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Asia takes precautions against Omicron, but a surge may be inevitable

Entry and quarantine restrictions are being reinstated across Asia. However, countries are still witnessing a steady surge in infections. 
“Once the pace picks up, its upsurge would be extremely fast," said Dr. Shigeru Omi, a top medical adviser to Japan's government.(ANI Photo)
“Once the pace picks up, its upsurge would be extremely fast," said Dr. Shigeru Omi, a top medical adviser to Japan's government.(ANI Photo)
Published on Dec 29, 2021 12:15 PM IST
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The politics of Covid-19 in Southeast Asia

The piece has been authored by Ananya Raj Kakoti, Campaign Associate with Indian-Political Action Committee (I-PAC) and Gunwant Singh, Scholar of International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Thailand, Singapore, and Cambodia have come up with laws to crack down on critics of their Covid-19 response by regarding them as imparting misinformation. Philippines has also used cybercrimes laws to target government critics. Similarly, Indonesia and Malaysia are scapegoating certain communities for the spread of Covid-19.(Reuters)
Thailand, Singapore, and Cambodia have come up with laws to crack down on critics of their Covid-19 response by regarding them as imparting misinformation. Philippines has also used cybercrimes laws to target government critics. Similarly, Indonesia and Malaysia are scapegoating certain communities for the spread of Covid-19.(Reuters)
Updated on Dec 21, 2021 03:55 PM IST
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Southeast Asia reopening borders and living with Covid-19

The piece has been authored by Mehdi Hussain, assistant professor, University of Delhi & PhD research scholar, Jawaharlal Nehru University
The World Travel and Tourism Council’s estimated that travel and tourism contributed to Southeast Asia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for about $380 million in 2019 or 12% and over 42 million jobs or over 13%. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)(Photo by Capturing the human heart. on Unsplash)
The World Travel and Tourism Council’s estimated that travel and tourism contributed to Southeast Asia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for about $380 million in 2019 or 12% and over 42 million jobs or over 13%. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)(Photo by Capturing the human heart. on Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 10, 2021 04:44 PM IST
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The future of war in South Asia: Innovation, technology and organisation

  • The study has been edited by Manoj Joshi and Pushan Das
As the report recounts, the face of warfare is changing with the rapidly evolving development of advanced war fighting technologies.
As the report recounts, the face of warfare is changing with the rapidly evolving development of advanced war fighting technologies.
Published on Oct 22, 2021 10:33 PM IST
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Asia's airlines treat passengers to more offers as tough Covid travel curbs ease

Malaysia and Vietnam are allowing domestic flights to resume from this week, India is lifting a domestic capacity cap while Singapore, Thailand and Fiji are opening without Covid-19 quarantine to vaccinated international travellers from select countries. 
In this photo taken on October 9, 2021, a Singapore Airlines (SIA) passenger plane prepares for landing at Changi Airport in Singapore. Asia's airlines treat passengers to more flights and offers as tough Covid-19 travel curbs ease(Photo by Roslan RAHMAN / AFP)
In this photo taken on October 9, 2021, a Singapore Airlines (SIA) passenger plane prepares for landing at Changi Airport in Singapore. Asia's airlines treat passengers to more flights and offers as tough Covid-19 travel curbs ease(Photo by Roslan RAHMAN / AFP)
Updated on Oct 13, 2021 12:43 PM IST
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South Asia needs a collective pandemic agenda

The study has been authored by Shashika Bandara, Soumyadeep Bhaumik and others from the South Asian region.
For Bihar, data shows that there were 251,053 “excess deaths” since the start of the outbreak compared to the corresponding four-year period before the pandemic (2015-2019). (Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)
For Bihar, data shows that there were 251,053 “excess deaths” since the start of the outbreak compared to the corresponding four-year period before the pandemic (2015-2019). (Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 30, 2021 07:32 PM IST
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WI v SA: Umpire's howler leaves de Villiers, Steyn and Twitterati shocked- WATCH

  • The fifth and final T20I between West Indies and South Africa witnessed a shocking call from the umpire and got the likes of AB de Villiers and Dale Steyn talking about it.
This is the moment shocking umpiring during the fifth T20I between West Indies and South Africa that left AB de Villiers, Dale Steyn and Twitterati shocked.(Screengrab/Twitter)
This is the moment shocking umpiring during the fifth T20I between West Indies and South Africa that left AB de Villiers, Dale Steyn and Twitterati shocked.(Screengrab/Twitter)
Published on Jul 04, 2021 08:21 PM IST
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Drug trade booming amid pandemic, Asia sees record rise in crystal meth use

The trafficking of methamphetamine or meth, by far the region's most popular drug, suffered a short-lived disruption during the height of the pandemic but rebounded to a higher level than a year before, the UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said in a report.
Wholesale prices of meth declined in Cambodia, Malaysia and Thailand due to the surge in supply. (File Photo / Reuters)
Wholesale prices of meth declined in Cambodia, Malaysia and Thailand due to the surge in supply. (File Photo / Reuters)
Published on Jun 10, 2021 10:32 AM IST
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Instagram, The Queer Muslim Project join hands for 'Digital Pride Festival 2.0'

Pride Month 2021: South Asia's largest virtual network of Queer, Muslim and allied individuals - The Queer Muslim Project ties up with Instagram to celebrate and support the LGBTQIA community with a second edition of the Digital Pride Festival.
Instagram, The Queer Muslim Project join hands for 'Digital Pride Festival 2.0'(Instagram/thequeermuslimproject)
Instagram, The Queer Muslim Project join hands for 'Digital Pride Festival 2.0'(Instagram/thequeermuslimproject)
Updated on Jun 02, 2021 10:26 AM IST
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India, Bangladesh to aid South Asia's 'historical growth' by 2022: World Bank

The region is expected to grow by 7.2% this year after contracting an estimated 5.4% in 2020, the development lender said in a report Wednesday.
World Bank headquarters.(File photo)
World Bank headquarters.(File photo)
Updated on Mar 31, 2021 10:40 AM IST
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Deadly heat waves will become more common in South Asia, say scientists

According to the research, published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, with two degrees of warming, the population's exposure to lethal temperatures rises by close to three times as compared to recent years.
Several other parts of northwest India also continued to record severe heat wave conditions on Wednesday.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Several other parts of northwest India also continued to record severe heat wave conditions on Wednesday.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 25, 2021 01:05 PM IST
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China to build important 'passageway' to South Asia through Tibet: Report

China will support Tibet in building the passageway to South Asia, state-run Xinhua news agency reported, quoting the 14th Plan document which was submitted to the National People’s Congress, (NPC), China’s Parliament.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and other leaders attend the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins(REUTERS)
Chinese President Xi Jinping and other leaders attend the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 05, 2021 08:53 PM IST
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The Delhi-Beijing battle in South Asia

China’s influence has grown, but contrary to conventional narrative, it is not necessarily ‘winning’. India has retained its focus
By standing up militarily to China on the Himalayan borders, India also made it possible for smaller nations at the receiving end of Chinese aggression to envision the possibility that subservience to China is not the only option(ANI)
By standing up militarily to China on the Himalayan borders, India also made it possible for smaller nations at the receiving end of Chinese aggression to envision the possibility that subservience to China is not the only option(ANI)
Updated on Jan 06, 2021 06:13 AM IST
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Mutant strains emphasise the need for strict controls

It is important to keep the viral load in check so that the natural benefits India’s population enjoys of broad-based immunity can be best made use of
he State must act fast to enforce indoor lock downs and effective ‘social and physical distancing’ norms through media, social help groups, vigorous public announcements and by applying force, if that becomes necessary.(REUTERS)
he State must act fast to enforce indoor lock downs and effective ‘social and physical distancing’ norms through media, social help groups, vigorous public announcements and by applying force, if that becomes necessary.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 31, 2020 05:43 AM IST
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ByNarinder K Mehra

Check out a virtual pandemic-era travelogue focused on South Asia

The Daak Vaak repository on Instagram is crowdsourced, with people sending in photographs of cities they love and miss.
Karachi. For some, the repository offers glimpses of cities they will likely never visit. For others, it is a reminder that borders often separate people who were once one.(Lawaiza Zahid Hussain)
Karachi. For some, the repository offers glimpses of cities they will likely never visit. For others, it is a reminder that borders often separate people who were once one.(Lawaiza Zahid Hussain)
Updated on Dec 27, 2020 05:41 AM IST
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Ajay Khurana: Leading REHAU India’s flight to newer horizons

REHAU, a leading global player in the furniture and building industry, is all set to foray into new product segments, solutions as well as verticals under the leadership of Ajay Khurana, Chairman, REHAU South Asia.
Ajay Khurana, Chairman, REHAU South Asia.
Ajay Khurana, Chairman, REHAU South Asia.
Updated on Dec 23, 2020 12:33 PM IST
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Trouw Nutrition, the global leader in animal nutrition is ready to serve South Asia

South Asia’s largest animal nutrition premix production units is now in Jadcherla.
Trouw Nutrition has a state-of-the-art production facility in Jadcherla, Hyderabad
Trouw Nutrition has a state-of-the-art production facility in Jadcherla, Hyderabad
Updated on Dec 15, 2020 06:05 PM IST
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Two out of five women in South Asia have experienced partner violence: World Bank

A staggering two out of five women in South Asia have experienced intimate partner violence and Covid-19 has worsened the situation.
A staggering two out of five women in South Asia have experienced intimate partner violence and Covid-19 has worsened the situation.(ANI)
A staggering two out of five women in South Asia have experienced intimate partner violence and Covid-19 has worsened the situation.(ANI)
Updated on Dec 15, 2020 04:21 PM IST
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Uber eyes a bigger slice of EV space

However, the companies are aiming to accelerate some of their larger plans to take the green route as they expect strong recovery in these segments once the restrictions are lifted.
Uber said its plan to reach 200 cities by end of 2020 was affected by the pandemic, but it remains on course to achieving the milestone.(Hindustan Times)
Uber said its plan to reach 200 cities by end of 2020 was affected by the pandemic, but it remains on course to achieving the milestone.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 30, 2020 02:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | BySharan Poovanna and Madhurima Nandy

Chanakya: India’s new template for the neighbourhood

Managing South Asia — through hard instruments when unavoidable and close engagement whenever possible — is essential
New Delhi is aware that managing the larger neighbourhood is inextricably linked to domestic stability, external power projection, and retaining its influence regionally at a time when China is actively intervening in smaller countries of South Asia with the explicit objective of undermining Indian interests(ANI)
New Delhi is aware that managing the larger neighbourhood is inextricably linked to domestic stability, external power projection, and retaining its influence regionally at a time when China is actively intervening in smaller countries of South Asia with the explicit objective of undermining Indian interests(ANI)
Updated on Nov 23, 2020 06:21 AM IST
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Kenya walked into the dragon’s trap. It holds a message for South Asia | Opinion

Like in Kenya, one of China’s largest trade partners in Africa that owes $6.5 billion to China, 22 percent of its total external debt. China’s interest payments represent 87 per cent of the cash used to service debt expenditure in 2019.
According to the Financial Times, China has transferred nearly $150 billion to governments and state-owned firms in Africa alone to secure commodity supplies and fund its global network of infrastructure projects, President Xi Jinping’s signature Belt and Road Initiative.(Reuters image)
According to the Financial Times, China has transferred nearly $150 billion to governments and state-owned firms in Africa alone to secure commodity supplies and fund its global network of infrastructure projects, President Xi Jinping’s signature Belt and Road Initiative.(Reuters image)
Updated on Nov 13, 2020 08:21 AM IST
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How India can take the lead in reviving tourism in South Asia

The pandemic provides an opportunity for India to take the lead in promoting regional tourism, an important metric of soft power
Owing to restrictions on free and confident movement of people, the tourism ecosystem, which employs 300 million people globally, has been disrupted(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Owing to restrictions on free and confident movement of people, the tourism ecosystem, which employs 300 million people globally, has been disrupted(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 05, 2020 05:45 AM IST
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ByRiya Sinha and Bhumika Sharma

China building cloud computing centre in Tibet to serve South Asian countries

The new centre in Lhasa is part of the Chinese information technology ministry’s plan to make Lhasa the communication and information hub for South Asia.
A file photo of the Chinese national flag being raised during a ceremony in Lhasa.(Reuters file)
A file photo of the Chinese national flag being raised during a ceremony in Lhasa.(Reuters file)
Updated on Oct 29, 2020 04:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | BySutirtho Patranobis

Excerpt from Nine Nights of the Goddess: The Navaratri Festival in South Asia edited by Caleb Simmons, Moumita Sen and Hillary Rodrigues

This extract from an essay by Hillary Rodrigues looks at the procedures and symbolism of the Bengali Durga Puja
Women in Kolkata performing the 'Dhunachi' dance on the arrival procession of the Goddess Durga idol at their community puja pandal ahead of Durga Puja amid the coronavirus pandemic.(PTI)
Women in Kolkata performing the 'Dhunachi' dance on the arrival procession of the Goddess Durga idol at their community puja pandal ahead of Durga Puja amid the coronavirus pandemic.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 23, 2020 01:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHillary Rodrigues

Brunch Focus: ‘Never waste a good crisis’

Neeraj Govil, Senior VP – South Asia, Marriott Int’l, quotes Winston Churchill as he talks about new opportunities, reopening with care and added engagement with customers
Neeraj Govil, Senior Vice President – South Asia, Marriott International, has solid views on the hospitality business
Neeraj Govil, Senior Vice President – South Asia, Marriott International, has solid views on the hospitality business
Updated on Oct 11, 2020 01:16 PM IST
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The issues that matter to Indian-Americans

Its latest poll tells a most consequential story, but one that has received little attention: Indian-Americans don’t actually care much about US policy for South Asia.
Biden has promised that relations with India will get “high priority” and has bashed India’s regional adversaries — China and Pakistan — to burnish his credentials as the better custodian of ties with New Delhi.(AP)
Biden has promised that relations with India will get “high priority” and has bashed India’s regional adversaries — China and Pakistan — to burnish his credentials as the better custodian of ties with New Delhi.(AP)
Updated on Sep 25, 2020 07:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByYashwant Raj

Cross-border terror among key challenges for Saarc: Jaishankar

Jaishankar was addressing an informal virtual meeting of foreign ministers of the eight-member grouping, whose functioning has stalled because of differences between India and Pakistan
The meeting of the foreign ministers is an annual event held on the margins of the UN General Assembly.(PTI)
The meeting of the foreign ministers is an annual event held on the margins of the UN General Assembly.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 24, 2020 04:59 PM IST
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Turkish President Erdogan’s J&K remark riles India

This was not the first time that India and Turkey have engaged in a terse exchange on the Kashmir issue – Erdoğan has repeatedly raised the matter after the Indian government scrapped Jammu and Kashmir’s special status in August last year, and India has pushed back on each occasion.
In February, India made a strong demarche with the Turkish government on Erdoğan’s remarks on Jammu and Kashmir during his visit to Islamabad.(AP)
In February, India made a strong demarche with the Turkish government on Erdoğan’s remarks on Jammu and Kashmir during his visit to Islamabad.(AP)
Published on Sep 24, 2020 01:53 AM IST
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China sends hardcore ambassadors to South Asia to push BRI and undermine India

The United Front Works Department has more power in the Chinese system than the foreign ministry and the appointment of UFWD officials to ambassadorial positions in South Asia indicates the seriousness in which China is pushing its influence in the region.
The modus operandi of UFWD is to target opinion makers and try to co-opt them to support China’s cause.
The modus operandi of UFWD is to target opinion makers and try to co-opt them to support China’s cause.
Updated on Sep 14, 2020 10:30 AM IST
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In reference to China, India and US discuss ‘destabilising actions’ in region

At an intersessional meeting under the 2+2 dialogue format, the two sides discussed efforts to counteract ‘recent destabilising actions in South Asia’ and Indo-Pacific region, a possible reference to Chinese actions in South Asia and South China Sea.
Indian defence minister Rajnath Singh, external affairs minister S Jaishankar, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and defence secretary Mark Esper speak after the 2019 U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue n Washington on December 18, 2019.(REUTERS/File)
Indian defence minister Rajnath Singh, external affairs minister S Jaishankar, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and defence secretary Mark Esper speak after the 2019 U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue n Washington on December 18, 2019.(REUTERS/File)
Updated on Sep 11, 2020 11:28 PM IST
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