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VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - December 15, 2022

Afghanistan 'Majority of Displaced Populations in Afghanistan' Are Women: UN: Tolo News The UN Women in Afghanistan said that "women make-up the majority of the displaced populations in Afghanistan. The inability to exercise property rights or seek...

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - December 12, 2022

Afghanistan Clashes Occur Across Durand Line at Spin Boldak: Tolo News Clashes between the forces of the Islamic Emirate and Pakistan military happened along the Durand Line in Spin Boldak port, a spokesman told TOLOnews. Haji Zaid, a spokesman...

Time for a Sporting Push in India

Nothing succeeds like success on an international stage for lifting nation's morale. But developing competitive sporting capacities in India for success in Olympics also has value in building national identity, national pride and bonding. For...

Nepalese Budget 2021-22: Whiter Madhesh?

As the parliament in Nepal was dissolved by President Bidya Devi Bhandari on May 22 to pave the way for the mid-term elections in November, a week later, on May 29, in a televised address Finance Minister Bishnu Poudel presented the annual budget...

Future of Tokyo Olympics Uncertain

The Yoshihide Suga government in Japan is in a fix. The postponed Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to begin in six months from now on 23 July but in the wake of surging pandemic, there is increasing clamour both from the public and the opposition...

The Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Central Asia

Introduction The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is so profound that the world will never be the same again. Human communication, social norms and habits have transformed immensely due to this. More digitalisation and less physical interactions have...

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