Everything you need to know about Aung: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Aung: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Minister of Commerce, Industry and Textiles Anand Sharma Thursday told Aung San Suu Kyi that India was ready to extend "all necessary assistance" to the development of Myanmar.
New Delhi, June 6 (ANI): Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma today met Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD), Myanmar at Nay Pyi Taw.
London, May 28 (ANI): Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has condemned a decision by local officials in Rakhine state to enforce a "two-child policy" on Rohingya Muslims.
Yangon, May 27 (IANS) Japan has provided a fresh loan of about 51 billion yen ($504 million) to help Myanmar's infrastructural development projects for Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ), official sources said.
Yangon, May 25 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in a message published in Myanmar official media here Saturday that his current official visit to Myanmar will bring Japan-Myanmar cooperation to even higher level and serve as an opportunity to lay down a foundation for turning a new page in history.
Beijing, May 22 (Xinhua-ANI): Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Myanmar from May 24 to 26 to boost bilateral economic ties, becoming the first prime minister to visit the Southeast Asian country in 36 years, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Wednesday.
Tokyo, April 13 (IANS) Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Japan Saturday for a week-long visit, her first trip to the country in 27 years since she visited Japan in 1985 as a visiting scholar, media reported.
Yangon, April 8 (IANS) The Myanmar government has turned former UN secretary general U Thant's residence in Yangon to a museum, official media reported Monday.
Washington, Mar. 29 (ANI): Myanmar's army chief marked Armed Forces Day by saying the military will continue to play a political role during the country's transition to democracy.
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) India and Myanmar, that have a shared history and a long border between them, will interact more closely at the business and intelligentsia level following the visit of a multi-think tank delegation from India to that country.
Yangon, March 10 (IANS) Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was Sunday re-elected leader of Myanmar's main opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD).
New Delhi, Mar 1 (IANS) A multi-think tank scholars' delegation led by Rajiv Bhatia, Director-General, Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), is visiting Myanmar March 3-9 to take part in a conference organised in collaboration with the Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies (MISIS) as part of the growing engagement between the two neighbours.
Yangon, Feb 26 (IANS) Myanmar have named a 25-member squad for the AFC Challenge Cup qualifier to be hosted at Youth Training Centre here next month.
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The colours of Myanmar are vivid, realistic and a little abstract on its contemporary canvas and, for the first time, collectively on display in India.
Yangon, Feb 14 (IANS) Myanmar and India will speed up implementation of some construction projects, the official daily New Light of Myanmar reported Thursday.
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) India and Myanmar enjoy special relations sharing civilizational ties in cultural, religious, spiritual and other areas, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said Wednesday.
Yangon, Feb 12 (IANS) Myanmar President U Thein Sein Tuesday stressed upon the importance of political stability and end of armed conflicts for democracy to flourish in the country.
London, Jan. 28 (ANI): Burmese pro-democracy crusader Aung San Suu Kyi has said she is still 'fond' of her country's army, even though it kept her under house arrest for 15 years.
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Myanmar's pro-democracy icon and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi says she is still "fond" of her country's army, even though it kept her under house arrest for 15 years.
New Delhi, Jan.22 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony today called on the President of Myanmar U Thein Sein in NayPyiTaw.
Washington, Jan. 1 (ANI): President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have been named as the world's most admired man and woman in a poll.
Washington, Dec. 19 (ANI): North Korean dictator Kim Jong Eun has been selected by Time magazine as their man of the year.
Nay Pi Taw (Myanmar), Dec 14 (IANS) India Friday announced assistance of $1 million towards relief in Myanmar's Rakhine state which was rocked by widespread ethnic clashes leaving thousands displaced.
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid, travelling to Myanmar Friday on his first bilateral trip abroad, would meet President Thein Sein as well as pro-democracy icon Aung Sang Suu Kyi.
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) In his first bilateral trip abroad, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid is to visit Myanmar from Dec 14-16 during which he will call on President Thein Sein and also inaugurate the International Buddhist Conference in Yangon.
Beijing, Nov 29 (IANS) Chinese companies' investments in Myanmar are facing huge challenges, said a state?run Chinese daily that called upon Beijing to "exert some influence".
New Delhi, Nov.25 (ANI): The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) and Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC), Air Chief Marshal N.A. K. Browne, will undertake a four-day defence cooperation visit to Myanmar from November 26 to 29.
Islamabad, Nov 26 (IANS) Pakistan's teenaged rights activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban for standing up against the terror outfit and pushing for education for girls, has been ranked sixth by Foreign Policy magazine in its top 100 global thinkers list.
Shimla, Nov 23 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Advanced Studies (IIAS), a research institution in Shimla, has published another edition of Myanmar's pro?democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, the institute's official said Friday.
London, Nov 23 (ANI): As Barack Obama made history by becoming the first American president to ever visit Myanmar, the Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, briefly fell asleep during his speech, shows a new video.
Sydney, Nov 23 (ANI): Pro-democracy crusader Aung San Suu Kyi has expressed disappointment that governments were calling her country Myanmar, a name chosen by its military rulers, rather than Burma.
Islamabad, Nov 20 (IANS) Pakistani parliament Tuesday adopted a resolution condemning the Israeli aerial bombardment on Gaza.
US President Barack Obama met Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the first time after winning the re-election on Tuesday. During the meet Obama told Manmohan Singh that "India is a big part of my plan ". Both of them met on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Nov 20, 2012.
Phnom Penh, Nov 20 (IANS) Meeting for the first time after his re?election, US President Barack Obama told Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday that "India is a big part of my plan" after the two leaders met briefly on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit here.
Yangon, Nov 19 (IANS) Newly re?elected American President Barack Obama Monday visited Myanmar, becoming the first US president ever to make a trip to the Southeast Asian nation, where he met pro?democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. He said the country was on a remarkable journey of reform.
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): U.S. President Barack Obama has praised Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi for her 'courage and determination', during a historic visit to the once repressive country.
London, Nov 19 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has urged Burma's leaders to continue the reform process, saying more progress is needed in the country.
Bangkok, Nov 19 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has defended his decision to visit Myanmar, calling his trip to the Asian country an "acknowledgment" of progress made towards the establishment of a democratic state, RIA Novosti reported.
Bangkok, Nov 19 (IANS) US President Barack Obama, on his first post?election overseas tour, visited a world?famous Buddhist temple, and met Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej and Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
Yangon, Nov 18 (IANS) US President Barack Obama will Monday undertake a historic visit to Myanmar, one among the 10 members of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Bangalore, Nov 17 (IANS) Myanmar's iconic pro?democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi said here Saturday science education in her country had deteriorated in the last few decades.
Hyderabad, Nov 17 (IANS) A Dalit enclave in a village in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district was named after Myanmar's pro?democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to mark her visit Saturday.
Washington, Nov. 17 (Xinhua-ANI): The United States on Friday eased decade-old import restrictions on Myanmar goods just days before President Barack Obama sets foot on the Southeast Asian nation.
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) The US Friday eased decade?old import restrictions on Myanmar goods just days before President Barack Obama sets foot on the Southeast Asian nation.
Bangalore, Nov 16 (IANS) Myanmar's iconic pro?democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived here late Friday on a day's visit.
Nobel Laureate and Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said by recalling her past memory that she felt that she was partly a citizen of India. Taking part in a function at Lady Sri Ram (LSR) College, she expressed her feeling before the audiences.
New Delhi, Nov. 16 (ANI): Travelling down the memory lane, Nobel Laureate and Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Friday that she felt that she was partly a citizen of India, given that she had acquired her college degree from her alma mater Lady Sri Ram (LSR) College for Women here.
Rangoon, Nov. 16 (ANI): Burma has started releasing 452 prisoners under an amnesty on Thursday, but pressure groups and relatives said that they have not yet heard of any political detainees being among those freed.
Gurgaon/New Delhi, Nov.15 (ANI): Myanmar pro-democracy crusader Daw Aung San SuuKyi on Thursday underscored the need to protect natural resources from the adverse impacts of urbanisation during her maiden visit to The Energy and Resources Institute's (TERI) campus here today.
Gurgaon, Nov 15 (IANS) Myanmar's pro?democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi Thursday invited "responsible" investments into her country's rich energy sector and asked The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) here to help them in sustainable development.
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Myanmar's opposition leader and pro?democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi Thursday hoped for deepening of exchanges between parliaments of the two countries and underlined that her nation was moving on the path of democracy "in a slow and steady manner".
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Myanmar pro?democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi Thursday met Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and said she preferred a turbulent parliament over a quiet one as it showcased power of the people.
New Delhi, Nov 15 (ANI): The chairperson of the opposition National League of Democracy of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, met Vice President Hamid Ansari here today.
New Delhi, Nov 15 (ANI): Chairperson of the National League of Democracy of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi will meet External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid here today.
New Delhi, Nov 14 (ANI): Chairperson of the National League of Democracy of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh at his official 7 Race Course Road (RCR) residence here today.
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived here Tuesday on her first visit to India in four decades.
New Delhi, Nov. 13 (ANI): Principal of Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Dr. Meenakshi Gopinath, on Tuesday said that the students were eagerly anticipating the arrival of Aung San Suu Kyi, who studied in the prestigious institution in the 1960s.
New Delhi, Nov 13 (ANI): The Opposition leader of Myanmar and Member of Parliament, Aung San Suu Kyi, arrived on Tuesday on her first visit to India since she was released from nearly 15 years under house arrest.
New Delhi, Nov. 13 (ANI): Chairperson of the National League of Democracy of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, arrived here on Tuesday on her first visit to India in 40 years.
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) The Myanmar community here is all agog about pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's visit to Delhi, the first by her to India in 40 years.
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be felicitated on Friday at the Lady Shri Ram College here where she studied political science.
New Delhi, Nov. 9 (ANI): Chairperson of the National League of Democracy of Myanmar, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, would be visiting India from November 13 to 18 during which she would deliver the Nehru Memorial Lecture on the occasion of the birth Anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on November 14.
Washington, Nov. 9 (Xinhua-ANI): U.S. President Barack Obama will kick off a four-day Asian tour starting Nov. 17 that will take him to Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia, the White House said on Thursday.
Yangon, Nov 5 (IANS) Norway and Denmark have opened their embassies in Yangon, official media reported Monday.
London, Nov. 4 (ANI): After the World Bank gave millions of dollars in aid to Burma, European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso has now offered the country more than 100 million dollars in development aid as he met President Thein Sein.
Yangon, Nov 4 (IANS) Switzerland has opened its embassy in Yangon for close links between the European country and Myanmar, official media reported Sunday.
Yangon, Nov 4 (IANS) Myanmar and the European Union have vowed to cooperate closely in their joint efforts to build peace in the country.
Yangon, Oct 18 (IANS) Myanmar and the US have held a dialogue on human rights in Nay Pyi Taw, which marked a step forward in relations between the two countries, official media reported Thursday.
Rangoon, Oct. 15 (ANI): Burma's army-backed ruling party is preparing to choose a new leadership.
Rangoon, Sept. 30 (ANI): Burmese President Thein Sein has said he would accept opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi as president if the people voted for her.
Boston, Sep 28 (IANS) Establishing rule of law is the first step towards establishing democracy, Myanmar opposition icon Aung San Suu Kyi, who spent nearly 15 years under house arrest, told students of Harvard and Yale universities.
Washington, Sept. 23 (ANI): Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has pleaded with Americans not to take democracy for granted.
Appraising the contribution of the Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi for her work towards establishment of peace and democracy in the country
New York, Sep 22 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has praised Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi for her work towards establishing peace and democracy in her country.
Yangon, Sep 21 (IANS) Myanmar state media Friday reported news about opposition leader and parliamentarian Aung San Suu Kyi's trip to the US for the first time, a rare move since the country loosened its press scrutiny.
Washington, Sept 20 (ANI): The Obama administration has announced that it has removed sanctions imposed on two top Myanmar officials.
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) President Barack Obama Wednesday met Myanmar's opposition leader and parliamentarian Aung San Suu Kyi at the White House.
London, Sep 19 (ANI): Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is visiting the US first the first time in two decades, has said she supports further easing of sanctions against the Burmese Government.
Rangoon, Sept. 16 (ANI): The upcoming visits of Myanmar President Thein Sein and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to the United States are emerging as a potential turning points for the future of the country's reform process.
Yangon, Sep 16 (IANS) Myanmar's opposition leader and parliamentarian Aung San Suu Kyi Sunday left Yangon for Washington on her first visit to the US in 24 years.
Rangoon, Sept. 7 (ANI): Burma's parliamentarians have forced out all nine judges of a constitutional court, intensifying a long-running row between the government, parliament and the judiciary.
London, September 5 (ANI): Singapore scientists have identified three new genes associated with Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma (PACG), a leading cause of blindness.
Singapore, Sep 4 (IANS) Scientists have isolated three new genes linked to Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma (PACG), a leading cause of blindness, which affects 15 million people worldwide, 80 percent of whom live in Asia.
Yangon (Myanmar) Aug.29 (ANI): India on Wednesday handed over 200,000 USD to U Hla Maung Tin, the Chief Minister of Myanmar's Rakhine State for providing relief to refugees affected by recent disturbances.
Rangoon, Aug. 28 (ANI): Burmese President Thein Sein has made his biggest cabinet reshuffle since assuming power in March 2011 after the military junta ceded power.
Yangon, Aug 27 (IANS) Myanmar undertook a major cabinet reshuffle Monday, reassigning nine ministers to new posts, the country's information ministry said.
Yangon, Aug. 22 (Xinhua-ANI): Myanmar will launch a small globe- observing satellite with the assistance of Japan, official media reported Wednesday.
Yangon, Aug 22 (IANS) Myanmar will launch a small satellite with Japanese assistance, official media reported Wednesday.
Bangkok, Aug 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The information ministry of Myanmar has cancelled censorship for the media publishing political and religious information, a Thai daily reported Monday.
Yangon, Aug. 16 (ANI): Myanmar has appointed a former naval chief, considered to be a political moderate, as one of the country's two vice presidents.
Rangoon, Aug 15 (Xinhua-ANI): Myanmar's parliament Wednesday approved Commander-in-Chief of the Navy Admiral Nyan Tun as new vice president to succeed outgoing U Tin Aung Myint Oo who has resigned for health reason.
Nay Pyi Taw, Aug 15 (IANS) Myanmar's parliament Wednesday approved Admiral Nyan Tun, commander-in-chief of the navy, as the new vice president to succeed U Tin Aung Myint Oo, who has resigned for health reasons.
Yangon, Aug 10 (IANS) Myanmar has formed a 20-member Core Press Council aimed at protecting journalists, laying down professional ethics and settling media disputes.
Rangoon, Aug. 7 (Xinhua-ANI): Myanmar's Parliamentary House of Representatives (Lower House) Tuesday formed a 15-member Committee for Rule of Law and Peace and Stability at central level with parliamentarian Aung San Suu Kyi as chairperson, parliament sources said.
Yangon, Aug 4 (IANS) Myanmar President U Thein Sein had a rare meeting Saturday with leaders of the country's 14 political parties in the capital Nay Pyi Taw, Xinhua reported.
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) India Friday rolled out the red carpet for the Myanmar armed forces chief, assuring that it will support its neighbour by providing military training to its personnel.
New Delhi, Aug 3 (ANI): Chief of Defence Services of Myanmar, General Min Aung Hlaing arrived here on Friday to strengthen defence ties between two countries.
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) The US Congress Thursday voted to extend a ban on imports from Myanmar by one year despite recent easing of other sanctions against the country.
Naypyidaw (Myanmar), July 26 (ANI): Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has called for new laws to protect Myanmar's ethnic minority groups.ccording to Wall Street Journal, in her first speech to Parliament, she highlighted one of the country's most challenging issues as it opens up to the outside world.
London, July 22 (ANI): At least five athletes could light the flame at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics, symbolising the five rings of the Olympic movement.