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  • Medicine Abuse Rising in India (March 12, 2007)
    A recent United Nations International Narcotics Control Board report expressed concern over the rise in the use of cocaine and excessive abuse of painkiller and cough syrups medicines.<More>

  • Manipur Ambush, Army on Hunt (February 26, 2007)
    After 40-50 heavily armed terrorists ambushed and killed 16 policemen in Manipur, security forces are combing the area to catch the perpetrators and have recovered a large cache of weapons.<More>

  • Myanmar Arrests Protestors (February 26, 2007)
    Protestors demanding better health care, education, and economic conditions were arrested on the outskirts of Yangon and state-run media warned that other protests that break the law will trigger a crackdown.<More>

  • Involve Myanmar in ULFA Hunt (January 20, 2007)
    With increased violence from United Liberation of Asom (ULFA), External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee is visiting Myanmar over the weekend to cement oral agreement on the sidelines of the ASEAN meet in the Philippines on joint operations.<More>

  • Security Ties with Myanmar (December 25, 2006)
    Visiting Myanmar Home Minister Major General Maung Oo assured Home Minister Shivraj Patil that his nation will co-operate with India to share information at field and national level on insurgent movements, border management, and drug trafficking.<More>

  • Security Concerns Bar Chinese Investment (August 31, 2006)
    After a year of internal discussions, India intelligence agencies rightly barred Chinese investments in ports and handling thus rejecting 14 port construction and management projects valued at Rs. 61,000 crore (USD 13.26 billion) citing security threats.<More>

  • Thai Bid for Myanmar's Natural Gas (August 01, 2006)
    Despite intense pressure from the US not to deal with Myanmar, Thailand’s largest energy firm PTT Plc has bid to compete with India and China for exclusive rights to harness the abundant natural gas in the northwestern areas of the military-run nation.<More>

  • India, Myanmar Boost Ties (June 22, 2006)
    Ignoring global initiatives to isolate Yangon, India and Myanmar concluded the 7th round of bilateral consultations and decided to take their energy and economic ties to a new level by focusing their efforts on large infrastructure projects.<More>

  • India to Pay Myanmar for Port (June 20, 2006)
    Vexed with Bangladesh’s recalcitrant attitude to deny land, sea, and rail access to North Eastern India from the mainland, India is offering Myanmar money and sops to open a sea and river trade route.<More>

  • US Wants UN Action on Myanmar (June 02, 2006)
    Angered by the extension of the house arrest of Opposition leader Aung Sang Suu Kyi in Myanmar, the US is planning to raise a resolution in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) demanding the immediate release of incarcerated opposition leaders. <More>

  • Myanmar Says Suu Kyi is a Domestic Issue (May 30, 2006)
    The military junta doused speculation of an early release of opposition leader Aung Sang Suu Kyi from house arrest, asserted that it was an internal matter and open for international discussion or negotiation.<More>

  • Suu Kyi May be Released? (May 22, 2006)
    For the first time in more than 2 years, the {Myanmar} military junta allowed UN official Ibrahim Gambari to meet jailed opposition political leader and Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi for about an hour spiking hopes that she may be released soon.<More>

  • Kalam to Iron out Myanmar Gas Deal (March 09, 2006)
    President Abdul Kalam is traveling to Myanmar and would try to further the natural gas deal with that country now stalled because of unsure transport mechanism. <More>

  • UK Threatens Supply Delivery for Myanmar Deal (February 01, 2006)
    The United Kingdom Ambassador Michael Arthur has asked India not to fulfill the promise of selling BN-2 Islander aircraft to Myanmar.<More>

  • Myanmar Pipeline Setback (January 12, 2006)
    In a major blow to Indian plans procure gas and transport them through trans-national pipelines, Myanmar has spurned an Indian offer in favor of China.<More>

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