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South Asia

South Asia or Southern Asia, is the southern region of the Asian continent. The current territories of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka form South Asia

‘Landmark initiative’ as Bangladesh first to ban vulture-toxic drugs

Ornithologists said this is a landmark initiative to save the small remaining population of Asia’s globally threatened vultures -- an example for others like India, Pakistan, Nepal and Cambodia to ...

‘Landmark initiative’ as Bangladesh first to ban vulture-toxic drugs

Myanmar

Britain, Canada impose new sanctions as India agrees on need to restore democracy

The junta has also come under pressure from demonstrations and a civil disobedience campaign that has paralysed much government business

Myanmar's railway staff members take part in a protest demanding the release of detained Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon on 19 February 2021

Shashi Tharoor talks to Mahfuz Anam

'I wish you the courage to wage the battle'

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Daily Star, renowned Indian writer, novelist, politician and parliamentarian, Shashi Tharoor, speaks to editor Mahfuz Anam on press freedom in South Asia

'I wish you the courage to wage the battle'

Web-talk

Ensuring education in South Asia during the pandemic

Online education and technology is not the ultimate answer to education in countries of South Asia at the moment, given the low income status of the majority, observed speakers at a recent web-talk

Ensuring education in South Asia during the pandemic

South Asia in the post-COVID era of geostrategic competition

Speakers at a recent webinar mulled over pertinent questions and answers on 'South Asia in the Era of Geostrategic Competition.' The discussion, held on 4 February, was jointly organised by the ...

South Asia in the post-COVID era of geostrategic competition

India, Pakistan exchange list of nuclear installations

The agreement contains the provision that both countries inform each other of their nuclear installations and facilities on 1 January every year. This has been done consecutively every year since 1992

India, Pakistan exchange list of nuclear installations

COVID-19: Bangladesh, China, three other S Asian countries to strengthen coordination

Bangladesh, China, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka had “in-depth exchanges” on cementing the political consensus on jointly fighting COVID-19, enhancing cooperation on containing the coronavirus and ...

Bangladesh foreign minister AK Abdul Momen (2nd L) hands over some medical logistics to Chinese ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming as a goodwill gesture from Bangladesh to China at a programme at state guesthouse Padma, Dhaka on 18 February 2020

WB projects 1.6pc GDP growth for Bangladesh in 2020-21

Bangladesh's GDP growth will be 1.6 per cent in the running 2020-21 fiscal, World Bank on Thursday forecast in its twice-a-year-regional update.

WB

Shringla’s visit to Dhaka more than vaccine diplomacy

What did Bangladesh do to take part in the initiatives of other countries that are way ahead in production of COVID-19 vaccine before expressing its interest in joining human trial of vaccines being ...

Indian foreign affairs secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla (L) meets Bangladesh foreign secretary Masud Bin Momen

4 critical steps for fighting a historic remittance decline in South Asia

Remittances serve as lifelines between migrant workers and their families back home. Unfortunately, as a result of disruptions caused by COVID-19, the World Bank predicts that remittance flows will ...

Bangladeshi migrant workers
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