Can India and Nepal resolve border dispute with elephant in the room?

The Kalapani issue first came into prominence in 1997 when the Indian and Chinese governments came to an agreement to open a route for the annual Kailash-Mansarovar yatra through Lipulekh pass. Nepal objected to the use of Lipulekh, writes Shubha Singh for South Asia Monitor


Bihar's migrant crisis compounded by resource crunch and communication breakdown

Bihar is the poorest state of the country in per capita terms. Can it find the enormous resources required to fight the virus and its impact on the economy? writes Gulrez Hoda for South Asia Monitor


A territorial dispute with an actress caught in its midst!

The row between the two nations heated up when Nepal’s Communist Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli  on May 20 vowed before the country’s Parliament to reclaim the three “disputed areas” from New Delhi., writes Kavita Bajeli-Datt for South Asia Monitor


Job loss, hunger stalk South Asia in COVID-19 times

South Asia is home to over 1.8 billion people and houses half of the world’s impoverished communities, writes Mohammad Kepayet for South Asia Monitor


Stranded in India and want to fly out? Here's all you need to know

Six days after the beginning of lockdown 4.0, the Indian government on Sunday came up with new Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) to fly out those who are stranded in India due to the lockdown


Traders want 'Made in Pakistan' to be promoted

Businessmen have said that ‘Made in Pakistan approach should be promoted and the slogan should strengthen the manufacturing sector of the country, the media reported


Bangladesh reports 28 new virus deaths, a daily record, as cases surge by 1,532

Bangladesh has registered 28 new fatalities, the highest in a daily count, bringing the death toll from the disease to 480


Sri Lanka COVID-19 cases increase to 1138 with 20 new cases Sunday

Sri Lanka reported 23 new cases by the end of the day Sunday, raising the total number of people contracted the coronavirus to 1141, the Health Ministry reported


Capital’s blood banks running on low reserves

With the rise in the number of coronavirus cases across Nepal and the looming fear of coronavirus spread, there has been a major decline in blood donation campaigns in the capital, leading to an…


Bhutan has two more Covid-19 positive cases

Two more Bhutanese have tested positive to Covid-19 taking the total number of positive cases to 23 as of yesterday


Ghani pledges release of up to 2,000 Taliban prisoners

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in a meeting on Sunday announced that the government will release up to 2,000 Taliban prisoners as a goodwill gesture in response to the Taliban's calling for a three…


COVID-19: 58 cases confirmed, total increases to 1,371

The Health Protection Agency has announced that 58 individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Maldives


Sri Lankan President seeks US$ 1.1 billion special SWAP facility from Indian PM

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has requested Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide US$ 1.1 billion special SWAP facility in addition to the US$ 400 million facility under SAARC…


India helps Uganda to set up military war game centre

The Indian Association in Uganda, with help of the Indian military training team, set up a military war game centre in Jinja district. On Sunday, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni inaugurated the…


Guterres welcomes ceasefire announcement by Taliban, Afghan government

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the announcement by the Taliban and the Afghan government of a ceasefire to enable the Afghan people to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday in…


Pampering of China, injustice to Taiwan must end

No invitation to Taiwan for the WHA meeting was a foregone conclusion with DG WHO loyal to Beijing. The probe into the origin of COVID-19 may peter out with China having destroyed the evidence in…

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Nepali actor Barsha Raut receives flak after 'my Indians friends' comment

Nepali actor Barsha Raut has come under fire from Nepali netizens for her recent (May 22) comment on the ongoing border issue. A clip that, along with other statements, shows the actress worrying…