Thursday, December 9, 2021


Israel military strikes Hamas after launch of fire balloons

The Israeli military struck what it said was a Hamas military compound and a rocket launching site after four incendiary balloons were launched into Israel.

5 dead in Myanmar as crackdown on protests continue

Three people died when the armed forces suppressed a protest in Monywa, in the Sagaing region on Saturday morning, dpa news agency quoted the Myanmar Now website as saying in a report.

China ‘bans’ Tesla entry into military, govt premises

"The Chinese government has informed some of its agencies to ask their employees to stop driving Tesla cars to work," the report mentioned.

Myanmar junta chokes information flow as protests intensify

No privately owned newspapers were published this past week for the first time in eight years, following bans and voluntary suspensions.

Myanmar junta kills more protesters, adds Suu Kyi accusation

Myanmar has been roiled by protests, strikes and other acts of civil disobedience since the coup toppled Suu Kyi's government on February 1 just as it was to start its second term.

India orders Assam Rifles to prevent influx from Myanmar

The India-Myanmar border has a Free Movement Regime (FMR) which allows tribes living along the border to travel 16 km across either side without visa restrictions.

‘YouTube removes 5 TV channels run by Myanmar’s military’

The video-streaming platform told the New York Times it removed the channels for breaking its community guidelines but it didn't explain the decision any further.

China hikes defence budget to USD 209 billion, over 3 times that of India

China's defence budget is about one quarter of the US figure, which is USD 740.5 billion for the 2021 fiscal year.

Myanmar protesters, undaunted by killings, march again

The U.N. special envoy for Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener, said 38 people were killed on Wednesday, a figure consistent with other reports.

Indian military must be prepared for threats from China, Pakistan: CDS Bipin Rawat

CDS said that the 20th century has seen profound changes in the character and nature of warfare due to information inclusivity and technological development.

PM to address top military leadership; jawans to participate for the first time

The top military meet is taking place in Kevadia at a time when India and China are engaged in talks on disengagement of troops in eastern Ladakh.

Four from Hyderabad Yacht Club Foundation selected to Indian Army Boy Sports Company  

Manideep, a student of Alpha Omega School, is among the four boy sailors from the Yacht Club Foundation of Hyderabad who have been selected to join the Army Boy Sports Company with the Madras Engineers Regiment.

Facebook bans Myanmar junta from its platforms weeks after coup

On February 1, Myanmar's military overthrew the government and declared a year-long state of emergency hours before the newly-elected parliament was due to convene.

More Myanmar protests follow strike, foreign concerns

On Monday, the U.S. said it was imposing sanctions against more junta members because of the killings of peaceful protesters by security forces.

Myanmar blocks Wikipedia in all languages: NetBlocks

NetBlocks also informed that internet services in the country had been blacked out for the past six days.

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