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DIY lockdowns and barricades: How Myanmar’s poorest took virus fight into their own hands

The country, which lacks the infrastructure to tackle a pandemic, has seen villages build bamboo tents for quarantine centres and self-impose a lockdown.
Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi finally joins Facebook — ‘to communicate with people faster’ during pandemic

Myanmar, which shares a border with China, has reported 16 Covid-19 cases so far.
Professor Ashutosh Varshney | File Photo | Twitter

CAA, NRC could render huge numbers of Indian Muslims stateless, says Ashutosh Varshney

At USCIRF hearings, Brown University professor Ashutosh Varshney said the implications of CAA are horrendous and put Indian Muslims in danger of being oppressed.
Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hand of Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on April 24, 2019 in Beijing, China. | Bloomberg

Human rights pressure from West can push us closer to China, Myanmar says

Persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority has sparked global condemnation & led to ICJ order last week for emergency steps to protect Rohingya from genocide.
The International Court of Justice presided by ICJ judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf during the Kulbhushan Jadhav's verdict in Hague, Netherlands | PTI

Why ICJ order asking Myanmar to stop Rohingya ‘genocide’ is binding but not enforceable

The world court has asked Myanmar govt to exercise control over its military and prevent it from causing further harm to Rohingya Muslims in the country.
Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hand of Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on April 24, 2019 in Beijing, China. | Bloomberg

China’s Xi courts an isolated Myanmar in his first state visit of the year

The itinerary of the Chinese president’s first overseas trip of the year is seen as a signal about his long-term strategic goals.
Refugees standing in a queue at a refugee camp

Nobody to claim them, 250 houses India gifted Myanmar for Rohingyas lie vacant

The 250 prefabricated houses were built as part of an agreement signed between India and Myanmar in 2017.
Aung San Suu Kyi

ICJ begins hearings against Myanmar on genocide charges, Aung San Suu Kyi heads defence team

The trial marks a low point for the reputation of Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi who has often been compared to the likes of Nelson Mandela.
Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar state counselor ~ Bloomberg

What is the Rohingya genocide accusation that Aung San Suu Kyi will defend at UN court

A lawsuit has been filed by Gambia at International Court of Justice accusing Myanmar of carrying out mass killings, rapes and arson against Rohingyas.
The crisis in Myanmar has raised questions about India’s approach to refugees, specifically the 40,000 Rohingya that have entered the country in recent years.

How Arakan mosque symbolising Muslim-Buddhist unity was destroyed to rewrite Myanmar history

Habiburahman is a Rohingya who escaped detention, torture and persecution in Myanmar on a boat. He recounts how the Rohingya identity was erased.

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Artist concept of the solar system. | Photo: NASA

Millenials love discussing Mercury retrograde on Instagram, but scoff at jyotish predictions

If you’re a millennial and everything is going wrong at work, in love, and in life — it’s probably just Mercury retrograde, which began in June and ends mid-July.
Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator, Financial Times

India should spend more to revive demand, not worry about deficit: Economy expert Martin Wolf

Speaking at ThePrint's OffTheCuff, Chief Economics Commentator at The Financial Times Martin Wolf said India can afford to increase its debt-to-GDP ratio to 90%, but should avoid borrowing in foreign currency.

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A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

LAC row began April, 5,000 Chinese troops sent to Pangong in May, claims state broadcaster

Published by CGTN, the report is first Chinese acknowledgment about the number of troops mobilised in the Pangong Lake area amid tensions with India.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.