Pandemic's devastating impact on education in South Asia: Need for intra-regional cooperation

The digital economy gives a strong option for all countries of South Asia to connect not only within themselves but also globally, writes Partha Pratim Mitra for South Asia Monitor


Dark clouds over India-Pakistan trade: Will politics continue to mar prospects?

The upshot is that there is only one direction that bilateral trade between India and Pakistan can now go due to politics. This entails a huge loss in potential opportunities, writes N Chandra Mohan for South Asia Monitor


Bangladesh facing an increasingly violent Islamist ecosystem

Hasina, now basking in the glory of having led Bangladesh to phenomenal economic and human development progress in the golden decade of development, has her task cut out, writes Subir Bhaumik for South Asia Monitor

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La Perouse: Quad emerges as strategic fulcrum of like-minded nations

Over the last year, both UK and Germany have also indicated that they propose to send their naval units to the IOR periodically for joint exercises, given the salience now accorded to the Indo-Pacific as a region, writes Cmde C Uday Bhaskar (retd) for South Asia Monitor


Sri Lanka to get $500 million from China this month

Sri Lanka is expected to receive $500 million in dollar credit from the China Development Bank this month, according to a report in The Sunday Morning


Museums must not be overlooked in pandemic recovery, UNESCO chief warns

Faced with alarming and extended closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the world’s museums are of “fundamental importance” to reviving cultural life and preserving our shared heritage “in all its…

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All monuments, including Taj Mahal, to remain shut in India till May 15

As the country struggles to combat the massive spike in coronavirus cases,  India decided to shut all centrally-protected monuments and museums, including the Taj Mahal, Red Fort and Ajanta Caves…

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Pakistan faces new challenge as private market opens up to sell vaccines

Pakistan is facing a major challenge as a growing number of cases and slow vaccination drive carried out by the Imran Khan government, the South Asian nation has been forced to allow the private…


Bangladesh: Hindu homes, temple attacked in Satkhira

Unknown people attacked several homes and a Hindu temple in Satkhira region of Bangladesh on Tuesday, media reports said


German envoy warns Sri Lanka against fantasizing Hitler

Holger Seubert, the German Ambassador to Colombo, warned Sri Lankans against fantasizing about Adolf Hilter after a minister and an influential Buddhist made controversial remarks asking Sri…


Remote Nepal municipality using heralds to disseminate information

The residents of Dharche, a remote, far-flung rural municipality in Nepal’s Gorkha district, have poor access to information


Bhutan launches a million trees project

A million trees would be planted in the next five years in Bhutan’s fallow land under a drive, “Million Trees Project’, that kicked off this week in the Himalayan nation The drive aims to make…


Taliban threatens US and NATO forces, asks to withdraw immediately

The Afghan insurgent group, the Taliban, has threatened US and NATO troops in Afghanistan with “countermeasures” for extending their presence beyond the 1 May deadline, as agreed in the Doha deal…


Brawl in Maldivian capital over counting of votes

Ahmad Shareef, the head of the Maldives’ Elections Commission, has criticized the country’s political parties for resorting to “irresponsible” behaviors while the counting for votes of local…


Maldivian foreign minister calls for ‘peaceful & stable’ Indian Ocean

Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdullah Shahid, on a visit to India, has called for a “peaceful, prosperous and stable” Indian Ocean and added that it is essential for the "stability" of the Maldives…

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Asian Americans want a place at the head of the table

The launch of the AAPI Victory Alliance on April 11, 2021 is the culmination of years of hard work


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Hundreds take to streets protesting dog killing in Nepal

Hundreds of people descended on the streets of Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital, and protested against the brutal killing of a dog. For the capital, accustomed to regular political demonstrations since…

Mukesh Ambani supplies oxygen from his refineries to help in Covid fight

Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani, the country's richest man, will supply oxygen from his refineries to aid the tough battle against Covid-19, which currently has India under its grip

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