Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir is now firmly on the path of development

With the historic revocation, the Indian government has finally applied salve on the festering anger in Kashmir: anger born out of chronic underdevelopment and misgovernance, writes Suchismita Panda for South Asia Monitor

BCIM Economic Corridor

Revive BCIM Economic Corridor for a sustainable techno-ecological trans-regional alliance

Cooperation among BCIM members is essential for the sustainable development of the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna basin, writes Dipankar Dey for South Asia Monitor

Afghanistan's civil war

Afghanistan's civil war is there to stay: Taming the Taliban is no easy task

US Secretary of Defense General Lloyd James Austin has said that the Afghan forces must slow the Taliban’s momentum. The question is how, writes Lt Gen P. C. Katoch (retd) for South Asia Monitor

Howrah Bridge

West Bengal can play a critical role in the success of India’s Act East policy

With the ever-growing presence of China in Southeast Asia, it would be injudicious to keep the economic and strategic prospects that West Bengal has to offer underutilized, and hostage to petty internal politics, writes Anondeeta Chakraborty for South Asia Monitor

India’s Covaxin

Bangladesh okays clinical trials of India’s Covaxin

In a decision that could rile China, Bangladesh has approved the clinical trials of India’s Covaxin, indigenously developed by the company Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council…


AAPI raised over $5 Million in Covid relief for India

The American Association of physicians of Indian origin (AAPI), the largest ethnic medical organization in the USA representing the interest of more than 100,000 physicians in the USA, stepped up…

China hosts Taliban delegation

China hosts Taliban delegation, calls group ‘pivotal military and political force’, flags its own terrorism concerns

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met a high-level delegation of Taliban leaders in a strategically significant interaction, as the group took control of a large swathe of territory in Afghanistan…

Presidency of the United Nations Security Council

With India taking over as UNSC president, an edgy Pakistan says it will keep a careful watch

Notwithstanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pledge that India will work for the entire humanity, and not only for those “who are on our side of the border," during its presidency of the United…

Modi launches new digital payment system in India

Modi launches new digital payment system in India; to benefit health and welfare services

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday launched e-RUPI --  his government's novel digital payment solution for delivery of health and welfare services -  which, for now, will be used to push the…

Pakistan National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf

Pakistan waits for White House to call: ‘We have other options,’ says Pakistan’s NSA

Pakistan National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf has said that his country has “other options” if US President Joe Biden continues to ignore the country’s leadership

Bangladesh first planned industrial city

Bangladesh receives USD 20 bn investment proposals for its first planned industrial city

Bangladesh has received investment proposals worth around USD 20.13 billion from 153 investors, including those from China and Japan, for its first planned industrial city which it wants to…

Covid vaccines

Over 10 million get first dose; WHO lauds Sri Lanka’s vaccination drive

Amid the continued threat posed by the Covid-19 Delta variant, over ten million people received the first dose of Covid vaccines in Sri Lanka, which received praise from the World Health…


Nepal's chief of market regulator under scanner for insider trading

Nepal has launched an inquiry into the alleged involvement of Securities Board of Nepal Chairperson Bhisma Raj Dhungana and Nepal Stock Exchange Chief Executive Officer Chandra Singh Saud in…

Bhutan vaccinating children

Bhutan vaccinating children between 12 -18 years

Bhutan has become the first South Asian country to start vaccinating its children against the Covid-19 virus

Anti-Taliban resistance

Herat emerges as the most powerful face of anti-Taliban resistance

Until a few days ago, it was uncertain if Herat, a western Afghan city encircled by insurgents from three sides, would survive the Taliban onslaught or not

Former Maldives president Yameen

Former Maldives president Yameen to be questioned in journalist murder case

Former President Abdulla Yameen, who is currently serving a jail sentence in a corruption case, will be questioned in connection with the disappearance and murder of a journalist

Vaccination in India

India needs to package the idea of getting vaccinated as a national duty to defeat Covid

A proposed solution would be a multi-sectoral approach involving various stakeholders including the state governments, civil society and private sectors, as also the religious sectors that…

Chinese Kali temple in Kolkata

The little-known Chinese Kali temple in Kolkata - a testament to cross-cultural bonding in challenging times

Kolkata is home to more than 2,000 Chinese, a close-knit community that has made the city its home for decades and arduously hung on to their culture and heritage through generations while making…

realme smartphones

realme to export Make in India smartphones to Nepal

Smartphone maker realme said it will export Make in India smartphones to Nepal from the ongoing third quarter

Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra

Husband's alleged porn film racket: No media trial please, respect my privacy, pleads Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty

Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty,  whose husband Raj Kundra was arrested last week for alleged production of pornographic films in a case that became titillating news fodder for television and…

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