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17 August, 2018 3:58 PM United States Sanctions Myanmar Military Commanders Over Rohingya Abuses

The US government on Friday hit four Myanmar military commanders and two military units with punitive sanctions, accusing them of "serious human rights abuses". The US government on Friday hit four Myanmar military commanders and two military units with punitive sanctions, accusing them of "serious human rights abuses" and "ethnic cleansing" in violently 63

13 August, 2018 3:21 PM Over 60 Patients Evacuated On Stretchers After Fire In Myanmar Hospital

There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries from the blaze in Yangon General Hospital's cancer department, a fire department official said. A fire broke out in a hospital in Myanmar's largest city of Yangon late on Monday, forcing staff to evacuate patients on stretchers and in wheelchairs, rescuers said. There were no immediate reports of deaths 81

28 July, 2018 10:50 AM Contraband Gold Worth Over A Crore Seized From Manipur Border

Four smugglers with the contraband gold were nabbed in Pallel town, about 50 km away from the international border. Gold worth Rs 1.25 crore smuggled from Myanmar has been seized by customs officials during a raid at a Manipur border town, a top officer said. According to Assistant Commissioner R K Dorendrajit, four smugglers with the contraband gold were nabbed 48

26 July, 2018 7:31 AM No Rohingya should possess Indian documents: Rajnath Singh

DELHI: The Centre has issued orders to all states to ensure that no Rohingyas possess Indian documents of any kind. Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh said that this would enable the government to speak to Myanmar over the refugee issue. "We've issued orders to all states that no Rohingya should possess Indian documents, so that we can talk to the government 78

24 July, 2018 6:28 PM Infiltration Goes Up On Indo-Mynamar Border, Down From Pakistan: Centre

Infiltration across the Indo-Myanmar border increased in 2017 in comparison with 2016 while the number of cases of illegal crossing of the Line of Control (LoC) dividing Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan went down, Parliament was told on Tuesday. The number of infiltration cases reported on the Indo-Myanmar border went up to 99 in 2017 from 74 in 2016, Minister 64

17 July, 2018 1:03 PM Thai Boys Rescued From Cave Will Tell Their Tale Of Survival To World

Thai cave rescue: "We want to reduce public curiosity," Thailand government's spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd said The 12 Thai boys and soccer coach who were rescued from a flooded cave will be discharged from hospital on Wednesday and hold a news conference the same day to satisfy huge media interest in their story, a government official said. "We want to reduce 292

6 July, 2018 8:34 AM Bangladesh gets $100-million ADB grant to boost facilities for displaced Rohingya

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday approved a grant of $100 million to Bangladesh, the first half of an assistance package to develop basic infrastructure and services for refugees from neighbouring Myanmar, the bank said. Bangladesh faces a challenge in managing refugee camps in its southern district of Cox's Bazar, flooded by more than 700,000 people 85

21 June, 2018 10:49 AM Global refugee count highest ever in 2017: UN report

The number of refugees worldwide registered an annual increase of 13% to reach 25.4 million in 2017, the highest known total to date, according to a UNHCR report. Most of the refugees were from Syria and Afghanistan, while neighbouring Turkey and Pakistan hosted the most number of refugees. If internal displacement figures were considered, one person 74

20 June, 2018 4:21 PM Manipur tribal council chief caught with drugs worth Rs 20 crore

A team of Manipur’s Narcotics and Affairs of Border (NAB) on Wednesday caught the head of a tribal council and seven others for possessing 4 kg of heroin and 2.8 lakh Yaba tablets besides old notes of ₹500. Yaba is an intoxicant made from methamphetamine and caffeine. NAB officials said the seized drugs are worth ₹20 crore in the grey market. NAB officials 30

11 June, 2018 3:58 PM India to host first BIMSTEC war games in September

Conclave of Army chiefs of member-states will be part of it India will host the first military exercise of the BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) group focussing on counter-terrorism in September. As part of this, a conclave of the Army chiefs of all seven member-states is being planned. The exercise 73