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Feb 21, 2019
Women are 28 percent less likely to own a mobile than men in South Asia: ReportStudy tells us that a mobile phone is a primary way to access the internet for 48 percent of women mobile users.
Feb 19, 2019
Water dangers loom for South Asia: Report suggests countries have to start cooperating, or pay a huge priceWith glacier retreat, permafrost melt, and extreme rainfall events, ICIMOD’s HIMAP report suggests that the countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayas have to start cooperating far more closely, or pay a huge price
Feb 06, 2019
US CENTCOM commander Joseph Votel asks Pakistan to play constructive role, cease its behaviour undermining regional stabilityUS Central Command General Joseph Votel said on Tuesday that militants operating out of Pakistan and Afghanistan continue to threaten Afghan stability as well as stoke tensions between Pakistan and India
Jan 30, 2019
Pakistan-backed militant groups to continue attacks in India and Afghanistan, warns US National IntelligenceDirector of National Intelligence Dan Coats and heads of other top American intelligence agencies appeared before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on their worldwide threat assessment.
Jan 26, 2019
In South Asia, jihad is a mix of three ideologiesFrom living rooms to newspaper columns to security gatherings, jihad is a much debated topic.
Jan 13, 2019
Bangladesh Police resort to violence as garment workers protest over low wages; water cannons, tear gas used to disperse crowdsIn 2017, Bangladesh was the second-largest global apparel exporter after China. It has ambitious plans to expand the sector into a $ 50 billion a year industry by 2023.
Jan 11, 2019
Raisina Dialouge 2019: Hamid Karzai, Tony Blair speak at fourth edition of global summit addressing global changesSpeakers from over 92 countries, including the likes of Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg and former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, participated in the fourth edition of the Raisina Dialogue which began on Tuesday. Image courtesy: Twitter @raisinadialogue
Dec 28, 2018
Proposed China-Nepal railway expected to be game-changer, may reduce India's influence on Himalayan nationIn Nepal, the railway is being seen as a game-changer, not just for its potential to increase trade and connectivity but also its role in ending India’s chokehold.
Dec 18, 2018
Afghanistan welcomes US decision to exempt India from Iran sanctions over Chabahar port, thanks Washington for flexibility in tiesAfghanistan has welcomed the exemption from the Iran sanctions given by the US for the India-developed Chabahar Port project.
Dec 01, 2018
World AIDS Day: Meet the Haryana HIV warrior helping thousands of people fight their own battlesSurender, 42, is employed as a field coordinator for the NGO Saathi, which advocates for those affected by HIV