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Does revival of Pak cinema depend upon India?

Pakistani cinema industry, even as it fears being swamped by Bollywood, realises the need for films from India that, given the common culture, resonate well with the cinegoers, writes Mahendra Ved for South Asia Monitor

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Corporatisation of ordnance factory board: A strategic necessity for India

In view of the unprecedented tension between the Indian Army and the Chinese Peoples’ Liberation Army on the Line of Actual Control since early May 2020, it is vitally important for ordnance factories to be able to meet large requirements of arms, ammunition, vehicles, and various equipment, writes Col Anil Bhat (retd) for South Asia Monitor

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South Asia and its COVID-related maritime crisis in the Indian Ocean Region (World Maritime Day September 24)

The scourge of the COVID pandemic has radically altered the nature of the challenge cum dangers lurking in the maritime sector for South Asia as related to the Indian Ocean and the surrounding seas, writes C Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor

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Addressing Muslim developmental needs in India is a hand-up, not a hand-out

Although madrasas educate only between 2-4% of Muslim children and youth, they need to modernize their curriculum and move away from Islamic centric or Islamic-only education to a holistic approach that enables these students to integrate fully into Indian society, writes Frank Islam for South Asia Monitor

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Chinese goods worth Rs 20K Cr lying at Indian ports

Inflow of Chinese goods could see a rise in the October-December quarter as items worth about Rs 20,000 crore -- primarily comprising electronics and electrical items, gifts, toys, footwear, home…

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At UN India turns mirror on Pakistan's record of genocide, terrorism after PM Imran Khan’s ‘rant’

India turned the mirror on Pakistan after its Prime Minister Imran Khan delivered a speech at the UN dripping vitriol, and recalled its record of genocide in Bangladesh, being a haven for…

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Hyderabad adds new landmark as 'hanging bridge' thrown open

Hyderabad added a new landmark on Friday with the opening of "extradosed" cable-stayed bridge across Durgam Cheruvu lake in Hitec City, the information technology hub

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Opposition trying to cause army-govt rift: Pakistan PM Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said the opposition wanted to create a rift between the government and armed forces, claiming that he had been aware of politicians’ meetings with army…

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Pandemic burdens Bangladeshi women with more household chores. But they go unappreciated

Jannatul Rupi, a health assistant in Kurigram’s Belgachhi, has been overburdened with tasks both at home and work for the past six months since the coronavirus epidemic struck Bangladesh

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Sri Lankan president directs state officials to consider all the verbal orders as circulars

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has directed the government officials to treat all verbal orders issued for the common good of the people as circulars to be implemented and the officials who neglect…

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Ordinance moots 20-year jail term for acid attacks in Nepal

Nepal's Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs has prepared the draft of two ordinances proposing to increase jail term for acid attackers to 20 years and to regulate the sale and…

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Bhutan's 12th Plan reprioritisation focuses on social sectors

Bhutan's  12th Plan is being reprioritised based on four key priority areas related to Covid-19 pandemic with health as the number one priority sector, followed by education, food security, and…

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No Afghan government, Taliban contact group meetings since two days

The contact group meetings aimed at reaching an agreement about the procedural rules intended for the formal talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, have been stalled for two days…

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COVID-19: Cases in Maldives exceed 10,000

The Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Frday, confirmed an additional 75 cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in Maldives to 10,014

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Sri Lanka PM to raise fishery poaching issue with India’s PM Modi at virtual summit

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa will raise the issue of poaching in northern seas by trawlers from India, during a virtual summit with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on Saturday…

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Pandemic burdens Bangladeshi women with more household chores. But they go unappreciated

Jannatul Rupi, a health assistant in Kurigram’s Belgachhi, has been overburdened with tasks both at home and work for the past six months since the coronavirus epidemic struck Bangladesh

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India a Civilisational State 're-architecting the Republic'

India is a Civilisational State engaged in a "grand undertaking to re-architect" the Republic

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