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07 September 2017, 02:01 | Rex Hubbard
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Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said her Government is protecting everyone in Rakhine state and that "terrorists" were behind an "iceberg of misinformation" about the Rohingya crisis.
This is Modi's first bilateral visit to Myanmar.
Naming Mahatma Gandhi, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Rabindranath Tagore and Bahadur Shah Zafar, he said Myanmar had become the "second home" for those who had to leave their own homes during the freedom struggle. Several other agreements were also signed between the two countries.
India has committed development assistance to Rakhine state in Myanmar where large-scale violence blamed on the minority Rohingya Muslim community has claimed the lives of security personnel and innocent people and triggered a mass exodus, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar said on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Modi held wide-ranging talks with Myanmar's State Counsellor Suu Kyi and announced gratis visas for people of Myanmar and promised to release the 40 Myanmarese citizens, lodged in Indian jails. Myanmar welcomed India's offer of assistance under the Rakhine State Development Programme and the two sides agreed to finalize the implementation modalities within the next few months, the statement added.
Senior Journalist Gouri Lankesh shot dead, media on fire An Indian journalist was fatally shot Tuesday by unidentified attackers in the southern Indian city of Bangalore, police said. Lankesh was a member of the Karnataka government's Naxal Panel in 2016 to help reformed Naxals surrender before the police.
Indian High Commissioner to Myanmar Vikram Misri said Tuesday that India has security concerns with Myanmar on the border that separates both countries, but the two sides have good cooperation in resolving such issues.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed the Indian diaspora in Myanmar's Yangon city.
Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights Chairperson Nasreen Jalil told Express that the genocide of Rohinya Muslims has intensified in recent days and Pakistan should end trade with Myanmar in response, taking a cue from the Maldives, which has already done so. The Myanmar leader thanked Modi for his support against the "terror threat" her country faces.
Suu Kyi was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for her work in bringing democracy to Myanmar, but some have called for her Prize to be taken back. He had earlier come here in 2014 to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean)-India Summit.
Texas A&M QB Nick Starkel in walking boot after loss
Coach Sumlin will elect to go with either senior Jake Hubenak, redshirt freshman Nick Starkel , or true freshman Kellen Mond . UCLA: The Bruins host Hawaii on Saturday, as the Rainbow Warriors seek their first 3-0 start since 2007.
Alabama ranked No. 1 in Coaches and AP Top 25 Poll
The new Coaches Poll was released Tuesday after week one extended into Labor Day, and Clemson moved up to No. 3 overall. West Virginia slipped out of the rankings after losing a heartbreaker to Virginia Tech to open the season.
Japan's Princess Mako announces engagement to commoner
Prince Hisahito is now third in line to the throne after his uncle, Crown Prince Naruhito, and his father Prince Akishino . The 25-year-old is expected to announce her engagement to former university classmate Kei Komuro , who works at a law firm.