Opinion  /  Published 31.12.20

Regional tug of war: Great Game in Myanmar

After her landslide victory in November’s elections, Aung San Suu Kyi and her government are destined to become part of a regional ‘tug-of-war’ for influence centered around China&rs...
By Larry Jagan   in

World  /  Published 05.12.20

Bangladesh: 1,642 Rohingya relocated

The Sheikh Hasina government on Friday relocated 1,642 Rohingya to Bhasan Char, an island in the Bay of Bengal under the Hatiya upazila of Noakhali. According to an official source, the relocation wa...
By Devadeep Purohit in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 30.11.20

Suu Kyi: Lady with the lamp

Myanmar’s pro-democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi, has led her National League for Democracy to a resounding electoral victory, triumphing over anti-incumbency, a raging pandemic and festering ethn...
By Subir Bhaumik in

Opinion  /  Published 19.11.20

A muscular triumph in Myanmar

Beyond a point, nationalism does not have any use for any standard scale of universal moral rectitude. For those convinced that humanism informs all moral judgment of humans, the ways of nationalism c...
By Pradip Phanjoubam in

World  /  Published 15.11.20

From democracy to dictatorship?

When Daw Aung San Suu Kyi emerged from years of house arrest a decade ago, having never used a smartphone or Facebook, she held court in the office of her banned political party, the smell of damp ema...
By Hannah Beech in New York


World  /  Published 10.11.20

Myanmar: Suu Kyi’s party claims win

One of the country’s gravest challenges is in the western state of Rakhine, where 730,000 ethnic Rohingya Muslims fled in 2017 following a military crackdown the United Nations said was executed...
By Reuters in Yangon

Opinion  /  Published 02.11.20

A sea of red: Suu Kyi set to return to power

Myanmar goes to the polls in a matter of days in the midst of a surging ‘second wave’ of the coronavirus. Despite the mounting death toll — now claiming more than 30 people a day &md...
By Larry Jagan   in

West Bengal  /  Published 01.11.20

Myanmar seaman feared drowned at Haldia port

The second officer of a private cargo vessel from Panama carrying iron ore went missing after he slipped off a draft ladder and fell into the water at East Midnapore’s Haldia port complex on Fri...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Haldia

West Bengal  /  Published 24.09.20

30 gold bars seized in Siliguri

A team of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized 5kg gold worth around Rs 2.65 crore from an SUV here on Tuesday, and arrested two persons in the vehicle. The gold, sources said, was sm...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

Books  /  Published 18.09.20

Myanmar: guide to a labyrinth

As an insider, Thant’s account of the country since 2010 tries to challenge the simplistic approach that has dogged much of the international analysis of contemporary Myanmar: that Aung San Suu ...
By Larry Jagan   in


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