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India needs to play a bigger role in resolving Rohingya issue

Shringla also assured Myanmar of India’s support for the safe repatriation of displaced Rohingya Muslims from Bangladesh. About 40,000 or more Rohingya live in Indian cities, including Kolkata and Delhi, so India has its own reasons to push for a solution to the Rohingya problem, writes Subir Bhaumik for South Asia Monitor

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India's agri reform: Will the new farm bills benefit its farmers?

Given that around 86.2 percent of farmers in India are small or marginal, all the activities require capital that they cannot afford without the middlemen. The bills in no way tries to create alternate credit mechanisms to aid farmers, writes Akshat Singh for South Asia Monitor

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Recalling the pain of 1962 Indo-China war: Lessons forgotten, truth buried

October 1962 is a sad chapter of Indian history and greater the pity that it remains under wraps, writes Cmde C Uday Bhaskar (retd) for South Asia Monitor

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Indo-US relationship unlikely to sway the Indian American vote

The Indian American community is sophisticated, knows and understands the domestic political compulsions and will not allow themselves to be led around by short term promises, writes Dr. Sridhar Krishnaswami for South Asia Monitor

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Indo-Pacific QUAD partners fan out to counter China

After being invited by India to participate in the Malabar military exercises, Australia has gone on an overdrive to exchange notes with fellow partners including Japan to counter China's heft in…

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Bangladesh lodges amended submission to UN on Bay of Bengal outer continental shelf

Bangladesh has lodged an amended submission on the limits of its outer continental shelf in the Bay of Bengal to the United Nations

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India's COVID cases spike again as total mounts to 7.76 million

After dipping below 47,000 new cases three days back, spike in daily fresh corona cases has been on the rise ever since. A total of 54,366 new infections and 690 deaths in 24 hours, took India's…

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Journalists hold countrywide rallies for press freedom

On the call of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), the journalist community across the country held protest rallies against the shrinking space for freedom of press, speech and…

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International community pledges $597 million humanitarian assistance for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

The international community yesterday pledged $597 million as humanitarian assistance to the Rohingyas in the region, while calling for Myanmar to hold accountable the human rights violators and…

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Sri Lankan Parliament passes 20th Amendment granting more powers to President

Sri Lanka’s Parliament on Thursday passed the ‘Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution’ with a two-third majority granting more powers to the Executive President

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Free COVID treatment people’s right: Former Nepal PM

The main opposition Nepali Congress today condemned the government’s decision to charge people for COVID-19 test and treatment

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Bhutan bans football coach for life over match-fixing

Kota Namgay, the coach of the Druk Stars FC football team in Bhutan, has been banned for life over match-fixing charges in the Bhutan Premier League

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In stepped-up assault, Taliban attacks 24 provinces in 24 hours

Taliban expanded their offensive exposure all across Afghanistan, with attacks reported from 24 provinces in last 24 hours, informed Fawad Aman, deputy spokesperson of Ministry of Defence

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Ahmed Naseem appointed new health minister amid ventilator scam

The Maldives government, rocked by a ventilator scam, appointed Ahmed Naseem as the country’s new health minister after Abdullah Ameen resigned on Wednesday amid allegation of him favouring a…

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Talks with India should be held only under the UN auspices: POK President

Sardar Masood Khan, President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) aka Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) has said that Pakistan should make it a matter of principle that "talks with India should be held…

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Pakistani author declared 'Brain of the Year' in Britain

Renowned author, thought leader and Arif Anis has been voted ''Brain of the Year 2020'' by the world-famous Brain Trust UK

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Embracing the New Reality

At the six month mark of forced isolation

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Islam is more than ritualism; Quran teaches reasoning and logic, says new book

Islam is not confined to ritualistic prayers and appearances. A scientific study will unveil what is elaborated in the Quran and what is binding on all those who claim to be Muslims