Earthquake Of 5.2 Magnitude Jolts Myanmar
An earthquake of 5.2 magnitude on Richter scale hit Myanmar on September 30, informed National Centre for Seismology (NCS). The quake was reported at around 3:52 am, and had a depth of 140 km. According to the NCS, the quake struck about 162 km Northwest of Myanmar’s Burma. No casualties have been reported from the incident. Further details are awaited.
Tags: Myanmar, Burma, Earthquake, World news, environment
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
11 Schoolchildren Killed In Airstrike In Myanmar, 15 Others Missing
In Myanmar’s Sagaing region, a military chopper carried out air strike and firing, killing at least 11 school children, informed UN Children’s Agency. The military has claimed that rebels in the area used civilians and human shields, and that the attack was targeted at the rebels. After military seized power in a coup in February 2021, 2,300 civilians have died so far, reported India Today.
Tags: Myanmar, Sagaing, Coup, Military Attack, Air Strike
Courtesy: India Today
Deposed Myanmar Leader Aung Suu Kyi's Jail Term Extended By 6 Years
Myanmar's deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi's jail sentence has been extended by six more years, on August 15. A special court in the capital city of Naypyidaw has found her guilty in four corruption charges. With this, the jail term of the 77-year-old Nobel peace prize laureate comes to 17 years. Further details on the matter are awaited.
Tags: Aung Suu Kyi, Myanmar, Naypyidaw, corruption, Coup
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Banned Methamphetamine Tablets Worth Rs 30 Cr Seized: Myanmar
The Aizawl Police carried out searches based on a specific input and recovered the contraband tablet of Methamphetamine worth Rs 30 crore in Farkawn village, Champhai district bordering Myanmar. Raids were conducted on the night of April 4, and information over the seized items from a women drug peddler was confirmed on April 5. Approximately, five persons including a Myanmar national, were arrested, and an investigation is underway.
Tags: Myanmar, Contraband tablets, Drugs, Police raid, arrest
Courtesy: Press Trust Of India
Assam Rifles Recovers 6,120 kg Areca Nuts From Mizoram's Champai
In Mizoram's Champhai, the Assam Rifles recovered 6,120 kg areca nuts worth Rs 26.19 lakh on March 5. The smuggling of areca nuts in Mizoram is a major concern, especially along the India-Myanmar border. "The operation was carried out by a team of 8 Assam Rifles and 11 Assam Rifles on specific information," said Assam Rifles. However, the customs department has seized the contraband items and further investigation is underway.
Tags: Mizoram, Assam Rifles, Areca nuts, Myanmar, Champhai
2 Dead, Several Others Injured In Multiple Explosions In Protests Against Myanmar Coup
In a tragic incident, at least two people were killed and several others were injured due to explosions in various places within Myanmar, CGTN News reported on February 2. United Nation's EU delegation called for "cessation of violence" due to the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Myanmar, following the first anniversary of Military coup. Over 1,300 people died in clashes during February-May 2021, due to civil protests after the… read-more
Tags: Myanmar, Myanmar Coup, Myanmar Government, explosion, civil protest
EAM Jaishankar Speaks To Japanese Counterpart, Discusses Bilateral Projects
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, on January 14, discussed travel and COVID-19 situation with his Japanese counterpart Hayashi Yoshimasa. In addition, the officials also held talks over the 70th anniversary celebration of bilateral diplomatic relations, projects, Quad, Myanmar and North Korea. "Delighted to have New Year Conversation with Japanese FM," said Jaishankar. Meanwhile, earlier this month, India launched a special logo to mark… read-more
Tags: Dr S Jaishankar, Hayashi Yoshimasa, Japan-India, Bilateral projects, Myanmar
Courtesy: United News Of India
Aung San Suu Kyi Awarded 4 Years Of Jail In Myanmar
Former Myanmar's PM Aung Sann Suu Kyi and President Win Myint have been awarded four years of jail by the country's court on December 6. They were sentenced to two years' for inciting dissent against the military and two years' imprisonment for breaking Covid protocol, said Zaw Min Tun, Junta spokesman. However, the 76-year-old Suu Kyi has been in detention since February 1 after the military coup.
Tags: Myanmar, imprisonment, Military, Myanmar Court, Covid protocol
Courtesy: Times Now News
American Journalist Danny Fenster Released From Prison In Myanmar
Danny Fenster was condemned to 11 years in jail for inciting racial hatred and violating immigration and assembly regulations. The managing editor of the independent digital journal Frontier Myanmar has been held from May. After negotiations between former US ambassador Bill Richardson and the reigning military junta, he was released on November 15. Fenster stated, he was in good health and had not been abused or hungry throughout his… read-more
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American Journalist Detained In Myanmar For Charges Of Sedition & Terrorism
American journalist arrested in Myanmar's military-run government is facing fresh charges of sedition and terrorism on November 10. Danny Fenster, managing editor of Frontier Myanmar was held at Yangon's international airport in May as he sought to leave the country. If convicted, he may face up to 20 years in prison for terrorism and another 20 years for sedition. US has advocated release of Fenster several times.
Tags: USA, journalist, Myanmar, Terrorism, Sedition