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Aung San Suu Kyi first leader to lose Freedom of Paris award

Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel peace laureate & Myanmar leader, will be stripped of Freedom of Paris award over her failure to speak out against a crackdown on Myanmar’s Rohingya minority. The move, which follows similar decisions by Glasgow, Edinburgh and Oxford, would make Myanmar’s de facto leader the first person to lose the ..

Win Myint newly elected President of Myanmar

Win Myint, a loyalist of Aung San Suu Kyi, has been elected as the new President of Myanmar after the resignation of his predecessor ‘Htin Kyaw’. Myint is a stalwart member of National League for Democracy (NLD). He has been a Speaker in the Lower House since 2012 and was widely tipped for the top ..

Xiamen is hosting 9th edition of BRICS summit-2017

The 9th edition of BRICS summit-2017 has started at Xiamen in the Fujian Province of east China on September 3, 2017 with theme “BRICS: Stronger Partnership for a Brighter Future”. For this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has embarked on a two nation tour of China and Myanmar. On the first leg of his visit, Mr. ..

Narendra Modi to lead Indian delegation at 2017 BRICS Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Xiamen in China’s Fujian province to attend the 9th BRICS summit, which will be held from September 3-5, 2017. Subsequently, the Prime Minister will pay a State visit to Myanmar from September 5th to 7th. This will be Prime Minister Modi’s first bilateral State visit to Myanmar. During the ..

UN highlights Rohingya cleansing in Myanmar

UN has stated that Myanmar is seeking the ethnic cleansing of the Muslim Rohingya minority in northern Rakhine state. Armed forces of Myanmar have been conducting counter-insurgency operations since the murder of nine border guards on October 9, which some blamed on a Rohingya militant group. The armed forces have been accused of serious human ..

Highest US Congress Honor to Aung San Suu Kyi

The Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was conferred with the US Congress highest Civilian Honor. The other individual who had received this Honor in past include George Washington, Pope John Paul II and Dalai Lama-the Tibetan Buddhist Leader. During her 15 year long house arrest against the junta in Myanmar, she was honored with ..

Suu Kyi sworn in as Myanmar MP

In Myanmar, pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been sworn in as a member of Parliament, a month after her party’s sweeping victory in by-elections. Suu Kyi and members of her National League for Democracy had initially refused to take part in a swearing-in ceremony due to the wording of an oath. But they ..

News Today: December 13, 2011

Indian History Congress inaugurated by Punjab Governor December 12, 2011 Punjab Governor and Chancellor of Punjabi University Patiala Shivraj V Patil inaugurated the Platinum Jubilee Session of the 72nd Indian History Congress. Infosys to help expand afterschool mentoring in US The Infosys USA Foundation has expanded its challenge grant to the New York Academy of ..