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Jammu and Kashmir: Indian Army repatriates Pakistan boy in Karnah sector

A young boy of Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) who had inadvertently crossed over to this side of Line of Control (LoC) was Wednesday repatriated to PaK at Teethwal crossing in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district

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Afghanistan, Sri Lanka establish political consultations mechanism to deepen ties

Sri Lanka and Afghanistan have signed a memorandum of understanding establishing a bilateral political consultation mechanism to deepen ties, reported Colombopage

US in favor of direct talks between India and Pakistan

The United States has urged India and Pakistan to hold direct talks, reported Dawn

Give us money, not COVID-19 jabs: Afghanistan refugees tell Pakistan

Claiming that their camps were not hit by COVID-19, Afghan refugees in Pakistan’s southern provinces have demanded they want money from the Pakistan government and not vaccine jabs

Nepal, India to conduct joint study on construction around Mahakali river

Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has said Kathmandu and New Delhi have agreed to carry out a joint study on construction activities underway in and around the Mahakali river in Darchula district

IMF raises growth forecasts for India, Bangladesh, Maldives, Afghanistan and Nepal; downgrades Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bhutan

India and Bangladesh are expected to grow respectively by 12.5 and 5 percent respectively  in 2021, according to the latest GDP projections by the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

India extends $363000 in grants to fund school building in Nepal

India has granted around $363,000 (~ NPR 43 million) to authorities in Nepal for the construction of a secondary high school building in Udaypur district, reported the Himalayan Times

India mourns loss of lives in Bangladesh ferry tragedy

India has condoled the death of more than 20 people as a ferry sunk in a river near the Bangladesh capital Dhaka

Nepali migrant workers in India heading back home

As India reports more than 100,000 cases of COVID-19 daily, Nepali migrant workers in India have started their journey back home to Nepal, reported the Himalayan Times

Bangladesh offers development assistance to Afghanistan

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has offered assistance to Afghanistan for its development

Flight operations between Chennai and Jaffna to resume

Authorities in Sri Lanka are planning to resume Chennai- Jaffna flights soon. Resumption of air connectivity between the southern Indian city and northern Sri Lanka - that have social and cultural links - will give a boost to the tourism industry of the island nation, reported Daily Mirror

Pakistan postpones card renewal exercise for Afghan refugees

The Pakistan government and UNHCR have temporarily postponed the commencement of the “Documentation Renewal and Information Verification Exercise” (DRIVE) for Afghanistan refugees, media reports said

Amid supply constraint, Nepal, Sri Lanka struggle to continue vaccination

Nepal and Sri Lanka both are struggling to continue their vaccination drives amid uncertainty over the timely delivery of pre-ordered vaccines from the Serum Institute of India (SII)

India confident Bangladesh will deal with Islamist challenges

India expressed confidence that the Bangladesh government will aptly deal with the challenges posed by Islamist and fundamentalists groups that had recently been involved in staging violent protests during the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the country

UK bars entry of people from Pakistan, Bangladesh amid rising cases

As cases continue to rise in Pakistan and Bangladesh, the United Kingdom added Bangladesh, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Keyna to the red list country, meaning only British and Irish nationals living in this country would be allowed to go back to the U

Bhutan to have new chancery in Bangladesh

With the Bangladesh government allocating a plot at the diplomatic enclave at Baridhara, an upscale residential area in capital Dhaka, the Royal Bhutan Embassy will soon have a new chancery with traditional Bhutanese architecture

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