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Determinants in Nepal-India affiliation: Time for redefining special relationship

What is needed between the two countries is close cooperation and not a competition – this is obligatory in the Nepal-India relationship – and of course, no confrontation both at political and people-to-people relations, as this will lead to a catastrophic, writes Maj. Gen. Binoj Basnyat (retd) for South Asia Monitor

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South Asia: An assessment for a post-COVID economic recovery

The dilemma of growing COVID-19 cases and reviving economic activity is crucial at this juncture which the leadership in the South Asia region will have to resolve and, herein, lies the challenge for it, writes Partha Pratim Mitra for South Asia Monitor

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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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India has never accepted 1959 definition of LAC with China

Warning Beijing against advancing its untenable unilateral interpretation, India on Tuesday said that it has never accepted the 1959 definition of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China

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At UNOCT meeting India calls out Pakistan for failure to crack down on terror perpetrators

India has urged the international community to redress deficiencies at the global level to ensure that perpetrators of the Mumbai and Pathankot terror attacks are brought to justice

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Serum Institute of India to manufacture 200mn doses of COVID-19 vaccine

A further collaboration among the Serum Institute of India (SII), the world's largest vaccine manufacturer by volume, Gavi and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will accelerate the manufacture…

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Singer Meesha, eight others booked over vilification of singer-actor Ali Zafar

Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) cybercrime wing on Monday booked singer Meesha Shafi and eight others for their alleged involvement in a smear campaign against singer-actor Ali Zafar…

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Bangladeshi journalist injured in stabbing attack

A journalist was injured in a stabbing attack in Bangladesh's Jashore district, and is in critical condition, the media reported on Tuesday

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No new COVID-19 cases reported in Sri Lanka

No new coronavirus case was reported in Sri Lanka on Tuesday, with the overall tally remaining at 3,360, it was reported

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Nepal Army chief self-quarantines after staff tests COVID-19 positive

Purna Chandra Thapa, Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) of the Nepali Army (NA), has gone into self-quarantine after a staff member at his official residence tested positive for the novel coronavirus

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Tenzin Lekphel is the ideal candidate for BIMSTEC SG: PM Tshering

The Bhutanese government has lawfully nominated Tenzin Lekphel as BIMSTEC secretary general in the best interests of the country, according to Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering

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Afghan-Taliban contact groups in Doha resume talks

The contact groups comprising Taliban and Afghan government delegates have resumed their talks after three days of delays

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Maldives introduces world's first border miles program

The Maldives has introduced a special loyalty program for tourists

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Virtual Hasina-Modi meeting to take place in December

A virtual meeting between Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi will take place in December

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This Hyderabad resident runs a 'Rice ATM' to feed the hungry

The COVID-19-induced lockdown saw many heroes emerging in different parts of the country who went all out to feed the hungry and help the needy

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IPL in the times of COVID- 19: The changing face

It’s a different ball game, this Indian Premier League (IPL) - the world's most popular and most lucrative T20 league - for the players and the spectators as all parties have realised

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Autobiography of a down-to-earth diplomat

A Ringside Seat to History: An Autobiography is published by Konark Publishers Pvt Ltd. Price Rs. 800.