Myanmar riot: Toll rises to 32
Yangon: The death toll in a communal riot in Meikthila in northern Myanmar has risen to 32, state-run media reported. According to Xinhua, the state radio and TV said in a broadcast that many bodies were found while clearing the debris. The riot left over 9,600 people homeless out of a population of 500,000 in Meikhtila.
However, the situation was calm after security was tightened since Friday. Relief and rehabilitation work are underway in riot-hit areas and the victims have been accommodated at six relief camps.
The riot was sparked by a brawl between buyers and sellers over a bit of gold clip at a gold shop Wednesday. According to official sources, 152 houses, one education office and 13 religious buildings were burnt while two motor vehicles and three motorcycles were destroyed. On Friday, President U Thein Sein declared a state of emergency in four townships -- Meikhtila, Wandwin, Mahlaing and Thazi.
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy criticised the Aam Aadmi Party for taking support from the Congress. Swamy said that the AAP has committed suicide by opting for an alliance with the Congress.
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Date 23-02-14 1:43
Tooltip Information:AAP's alliance with Cong. a suicide: BJPVideo by:Description: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy criticised the Aam Aadmi Party for taking support from the Congress. Swamy said that the AAP has committed suicide by opting for an alliance with the Congress.Rating: 3.37Views: 60165
Date 15-09-14 1:06
Tooltip Information:Swedish PM Fredrik Reinfeldt to resign after losing to Left oppositionVideo by:Description: Sweden, Sep 15 (ANI): Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt concedes his defeat after opposition center-left alliance, led by the Social Democratic Party, beat the incumbent center-right government in the 2014 parliamentary election. Reinfeldt is to resign on Monday after the defeat. He also told supporters in Stockholm late yesterday that he will also step down as leader of the conservative Moderate Party next year. According to Swedish Parliament website, the final election results are expected to come out on September 20 and the newly elected parliament will convene on September 29.Rating: 4.5Views: 332
Date 13-09-14 2:39
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Date 12-09-14 5:13
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Tooltip Information:Reactions flow after India cancels media talks with ChinaVideo by:Description: New Delhi, Sep 22 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Monday after India amidst the Chinese incursions taking place in Ladakh decided to withdraw the clearances of Chinese editors who were supposed to arrive this week in India for a media exchange with Indian journalists. BJP leader Sambit Patra said that PM Narendra Modi had made it very clear to the Chinese President that any kind of relationship between the two countries can move forward only if the countries have amicable relations at the border. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that the cancelation in media talks between the countries is another bad signal for India and China.Rating: 4Views: 96
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