Time to reset the Indo-Sri Lankan relationship

Given Sri Lanka’s strategic location in the Indian Ocean, India seeks to exert all its influence to rebalance the island nation away from the dragon’s embrace, writes N Chandra Mohan for South Asia Monitor


Democratisation of road spaces: Cycling, pedestrian tracks must be integral to smart-city infrastructure

Changing our transport behaviour is therefore the need of the hour. It becomes imperative that cycling and pedestrian walking is fully integrated with our existing public transport systems, writes Pankaj M Munjal for South Asia Monitor


Ram Temple was necessary to re-establish traditional Hindu values

The struggle for building a Ram Temple should be seen as a clash between civilizational values, writes Arun Anand for South Asia Monitor 


India in the South China Sea: Need for counterweight to China in the region

India’s current policy reorientation suggests that for it to overcome its continental and regional challenges vis-à-vis China’s increasing assertion, it must also involve itself in Beijing’s geographic neighborhood, writes Don McLain Gill for South Asia Monitor


Containment, contact tracing key to Covid management: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held a review meeting with chief ministers or representatives of 10 states badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and advised that containment, contact tracing…


On National Minorities Day, Pakistan president reaffirms minorities will be respected equally

To honour the sacrifices of religious minorities in the country, Pakistan President Arif Alvi, on National Minorities Day reaffirmed that all communities residing in Pakistan will be treated and…


Bangladesh CJ orders resumption of in-person HC hearings

Bangladesh Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain has ordered the resumption of in-person hearings at the High Court from Wednesday after case proceedings in the e-justice system continued for three…


Sri Lanka president to swear in 28-minister cabinet Wednesday

Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa through an Extraordinary Gazette notification announced the Ministerial structure consisting of 28 Ministries and 40 State Ministries including the…


Nepal lost Rs 7 billion in exports of high-value products as virus strangles foreign trade

Nepal lost nearly Rs7 billion in exports of high-value products in the last fiscal year as trade restrictions triggered by the pandemic strangled international commerce


Bhutan imposes nationwide lockdown to curb COVID-19 spread

The Bhutan government has imposed a nationwide lockdown starting from Tuesday after a locally transmitted COVID-19 case was reported


1 dead, 2 injured in Kabul blast

At least one person was killed and two others were injured in a magnetic mine blast targeting a vehicle in Kabul, police said


'This is a drama to gain the support of India'

Mahibadhoo MP Ahmed Thariq has criticized the Speaker for “playing” a drama inside the parliament. MP Thariq was speaking in today’s parliamentary session where the whole house was debating on the…


Nepal and India officials to hold a high-level meeting on August 17

Following a nine-month-long hiatus in dialogue, officials from Nepal and India are preparing to take part in a meeting to discuss progress made in India-funded projects in Nepal, in Kathmandu on…


SAARC Development Fund approves USD 7.7 mn for COVID-19 response projects

SAARC Development Fund (SDF) has approved USD 7.7 million (M) to seven of its member countries for projects in response to the COVID-19 pandemic


Top UN official urges Kashmir dispute resolution

President-elect of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir, on Monday stressed the importance of a peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute for regional…


Bangladesh PM adviser, policymakers woo Chinese entrepreneurs

Salman F Rahman, advisor to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, and policymakers have asked Chinese entrepreneurs to invest in the country and export products back to Beijing using the duty-…


Majority of Indian parents oppose reopening of schools

Only 33 percent parents in India support reopening of schools from September 1, according to a survey by LocalCircles


Why India may be losing the battle in attracting companies relocating from China

In recent years, India has received considerable attention not only in the political and cultural world, but also in the financial world

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