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China-Pakistan naval axis to contain India's dominance in IOR

China is enabling Pakistan to set up a network-enabled warfare capability with satellite feeds to monitor the Indian Ocean Regions (IOR) like the Indian Navy employs Centrix provided by the US Navy, writes Cmde Ranjit B. Rai (retd) for South Asia Monitor

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Has BJP’s hubris let it down in Kashmir?

In the BJP’s case, the arrogance bred by two successive general election victories convinced the party that it was now in a position to do more or less whatever it wanted, of which the first and foremost was the implementation of its longstanding desire to abolish Article 370, writes Amulya Ganguli for South Asia Monitor

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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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First Pakistani film to be released in China after 40 years

Hamza Ali Abbasi-starrer Parwaaz Hai Junoon will debut in China on November 13, shortly before the 70-year anniversary of the day when Pakistan and its key ally established diplomatic relations

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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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Daniel Pearl murder case in Pakistan adjourned for four weeks

The Pakistan Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing of an appeal by the family of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl against the acquittal of the key accused in the 2002 murder, for four…

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Bangladesh court permits jailed rape convict, victim to marry

The Bangladesh High Court has allowed the marriage of a man sentenced to life for rape and the victim, a media report said on Friday

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Fish market in Hatton and Homagama in Sri Lanka closed indefinitely

With the identification of 10 people infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus, it has been decided to close the Beruwala fisheries harbor until further notice, its management said

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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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Pakistan backed 1947 tribal invasion of Kashmir still has victims in trauma

To settle matters, Pakistan has always used non-state actors and utilized power that flows from the barrel of a gun

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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