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Violence against women: Indian society must internalise the message of Durga Puja

If rape in India is to be meaningfully addressed, the onus lies on society to review and correct deeply ingrained socio-cultural norms and practices that are inherently biased against women and the girl child, writes Cmde C Uday Bhaskar (retd) for South Asia Monitor

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Maryam Nawaz: Will she be on the right side of history?

As Pakistan enters its winter of discontent, yet again, Maryam Nawaz has emerged as a front-ranking leader in a male bastion, writes Mahendra Ved for South Asia Monitor

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China-Pakistan naval axis to contain India's dominance in IOR

China is enabling Pakistan to set up a network-enabled warfare capability with satellite feeds to monitor the Indian Ocean Regions (IOR) like the Indian Navy employs Centrix provided by the US Navy, writes Cmde Ranjit B. Rai (retd) for South Asia Monitor

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Has BJP’s hubris let it down in Kashmir?

In the BJP’s case, the arrogance bred by two successive general election victories convinced the party that it was now in a position to do more or less whatever it wanted, of which the first and foremost was the implementation of its longstanding desire to abolish Article 370, writes Amulya Ganguli for South Asia Monitor

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China illegally occupies Nepal's land at many places, India's intelligence agencies sound alert

China has illegally occupied Nepal's land at several places spreading over seven bordering districts and Indian intelligence agencies have sounded an alert in New Delhi

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Chinese ambassador calls for efforts to uphold multilateralism at UN Day

In a message to celebrate United Nations Day, China's UN Ambassador called for efforts to uphold multilateralism and to support the United Nations

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India, US hold defence minister-level talks

A meeting between visiting US Secretary of Defence Mark T Esper and India's Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was held here Monday to discuss various issues

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Pakistan Foreign Office summons French ambassador over Macron’s statement

The Pakistan Foreign Office has summoned the French ambassador, Marc Baréty, over recent remarks made by French President Emanuel Macron, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Monday

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Bangladesh’s COVID-19 cases top 400,000

The government has confirmed 15 new deaths from the COVID-19 illness in the 24 hours to 8 am Monday, raising the toll to 5,818, according to the latest data

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Sri Lankan parliament closed for two days after COVID-19 case

The Sri Lankan Parliament has been closed for two days to disinfect the complex after a police officer in the premises tested positive for the novel coronavirus

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Bhutan must urgently undertake a forest-thinning programme: Dr. Phuntsho Namgyel, forestry scientist

Bhutan, a landlocked country in the eastern Himalayas in South Asia, which has 84 percent forest cover in its land, often gets admiration and accolade for preserving its environment and forest in…

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Get ready for tougher days, Afghan VP amid Taliban violence

Afghanistan’s second vice president, Mohammad Sarwar Danish, on Sunday blamed the Taliban for Saturday evening suicide attack on an educational centre in Kabul and called on the people to get…

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Maldives home minister apologizes for rape remark, opposition to bring no-confidence motion

After facing a massive backlash against his insensitive rape remark in a radio show, Maldives’ Home Minister Imran Abdullah apologized for his statement, Sun News reported

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Pakistan PM reaffirms support for peace in Afghanistan

A two-day seminar for exploring opportunities to boost investment and trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan began in Islamabad on Monday

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8 Indo-Canadians elected in British Columbia polls

Eight Indo-Canadians were elected to the 87-member Assembly of Canada's British Columbia province. There were 27 Indian-origin candidates in the fray in the elections held on Saturday

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Embracing the New Reality

At the six month mark of forced isolation

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Was Rajiv Gandhi a victim of foreign intelligence agencies?

Was Rajiv Gandhi the victim of "international intelligence agencies" in "what was to become" of him after the 1991 general elections that were likely to see him return to power after being…