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In the time of COVID-19 pandemic, let’s not forget other epidemics in Nepal

It is clear that Nepal is exposed to multiple forms of infectious diseases. So, it becomes imperative for the Nepal government to be better equipped and expedite viral monitoring to stop possible outbreaks in the future, writes Jivesh Jha  for South Asia Monitor

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Kashmir a year after: Sullenness inside, support outside

There is little doubt, however, that the removal of the “temporary” provision of a special status for Jammu & Kashmir does have a strong measure of support outside the ruling party because it was perceived as an artificial barrier that fostered separatism, writes Amulya Ganguli for South Asia Monitor

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China will not define LAC; unlikely to revert to April 2020 status

India has hopes on continuing talks but for Beijing, talks are only to gain time - similar to what the terrorists do, writes Lt Gen P. C. Katoch (retd) for South Asia Monitor

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The curious affairs of Cynthia Richie and her Pakistani dalliances

There are numerous conjectures against or in support of Ritchie who is fighting her own court battles against the PPP brass. But it is not difficult to conclude that she is being used to tarnish the PPP leaders, dead and living, writes Mahendra Ved for South Asia Monitor

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India's Serum Institute to produce 100 mn doses of Covid vaccine LMIICs

Serum Institute of India (SII), the worlds largest vaccine manufacturer by volume, has entered into a new landmark partnership with Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance and the Bill & Melinda Gates…

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Nearly all Covid restrictions set to go in Pakistan

Pakistan on Thursday decided to allow the reopening of restaurants, hotels, cinemas, beauty parlours, gyms and other businesses in the hospitality and recreational sectors by the end of this week…

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Bangladesh police arrests 8 members of 2 human trafficking rings

The Bangladesh police's elite Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and the Detective Branch (DB) arrested eight members of two human trafficking rings in separate drives in the capital city of Dhaka

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Sri Lanka's ruling party wins parliamentary polls

The ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) led by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa won a landslide victory in the August 5 parliamentary election by gaining a majority in the new 225-member…

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Nepal registers highest single-day COVID-19 deaths

The Nepal government has reported five COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, the largest single day spike in the number of fatalities

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Bhutan government defends opening of tobacco outlets

The government has not breached the Tobacco Control Act or any provisions of the Constitution given the current situation, according to the Attorney General (AG)

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President Ghani addresses Afghan elders, calls for durable peace

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Friday called for durable peace and stability while addressing the Loya Jirga, a grand assembly of the country's elders, who have gathered in Kabul to decide the…

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Government plans to extend provision of income support for next three months

The Maldives government is preparing for a situation where an adequate number of tourists do not visit the tourism dependent island nation in the coming months

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India tells Pakistan to desist from communal incitements in India

India on Thursday asked Pakistan to desist from inciting communal tensions in India with its provocative statements on its internal matters

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Maldives to expand MIFCO facilities via Indian credit line

The Indian High Commission in Maldives, on Tuesday announced the expansion of Maldives Industrial Fisheries Company (MIFCO) facilities, a project funded by the USD 800 million credit line extended…

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Chinese dichotomy? Raising Pakistan's Kashmir flag, but talking of India friendship at UN

When China tried to sneak Kashmir into the affairs of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) as a favour to its "all-weather friend" Pakistan on Tuesday, August 5, it again ran into a wall of…

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Quad shaping up as response to China's aggression

As New Delhi and Beijing have made no headway in the stand-off along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh, the Quadrilateral (Quad) coalition among the US, Australia, Japan and India is rapidly…

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Immunity boosting bread and hot brews to fight Covid

Karnataka, one of the Indian states badly affected by Covid,  has launched eight startup-developed products to help in the fight against coronavirus

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Education in India finally getting its due

India's new National Education Policy (NEP) unveiled by the government is seen as the most ambitious reforms initiated in recent times

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