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11 April, 2018 4:11 PM Myanmar Minister visits Rohingya camp

Social Welfare Minister Win Myat Aye tours one of the Bangladesh camps to take stock of the situation A Myanmar Minister on Wednesday toured one of the Bangladesh camps struggling to provide for some one million Rohingya Muslims, the first such visit since a Myanmar Army crackdown sparked a massive refugee crisis. Social Welfare Minister Win Myat Aye met with Rohingya 95

7 April, 2018 1:20 PM Adani Ports inaugurates phase II of Dhamra Port

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd, (APSEZ), India's largest port developer, today inaugurated the phase II expansion of Dhamra Port in Odisha. The expansion will help the company achieve its vision 2020 of 200 MMT, well ahead of time and we now aim to touch 500 MMT by the year 2025, APSEZ CEO Karan Adani said. The inauguration ceremony took place 72

2 April, 2018 4:51 PM Buddhists being lured to take Rohingya land: officials

Myanmarese authorities have lured dozens of mainly Buddhist Bangladeshi tribal families to cross the border and resettle on land abandoned by Rohingya people, officials said on Monday. About 50 families from remote hill and forest areas on the Bangladesh side, attracted by offers of free land and food, have moved to Rakhine State. The families from the ethnic 90

31 March, 2018 11:06 AM India Steps Up Troop Deployment Along Border With China In Arunachal Pradesh

Military officials said India is also strengthening its surveillance mechanism to keep an eye on Chinese activities along the borders in the strategically sensitive Tibetan region. Kibithu, Arunachal Pradesh: India has deployed more troops and significantly increased patrolling in the mountainous terrains of Dibang, Dau-Delai and Lohit valleys along 81

30 March, 2018 4:06 PM Myint vows to amend Constitution

Myanmar’s new President promised to amend the country’s army-written Constitution in an inaugural speech on Friday, challenging a charter that bans Aung San Suu Kyi from top office and gives the military major powers. In his first address to Parliament, Win Myint said he would focus on the rule of law, national reconciliation and “amending the Constitution 94

22 March, 2018 5:43 PM Indian billiards players qualify for knockouts at Asian Championship

Yangon, Myanmar: All four Indian cueists, including multiple-time world champion Pankaj Advani, on Thursday qualified for the knockout stage at the Asian Billiards Championship here. Advani will be up against home favourite Aung Htay, while Dhvaj Haria, who gained top billing, faces Singapore's Peter Gilchrist in the quarterfinals. In the other half of the draw, B Bhaskar 49

22 March, 2018 4:06 AM At least 17 killed in Thai bus crash

At least 17 people were killed and dozens of others wounded when a bus travelling in north-eastern Thailand veered off the road and smashed into a tree, authorities said on Thursday. The accident occurred on Wednesday evening in Thailand’s Nakhon Ratchasima province with the double-decker bus carrying around 50 people returning home from a holiday 87

18 March, 2018 5:31 PM Rohingya seek return to home villages

Rohingya holed up in a border “no man’s land” after fleeing Myanmar will only accept repatriation to their home villages, a local leader said on Sunday, rejecting any move to transit camps for fear of confinement. Since August, several thousands of the Rohingya have been living in tents beyond a barbed-wire fence which roughly demarcates the border zone between 122

18 March, 2018 2:58 AM Sri Lanka lifts nationwide state of emergency

Maithripala Sirisena declared a state of emergency to rein in the spread of communal violence after Buddhists and Muslims clashed in the Indian Ocean island's central district of Kandy. Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena said on Sunday he had lifted a nationwide state of emergency imposed on March 6 after Buddhist-Muslim clashes. “Upon assessing 140

1 March, 2018 9:34 AM Only 13% of world's tiger conservation areas meet global standards: Report

New Delhi: A report released by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and other international organisations and inter-governmental panel Global Tiger Forum on Wednesday, revealed the seriousness of the existential threat faced by tigers across 11 countries in the world, saying that of 112 tiger habitats across Asia and Russia, only 13 percent of tiger conservation 93