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Only 5% of South Asia’s total trade takes place within the region, says World Bank. Here’s why

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

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It takes 138 hrs, 55 signatures to move 1 truck from India to Bangladesh, says World Bank

In an interview with ThePrint, World Bank’s Cecile Fruman says just 5% of South Asia’s trade is within the region. More free trade agreements, seamless connectivity needed, reports Nayanima Basu.


Pakistan will be kept afloat as no country wants a ‘nuclear Somalia’, says ex-envoy Vivek Katju

The former Indian ambassador said that the country ‘has always been beyond its means’, and the economic crisis it is facing is ‘nothing unusual’, reports Shyam Nandan Upadhyay.


Didn’t take care of your parents in old age? For Mizos, it means losing status as legal heir

SC decides property dispute pertaining to inheritance of assets belonging to one P.S. Dahrawka, who had 8 children with wife Kaithuami: Seven daughters and a son, reports Apoorva Mandhani.


Ukraine has shown Indian diplomacy is like Indian driving—any lane, any time, US or Russia

Academics have warned that India, by following its position, risks China doing invasions along the lines of Ukraine. So, India must outline the ‘red lines’, writes Tara Kartha.


India’s school education now has three class layers. Blame political meddling in syllabus

Unprofessional working style of the CBSE under constant political pressure have also been pushing India’s schools to opt for international boards, writes Arvind Kumar.


There’s a Chinese ‘storm’ coming. India needs to consider 5 factors to face this challenge

India must devise a new playbook that recognises national security today is a domain of intense competition. It needs innovation and new talent, writes Raj Shukla.


There’s a new national political alternative emerging & it’s bad news not just for the BJP

BJP’s one main old rival is declining across the country, and it’s being replaced by new, noisier, sharper, more populist and ruthless challengers, writes Shekhar Gupta, in this week’s ‘National Interest’.

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