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Communal violence (Photo: Wikipedia)

Playing with fire: Communal flames in India pose a national threat

It is a sad picture of India of the 21st century that communal fires have erupted in states as far apart as Tripura and Maharashtra, writes Jagdish Rattanani for South Asia Monitor 

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The Modi government in India has repealed farm laws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The Modi government in India has repealed farm laws as it does not want to pay a political price in coming state elections, writes Jagdish Rattanani for South Asia Monitor 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

Former Maldives president Yameen

Former Maldives president Yameen acquitted in graft case; top court overturns conviction

In what is seen as a politically significant development, the Maldives Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned the conviction of former president Abdullah Yameen in a money laundering case where he…

Wikramanayake, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Macquaire Group

Sri Lankan Australian woman tops highest paid CEO list

British-born, Sri Lankan Australian Shemara Wikramanayake has topped Australia’s highest-paid CEO list, the media reported

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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…

UN reiterates its support to Bangladesh on Rohingya

UN reiterates its support to Bangladesh on Rohingya

The United Nations will provide continuous support to Bangladesh on the Rohingya issue, said United Nations Resident Coordinator Mia Seppo on Tuesday during her meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh…

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

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No travel ban; instead India offers vaccines, life-saving drugs to Africa

Even as most countries began slapping travel bans on African countries, India has offered support for Africa to combat the newly-emerged Omicron variant of the Covid-19 pandemic, including through…

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US-based digital transformation firm set to expand presence in India; more IT recruitments from India expected from global firms

A California-based digital transformation solutions company has announced the expansion of the workforce at its Bengaluru center to over 6000 employees

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Women take on rightwing bullies at Christian prayer hall in India

Rightwing activists from the Hindu ultranationalist Bajrang Dal allegedly barged into a Christian prayer hall in Belur city in Karnataka in south India on Sunday, accused the group of conversion…