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Modi @ 6: Popular and committed but is there a need to review statecraft?

Modi may not be getting the kind of feedback and reality check that is vital for effective and empathetic governance and this is where, apart from Chanakya, the Canute principle acquires relevance, writes C Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor

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Relocation of global supply chain: Bangladesh should seize the opportunity

From the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries, India is emerging as one of the top alternative manufacturing destinations, writes Dr. Mohammad Rezaul Karim for South Asia Monitor

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China understands and respects only the language of power

China is sure that India would initiate back-room talks and negotiate some face-saving device to disengage. But, there lies the danger, writes Brigadier Deepak Sethi (retd) for South Asia Monitor

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International community should recognize Pakistan as a responsible nuclear state

Pakistan has used its Centres of Excellence to promote and share best practices in nuclear security through three affiliated institutes: the Pakistan Centre of Excellence for Nuclear Security (PCENS), the National Institute of Safety and Security (NISAS), and the Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), writes Rabia Javed for South Asia Monitor

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Unlocking India: Is the healthcare system ready for COVID-19 surge?

After remaining in lockdown for over two months, the people of India will proceed towards a normal life from Monday but with several terms and conditions. With this comes a time which will be…

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Pakistan records 54,000 new cases, 1,100 deaths in May

As over 54,000 people contracted the novel coronavirus and more than 1,100 patients died in Pakistan during the month of May, the percentage of tests with positive result has also increased…

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Schools, colleges will reopen only after coronavirus crisis is over, says PM Hasina

After unlocking the economy, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says students can go back to classes until after the coronavirus crisis is over

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Sri Lanka registers its 11th COVID-19 death

Sri Lanka reported its 11th COVID-19 death on Monday (June 1) morning

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166 cases confirmed on Sunday, Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 1567

Nepal's Ministry of Health and Population on Sunday confirmed 166 new cases of coronavirus transmission in the country. With the latest addition, the country’s COVID-19 tally has crossed 1500 and…

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Government won’t meddle in private school fee issue: Bhutan education minister

It is now left entirely up to the private schools in Bhutan whether or not to collect school fees. Education minister Jai Bir Rai, during the Meet The Press session yesterday, said that his…

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NATO ties its pullout from Afghanistan to a US drawdown

Kay Bailey Hutchison, the US permanent representative to NATO has said that the alliance’s troop withdrawal depends on American troop drawdown and that NATO would leave in coordination with the US…

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Spike in new infections, recoveries surpass 400

The Maldives on Saturday recorded 81 new cases of COVID-19

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Two Pakistan High Commission officials 'caught spying', expelled from India

Two Pakistan High Commission officials were caught spying on Sunday after an operation by Military Intelligence (MI) found the men would visit Indian defence personnel as "businessmen" to secure…

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Former PM urges Sri Lanka to enter into free trade deal with India

Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said Sri Lanka must enter into a free trade agreement with India, in a bid to mitigate the economic impact of the coronavirus

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UNGA adopts COVID-responsive procedure for Security Council election

The UN General Assembly has adopted a coronavirus-responsive election procedure for the Security Council election in which India is assured on a non-permanent seat next month

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China cities aid Pokhara metropolis

Various cities of China have helped Pokhara metropolis with health materials worth 79,000 USD. Mayor Man Bahadur GC said the metropolis had established relationship of brotherhood with different…

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Maharashtra permits films, teleserials shootings to resume after Bollywood appeal

In a significant decision, the Maharashtra state government has permitted resumption of shootings for films, teleserials, advertisements, OTT, etc with immediate effect