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Is India turning its back on its benevolent past to shut doors on immigrants?

This is another aspect of the ‘Idea of India' on which the ruling party differs from the views of its opponents who swear by India’s multicultural society against the “one nation, one people, one culture” concept of the Hindu right, writes Amulya Ganguli for South Asia Monitor

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The overseas Indian and the false notion of Indianness

It is simplistically assumed that no matter what, the overseas Indian considers himself/herself to be, first and foremost, Indian. When the person does not conform to such expectation, there is a sense of betrayal and of feeling let down, writes Amb Amit Dasgupta (retd) for South Asia Monitor 

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Pakistan’s 1971 war debacle: A Bengali judge's report lies buried with little accountabilty

The five-year effort of Justice Rehman and two high court chief justices, and their damning indictment, seem to have made no impact either on the political class or the military in Pakistan in the long run, writes Mahendra Ved for South Asia Monitor 

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Can the UAE bring India and Pakistan back on dialogue path?

Had the Pakistan government had the moxie to act on recent thawing developments on the trade front, it could have given a golden opportunity for both nations to start discussions and dialogue, opening new doors to enhance bilateral, social, political, and economic relations, writes Asif Rameez Daudi for South Asia Monit

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China, Pakistan agree to jointly safeguard Asian peace and stability

Pakistan and China have agreed to jointly safeguard peace and stability of the world, especially Asia, and strengthen cooperation on counter-terrorism and peacekeeping in the UN framework,…

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Project to help 30 developing countries tackle marine litter scourge

An UN-backed initiative aims to turn the tide on marine litter, in line with the global development goal on conserving and sustainably using the oceans, seas and marine resources

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India conveys concern to US after its navy conducts freedom of navigation ops in EEZ

India has told the US that no country can transit through its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) without its prior consent in line with United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea after an American…

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Bringing big political mafias under the law: Pakistan PM

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said his government was bringing “the big political mafias”under the law, but stressed that when evil, corruption and disruptions plagued the system, change…

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COVID-19: Bangladesh records highest single-day casualties

Despite the country being under partial lockdown, Bangladesh on Friday recorded the highest ever single-day casualties due to the COVID-19. At least 77 deaths have been reported, said a report in…

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Sri Lanka begins random antigen testing nationwide

Authorities in Sri Lanka on Saturday started random nationwide testing to slow down the spread of the COVID-19 virus, reported Daily Mirror

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Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Nepal mourns Philip’s demise

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Nepal has condoled the death of Prince Philip, recalling his inspirational leadership and strong belief in the infinite potential of young people, The…

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Journalist who accompanied Bhutan PM to Bangladesh tests positive

A Bhutanese journalist, who was a member of Prime Minister  Lotay Tshering’s entourage to Bangladesh last month, tested positive for COVID-19 and has been quarantined at a facility in the capital…

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Three female polio vaccination workers killed in Afghanistan

Three female polio vaccination workers have been shot dead by unknown gunmen in the eastern province of Nangarhar in Afghanistan, just a day after the country rolled out its nationwide polio…

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Maldives sign agreement to support island tourism development with UNDP

The Maldives government has signed an agreement to support local island tourism with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

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Nations remain in touch even during wars: Pakistan on secret talks with India

Pakistan hinted that India and Pakistan remained in touch despite tensions in bilateral relations over the last few years

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Indian American man pleads guilty to sexual exploitation of children

An Indian-American man from Canton, Michigan, pleaded guilty April 7, 2021, to one count of sexual exploitation of children, announced Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of…

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Politician-police-criminal nexus makes governance challenging in India

The implementation of apex court-suggested police reforms including creation of state level security commission is required immediately to break politicians-police-criminal nexus that has created…

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Veteran Pakistani actress shooting for Hollywood project in Bangkok

Veteran Pakistani film and television actress Samina Ahmed is shooting for a Hollywood project in Thailand, according to her husband Manzar Sehbai.

'India has record level of stockpiled coal'

India has achieved a new record high, for the first time stockpiling a total of 132 million tonnes of coal - enough to run India’s power plants for two months - greatly exceeding the average of…

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