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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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New Chinese ambassador to Pakistan to prioritise, promote CPEC

Nong Rong, Chinese ambassador-designate to Pakistan, is an expert in trade and commerce, is currently a minister in a Guangxi provincial government

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No Malaysian support for Pakistan at UN

Pakistan lost Malaysia's public support on its Kashmir stand as Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin made no mention of it in his speech on Saturday to the High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly,…

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BJP's oldest ally Akali Dal quits ruling alliance over 'black laws'

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD),  the political party of Punjab, Saturday night unanimously decided to pull out of the BJP-led NDA alliance because of the Mod government's stubborn refusal to give…

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Former Pakistan PM Sharif vows to save 'sinking' country

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has that said those responsible for sending him to jail have "sunk the country" and these "antics" would not be allowed to carry on

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26 Dhaka policemen to be fired after failing dope tests

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has announced that it was terminating 26 personnel for failing dope tests, it was reported

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Owners of fire-stricken New Diamond agrees to pay full compensation to Sri Lanka

The owners the MT New Diamond supertanker which caught fire in sea off Eastern Coast off Sri Lanka while carrying two million barrels of crude has agreed to pay full amount of compensation…

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In fighting the pandemic, the Nepal government has ignored other deadly health issues

Detection of new tuberculosis cases has declined by 50 percent across the country since the nationwide lockdown was enforced on March 24

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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 peace negotiations in limbo

Delegations from the Afghan government and Taliban insurgents are still trying to reach an agreement over the agenda for a main negotiation began two weeks back in Qatar, where the insurgents have…

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COVID-19: Maldives warns against laxity

Maldives' Health Emergency Operation Centre (HEOC) on Saturday warned that laxity in following the precautionary measures imposed against COVID-19 is increasing within the community

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Pakistan PM Imran Khan warns against hasty international withdrawal from Afghanistan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned against hasty withdrawal of foreign powers from Afghanistan, according to media reports

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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