India needs to be fair to its own migrants, the city builders and sustainers

The census data of 2011 reflects that the four states - Uttar Pradesh (UP), Bihar, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh -account for 50 percent of India's total inter-state migrants, write Suresh Kumar Patel, Abhishek Kumar & Noorul Quamer for South Asia Monitor


The Wuhan virus and China's biological warfare: Warnings the world ignored

Launch of China Virus/COVID-19  - which only India had guts to name biological weapon - had decades of preparation to deny/mitigate global response, writes  Lt Gen P. C. Katoch (retd) for South Asia Monitor


COVID 19: South Asian nations must take care of refugees, or we all are vulnerable

The Rohingya refugees staying inside and outside camps in Bangladesh and India are worth mentioning in the South Asian context. Their already slum-like dwellings, lack of fresh water and sanitation, densely-crowded living conditions and hunger puts them in a more perilous situation, writes Sariful Islam for South Asia Monitor


The final frontier: Women in combat roles must become the new normal

In the Indian context, the Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy have granted a permanent commission to women officers even as both have opened up some combat roles for women, write Subhranil Ghosh & Sayantan Bandyopadhyay for South Asia Monitor


Little data to predict Indian strain of COVID-19 less virulent: CCMB director

There is very little data available at this stage to suggest that the Indian strand of coronavirus is less virulent compared to the countries suffering large numbers of fatalities, a top Indian…


'COVID-19 cases in Pak may top 50,000 by April end'

The number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan might be over 50,000 by the end of April — 2,392 critical patients needing intensive care, 7,024 serious patients and 41,482 others who would have mild…


Megaprojects involving China, Japan to be completed on time

Even though the progress of some mega projects involving China and Japan has slowed down amid the ongoing coronavirus situation, Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has said the projects…


More than 1000 people arrested for violating curfew

The Police on Sunday announced that 1245 people have been arrested by 6 am today for violating the curfew in the country


Around 800 tourists evacuated on four flights from Kathmandu

Around 800 more tourists were evacuated today to their respective countries in collaboration with Nepal Tourism Board


Bhutanese in Australia shocked at PM’s return home remark

The Bhutanese community in Australia, like many international communities, has not taken well what the Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, told journalists after a national cabinet meeting…


Islamic State Khorasan chief arrested in Afghanistan

A Pakistani national and Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) chief, Aslam Faruqi, responsible for the recent Kabul terror attack on Sikhs, was arrested by Afghan security forces in a special…


Maldives budget deficit projected to increase

Maldivian Finance Minister Ibrahim Ameer has said the government now projected the budget deficit to increase to MVR 12 billion in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic


South Asia's battle against Covid-19

On March 15, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi did a video conference with heads of SAARC nations to discuss a joint plan to combat the Covid-19 pandemic and proposed a Covid-19 Emergency Fund…


Trump calls Modi for drug, Modi says both countries will fight pandemic in 'full strength'

US President Donald Trump has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for hydroxychloroquine and the Indian leader has agreed to bring the "full strength" of India-US partnership to fight the COVID-19…


UN chief calls for Afghan cease-fire

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls on the government of Afghanistan and Taliban to observe a cease-fire at a time that the coronavirus is spreading in the country


China profits from the pandemic it sparked

In what is being called the "cruelest irony" China, that blasted the world with one million coronavirus cases, now stands to gain from the fallout, exporting equipment and supplies needed to fight…


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Soleimani killing will lead to reprisal, increase chances of regional conflict: Dilip Hiro

After the targeted killing of Major General Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force by the US, the Persian Gulf nation is not going to sit silent…

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