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Re-thinking NAM in a post-COVID-19 century

We are approaching the 65th anniversary of the Bandung Principles this year and 60th anniversary of the NAM in 2021. There is a renewed call in the NAM communique for the revitalization and strengthening of NAM, writes Sayantan Bandyopadhyay for South Asia Monitor

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India must prepare for a multi-domain war

This is a defining moment in the history of India and its actions could well dictate its standing in the world,  writes Lt Gen PR Kumar (retd) for South Asia Monitor

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Is a total boycott of Chinese goods by India feasible?

Can orchestrated symbolism of smashing Chinese TVs create a mass movement when no domestic alternatives are available to our extremely price-sensitive consumers? writes Brig Deepak Sethi (retd) for South Asia Monitor 

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Afghanistan: No place for women

The February 29, 2020 deal between the US and the Taliban could pave the way for a peace that Afghans urgently pursue. But, then again there are huge risks for women’s rights in this process, as the Taliban remain deeply misogynistic, writes Dr. Sanchita Bhattacharya for South Asia Monitor

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Let us code for a self-reliant India: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Digital India AatmaNirbhar Bharat Innovate Challenge to identify the best Indian apps, already being used by citizens and have the potential to scale up…

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PM Khan asks NCOC to prevent virus resurgence on Eid

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan visited the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on the 100th day of its establishment, lauded its role in containing the spread of the novel coronavirus…

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Bangladesh ranked 8th in global weekly increase in corona cases: WHO

Bangladesh ranks 8th in weekly increase in new coronavirus cases across the globe with 26,598 new cases during the period, the World Health Organisation (WHO) data says

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Sri Lanka committed to achieving reconciliation, accountability despite withdrawal from UN resolution

Sri Lanka says despite withdrawing from co-sponsorship of Resolution 30/1, it remains committed to achieve reconciliation, accountability and human rights, within the framework of the Sri Lankan…

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PM Oli says plots being hatched to oust him and impeach the President

Days after alleging that conspiracies were being hatched in New Delhi and Kathmandu to unseat him, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has told his ministers that attempts are being made to oust him and…

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34 new HIV cases detected in six months in Bhutan

Heterosexual act or sexual intercourse with the opposite sex is the common mode of transmission among the 34 new Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) cases detected in the last six months

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Afghanistan’s political parties aren’t too powerful

Disagreement over leadership of the Jamiat-i-Islmai Afghanistan, a political party, has got out of the hand and will hardly hit the nail on the head after top members of the party decided not to…

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Maldives' state-run IGMH reverts to stricter measures amid ICU outbreak

State-run Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) has adopted stricter service policies after cases of COVID-19 were identified in patients receiving treatment at the hospital's Intensive Care Unit…

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Pakistani Hindu refugees will get Indian citizenship

India's Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday assured of providing long term visas to Pakistani Hindu refugees residing in the national capital as well as enable them to settle in India

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'India-Bangladesh Border Haats to boost economy, people's ties'

Border Haats along the India-Bangladesh frontier must restart soon while maintaining necessary precautions against COVID-19, including social distancing, as these markets boost the economy,…

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UN court rejects Italy's claim of compensation from India in 2012 naval dispute

An independent court of the United Nations has held Italy guilty of breaching India's freedom of navigation in the 2012 naval dispute between the two countries and rejected Italy's claim of…

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China mulls unblocking Khunjarab border with Pakistan to let stuck-up freight cross

China is mulling temporarily reopening of Khunjarab border with Pakistan to allow movement of freight vehicles, stuck up due to coronavirus lockdown, its envoy said on Saturday

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Nepal is making a historical mistake; runs the risk of going the Tibet way

There are millions of people in India who have good feelings about Nepal and have ardent desire to visit this country for several reasons including historical ones

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Meet the man with the golden mask

A Pune businessman and connoisseur of the yellow metal has got himself a gold mask in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic raging across Maharashtra