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5 January, 2019 3:29 PM Cyclone Pabuk: IMD issues Orange alert for Andaman Islands

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday issued an Orange alert for the Andaman Islands as Cyclonic Storm Pabuk moved further west-northwestwards with a speed of 13 kmph in the past six hours. The IMD has also warned fishermen against venturing out to sea. The storm is very likely to move west-northwestwards for some more time, it said. "Thereafter 151

5 January, 2019 7:28 AM Cyclone Pabuk: IMD issues alert, recommends suspension of fishing operations in Andaman Sea

Cyclone 'Pabuk' had centred itself over the Gulf of Thailand on Friday and was likely to move northwestwards and emerge into the Andaman Sea by Saturday morning.  New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday issued an alert over the emergence of Cyclonic storm 'Pabuk' into the Andaman Islands, which made its landfall at 12.45 pm in Nakhon 158

3 January, 2019 7:32 AM One killed, 10 missing in shipwreck in China

The 80-metre-long ship named "London" departed from the city of Kaohsiung with 14 Myanmar crew members and one from Taiwan.   Beijing: At least one person died and 10 remained missing after a Taiwan cargo ship sank off the coast of Zhejiang province on the Chinese mainland, local maritime rescue authorities said. The cargo ship, with 15 people on board 157

22 December, 2018 5:10 PM Medical Emergency Forces Emirates Plane To Land In Ahmedabad

The aircraft contacted the Ahmedabad Air Traffic Control this afternoon after a five-year-old British national on board the flight developed medical complications. A mid-air medical emergency on board an Emirates Airlines flight from Dubai to Myanmar's Yangon forced the aircraft to divert to the city airport in Ahmedabad today. The aircraft contacted 153

12 December, 2018 6:01 AM US adds Pakistan, China to its blacklist for religious freedom violations

Washington: Pakistan, China and Saudi Arabia are among countries added to a US blacklist of nations that violate religious freedom, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday. Pompeo said he has designated Pakistan, China, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan as "Countries of Particular Concern" in a congressionally 179

12 December, 2018 2:39 AM Trump Administration's Move On Pak Religious Freedom Courageous: Lawmaker

"This designation gives hope and voice to the suffering Shia, Christian, Hindu, Ahmadi, and other minority citizens, whose very presence counters religious extremism in Pakistan," Congressman Chris Smith said. The Trump Administration's move to downgrade Pakistan as a country of particular concern was a courageous one, an influential US lawmaker said on Tuesday 95

11 December, 2018 2:25 PM Time 'Person of Year' goes to persecuted journalists including Jamal Khashoggi

Time magazine on Tuesday named journalists, including a slain Saudi Arabian writer and a pair of Reuters journalists imprisoned by Myanmar`s government, as its "Person of the Year," in a cover story headlined "The Guardians and the War on Truth." The honor went to a series of journalists including Reuters journalists Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, who the government 98

3 December, 2018 2:40 AM ASEAN defence ministers meeting begins in Lucknow

The ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting Plus (ADMM-Plus) Experts' Working Group on Military Medicine being co-chaired by India and Myanmar began Sunday at the Central Command in Lucknow, a Defence official said. "The aim of the conference is to establish better co-operation in medical operations amongst ASEAN and ASEAN-Plus countries for civil support by military 256

19 November, 2018 1:03 PM Mizoram Assembly Polls 2018: Rahul Gandhi, Amit Shah to address election rallies on November 20

Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his BJP counterpart Amit Shah would be in poll-bound Mizoram on November 20 to boost their parties chance in the November 28 election. BJP sources said that Shah would arrive at the Lengpui airport near Aizawl and visit southernmost Mizoram's Lawngtlai, Myanmar-border Champhai and Assam border Vairengte by helicopter 107

18 November, 2018 5:17 PM Gold Worth Rs 3 Crore Smuggled In From Myanmar; Man Arrested In Bengal

The smuggled gold biscuits were concealed in a specially tailored cloth belt tied around his waist and under the insoles of his sports shoe. The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized gold worth Rs 3 crore which was smuggled into India from Myanmar, an official statement said Sunday. Acting on inputs, the DRI intercepted a man from a train 85