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Whither Afghan peace? Taliban throws the gauntlet to Washington

Walking out from the US-proposed intra-Afghan talks in Turkey, Taliban has cocked a snook at Capitol Hill indicating it will commence attacking foreign troops next month, writes Lt Gen Prakash Katoch (Retd) for South Asia Monitor

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Pandemic's devastating impact on education in South Asia: Need for intra-regional cooperation

The digital economy gives a strong option for all countries of South Asia to connect not only within themselves but also globally, writes Partha Pratim Mitra for South Asia Monitor

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Dark clouds over India-Pakistan trade: Will politics continue to mar prospects?

The upshot is that there is only one direction that bilateral trade between India and Pakistan can now go due to politics. This entails a huge loss in potential opportunities, writes N Chandra Mohan for South Asia Monitor

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Bangladesh facing an increasingly violent Islamist ecosystem

Hasina, now basking in the glory of having led Bangladesh to phenomenal economic and human development progress in the golden decade of development, has her task cut out, writes Subir Bhaumik for South Asia Monitor

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Sri Lanka to get $500 million from China this month

Sri Lanka is expected to receive $500 million in dollar credit from the China Development Bank this month, according to a report in The Sunday Morning

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UN satisfied with relocation of Rohingya refugees to Bhasan Char island

The team of the United Nations who had visited Bhasan Char island - the new site for the relocation of 100,000 Rohingya refugees - has expressed its satisfaction with the facilities developed by…

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India witnesses another day surge in COVID-19 cases, 1185 people die in past 24 hours

There seems to be no respite from the hands of COVID-19 as India recorded 217,353 new cases in the past 24 hours, marking yet another day of surge in patient numbers, official government data…

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US clamps sanctions against Pakistani company functioning as Russian proxy

The US on Thursday sanctioned a Pakistan-based organisation and six individuals for trying to influence the US presidential 2020 election on behalf of a Russian network, the News reported

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South Korea bans visas for Bangladeshis

South Korea has on Friday announced a visa ban on Bangladeshis as many passengers traveling from the country were founded the COVID-19 positive upon their arrival in South Korea, reported The…

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Colombo Port City: Sri Lankan prime minister pet project faces legal hurdles

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s dream project Colombo Port City is facing legal hurdles as several political parties in the island nation moved the Supreme Court, challenging the…

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Why Nepal is not invited to Biden’s virtual summit on climate change

American President Joe Biden last month invited world leaders, including Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia and Xi Jinping of China, to a virtual summit on climate change

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Bhutan launches a million trees project

A million trees would be planted in the next five years in Bhutan’s fallow land under a drive, “Million Trees Project’, that kicked off this week in the Himalayan nation The drive aims to make…

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Taliban threatens US and NATO forces, asks to withdraw immediately

The Afghan insurgent group, the Taliban, has threatened US and NATO troops in Afghanistan with “countermeasures” for extending their presence beyond the 1 May deadline, as agreed in the Doha deal…

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Brawl in Maldivian capital over counting of votes

Ahmad Shareef, the head of the Maldives’ Elections Commission, has criticized the country’s political parties for resorting to “irresponsible” behaviors while the counting for votes of local…

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Sri Lankan seeks urgent delivery of Covishield from India

The Sri Lankan government is reportedly in touch with Indian officials to seek urgent export of around one million doses of Covishield vaccines from India for the second phase of its vaccination…

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Arrangements for return of Bangladeshi expatriates from five countries

The Bangladesh government has made coordinated efforts to help expatriates return hasslefree to their workplaces in five countries by special flights from Saturday in view of the ongoinglockdown,…

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I Just Heard, Rasik Balama

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Was taken to a psychiatric facility in US: Pakistani actress Meera

Pakistani actress Meera, who has also dabbled in Indian films, has claimed that she was taken to a psychiatric facility in USA and released only after the intervention of senior minister of her…

Mukesh Ambani supplies oxygen from his refineries to help in Covid fight

Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani, the country's richest man, will supply oxygen from his refineries to aid the tough battle against Covid-19, which currently has India under its grip

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