Myanmar

ITE HCMC all set to celebrate its 15th anniversary

ITE HCMC all set to celebrate its 15th anniversary

August 1, 2019

To celebrate its 15th-year milestone, the International Travel Expo, Ho Chi Minh City (ITE HCMC) is introducing a bundle of new features and special highlights to make the annual event an even more spectacular one for the expected record-high attendance.

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India’s Stance on Refugees

India’s Stance on Refugees

May 31, 2018

India hosts the largest population of refugees in all of South Asia. At the end of 2016, there were 207,070 persons of concern in India, out of whom 197,851 were refugees and 9,219 were asylum seekers. As per the Global Trends report on Forced Displacement in 2016, published by t...

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India’s Rohingya policy criticised by the UN

India’s Rohingya policy criticised by the UN

September 14, 2017

While the United Nations Human Rights Council describes the violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar as typical ‘ethnic cleansing’, India's stand regarding the minority refugees also attracts criticism.

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Atrocities against Rohingya Muslims continue, salvation not in sight

Atrocities against Rohingya Muslims continue, salvation not in sight

September 7, 2017

It has been nothing but a witch-hunt that has left the Rohingya Muslims homeless having had to flee Myanmar over the past 10 days. Reportedly, more than 140,000 Rohingya Muslims had to flee the Burmese territory to survive the ordeals of a seeming exodus.

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Interview with Shankar Prasad Adhikari
Nay Pyi Daw chronicle – The white elephants

Nay Pyi Daw chronicle – The white elephants

May 16, 2017

Yangon is not the capital of Myanmar; Nay Pyi Daw is. The Uppatasanti Pagoda a replica of the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon is also famous for its white elephants.

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Five places to go SCUBA diving in Asia

Five places to go SCUBA diving in Asia

April 16, 2017

Not so far from home, these destinations in Asia are popular sites for SCUBA diving. With rich marine biodiversity and pristine environs around, these islands are a diver's haven.

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Myanmar and Thailand launches ‘Two Countries – One Destination’ campaign

Myanmar and Thailand launches ‘Two Countries – One Destination’ campaign

March 20, 2017

Indian travellers have more to experience as a new campaign combining both Thailand and Myanmar during one holiday woo leisure travellers worldwide.

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Indians still pay bribes for basic services

Indians still pay bribes for basic services

March 9, 2017

Progress in sustainable development goals in India could be severely affected, warns a global anti-graft watchdog as the country tops in terms of bribery rate in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago now more accessible

Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago now more accessible

December 22, 2016

Mergui Archipelago, comprising of more than 800 pristine islands, is getting more accessible. Growing number of tour operators and some new accommodation options makes it easier than ever for travellers to experience one of the most beautiful places on the planet.

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Narendra Modi to be the new face of Incredible India campaign

Narendra Modi to be the new face of Incredible India campaign

November 8, 2016

Union Minister of Tourism and Culture, Dr Mahesh Sharma had endorsed PM Narendra Modi’s persona for the role, saying he is the ‘best face’ to promote the Incredible India campaign. He has asserted that the country has witnessed a jump in the tourists’ inflow from the coun...

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Hot Air Balloon Carnival in Myanmar

Hot Air Balloon Carnival in Myanmar

November 3, 2016

Myanmar has never stopped enticing the quintessential Indian traveller with its versatile charm and traditional events; the Taunggyi Hot Air Balloon Festival in the eastern state of Shan is set to present a spectacular example.

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