South Asia Updates

UN says it’s agencies aiding millions of flood-hit people in South Asia

All Round View (United Nations): United Nations humanitarian agencies are working with the Government and partners in Nepal to bring in clean water, food, shelter and medical aid for some of the 41 million people affected by flooding and landslides in South Asia, the UN said Thursday. Nearly a thousand

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PM leaves for home after official visit to Maldives

All Round View (Male, Maldives): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Thursday left here for Islamabad after a three-day official visit to Maldives. The Prime Minister was seen off by President of Maldives Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, the First Lady and other high official at the airport. The Prime Minister was

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Is Nepal going to be an Indian province?

All Round View (Islamabad): “Apparently the Mahalangur Range separates China and Nepal but factually the two countries share very close linguistic, cultural, marital, and ethnic ties” :rofl: Mount Everest has ever been a passion to mountaineers in spite of the fact that almost 300 of the striving mountaineers lost their

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India, Japan target maritime security pact during Shinzo Abe’s September visit

All Round View (New Delhi): India and Japan hope to put in place a maritime security pact when PM Shinzo Abe visits mid-September for the annual summit amid China’s growing aggression in East and South China Seas besides Indian Ocean Region — a common concern for both New Delhi and

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UN chief congratulates Sri Lanka on setting up office of missing persons

All Round View (United Nations): UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has congratulated the Sri Lankan Government for setting up an Office of Missing Persons (OMP), “an important step for all Sri Lankans who are still looking for the truth about their loved ones.” “The United Nations stands ready to support this

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Nepal set to escape reliance on inadequate Indian Internet as Chinese option arrives

All Round View (Beijing): Internet services from China will soon be available in Nepal, ending India’s bandwidth supply monopoly in the country. This is set to be a great boon to the South Asian country, which is still rebuilding its shattered economy and infrastructure after a devastating earthquake in 2015.

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Bhutan should be more worried about a takeover by India: Bhutanese expert

All Round View (Beijing): China’s negotiation with Bhutan on the border dispute is beneficial for the latters sovereignty, while India’s involvement is an act of surrendering sovereignty to another nation, said a Bhutanese expert. Wangcha Sangey, a legal consultant for the Bhutanese news portal bhutannewsnetwork.com, posted an article denouncing India’s

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HRW to Bangladesh: End disappearances and secret detentions

All Round View (New York): Bangladesh security forces have illegally detained hundreds of people since 2013, including scores of opposition activists, and held them in secret detention, a prominent international human rights watchdog group said in a report released Thursday. The New York-based Human Rights Watch called on the Bangladesh

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China can rethink stance on Sikkim, Bhutan: Global Times

All Round View (Beijing): Beijing should reconsider its stance over the Sikkim issue, although China recognized India’s annexation of Sikkim in 2003, it can readjust its stance on the matter. There are those in Sikkim that cherish its history as a separate state, and they are sensitive to how the

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