Thursday, 6 October, 2022

Topic: Myanmar

‘Echo chamber of anti-Rohingya content’: Amnesty says Meta’s algorithms stoked Myanmar violence

In a report, human rights body says several hateful Facebook posts against Rohingyas were shared widely & passed on without checks, flays Meta’s 'refusal to remediate' the community.

Executions are back in Myanmar, ruling military junta kills 4 pro-democracy activists

According to Human Rights Watch, military tribunals in Myanmar have sentenced 114 people to death since the February 2021 coup, including 41 in absentia.

Anger in Manipur border town as 2 Tamil men shot in junta-ruled Myanmar, no trace of bodies

P. Mohan (27) and M. Aiyanar (35), both residents of Moreh on Indo-Myanmar border, crossed over into Myanmar Tuesday morning. They were allegedly killed by a pro-junta militia.

NIA raids in Mizoram over January seizure of explosives ‘meant for’ Myanmar insurgent group

‘Digital devices & documents’ seized during searches. Agency says explosives were to be delivered to Chin National Front, which was ‘gathering’ arms for resisting the Myanmar govt.

In Myanmar, a new ‘criminal’ State is rising. And China is paying to build it

Myanmar’s narcotics warlords are finally becoming the arbiters of the State. While China quietly moves in, India will have to make tough choices.

How new MEA study will help India build ‘regional transport network’ & tackle China BRI threat

Study by North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd will 'enable govt to identify how existing investments in & outside India can be leveraged to create a regional transport network'.

Delhi Police arrest suspended Manipur constable, ‘kingpin’ of interstate heroin cartel

Mohammed Kashim Ali’s role in the alleged racket was under the scanner since July after two members of his 'cartel' were arrested with 10 kg heroin in Delhi.

About 37,000 people displaced in Myanmar’s northwest, many have fled into India, UN says

The UN team has called for parties to the conflict to protect civilians and humanitarians, and reiterated that aid workers and their properties should never be a target.

Myanmar crisis forces kids in Mizoram village to climb a mountain for ‘Indian’ internet 

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

On Camera


Bigg Boss is like TV news debates—‘captain’ starts fight, others join in with vile behaviour

Bigg Boss Season 16 has its daily share of in-house fights and screaming matches. And bonding between 'sexual harasser' Sajid Khan and Tajik singer Abdu Rozik.
File photo of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan distributing rice to PMGKAY beneficiaries at a PDS centre | ANI

How Modi govt extending free grains scheme could help BJP in Gujarat, Himachal polls

PMGKAY was extended for three more months last week. An analysis of the scheme's beneficiaries shows that over 50% of the population in Gujarat and 38% in HP will benefit from it.


File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.