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As catastrophe looms, Idlib awaits its fate

The likely consequences of an offensive are displacement of around 900,000 people, a bloodbath in Idlib and rise of terrorist activities around the region, writes Lakshmi Priya for South Asia Monitor 

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The Mob, Mobocrats and Mobocracy

I have been watching with utter dismay and disbelief that a nuclear power like Pakistan is so completely helpless and powerless in clearing its capital of a bellicose mob, hell-bent on challenging the writ of the Government - and by that token the will of the state.

Rohingya crisis requires urgent resolution

The Rohingya community appears to be the most persecuted and helpless minority group in the present world.

China will not give up its demands on India

India and China were ‘eyeball to eyeball’ for 73 days at the Doklam tri-junction area of India – China –Bhutan. The standoff began when China attempted to construct a road to Doklam plateau, a disputed territory between Bhutan and China.

Modi is still the leader whom majority Indians trust

Recently  I watched a video sent by an esteemed friend of mine denouncing the work of the Modi government in India. I do not agree  on the contents of the video and also on the  assessment of some of my friends who commented on the video.

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Indian cities, states step up climate action plans

At the Global Climate Action Summit, mayors and government functionaries of Indian cities have announced to scale up their actions to combat climate change and to protect people from hazardous climate impacts.

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Chinese company bids for monorail in Kathmandu

A Chinese company has submitted the feasibility study report of a proposed monorail in Kathmandu city, taking forward China’s efforts to develop infrastructure in Nepal, as they are seekin...

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