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China will not define LAC; unlikely to revert to April 2020 status

India has hopes on continuing talks but for Beijing, talks are only to gain time - similar to what the terrorists do, writes Lt Gen P. C. Katoch (retd) for South Asia Monitor

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The curious affairs of Cynthia Richie and her Pakistani dalliances

There are numerous conjectures against or in support of Ritchie who is fighting her own court battles against the PPP brass. But it is not difficult to conclude that she is being used to tarnish the PPP leaders, dead and living, writes Mahendra Ved for South Asia Monitor

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Nepal and India need to know and understand each other better; blame game won't help

There is a crying need for establishing a Nepal Study Center in New Delhi and an India Study Center in Kathmandu, writes Kamal Dev Bhattarai for South Asia Monitor

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Health diplomacy: COVID-19 opens up opportunities for India’s pharma

As the world battled a never health threat in coronavirus, India’s dependable pharmaceutical sector has risen to the occasion, writes Dr. Gurpreet Sandhu for South Asia Monitor 

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'J&K militancy at lowest ebb, terror groups leaderless'

After the completion of one year of the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu & Kashmir, active militancy is in its "lowest" phase in the erstwhile state in decades and all terror groups are "…

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Report submitted to Pak SC in journo abduction case

Police in Islamabad has submitted a report to the Pakistan Supreme Court regarding the kidnapping case of a journalist, who was abducted in the capital city last month and released hours later the…

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Bangladesh orders all government employees back to work

The Bangladesh government has ordered all its employees to return to offices, ending a window for 75 percent of staffers to work from home amid the pandemic

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Counting of votes for general elections underway

Counting of votes cast in Sri Lanka's 16th general elections was underway on Thursday, a poll official announced

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360 new coronavirus cases detected; nationwide tally hits 21,750

Nepal's Ministry of Health and Population has recorded 360 new cases of the coronavirus infection on Thursday, taking the nationwide count to 21,750

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Illegal entry cases along the border increasing in Bhutan

Samtse court sentenced a 16-year-old student from Gomtu to two years in prison for breach of public order and tranquillity and for criminal nuisance last month

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Why Pakistan ISI wants another group ‘ready’ – to replace Taliban

Top sources within Afghan intelligence have revealed, that the Pakistan ISI wants another armed group ready – to replace the Taliban – in case the intra-Afghan talks succeed under US pressure

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Challenging six months ahead, warns Maldivian minister

Economic Minister Fayyaz Ismail has warned that the next six months would be challenging for the Maldives

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'Pakistani soldier killed, two critically injured in Afghan border violence'

A Frontier Corps soldier was martyred while two others were critically injured in separate incidents of violence against Pakistan Army posts by terrorists and Afghan Border Police from across the…

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Maldives to expand MIFCO facilities via Indian credit line

The Indian High Commission in Maldives, on Tuesday announced the expansion of Maldives Industrial Fisheries Company (MIFCO) facilities, a project funded by the USD 800 million credit line extended…

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UNICEF, USA extend USD 750,000 grant for Maldives' COVID-19 response

UNICEF Maldives, on Wednesday, extended a grant of US 750,000 through the United States to aid the Maldivian government's COVID-19 response, centred around providing assistance for schools and…

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India warns China against Kashmir interference

India on Thursday warned China against attempts to interfere in India's internal affairs after Beijing unsuccessfully initiated a discussion in the UN Security Council on Jammu and Kashmir

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Dine-in restaurants, salons to reopen on August 10 across Pakistan

Dine-in restaurants and beauty salons would reopen across Pakistan on August 10, Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar said Thursday in a televised address, as the efforts against the…

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Detention of India’s intellectuals: Is it persecution under the 1951 Refugee Convention?

The rising fundamentalism around the world in its fair share can be witnessed in India as well, where intellectuals, activists, and dissenters of the government are seen to be systematically…

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