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  • Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi hit with new criminal charge Apr 12, 2021 03:24 PM IST

    Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi hit with new criminal charge

    The 75-year-old Nobel laureate has not been seen in public since being detained in the early hours of February 1 as the military deposed her government and seized power.

  • Six lawmakers among 1,800 people from Myanmar sheltering in India Apr 09, 2021 08:03 AM IST

    Six lawmakers among 1,800 people from Myanmar sheltering in India

    An Indian police official confirmed their presence and said they were among about 1,800 people who have crossed into India from Myanmar since late February, most of them taking refuge in the northeastern state of Mizoram.

  • Britain slams 'bullying' Myanmar over London embassy standoff Apr 08, 2021 12:12 PM IST

    Britain slams 'bullying' Myanmar over London embassy standoff

    Diplomats loyal to the Myanmar military authorities seized control of the embassy on Wednesday, leaving ambassador Kyaw Zwar Minn locked out in the street. The ambassador said the defence attache had taken over the mission in "a kind of coup", two months after the military seized power in Myanmar.

  • How India should handle the Myanmar crisis, according to four top diplomats Apr 04, 2021 11:21 AM IST

    How India should handle the Myanmar crisis, according to four top diplomats

    What should be India’s role in Myanmar, the scene of a terrible, unfolding human tragedy? The country with which India shares a 1,600-km border is a deeply religious Buddhist society. As part of British India until 1937, the cultural connect between the two countries outflanks every other bilateral equation.

  • Manipur govt asks Deputy Commissioners to 'politely turn away' Myanmar refugees, takes back order Mar 30, 2021 01:41 PM IST

    Manipur govt asks Deputy Commissioners to 'politely turn away' Myanmar refugees, takes back order

    In the advisory issued to the DCs of Chandel, Tengoupal, Kamjong, Ukhrul and Churachandpur on March 26, Special Secretary (Home) H Gyan Prakash also asked them to stop Aadhaar enrolment exercise.

  • Thousands flee into Thailand following Myanmar air strikes Mar 29, 2021 06:12 PM IST

    Thousands flee into Thailand following Myanmar air strikes

    Myanmar aircraft carried out three strikes overnight on Sunday, according Dave Eubank, a member of the Free Burma Rangers, a humanitarian relief agency that delivers medical and other assistance to villagers.

  • Images from a 'Day of Shame' in Myanmar, with scores shot dead Mar 29, 2021 11:44 AM IST

    Images from a 'Day of Shame' in Myanmar, with scores shot dead

    In the deadliest day in Myanmar since the Feb. 1 military coup, dozens of people, and perhaps more than 100, were killed on Saturday by security forces cracking down on nationwide protests. A New York Times photographer was there.

  • Myanmar mourns bloodiest day since coup, UN investigator condemns "mass murder" Mar 28, 2021 08:13 AM IST

    Myanmar mourns bloodiest day since coup, UN investigator condemns "mass murder"

    Children were among those killed on Saturday, Myanmar's Armed Forces Day, according to news reports and witnesses, in a crackdown that drew renewed Western criticism. The UN investigator said the army was carrying out "mass murder".

  • Sixteen protesters killed in Myanmar on 'day of shame for armed forces' Mar 27, 2021 01:46 PM IST

    Sixteen protesters killed in Myanmar on 'day of shame for armed forces'

    Protesters against the Feb. 1 military coup came out on the streets of Yangon, Mandalay and other towns, defying a warning that they could be shot “in the head and back” as the country’s generals celebrated Armed Forces Day.

  • In-Depth | What led to Myanmar's military coup and how India feels the heat Mar 26, 2021 02:55 PM IST

    In-Depth | What led to Myanmar's military coup and how India feels the heat

    The influx of asylum seekers from Myanmar into neighbouring Mizoram has created an awkward situation in India as the Centre doesn’t want to keep them but the state government is sympathetic to the refugees because of deep ethnic and cultural ties between tribal people on both sides of the international border.

  • The secret network helping hundreds of Myanmar police flee to India Mar 25, 2021 12:55 PM IST

    The secret network helping hundreds of Myanmar police flee to India

    Their escape - by car, motorcycle and on foot through densely forested terrain - is often guided by volunteer-led groups on both sides of the border, according to accounts from at least 10 people who are involved in the loose-knit network or have used it to cross the border. Once in India, local activists and residents provide food and shelter in safe houses, the people said.

  • Martial law imposed in parts of Myanmar city as deaths rise Mar 15, 2021 11:29 AM IST

    Martial law imposed in parts of Myanmar city as deaths rise

    At least 38 people were killed on Sunday and dozens were injured in one of the deadliest days of the crackdown, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, an independent group tracking the toll of the violence.

  • Six killed in protests in Myanmar as US, allies vow to restore democracy Mar 13, 2021 09:39 PM IST

    Six killed in protests in Myanmar as US, allies vow to restore democracy

    Three people were killed and several injured when police opened fire on a sit-in protest in Mandalay, Myanmar’s second-biggest city. Another person was killed in the central town of Pyay and two died in police firing in the commercial capital Yangon overnight.

  • 'Shoot till they are dead': Some Myanmar police say they fled to India after refusing orders Mar 10, 2021 04:19 PM IST

    'Shoot till they are dead': Some Myanmar police say they fled to India after refusing orders

    Around 100 people from Myanmar, mostly policemen and their families, have crossed over a porous border into India since the protests began, according to a senior Indian official.

  • In Pics | Anti-coup protests continue in Myanmar despite harsh crackdown by police Mar 10, 2021 02:16 PM IST

    In Pics | Anti-coup protests continue in Myanmar despite harsh crackdown by police

    The Myanmar army ousted Aung San Suu Kyi's elected government in a coup on February 1. Protests against the coup continue, with more than 60 killed and 1,900 people arrested since the coup, Reuters reported.

  • India detains scores of Rohingya ahead of expected deportation to Myanmar Mar 10, 2021 12:25 PM IST

    India detains scores of Rohingya ahead of expected deportation to Myanmar

    At least 168 people from the Muslim minority from Buddhist-dominated Myanmar have been picked up by authorities in the northern territory since March 6, according to Mukesh Singh, Inspector General of Police, Jammu

  • H&M pauses placing new orders in Myanmar Mar 08, 2021 05:00 PM IST

    H&M pauses placing new orders in Myanmar

    The world’s second-biggest fashion retailer cited practical difficulties to operate in the country, including challenges related to manufacturing and infrastructure, raw material imports and transport of finished goods.

  • Myanmar asks India to return eight police who fled across border Mar 06, 2021 06:39 PM IST

    Myanmar asks India to return eight police who fled across border

    Around 30 Myanmar police and their family members came across the border seeking refuge in recent days, as the junta's suppression of protesters turned increasingly violent, with dozens killed since the Feb. 1 coup.

  • India steps up border patrols to stop arrivals from Myanmar Mar 05, 2021 06:38 PM IST

    India steps up border patrols to stop arrivals from Myanmar

    The move follows the defection over the border of some low-ranking Myanmar police officers who were unwilling to obey orders to suppress demonstrations against the junta.

  • Nineteen Myanmar police cross into India, seeking refuge Mar 04, 2021 06:35 PM IST

    Nineteen Myanmar police cross into India, seeking refuge

    The men -- all low-ranking policemen -- crossed into Champai and Serchhip, two districts in the northeastern state of Mizoram that share a porous border with Myanmar

  • Timeline: The month since Myanmar's military coup Mar 01, 2021 12:15 PM IST

    Timeline: The month since Myanmar's military coup

    Here is a timeline of events since Myanmar's military took power in a coup on Monday, February 1.

  • Facebook bans Myanmar military from its platforms with immediate effect Feb 25, 2021 09:47 AM IST

    Facebook bans Myanmar military from its platforms with immediate effect

    "Events since the February 1 coup, including deadly violence, have precipitated a need for this ban," Facebook said in a blog post. "We believe the risks of allowing the Tatmadaw (Myanmar army) on Facebook and Instagram are too great."

  • Huge anti-coup rallies in Myanmar after junta threat Feb 22, 2021 01:24 PM IST

    Huge anti-coup rallies in Myanmar after junta threat

    Massive street demonstrations have taken place since Myanmar's military staged a coup on February 1 and detained civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, ending a decade-long experiment with democracy.

  • Myanmar sanctions should target coup leaders, not people: UN Feb 12, 2021 03:26 PM IST

    Myanmar sanctions should target coup leaders, not people: UN

    Speaking before the Human Rights Council in Geneva, the UN's deputy rights chief Nada al-Nashif expressed concern after Washington announced sanctions on the generals behind last week's coup in Myanmar.

  • US President Joe Biden approves sanctions on Myanmar generals, businesses after military coup Feb 11, 2021 03:45 PM IST

    US President Joe Biden approves sanctions on Myanmar generals, businesses after military coup

    US President Joe Biden has said the order enabled his administration “to immediately sanction the military leaders who directed the coup, their business interests as well as close family members”.

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