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Privatisation is a fraught exercise in India: Will Modi succeed?

Modi’s address on the floor of the lower house on February 10 went much further in stating that the days are long gone when only the government was responsible for national development, writes N Chandra Mohan for South Asia Monitor

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Why New Delhi should not fear the Taliban’s return to power in Kabul

Unlike Pakistan, India is an emerging regional power both from a political and economic point of view, and India, since the last two decades, has built a friendly image in the minds of many Afghans – many consider India as the second home for the Afghans, write Hamayun Khan & S. Nasrat for South Asia Monitor

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India’s ethics code for online platforms: Need of one for politicians too?

The Indian government’s explanation for the crackdown on these presentations is comprehensive enough to nip all literary, cinematic, and journalistic ventures in the bud, writes Amulya Ganguli for South Asia Monitor

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US vows to deepen India partnership against China dangers; no zero-sum proposition vis-a-vis Pakistan

Biden is having to deal with the geopolitical realities of the rising threat from China and has to have India as a strategic asset for meeting the challenge, writes Arul Louis for South Asia Monitor 

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China talks peace, partnership, prosperity with India

China is talking peace, partnership and prosperity with India, insisting that it is committed to settling the boundary dispute with New Delhi through dialogue and consultations

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Bangladesh's per capita food wastage most, India the least in South Asia

A Bangladeshi annually wastes 65 kg of food, finds a report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), a Nairobi-based organization

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India-made vaccine reaches Ethiopia, 47th country to get so far

Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar informed that the India-manufactured COVID vaccines have reached Ethiopia

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Pakistan witnessing rise in COVID cases by 50pc in a fortnight

Pakistan has witnessed a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases by around 50 per cent ever since the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) eased restrictions late last month, reports said…

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Japan, Australia, and US support Bangladesh on Rohingya repatriation

Envoys of Japan, Australia, and the United States visited the Cox Bazar camps, housing nearly a million Rohingya refugees, in Bangladesh and extended their support to Bangladesh for their early,…

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Sri Lankan Christians mark ‘Black Sunday’, protest justice delay

Two years back, the small Christian community of Sri Lanka bore the brunt of one of the most gruesome terror attacks:  the Easter Bombing

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Nepal's ruling NCP set to split

In a surprise and unexpected decision, Nepal's Supreme Court on Sunday annulled the unification of the ruling Nepal Communist Party's factions and paved the way for them to be divided into two…

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Growing number of water birds sighted at Bhutan’s sewerage ponds

For bird enthusiasts and conservationists, it was a sight to behold when they saw a huge flock of water birds at the sewerage ponds in Babesa, Thimphu

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Three women media workers shot dead in Afghanistan

The targeted assassinations against journalists and human rights activists in Afghanistan continue unabated with three more women media workers of a local news channel were shot dead by unknown…

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China increases vaccine donation to Maldives

The Chinese government has increased its donation of COVID-19 vaccines to the Maldives from 100,000 to 200,000 vaccine doses

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Modi to inaugurate friendship bridge between India, Bangladesh on March 9

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate 'Maitri Setu' (friendship bridge) between India and Bangladesh on March 9 at 12 noon via video conferencing

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Biden appoints two more Indian Americans, a Pakistani American to his administration

A day after President Joe Biden joked that Indian-Americans were taking over the US, he appointed two of them as special assistants advising him on domestic policy

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Women’s empowerment: Synergise them to energize India as a nation

Indian civilization, undeniably, is one of the oldest civilizations in the world

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Nepal’s stolen ancient artifact set to return after 40 years

The months-long joint investigation, involving several agencies of the United States and Nepal, led to the return of Nepal’s rare artifact, Patan’s status of Vasudeva Kamalaja, to Nepali…

ANSA Merchant Bank acquires Bank of Baroda, Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad conglomerate ANSA Merchant Bank has finally taken over  Bank of Baroda (Trinidad and Tobago) Limited on March 1. The bank will continue to function as Bank of Baroda until month-end

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