July 9.(Reuters Photo)
Published on Aug 27, 2018 10:16 AM IST
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Yangon | By Reuters

Myanmar floods claim 12 lives, forces 132,000 out of homes: Report

In an interview with a newspaper, minister for social welfare, relief and resettlement Win Myat Aye said there were not enough relief camps for Myanmar flood victims, resulting in overcrowding and problems with sanitation.
Members of Myanmar Rescue Team carry residents in a boat to travel along a flooded road in Bago, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) northeast of Yangon, Myanmar on July 29, 2018.(AP Photo)
Members of Myanmar Rescue Team carry residents in a boat to travel along a flooded road in Bago, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) northeast of Yangon, Myanmar on July 29, 2018.(AP Photo)
Published on Aug 01, 2018 08:36 PM IST
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Yangon | By Associated Press

Excerpt: India Moving by Chinmay Tumbe

In this excerpt from India Moving, author Chinmay Tumbe looks at the largest and longest non-coerced migration stream for work in documented history
Abhishekh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan celebrating Gudi Padwa at Juhu Chowpatty in Mumbai. Chinmay Tumbe points out that the Rai-Bachchan marriage is a result of two migratory corridors, one from coastal Karnataka and one from east Uttar Pradesh, meeting in Mumbai.(Getty Images)
Abhishekh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan celebrating Gudi Padwa at Juhu Chowpatty in Mumbai. Chinmay Tumbe points out that the Rai-Bachchan marriage is a result of two migratory corridors, one from coastal Karnataka and one from east Uttar Pradesh, meeting in Mumbai.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 06, 2018 07:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Chinmay Tumbe

Dozens hospitalised as Myanmar battles week-long landfill fire

The fire has generated a haze blanketing parts of Myanmar’s commercial hub and raised concerns about public health. It has spread across nearly a third of the 300-acre landfill in Yangon’s northern township of Hlaing Thar Yar
Shaheda, 40, a Rohingya refugee woman who said her body was burnt when the Myanmar army set fire to her house.(Reuters File Photo)
Shaheda, 40, a Rohingya refugee woman who said her body was burnt when the Myanmar army set fire to her house.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Apr 28, 2018 12:31 PM IST
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