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Lok Sabha passes Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

NEW DELHI (TIP): The Lok Sabha passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees coming from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan after facing religious persecution there, a little past midnight […]

Asia

Myanmar insists no North Korea links as US envoy visits

YANGON (TIP): Myanmar has no military ties with North Korea, a Myanmar official said on Monday, as a US diplomat responsible for North Korea arrived for talks in which he is likely to seek assurances on efforts to […]

World

Myanmar insists no North Korea links as US envoy visits

YANGON (TIP): Myanmar has no military ties with North Korea, a Myanmar official said on July 17, as a US diplomat responsible for North Korea arrived for talks in which he is likely to seek assurances on efforts […]

Asia

Nikki Haley says cannot overlook what is happening in Myanmar

UNITED NATIONS (TIP): Myanmar should let the UN fact-finding mission probe the alleged human rights violations by the country’s military and security forces, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said, underlining that the international community cannot overlook the situation there. […]

Asia

48 bodies recovered after ferry capsizing in Myanmar

YANGON (TIP): The death toll from a ferry disaster on a river in central Myanmar four days ago has risen to nearly 50, officials said on Oct 26, with most of the deceased identified as […]

Asia

48 bodies recovered after ferry capsizing in Myanmar

YANGON (TIP): The death toll from a ferry disaster on a river in central Myanmar four days ago has risen to nearly 50, officials said on October 19, with most of the deceased identified as […]

Asia

12 dead in clashes in Myanmar’s restive Rakhine: State media

YANGON (TIP): Twelve people have died in the north of Myanmar‘s Rakhine state in clashes between armed men and troops, state media reported on Wednesday, in a sharp escalation of violence in the restive region. […]

Business & Economics

SBI becomes first domestic bank to open branch in Yangon

Mumbai, Oct 3 : The State Bank of India today announced its entry into Myanmar by opening a branch in the capital city of Yangon, becoming the first domestic lender to do so. The Yangon branch […]

Asia

‘I want Apple’: Myanmar abuzz over end of US sanctions

YANGON (TIP): Myanmar cheered a US promise to end sanctions on Sept 16, with residents in its commercial capital clamouring for American brands while politicians and business moguls heralded a new era of transparency and […]

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi with US President Obama in Washington (Photo courtesy White House)
Asia

US lifts Myanmar trade sanctions

WASHINGTON (TIP): President Barack Obama announced that US economic sanctions against Myanmar will be lifted, and trade preferences reinstated to provide duty-free treatment for goods from the Asian nation. The September 14 meeting in Washington […]

Obama said sanctions would be lifted during talks with Aung San Suu Kyi at the Oval Office [Carlos Barria/Reuters]
Asia

US lifts Myanmar trade sanctions

President Barack Obama announced that US economic sanctions against Myanmar will be lifted, and trade preferences reinstated to provide duty-free treatment for goods from the Asian nation. Yesterday’s (09/14/2016) meeting in Washington was the first by Aung San […]

Indian Americans

Indians Across The World Mark Independence Day With Fervor

BEIJING/WASHINGTON: Soaked in patriotism, hundreds of Indians today proudly marked the country’s 70th Independence Day, as the national flag fluttered and the national anthem reverberated at Indian missions across the world. Indians in countries like […]

United States

US designates al-Qaida in Indian Subcontinent as terror group

WASHINGTON (TIP): The US on Thursday designated al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), a regional branch of the global terror network, as a “foreign terrorist organisation” and added its chief Asim Umar on the list […]

Asia

Suu Kyi urged to recognize Rohingyas as Burmese

BANGKOK (TIP): The Coalition for the Rights of Refugees and Stateless Persons (CRSP) on June 23 urged Myanmar‘s state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, who is on an official visit to Thailand, to recognize the […]

Asia

Singapore PM defends government Internet blockage

SINGAPORE (TIP): SINGAPORE ‘s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has defended the country’s controversial decision to cut off civil servants’ work computers from the Internet, calling the move “absolutely necessary” to keep information systems secure. […]

Asia

Aung San Suu Kyi to lead committee for Rohingyas

NAY PYI TAW (TIP): Nobel laureate and Myanmar .s State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi will chair a new committee dedicated to promoting peace and development in Rakhine state, where the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority […]

Asia

Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims still waiting for Democracy

Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for her “non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights”. Back then, she was a campaigner for those things, spending a total of 15 […]

Sant Rajinder Singh speaking on meditation as medication for the soul at the United Nations, Monday, May 2.
United States

Indian Spiritual Master Sant Rajinder Singh says at the UN: “Meditation is Medication for the Soul”

NEW YORK(TIP): Renowned spiritual Master Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj, head of Science of Spirituality,is no stranger to the United Nations. He was a featured speaker at the Millennium World Summit in 2000, when he […]

India's Finance MinisterArun Jaitley speaking at the United Nations General Assembly on April 19
India

India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley calls upon UNGA to toughen fight against drug-terror nexus

UNITED NATIONS (TIP): India has asked the global community to toughen its collective fight against the growing nexus of organized drug trafficking and terrorist networks by disrupting their financial flows, as these evils threaten peace, […]

Bernie Sanders, the democratic presidential hopeful has topped Time's list of 100 most influential persons
Politics

Sanders tops Time’s poll of 100 most influential

NEW YORK (TIP): Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has won Time magazine’s readers’ poll of the world’s 100 most influential people, garnering more than three times as many votes as his rival Hillary Clinton. Prime […]

Asia

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi gets new role as special adviser

YANGON (TIP): Myanmar‘s president signed a bill giving Aung San Suu Kyi a new role of state adviser, shoring up her influence across all branches of government despite vehement opposition from the still-powerful military. Suu […]

Asia

China’s Nepal deal meant to tap Indian market

BEIJING (TIP): China is looking at its recent deal on cross-border railway with Nepal as a starting point to tap the vast Indian market in future. It plans to extend the railway line from the […]

U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during their meeting at the start of the climate summit in Paris last year (File photo)
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The Obama Doctrine: Middle East out, Asia in

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference,” the 20th-century theologian Reinhold Niebuhr once famously wrote. Arguably, this very much […]

Europe

Narendra Modi, Priyanka Chopra, Sania Mirza are Contenders for TIME’s ‘Most Influential’

NEW YORK (TIP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, tennis star Sania Mirza and actor Priyanka Chopra are among the probable contenders for TIME magazine’s annual list of the most influential people in the world., says a […]

Htin Kyaw : AFP Photo
Asia

Htin Kyaw sworn in as Myanmar’s president

NAYPYITAW (TIP): Htin Kyaw, a confidante of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, was sworn in Wednesday as Myanmar‘s president, ushering in the first democratically elected government into office after decades of military rule. The […]