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Rohingyas pose a grave security threat to Bangladesh: Relocation and repatriation an urgent necessity

The recent deadly clashes between the two Rohingya groups at the camp in Cox's Bazar has posed a major security threat to Bangladesh, writes Mohammad Kepayet for South Asia Monitor

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Violence against women: Indian society must internalise the message of Durga Puja

If rape in India is to be meaningfully addressed, the onus lies on society to review and correct deeply ingrained socio-cultural norms and practices that are inherently biased against women and the girl child, writes Cmde C Uday Bhaskar (retd) for South Asia Monitor

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Maryam Nawaz: Will she be on the right side of history?

As Pakistan enters its winter of discontent, yet again, Maryam Nawaz has emerged as a front-ranking leader in a male bastion, writes Mahendra Ved for South Asia Monitor

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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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India, US commit to maintain free and open Indo-Pacific; Quad moving towards military alliance

India and the US reiterated their commitment to maintain a free and open Indo-Pacific region in a direct challenge to China's "aggressive" and "expansionist" moves in the South China Sea

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Global FDI inflow halves in January-June 2020: UN report

Global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows fell 49 per cent in the first half of 2020 compared to 2019, due to the economic fallout from Covid-19, according to a report by the United Nations…

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Circuses in India on the verge of extinction

The lockdown has adversely affected the future of circuses in India as there is no audience for the shows. Many circus operators don't even have money to recharge their phones

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Rawalpindi cops banned from posting on TikTok

Police officers in Rawalpindi have been banned from posting on the short video-making app, TikTok, after a video went viral, the media reported on Tuesday

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Bangladesh to open Sundarbans to tourists early November

The Bangladesh Forest Department is set to soon reopen the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest and a Unesco World Heritage Site, to tourists after seven months of closure due to the…

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US Secretary of State in Sri Lanka for strategic talks

US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo arrived at the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport for strategic talks with Sri Lankan leaders and officials

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Pandemic Dasain swings to a close in Nepal

Dasain  festival was always a time for family reunions, feasting and rejoicing, but this year it was a subdued affair in Nepal because it coincided with a surge in COVID-19 cases nationwide

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Basket weaving soon to be history in this Bhutanese village, as last weaver quits

Generations in the village have earned their livelihood and passed off their traditional skill of weaving cane baskets to the next generation, but for Tshering Legi, the one she is weaving right…

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Four Afghan government negotiatiors return amid delay in Doha talks

Four negotiators representing the Afghan government in the Doha peace talks with the Taliban have returned to Kabul amid a delay in direct discussions between the two sides, sources said

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Maldives speaker pushes government for deferment of debt payments

Maldives’ parliament speaker and former president Nasheed on Tuesday, renewed his call for deferment of state loans due for the next year

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Call for 'Independent Balochistan' from Pakistan's all-party platform

Facing death and discrimination at the hands of Pakistani authorities for decades, Baloch freedom fighters have their chests all pumped up after a top leader demanded yesterday the creation of an…

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Indian-origin man's arrest in New Jersey for child sex offenses

The Indian-origin vice president of a financial firm and others were arrested in a sting operation against child sex in New Jersey that has led to a prosecutor asking parents to monitor children's…

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India has ably handled COVID-19 crisis; credit goes to Modi

When COVID-19 started in Wuhan in China and Beijing did not immediately share the information for some months and WHO also did not raise an alarm, as alleged, in not warning the world about the…

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Was Rajiv Gandhi a victim of foreign intelligence agencies?

Was Rajiv Gandhi the victim of "international intelligence agencies" in "what was to become" of him after the 1991 general elections that were likely to see him return to power after being…