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News Analysis

India’s great firewall against China could backfire

In an unprecedented move this week, India banned 59 Chinese smartphone apps, including popular applications such as TikTok and CamScann...

With India’s TikTok ban, the world’s digital walls grow Hi...

The global internet is fracturing. And people like Anusmita Dutta are paying the price. Dutta, 24, joined TikTok three years ago and n...

Narendra Modi finds neighbours silent as India-China tensi...

If Prime Minister Narendra Modi thought he could count on the public support of neighbors as he faced his most significant foreign poli...

Forget rumours, Amit Shah is still Narendra Modi’s man for...

“Mujhe moti chamdi pe kathor chot karna ata hai,” (I know how to give a grievous wound to a thick skin) said Amit Shah, Uni...

China-India border talks prevent another ‘Doklam’, standof...

The ongoing border issues between China and India will not likely escalate into another Doklam standoff after military commanders from...

India's border dispute with neighbors

India faces territorial issues with many of its neighbors. Over the past 70 years, it has succeeded to resolve its boundary issues only...

South Asia scrambles to bring home crisis-hit migrant work...

South Asian nations are scrambling to repatriate hundreds of thousands of migrants stuck abroad without work due to the coronavirus cri...

Nepali Muslims eye India's growing Islamophobia with fear

In early April, 13 members of Islamic missionary group Tablighi Jamaat tested positive for coronavirus while living in a mosque in sout...

How US-China cold war will transform Pakistan

 “No one can serve two masters,” reads a verse in the sixth chapter of the Gospel of Matthew. “For either he wil...

Can COVID-19 draw Pakistan and Russia closer together?

Ties between Pakistan and Russia date back to the Early Modern period, when the Muscovite Tsar Ivan the Terrible and his successor Alex...

India's tracing app gets flak over lack of data security

New Delhi-based student Shrutika Patade downloaded Aarogya Setu last week after she received at least 10 text messages from the Indian...

China-India face-off along Sikkim border could hurt ties,...

After a long time, once again a confrontation between the Indian and Chinese troops has taken place along the boundary in north Sikkim....

'Buy a mask or food?': South Asia's poor face stark choice

Buy a mask and let his family go hungry, or buy food and go out into the crowded city without one - that is the stark choice facing Hay...

Cornered in the party, Oli should mend his ways, say analy...

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli may have managed to calm a brewing storm for now by withdrawing the two controversial ordinances, but diss...

India's curbs on Chinese investment might affect its tech...

The Indian government's new curbs on foreign direct investment (FDI) from China might kick the legs out from under the table of the bi...

Bangladesh: Low COVID-19 testing rate raises concerns

Concerns continue to grow in Bangladesh over the country's limited coronavirus testing capacity, with experts urging the government to...

Domestic violence comes to a head in locked-down India

Shilpa walked for 12 kilometres until she reached her maternal home on April 1, 2020. Unable to bear her brother-in-law’s beating...

Two million could die in Bangladesh from Coronavirus, warn...

People leave Dhaka with high coronavirus risk Bangladesh is facing up to two million deaths from the COVID-19 epidemic if imme...

Khaleda’s release: Magnanimity, diversion or COVID-19?

Chairman of the major opposition party BNP (Bangladesh Nationalist Party) and twice the prime minister of Bangladesh, Begum Zia was pla...

Virus control tests solidarity of South Asia bloc

With the coronavirus spreading around the world, the number of infected cases in South Asia continues to rise. This led Indian Prime Mi...

Kashmir shuts again, this time to combat the coronavirus

“This year August came in March only,” said Abrar Ahmad Shah, a businessman who lives in Khanyar, in downtown Srinagar. On...