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Economic fallout of COVID-19 in South Asia greater than healthcare challenges: US think tank's report
World

Economic fallout of COVID-19 in South Asia greater than healthcare challenges: US think tank's report

The report, titled "Nine Months of COVID-19: The Impact on South Asia", was released by the Hudson Institute think tank on Friday

At least 1,16,000 infant deaths due to air pollution recorded in India last year, reveals study
India

At least 1,16,000 infant deaths due to air pollution recorded in India last year, reveals study

For the youngest infants, most deaths were related to complications from low birth weight and premature birth — direct outcomes of mothers' exposure to air pollution during pregnancy

19 years since 9/11, examining historical linkages between national crises and pathologising of sexuality
Arts & Culture

19 years since 9/11, examining historical linkages between national crises and pathologising of sexuality

The queer-immigrant-terrorist type is here to stay. It gives the US a ready justification to invest in surveillance technologies targeting Muslims and people of colour, to detain and deport, to live out its unruly visions anchored in homonationalism.

'Pathetic, most sexless': Newly declassified White House tapes reveal Richard Nixon's bigoted remarks against Indians
World

'Pathetic, most sexless': Newly declassified White House tapes reveal Richard Nixon's bigoted remarks against Indians

Richard Nixon, a Republican, was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 until 1974.

USA increases drilling for oil and gas, contributes to most of the methane emissions globally finds two studies
science

USA increases drilling for oil and gas, contributes to most of the methane emissions globally finds two studies

In South Asia, South America and Africa, growing agricultural activities have caused methane levels to spike.

COVID-19 lockdowns affecting efforts to deal with seasonal outbreaks of dengue worldwide
science

COVID-19 lockdowns affecting efforts to deal with seasonal outbreaks of dengue worldwide

The WHO says 2019 was the worst year on record for dengue cases, with every region affected, some countries were hit for the first time.

Neanderthal genes passed down makes some people more prone to COVID-19 infection, a new study proposes
science

Neanderthal genes passed down makes some people more prone to COVID-19 infection, a new study proposes

The Neanderthal gene was found highest in Bangladeshi ancestry, with 63 percent of its population carrying at least one copy of the risk variant.

Gunmen attack Sikh religious complex in Kabul; 200 trapped inside sanctuary area, says Afghanistan parliamentarian Narender Singh Khalsa
World

Gunmen attack Sikh religious complex in Kabul; 200 trapped inside sanctuary area, says Afghanistan parliamentarian Narender Singh Khalsa

Afghan security forces had blocked off the area and were taking on the attackers, Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said in a message to journalists

Pakistan's strike at India's recent purchase of air defence system is misplaced, country has long benefitted from US aid and military equipment
World

Pakistan's strike at India's recent purchase of air defence system is misplaced, country has long benefitted from US aid and military equipment

Alleging that Pakistan had been harbouring terrorists, Trump slammed the previous US governments for supporting the country.

With her new book on 1971 Indo-Pak war, Anam Zakaria attempts to understand one of the most defining years in South Asian history
Life

With her new book on 1971 Indo-Pak war, Anam Zakaria attempts to understand one of the most defining years in South Asian history

Anam Zakaria’s 1971: A People’s History from Bangladesh, Pakistan and India is an attempt at probing one of the most defining years in South Asian history.

US welcomes India's 'substantial investment and assistance' to Afghanistan as it looks to draw down troops
India

US welcomes India's 'substantial investment and assistance' to Afghanistan as it looks to draw down troops

Developing strategic partnership with India is a critical element of President Donald Trump's South Asia strategy, a senior administration official said Thursday noting that there were encouraging results of the move.

Post Article 370, Pakistan facing policy crises on Kashmir; creating unrest in Valley to internationalise issue Islamabad's last arrow
India

Post Article 370, Pakistan facing policy crises on Kashmir; creating unrest in Valley to internationalise issue Islamabad's last arrow

Pakistan wants to do something spectacular to pump oxygen into the Kashmir issue that is fast becoming redundant due to fatigue and, also, losing legitimacy, with its sharp turn towards Islamic State-styled caliphate jihadism

Kartarpur Corridor offers fresh chance to mend India-Pakistan relations, bring together troubled South Asia
India

Kartarpur Corridor offers fresh chance to mend India-Pakistan relations, bring together troubled South Asia

South Asia is a victim of the theory of realism in international relations which glorifies war, power maximisation, proliferation of military arsenal to maintain the balance of power, which has led to volatile situations.

Restrictions tightened in parts of Srinagar after locals raise slogans supporting Imran Khan's 'freedom for Kashmir' speech at UNGA
India

Restrictions tightened in parts of Srinagar after locals raise slogans supporting Imran Khan's 'freedom for Kashmir' speech at UNGA

Soon after the speech, hundreds of Kashmiris came out of homes, shouting slogans in support of Khan, calling for the independence of Kashmir

S Jaishankar's remarks on PoK an attempt to shift Kashmir debate, but little chance of India raiding Pakistan
India

S Jaishankar's remarks on PoK an attempt to shift Kashmir debate, but little chance of India raiding Pakistan

A careful parsing of Jaishankar’s comments indicates a stress on realism borne out of mitigating the challenges of exercising a hard option on Kashmir but the minister stayed short of sounding the bugle on PoK.

EU-like arrangement within SAARC could halt economic slowdown, but only if trade stops playing second fiddle to nationalism
India

EU-like arrangement within SAARC could halt economic slowdown, but only if trade stops playing second fiddle to nationalism

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) contains Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Maldives and India

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar says India open to talk about terrorism with Pakistan in 'civilised' manner
India

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar says India open to talk about terrorism with Pakistan in 'civilised' manner

S Jaishankar on Friday said that India is open to talk about the issue of terrorism with Pakistan provided that it is done in a 'civilised' manner.

Narendra Modi govt has managed Kashmir well so far, but litmus test will come when restrictions are relaxed
India

Narendra Modi govt has managed Kashmir well so far, but litmus test will come when restrictions are relaxed

What Narendra Modi will ultimately be judged on is his willingness to preserve and indeed enhance the ordinary Kashmiri’s dignity.

No sympathy for Imran Khan: Why it's impossible to take Pakistan PM's claims on J&K seriously
India

No sympathy for Imran Khan: Why it's impossible to take Pakistan PM's claims on J&K seriously

Imran Khan is clearly trying to address a western audience, and his claims are incumbent on a belief that his bluffs, misleading statements and plain lies will go undetected

Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2019 shortlist includes debut works of Tony Joseph, Nadia Akbar
Life

Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2019 shortlist includes debut works of Tony Joseph, Nadia Akbar

The Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2019 shortlist includes Nadia Akbar’s Goodbye Freddie Mercury, Babu Bangladesh by Atif Chowdhury, Ib’s Endless Search for Satisfaction by Roshan Ali, Priyanka Dubey’s No Nation for Women and Early Indians by Tony Joseph.