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    Sri Lanka court dismisses challenge to Rajapaksa’s citizenship

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:31am on October 05, 2019

    A Sri Lankan court on Friday dismissed a legal challenge to presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s Sri Lankan citizenship, removing a major barrier he faced in...

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    Bangladesh offers most liberal investment environment: PM

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on October 04, 2019

    Describing the investment environment in Bangladesh as the most liberal in South Asia, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged the world investors, particularly those...

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    Bangladesh moves up to 45th rank in military power

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:09am on October 01, 2019

    Bangladesh has been ranked 45th powerful military in the world in 2019 with a significant upward improvement compared to the position last year, according to...

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    Empower local government bodies with taxing power for better services

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on September 09, 2019

    Experts and economists from South Asia region on Sunday recommended an expansion of the taxing power of local government institutions in the region’s countries including...

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    Wheels on the bus, go round and round!

    Nazarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on August 25, 2019

    PERHAPS South Asia has embarked into a crisis of grave proportions. As the flames rise up, so do the ominous, dark clouds of war in...

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    Maldives ex-VP held in India

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:14am on August 02, 2019

    Former Maldives vice-president Ahmed Adeeb was detained Thursday by Indian authorities for trying to illegally enter the South Asian nation on a tug boat, officials...

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    Great feat, bad politics

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on July 24, 2019

    THERE were two sides to Armstrong’s walk on the moon 50 years ago. It demonstrated a great technological possibility for mankind. But the quest was...

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    Monsoon toll tops 553 in South Asia

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 11:51pm on July 22, 2019

    Severe floods and lightning have claimed the lives of more than 553 people across India, Nepal, and Pakistan, officials said Monday as the annual monsoon...

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    Monsoon rains wreak flood havoc across South Asia

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:13am on July 17, 2019

    Survivors scrambled for higher ground as torrential monsoon rains swept away homes and triggered landslides across South Asia Tuesday, with millions of people affected and...

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    14 killed in building collapse as monsoon batters South Asia

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:08am on July 16, 2019

    Fourteen people were killed when a building collapsed in northern India following heavy monsoon rains which have left more than 130 dead across South Asia,...