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New Boost To Trans-Border Trade With SE Asia

IMPHAL, Mar 27: In a landmark event and a big boost towards opening and boosting cross-border trade among India, Myanmar and Thailand, a trilateral trade conference was held the Water World, Tamu yesterday. The Thai delegates attending the conference were led by the Thai-Myanmar Border Trade in-charge... 

BRIEF NEWS: March 02, 2011

6.8-magnitude quake strikes NE Myanmar; 1 dead YANGON, Myanmar – A powerful earthquake struck northeastern Myanmar on Thursday night, killing one woman and shaking buildings as far away as Bangkok. No tsunami was generated. The quake hit in an area where Myanmar, Thailand and Laos meet, about 70 miles... 

Drugs And Cultural Survival In The Golden Triangle

Nations, countries, are artificial, boundaries more wishful thinking on the part of moneyed power-mongers than dividing, restricting realities; one must learn of important regional neighbors to understand any specific place. China without knowledge of Mongolia or Russia would be a confusing picture which... 

Kabaw Valley Was An Integral Part Of Manipur: BJP State Unit

IMPHAL, Mar 7: Rebuffing a reported statement made by Union Home Secretary GK Pillai recently about the status of Manipur territory, the BJP State president, Shanti Kumar, today said that GK Pillai is uninformed about Manipur history and that it was due to negligence on the part of the Union Govt of... 

The Dragon Breathes On Neck, As We Look East

Chinese political influence or military presence astride oil routes. Image Credit: The Coloured Journal. Is India with her ‘intensified engagement’ in South East Asia through ‘Look East Policy’, capable enough of effectively facing the increased Chinese strategic options in the... 

Bangladesh For Peaceful Co-Existence

Manmohan Singh meeting with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina January 11, 2010 in New Delhi. Image Credit: sarkari.com A friendly government in Bangladesh is keen on expanding its armed forces to create ‘an effective deterrent,’ but Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has made it clear that... 

China Outward Bound Through Myanmar

Image Credit: www.internationalsteam.co.uk CHIANG MAI – Myanmar is set to become an important regional rail hub connecting China and India with markets in Southeast Asia and beyond should proposed spending plans come to fruition. As with many infrastructure developments across the region, Beijing... 

Lessons To Be Learnt From 7 Yrs Devastation Stressed

Dignitaries on the dais at the 7 Years Devastation function. Image Credit: The Sangai Express. IMPHAL, Jan 9: A commemorative function of the Seven Years Devastation was observed on the death anniversary of King Gambhir Singh at Manipur Press Club here today under the aegis of UPF. Giving the keynote... 

GPRN/NSCN chastises ZU

IMPHAL, Jan 8:Terming as ‘˜extremely unfortunate’, the decision of Zeliangrong Union to go to the media accusing GPRN/NSCN of torturing M Thomas, a resident of Zeliangrong colony, Burma camp, the outfit has asserted that the media release of Zeliangrong Union reflects that the tribal body... 

Foundation Stone Laid

MOREH, Jan 8: Along with a public meeting, foundation stone for a Meitei village was laid today near the border town of Moreh. Foundation stone of the new village christened Kondong Lairemma Leikai was unveiled by former UCM president Konsam Lanngamba. The new village is located about 4 Kms away from... 

Nagas Of Myanmar For Unity

Myanmar Naga Warrior... KOHIMA, Jan. 4: The Nagas of Myanmar today said they would launch an agitation against discrimination and bifurcation of Nagas’ lands in Myanmar. The assertion comes close on the heels of the decisions of the Nagas of eastern Nagaland and Manipur to intensify their agitations... 

Burma Conflicts And Second Panglong Conference

Aung San, center, with ethnic delegates to the Panglong Conference in 1947 On January 4, 2011, Burma will celebrate its 63rd independence day. It was on this day in 1948, the Union of Burma was granted independence by the British. Over six decades have passed since independence, but the crux of the conflicts... 

Indo-Myanmar Intelligence Sharing- Home Secretaries Meet, Details Discussed

NEW DELHI, Dec 30: Action against insurgent groups along the international border, tightening of intelligence sharing mechanism, arms smuggling and drugs trafficking were high on the agenda at the 16th Home Secretary level talks between India and Myanmar here today. The Indian delegation, led by Home...