South Asia

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    Maldives opposition warns of ‘cowardly’ attempt to delay polls

    Agence France-Presse . Sri Lanka | Updated at 12:57am on August 07, 2018

    The Maldivian opposition said Monday that government warnings of a murky plot to destabilise the honeymoon islands were a ‘cowardly’ attempt by the ruling party...

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    India’s Rajya Sabha disrupts over NRC

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:10am on August 04, 2018

    Business in the upper house was disrupted for the fourth straight day, on the issue of the National Register of Citizens, final draft for the...

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    To what end this exercise?

    Alok Prasanna Kumar  | Updated at 12:00am on August 03, 2018

    THE ongoing crisis in Assam over the National Register of Citizens is largely the creation of the Supreme Court....

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    Golf boost for Bangladesh in SA Games

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on July 30, 2018

    Two-time Asian Tour winner Siddikur Rahman could lead Bangladesh team in next SA Games in Kathmandu after South Asia Olympic Council decided to allow the...

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    India hopes new Pak govt will work against extremism

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 01:59am on July 29, 2018

    India on Saturday said it hoped the new government of Pakistan would ‘work constructively’ to end extremism in South Asia, in its first comments following...

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    Afghan midwife training centre attacked, 2 dead

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 12:30am on July 29, 2018

    An hours-long extremists attack on a midwife training centre in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday killed at least two people and wounded five, police said, as...

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    Who will prevail?

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 25, 2018

    FOR years, political stability in nuclear-armed Pakistan has been a major concern for the international community, particularly for the West....

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    India’s social media monitoring plan worries SC

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:10am on July 14, 2018

    A government plan to monitor social media could turn India into a ‘surveillance state’, the Supreme Court was cited as saying on Friday as it...

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    Speakers for greater connectivity among SA countries

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:39am on July 05, 2018

    Speakers at a programme on Wednesday stressed the importance of increased connectivity among the South Asian counties through implementing Belt and Road Initiative and the...

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    Scores of South Asia asylum seekers held in Oregon

    Reuters . Portland | Updated at 11:50pm on June 21, 2018

    At least 72 South Asian asylum-seekers are being detained at a federal prison in Oregon after getting caught up in the Trump administration’s ‘zero-tolerance’ policy...