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COVID: Why India's economy cannot afford another lockdown

As experts warn of a potential third COVID wave, many Indians are worried about their next paycheck. Small businesses and informal workers fear another lockdown could spell an end to their livelihoods.

Noor Mukadam's murder exposes toxic misogyny in Pakistan

A 27-year-old woman was first shot and then slaughtered by her male acquaintance in Islamabad last week. Experts say Noor Mukadam's brutal murder puts a spotlight on toxic misogyny in Pakistani society.

India seeks to reform its military amid new security threats

Experts say India has "a lot of catching up to do" in the domain of technological advancement, such as artificial intelligence. The country faces security challenges from multiple fronts, including China and Pakistan.

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