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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 47

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 56

1 February, 2018 6:09 AM Petrol bomb thrown at Suu Kyi's lakeside villa

The Myanmar leader was away from her home at the time of the incident A petrol bomb was thrown at the lakeside Yangon compound of Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday while she was away from her home, a government spokesman said. "It was a petrol bomb," spokesman Zaw Htay confirmed to AFP, without giving further details on a possible motive 45

22 January, 2018 7:24 AM Bangladesh says Rohingya return to Myanmar is delayed

Bangladesh said that the repatriation of Muslim Rohingya refugees to Myanmar will not happen on Tuesday as planned because arrangements were incomplete. “There are many things remaining,” Abul Kalam, Bangladesh’s refugee relief and rehabilitation commissioner, told Reuters by phone on Monday. The list of people to be sent back is yet to prepared, their 36

20 January, 2018 5:30 PM Myanmar making final plans for repatriation

Myanmar is making final preparations to take back the first batch of Rohingya Muslims who fled conflict in the troubled Rakhine State, State media said on Saturday, despite growing doubts about the plan among refugees and in the UN. Rakhine State Chief Minister Nyi Pu “insisted on completion of the finishing touches on buildings, medical clinics and sanitation 39

20 January, 2018 1:03 AM 2 Bombs Found In Bodh Gaya, Target Of 2013 Serial Bombing

Patna: At least two crude bombs were found at Bodh Gaya pilgrimage centre in Bihar on Friday evening, just hours after Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama had retired for the day. The bombs were detected during a search of the centre 100 km from state capital Patna following an explosion near one of the grounds at the complex. Considered one of the most sacred 39

19 January, 2018 4:34 PM #ModiOnZee: I don't represent India as Modi but as representative of 125 cr Indians

PM Modi on Friday appeared in his first interview after BJP swept the general assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal.  NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on a range of issues including country's economy, demonetisation, Goods and Services Tax, foreign policy, and India's growing influence in the world in an exclusive interview with Zee News editor 87

19 December, 2017 4:44 PM Panel formed for return of Rohingya

Bangladesh and Myanmar have formed a 30-member Joint Working Group (JWG) which will oversee the repatriation of Rohingya refugees. The formation of the JWG, a follow-up to an agreement signed on November 23, was announced on Tuesday after Foreign Secretary-level talks between the two countries in Dhaka. Bangladesh’s Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque and his Myanmarese 39

5 December, 2017 11:43 AM Working to ensure returns of Rohingya refugees, Myanmar tells UN

Myanmar told the United Nations on Tuesday that it was finalising terms for a joint working group with Bangladesh that will launch the process of return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees. GENEVA: Myanmar told the United Nations on Tuesday that it was finalising terms for a joint working group with Bangladesh that will launch the process of safe and voluntary 45

27 November, 2017 7:10 AM Pope begins Myanmar trip in shadow of Rohingya crisis

Only about 700,000 of Myanmar's 51 million people are Roman Catholic. Thousands of them have travelled by train and bus to Yangon, the country's main city, to catch a glimpse of the Pope. Pope Francis landed in Yangon on Monday, the start of a delicate visit for the world's most prominent Christian to majority-Buddhist Myanmar, which the United States 77