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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 38

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 48

12 January, 2018 1:17 AM Strong 6.0 quake hits central Myanmar: USGS

YANGON: A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 hit a remote region of central Myanmar early on Friday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The shallow quake struck at a depth of 10 km (six miles) some 40 km (24 miles) west of the town of Phyu and 176 km (110 miles) northwest of Yangon. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, said Phyu regional 78

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 88

24 November, 2017 7:20 PM India sends relief material for displaced persons in Myanmar's Rakhine State

An Indian Air Force aircraft with relief material for distribution among the displaced persons in Myanmar's restive Rakhine State landed in Yangon on Friday.  New Delhi: An Indian Air Force aircraft with relief material for distribution among the displaced persons in Myanmar's restive Rakhine State landed in Yangon on Friday. "With best wishes from the people 103

14 November, 2017 6:38 PM Already qualified for Asian Cup, India hold Myanmar 2-2 draw

With today's draw, India are on the top of the group with 13 points from five matches. Myanmar are placed second with five points from four matches. Margao: Already through to the main tournament, India played out a 2-2 draw against Myanmar in the return-leg match of the AFC Asian Cup qualifying Group A match today. The home side came back twice in the match 53

29 October, 2017 4:34 PM Despite Rohingya crisis, thousands march in support of military

Thousands of people have marched in support of Myanmar's military in the city of Yangon, although it has come under criticism from the international community for its ongoing crackdown against the Muslim-majority Rohingya. Thousands of people have marched in support of Myanmar's military in the city of Yangon, although it has come under criticism from the international 17

29 September, 2017 5:06 PM India qualify for 2018 AFC U-16 Championship

New Delhi: Indian football team on Friday qualified for the AFC U-16 Championship to be held next year in Malaysia after finishing second in their group qualifying round played in Kathmandu. India qualified as one of the six best second-placed teams from the group matches of qualifying round. All the matches of each of the 10 groups were played in a single 30

25 September, 2017 6:20 AM Mass grave of 28 Hindus found in Myanmar: Army

Yangon: Myanmar`s army said Sunday that a mass grave of 28 Hindus had been discovered in violence-wracked Rakhine state, blaming the killings on Rohingya militants. "Security members found and dug up 28 dead bodies of Hindus who were cruelly violently and killed by ARSA extremist Bengali terrorists in Rakhine State," a statement posted on the army chief 122

17 September, 2017 4:49 AM Myanmar army chief urges unity over Rohingya 'issue'

YANGON: Myanmar's army chief has urged the country to unite over the "issue" of the Rohingya, a Muslim group he says has no roots in the country, and which his troops are accused of systematically purging. The military says its "clearance operations" in northern Rakhine state are aimed at taking out Rohingya militants who attacked police posts on August 77