Sunday, 23 January, 2022

Topic: Myanmar

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.

India welcomes ASEAN five-point consensus on Myanmar, says Ambassador Tirumurti

The consensus states that will be an immediate cessation of violence in Myanmar and all parties shall exercise utmost restraint & commence constructive dialogue among all parties.

Covid-19 pandemic: Australia still lukewarm to AstraZeneca, Israel brings back restrictions

ThePrint brings you some important global stories on the coronavirus pandemic.

Over 700 Myanmar nationals entered Mizoram in past few weeks, say state police

Police said that 10,025 refugees have entered Mizoram so far following the military coup in Myanmar and that the new entrants were mostly civilians like pregnant woman and children.

Not just India, even Japan is worried about ceding influence to China in Myanmar

For Japan and India in particular, two countries along with Australia that make up the Quad, tough measures against the junta only risk increasing the regional influence of China.

India abstains from voting on UNGA resolution on Myanmar, says ‘our views not reflected’

The UNGA adopted a resolution that called upon Myanmar armed forces to 'respect people's will' as expressed by results of the general election and end the state of emergency.

Ousted Myanmar leader Suu Kyi’s first trial since Feb military coup begins today

Suu Kyi is being tried for allegedly violating Covid restrictions during the election in 2020, as well as incitement and possessing unlicensed walkie-talkies.

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File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.


German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach | Twitter: @chiefdeunavy

China ‘not that nice country’, giving money to dictators & killers: German Navy chief in India

Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach later issued a clarification, saying comments were his 'personal view' and not German defence ministry's, and expressing them was a 'mistake'.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.