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Structural shifts in Nepal’s India policy: New Delhi should continue to engage more

The use of anti-India sentiment is an old stratagem used by Nepalese politicians to assert their own relevance and divert attention away from the real problems facing Nepal, writes Shakti Sinha for South Asia Monitor

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Easing of India-China standoff: Can China be trusted?

China’s fresh illegal claims on Bhutanese territory could lead to PLA intrusions to pressure India and orchestrate another standoff, writes Lt Gen P. C. Katoch (retd) for South Asia Monitor 

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US-India strategic consultations: Delhi treads cautiously on Chinese 'threats'

India has been careful to maintain that its closer ties with the US and its Indo-Pacific partners were not directed against anyone – diplomaticspeak that they weren't meant to be anti-China, writes Arul Louis for South Asia Monitor

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An India-China truce with a difference: Why the disengagement may work this time

The declaration of truce on July 6, the 85th birthday of exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama and two days after the Dharma Chakra Day on July 4, reminds of Buddha’s message that was carried by Indians to China, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor

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India's Supreme Court allows service of summons by WhatsApp, email, fax

In a first, the Supreme Court of India on Friday allowed the service of summons and notices, a necessity in almost all legal proceedings, through instant messenger like WhatsApp as well as by e-…

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Pakistan becomes 11th most affected country from COVID-19

Pakistan became the 11th worst-affected country hit by the coronavirus after it overtook Italy in the number of COVID-19 cases reported, showed data from the Johns Hopkins University on Friday

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Bangladesh reports 2,949 virus cases, 37 deaths in daily count

Bangladesh has registered 37 new deaths from the coronavirus infection over a 24-hour period, raising the body count to 2,275

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Sri Lanka finds more than 200 COVID-19 patients at rehabilitation centre

Sri Lankan authorities have found 252 COVID 19 positive patients in a drug rehabilitation centre in the North Central Province and are trying to prevent the virus from spreading into the community…

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Nepal at high risk of yet another locust invasion, five large swarms expected to fly in

Nepal could possibly be swarmed by locusts yet again as a large swarm is seen moving northward from Rajasthan of India, warned Plant Quarantine and Pesticide Management Centre

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Medium and small industries affected without skilled labourers from India

The relaxation of lockdown has helped manufacturing units and industries in Sarpang bring in raw materials, but the firms are facing a shortage of hands to continue business

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Level of Taliban violence unacceptable: Abdullah Abdullah

Abdullah Abdullah, head of the High Council for National Reconciliation, on Friday criticized the Taliban for not ending violence in the country and thus preventing the peace process from moving…

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Collective Friday prayers held in Male' City after 114-day hiatus

After an almost three-month-long hiatus, Friday prayers were performed in capital Male’ City today

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India, South Korea to enhance defence technology cooperation

Indian and South Korean governments have decided to enhance cooperation in defence technology and promote industries working in this field

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PM Modi dedicates major solar power project, sees it as a symbol of self-reliant India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation the Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power project in Madhya Pradesh to the nation via video conference on Friday

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India good example in solar auctions amidst pandemic: UN Secretary General

As the world designs and implements Covid-19 recovery plans, it has a choice of either going back to where it was, or investing in a better, more sustainable future, UN Secretary-General Antonio…

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India, China military talks next week on disengagement

Top Indian and Chinese military officials will hold talks next week in the second phase of disengagement at Pangong Lake and Depsang areas in eastern Ladakh, the government said on Thursday

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This billionaire Indian in Dubai charters repatriation missions

A billionaire Indian in Dubai has taken charity to new heights by virtually launching chartered flights to bring distressed compatriots back