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The flickering beacons of democracy: India and the USA

India needs Modi to rediscover his inner ecumenical soul. To do that, Modi must become the leading proponent of and advocate for a “unifying nationalism,”   writes Tom de Boor and Ed Crego for South Asia Monitor

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Re-thinking NAM in a post-COVID-19 century

We are approaching the 65th anniversary of the Bandung Principles this year and 60th anniversary of the NAM in 2021. There is a renewed call in the NAM communique for the revitalization and strengthening of NAM, writes Sayantan Bandyopadhyay for South Asia Monitor

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India must prepare for a multi-domain war

This is a defining moment in the history of India and its actions could well dictate its standing in the world,  writes Lt Gen PR Kumar (retd) for South Asia Monitor

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Is a total boycott of Chinese goods by India feasible?

Can orchestrated symbolism of smashing Chinese TVs create a mass movement when no domestic alternatives are available to our extremely price-sensitive consumers? writes Brig Deepak Sethi (retd) for South Asia Monitor 

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Air India to operate 36 India-US flights from July 11-19

Air India will operate 36 flights between India and the US under the Vande Bharat mission from July 11 to July 19

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Islamic Ideology Council to decide on Hindu temple issue

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday directed the relevant authorities to consult the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) on the issue of construction of a Hindu temple in Islamabad. Minister for…

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Jobless in COVID-19 pandemic, homeless in flood

"The coronavirus earlier closed our earning, and now flood has made us homeless," said Mukti Khatun of Shuvogachha village in Sirajganj's Kazipur upazila

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Academic activities resume at schools in Sri Lanka

Academic activities of Grades 5, 11 and 13 at government schools that were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic resumed today (July 6), according to education authorities

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Feud continues in Nepal's ruling party as Oli-Dahal talks fail

Amid pressure from party members to save the party unity, two chairs of the ruling Nepal Communist Party, KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal, on Sunday decided to buy time, agreeing to sit for…

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34 new HIV cases detected in six months in Bhutan

Heterosexual act or sexual intercourse with the opposite sex is the common mode of transmission among the 34 new Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) cases detected in the last six months

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Kabul to host series of negotiations on Afghan peace

Kabul is hosting a grand meeting that discusses the Afghan peace efforts

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Maldives' state-run IGMH reverts to stricter measures amid ICU outbreak

State-run Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) has adopted stricter service policies after cases of COVID-19 were identified in patients receiving treatment at the hospital's Intensive Care Unit…

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Afghanistan, India sign MoUs for development of educational infrastructure

Afghanistan and India on Sunday signed five Memorandums of Understanding, based on which, New Delhi donates 2.6 million dollars to the Afghan ministries of education and higher education

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India sounds confident of Covid vaccine development

As India races to bring a vaccine for COVID-19 by mid-August, the government said that it is entering the human trial stage which "marks the beginning of the end"

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UNHCR hails Bangladesh’s efforts to curb coronavirus at Rohingya camps

The UN refugee agency UNHCR’s Representative Steven Corliss has hailed Bangladesh’s efforts to strangle the spread of the novel coronavirus in the Rohingya camps

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30,000 Indian troops in eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation with Chinese

Around 30,000 troops of Indian Army are in an eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation with Chinese troops along the Line of Actual Control (LoC) in Ladakh, following the additional deployment of three…

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51 years of bank nationalization in India: Crying need for a better corporate work culture

Bank nationalization in India happened 51 years back, part of the measures undertaken by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to bring in a socialist economy

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Taj Mahal not to reopen, for now

The Agra district administration has decided not to reopen the world-famous Taj Mahal to visitors as yet