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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has held a bilateral meeting with her Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa. (Photo: PID)

Why Sri Lanka and Bangladesh need a FTA

Sri Lanka and Bangladesh must sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and, if needed, a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) to boost trade and connectivity, writes Pathik Hasan for South Asia Monitor 

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The Modi government in India has repealed farm laws

Why a strategic turnaround by Modi on the farm laws

The Modi government in India has repealed farm laws as it does not want to pay a political price in coming state elections, writes Jagdish Rattanani for South Asia Monitor 

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Afghanistan’s economy has collapsed

How bad is Afghanistan’s economy? Recipe for a failed state

Extractive institutions ensured that the limited gains of growth in Afghanistan were cornered by political elites like warlords, writes N. Chandra Mohan for South Asia Monitor

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Commissioning by Pakistan Navy of Chinese built warship PNS Tughril

The maritime dimension of the India-Pakistan conflict

With geopolitical rivalry in the Indian Ocean Region intensifying, China and Turkey are exploiting Pakistan’s troubled relations with India to push forward their own strategic interests, writes Niranjan Marjani for South Asia Monitor 

Pakistan insists on transporting Indian wheat to Afghanistan using Pakistani trucks under UN banner

Pakistan insists on transporting Indian wheat to Afghanistan using Pakistani trucks under UN banner

Pakistan appears to have put conditions on the transportation of India’s humanitarian assistance offered to Afghanistan as Islamabad has been insisting on transferring wheat consignments using…

Sajid Mir, who allegedly was involved in the 26/11 terrorist attack in 2009 in Mumbai, is on the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation's Most Wanted Terrorist list. (Photo: FBI) A poster for the State Department's Rewards for Justice (RfJ) counter-terrorism list that offers a bounty for information leading to the capture of terrorists involved in the 26/11 attacks. (Photo: RfJ)

In US crackdown on 26/11 conspiracy, a Pakistani American in jail, a Pakistani Canadian awaiting extradition to India, and four on wanted list

With the alleged help of Rana, Headley got a business visa for India and conducted surveillance for the terror attacks that killed more than 174 people, including six Americans

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China will work with Russia and India in a 'spirit of oneness', says Chinese Foreign Minister

The RIC Grouping (Russia, India, China) demonstrates genuine multilateralism in relations to the world, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Friday and "China will work with Russia and India…

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World order cannot remain frozen at 1945; crying need for UN reform, says India

India on Friday pushed strongly for reformed multilateralism, saying reform of the United Nations is being blocked using a smokescreen of consensus and thereby denying the international community…

Dr Mubashir Hasan, Kamla Bhasin, Lahore, October 2018. (Photo: Samina Bano Rehman)

The spirit of South Asia: Remembering Kamla Bhasin

Sapan is a coalition of individuals and organisations that places India-Pakistan relations in a regional context and calls for a visa-free South Asia

Asma Jahangir Conference in Pakistan (Photo: Naya Daur)

Cross red lines at your own peril in Pakistan: Message to opposition and media

The Asma Jahangir Conference in Pakistan last week sparked a somewhat balanced and much-needed discussion on the issues concerning the country

HCL opens new office for 4000 employees in Colombo

Indian IT major HCL opens new office for 4000 employees in Colombo

Indian IT major HCL Technologies (HCL) opened a grand new office in the Sri Lankan capital at the state-of-the-art Cinnamon Life complex

Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara (Photo: Scroll)

Sikhs protest over Pakistani fashion model posing bareheaded in front of Kartarpur Gurdwara: Pakistani minister seeks apology from designer, model

Angry protests by Sikhs and others in India over a fashion model posing bareheaded and with her back to the revered Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan forced the Pakistani fashion brand Mannat…