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US vows to deepen India partnership against China dangers; no zero-sum proposition vis-a-vis Pakistan

Biden is having to deal with the geopolitical realities of the rising threat from China and has to have India as a strategic asset for meeting the challenge, writes Arul Louis for South Asia Monitor 

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Developing India’s port sector to meet its global aspirations

In the last six years of being in office, this government has taken numerous initiatives to harness the potential of the maritime sector and improve India’s global standing, writes Cmdre Anil Jai Singh (retd) for South Asia Monitor

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South Asia: Economic reality and policy options

Global recession has amplified domestic economic challenges and caused output contraction in 2020, with economies that rely heavily on tourism and travel particularly hard hit are Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, writes Partha Pratim Mitra for South Asia Monitor

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Quad should define the new global narrative in checking China's rise

India too would appear to be finally moving towards a more ‘aligned’ foreign policy in response to a militaristic and aggressive China and its puppet ally Pakistan, both implacably opposed to her rise, writes Amb Bhaswati Mukherjee (retd) for South Asia Monitor

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China pledges another 600,000 doses of vaccines to Sri Lanka

China has offered to donate 600,000 Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines to Sri Lanka. However,  the Sri Lankan drug regulators are yet to give emergency use approval to the Chinese vaccine, reported Daily…

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Pakistani ploy to turn UN counter-terrorism efforts into justification for terror

Pakistan is attempting to turn UN's counter-terrorism efforts into justification for terrorism

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India, Nigeria hold counter-terrorism dialogue

At the invitation of National Security Adviser Ajit K. Doval, Nigeria's National Security Adviser Major General (Retd.) Babagana Monguno visited New Delhi for the First Strategic and Counter-…

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Another Pakistani varsity introduces dress code for girls

The University of Peshawar (UoP) has joined the Hazara University, Abbottabad and Bacha Khan University (BKU), Charsada, in introducing strict dress codes for female students and teachers, banning…

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Bangladesh prime minister among top three women inspirational leaders

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been featured amongst the top three inspirational women leaders in the Commonwealth for the leadership shown by her in tackling the COVID-19 crisis in…

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Sri Lanka gets first indigenous medicine university

In first of its kind, Sri Lanka finally got its first university specially dedicated to the development and promotion of indigenous medicine in Colombo

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Nepal may roll out 5G by July

If everything goes as planned, Nepal would soon become the first country in the South Asia region to roll out 5G services, reported The Kathmandu Post

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Growing number of water birds sighted at Bhutan’s sewerage ponds

For bird enthusiasts and conservationists, it was a sight to behold when they saw a huge flock of water birds at the sewerage ponds in Babesa, Thimphu

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Three women media workers shot dead in Afghanistan

The targeted assassinations against journalists and human rights activists in Afghanistan continue unabated with three more women media workers of a local news channel were shot dead by unknown…

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China increases vaccine donation to Maldives

The Chinese government has increased its donation of COVID-19 vaccines to the Maldives from 100,000 to 200,000 vaccine doses

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Sri Lanka’s claim on WCT ‘factually incorrect’, says India

India refuted the claim made by the Sri Lankan government that the Indian High Commission in Colombo had granted approval to the proposed West Container Terminal (WCT) deal

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Biden appoints two more Indian Americans, a Pakistani American to his administration

A day after President Joe Biden joked that Indian-Americans were taking over the US, he appointed two of them as special assistants advising him on domestic policy

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There Is No Fighter Like A Hungry Fighter

There is no fighter like a hungry fighter

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Nepal’s stolen ancient artifact set to return after 40 years

The months-long joint investigation, involving several agencies of the United States and Nepal, led to the return of Nepal’s rare artifact, Patan’s status of Vasudeva Kamalaja, to Nepali…

ANSA Merchant Bank acquires Bank of Baroda, Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad conglomerate ANSA Merchant Bank has finally taken over  Bank of Baroda (Trinidad and Tobago) Limited on March 1. The bank will continue to function as Bank of Baroda until month-end

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