• Dear Muslims, Tablighi Jamaat committed a crime against humanity. Don’t defend them0

    I am not encouraging Islamophobia, it is a prejudice that needs fierce opposition but if this isn’t plain stupidity in the name of Allah, then what is? BISMEE TASKIN 1 April, 2020 The Print Religion has often caused harm to the world and humanity as a whole, whether in the form of environmental damage by filing the Yamuna

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  • Drugs worth of Rs 12 Billion seized in Sri Lanka’s International waters0

    Sri Lanka navy has seized a large haul of narcotic drugs worth of Rs 12 billion in the deep sea off the southern coast Mar 31, 2020 Sri Lanka navy has seized a large haul of narcotic drugs worth of Rs 12 billion in the deep sea off the southern coast. Sailors aboard the “SLNS

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  • COVID 19: South Asian nations must take care of refugees, or we all are vulnerable0

    The Rohingya refugees staying inside and outside camps in Bangladesh and India are worth mentioning in the South Asian context. Their already slum-like dwellings, lack of fresh water and sanitation, densely-crowded living conditions and hunger puts them in a more perilous situation, writes Sariful Islam for South Asia Monitor By Sariful Islam Mar 31, 2020 The whole

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  • Why India has deployed S-30 MKI at Tamil Nadu?0

    28th March 2020 Group Captain (Retd) Sultan M Hali India has recently deployed Sukhoi-30MKI fighter aircraft equipped with BrahMos supersonic Cruise missiles at Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu as per threat analysis, says Indian Air Force Chief, Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria. Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter aircraft armed with BrahMos air-launched supersonic cruise missiles were inducted into Indian Air Force’s

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  • Maldives is winning the fight against coronavirus0

    13 out of 17 cases recover as counter-measures work and China lends a helping hand by Editor March 31, 2020 MALE, March 31 (Xinhua) — Maldives has seen an overall reduction of COVID-19 cases, with more patients recovering than new ones being confirmed amid stringent precautionary measures taken by the government. And China is helping the

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  • Second COVID-19 death reported in Sri Lanka0

    by Editor March 30, 2020  March 30 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka’s Health Ministry, on Monday (30) confirmed its second COVID-19 death. The patient who had been infected by the novel coronavirus has passed away while receiving treatment at the Negombo General Hospital. The deceased had suffered from a heart attack as well as a chronic respiratory

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  • Global Population: Too Few Versus Too Many0

    When fertility rates drift from an average of about two births per woman, societies must manage population bulges of very young or old. Nigeria has a fertility rate of 5.5 children per woman, with a median age of 18. The median age for Italy, with a rate of 1.3 children per woman, is 45. Such

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  • Commerce and Conflict: Navigating Myanmar’s China Relationship0

    Report 305 / Asia 30 March 2020 Crisis Group Isolated from the international community, Myanmar is deepening its dependence on China. But closer ties, Beijing-backed megaprojects and private Chinese investment carry both risks and opportunities. Both states should proceed carefully to ensure local communities benefit and avoid inflaming deadly armed conflicts. Related Tags Economics of

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  • News / Bangladesh in lockdown as virus halts business and threatens the economy0

    © Sjankauskas By Bangladesh correspondent 30/03/2020 The Loadstar Bangladesh’s key seaport, Chittagong, is facing heavy congestion in its yard as a government-decreed national holiday restricts the flow of goods. The government has declared a 10-day general holiday between 26 March and 4 April, barred people from going outside from home and halted all types of

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  • Govt health experts recommend lockdown extension as migrant exodus ‘undermines’ containment0

    21-day lockdown will help, but top health experts working closely with PM Modi’s Covid-19 team recommend it should be extended due to migrant exodus. SANYA DHINGRA and HIMANI CHANDNA 30 March, 2020 New Delhi: India’s three-week lockdown to contain the spread of Covid-19 should be extended by at least a week as the large migrant exodus from the big

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  • Questions thrown up by the COVID-19 crisis in Sri Lanka0

    COVID-19 containment jostles with demand for food and democracy by Editor March 30, 2020  By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Colombo, March 30 (Ceylon Today): Today, the people of Sri Lanka are in the grip of two worries: One of them, of course, is COVID-19. The other is food sufficiency – whether the household has enough food until the

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  • Sri Lanka: Rajapaksa’s Redux: Jingoism 1, Justice 00

    The return of a Rajapaksa to the island’s highest office coincides with a potent form of majoritarianism in Sri Lanka, driven simultaneously by jingoism and fear among the electorate, writes Arman Sidhu for South Asia Monitor By Arman Sidhu Mar 29, 2020 Following his decision to pardon and release former army officer Sunil Ratnayake, Sri Lankan

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  • Why Modi broke ranks from his nationalist ‘friends’ abroad0

    While Trump and Bolsonaro are worried about the virus’ impact on their nation’s markets, economies and, by extension, their political future, Modi was open enough to admit that the pandemic would have economic costs, but saving lives was more important for him and his government, writes Tarun Basu for South Asia Monitor By Tarun Basu Mar 29,

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  • Vitriol and Violence: A Coronavirus Death Exposes Paranoia in India0

    Fake news about coronavirus spreads on social media in India with dangerous ramifications Reuters March 29, 2020 When Satyaki Mitra’s father developed a mild fever in mid-March, the graduate student in Philadelphia wasn’t especially worried. He told his 57-year-old father, living in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, to get tested for the new coronavirus.

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