Ending global fishery subsidies (Photo: WTO)

Ending global fishery subsidies: India leads the fight

Overfishing by highly subsidized distant water fishing fleets threaten the low-income countries that depend on fish for food sovereignty, hurting livelihoods of fisherfolk of this region like India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan, writes N. Chandra Mohan for South Asia Monitor

Bangladesh armed forces marching at India's R-Day parade in 2020 and Sheikh Hasina

Why no Bangladesh leader as chief guest at India's Republic Day yet?

It remains unclear why no leader from India’s closest neighbour Bangladesh has ever been a chief guest at the Republic Day parade, writes Nilova Roy Chaudhury for South Asia Monitor 

Pakistan CPEC

Pakistan's headaches multiplying: Afghan spillover, Chinese pressure compounding economic woes

Pakistan seems headed to greater instability with Taliban cadres joining ISIS-K against China for genocide against Muslims in Xinjiang, writes Lt Gen P. C. Katoch (retd.) for South Asia Monitor

India green energy (Photo: PTI)

Post-Glasgow, India should become a leader in the green energy drive

By becoming a leader in the green energy movement now, India can reap economic and climate change benefits for the nation and its citizens in the future, writes Frank F Islam for South Asia Monitor 

Foreign Minister G L Peiris

In a U-turn, Sri Lanka says it will retain personal laws, month after forming task force on uniform civil code

Sri Lanka will continue to retain personal laws for different communities, Foreign Minister G L Peiris has said after meeting with the envoys from Islamic countries, in a move that contradicts the…

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

Chinese Foreign Minister

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…

United Nation

UN credentials panel fails to recognise Taliban envoy; Kabul regime left without an international voice

In a diplomatic setback to the Taliban yearning for international recognition for its three and a half-month-old regime in Kabul, the deadlocked  UN credentials committee failed to act on the…

China-Bangladesh trade

Bangladesh can gain by taking part in Chinese trade fairs

Like Bangladesh, South Asian countries can use Chinese expos to promote their brands and build a new trade image

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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…


Samsung starts producing mobile phones in Pakistan

Samsung, the South Korean electronics and white goods major, has started production in Pakistan, lifting hopes of the authorities and the industry that this would cut down the import bill of the…

Nazrul Islam Ritu, has been elected as the chairperson of the Union Parishad in Bangladesh

First transgender elected as rural council head in Bangladesh

In a sign of changing times, a transgender person, Nazrul Islam Ritu, has been elected as the chairperson of the Union Parishad - a rural council - of Trilochanpur Union of Kaliganj in Jhenaidha…