Rajapaksas should erase impression that it is family rule in Sri Lanka

The Rajapaksas have  entertained several projects with Chinese support and money, which is bound to cost Sri Lanka its sovereignty dearly in the coming years, if corrective steps are not taken, writes N.S.Venkataraman for South Asia Monitor


It is time for India to change the narrative with China

It is high time the Chinese political and military leadership are made to realise that chronic hegemonism and doggedness in constantly trying to crawl and clutch Indian territories are not going to work anymore and that the LAC must be clarified, writes Anil Bhat for South Asia Monitor


Should India continue to engage with the RIC?

For India, however, questions arise whether the RIC fits New Delhi’s objectives as it increases its strategic engagement with the United States, Japan, and Australia which goes against the RIC’s objective to undermine a growing American presence in the Indo-Pacific, writes Shantanu Roy-Chaudhury for South Asia Monitor


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


Three-fold rise in deaths of patients waiting for organ transplant during lockdown

The nationwide lockdown imposed from March 24 has affected services across sectors, and key areas of medical care were also not left untouched due to the 68-day total shutdown


Over two-thirds of PM Imran’s COVID-19 relief package remains unspent

The Rs540 billion – or a whopping over two-thirds of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s COVID-19 economic relief package -  that had to be distributed through ministries, could not reach the people…


Active Covid Cases: Bangladesh now eighth in world

Bangladesh is now on the eighth position of the countries' list with most active COVID-19 cases as the health directorate reported 2,617 new cases yesterday


Admiral (Rtd) Prof Jayanath Colombage new Secretary to Foreign Ministry

The government has appointed a new Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Relations, as well as several other ministries the government announced


Dozens feared buried as early morning landslide sweeps 13 houses in Sindhupalchok

An early morning landslide in Sindhupalchok district has swept at least 13 houses in Lidi of Jugal Rural Municipality-2


No construction allowed in Bhutan during lockdown

No construction works will be allowed in any part of Bhutan during the lockdown, which began on August 11


UAE to invest in solar power in Afghanistan

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) plans to invest in a solar power project in Afghanistan that would produce 3,000 megawatts of electricity


ADB provides funding for waste conversion to energy project

The Asian Development Bank has provided the Maldives with USD 73 million to establish a treatment facility that will incorporate waste to energy technology of WTE


Pakistan rejects allegations of 'illegal fencing' along Afghan border

The Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday rejected Afghanistan's insinuation that Islamabad was conducting "illegal fencing" along the two countries' border, adding that it was being done to…


Saudi Arabia asked to renew $3.2b oil facility by Pakistan

Pakistan has requested Saudi Arabia to renew the $3.2 billion deferred payment facility for oil supplies after a one-year agreement between the two countries for the arrangement expired in May…


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…


Tibetan-Chinese man arrested in Delhi suspected of working for Chinese intelligence

Nabbed in a crackdown on a multi-billion hawala racket operating in Delhi-NCR, Luo Sang, alias Charlie Peng, is suspected to be an agent of the Chinese intelligence service, the Ministry of State…


Once seen as 'common heritage', Mughal-e-Azam's 60th anniversary goes unnoticed in Pakistan

Those who follow Bollywood, anywhere in the world, are taking note of the iconic Mughal-e-Azam, which completed 60 years this month, as its screenplay, written by four veterans of that golden age…


BIMSTEC should be energised to boost connectivity, cooperation between South and Southeast Asia

After World War II, the world observed an increase in regional organisations with an objective to strengthen cooperation in shared areas

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