Highlights from South Asia News March 10, 2013

Maldives
For Chinese, Maldives Boycott Goes Beyond Instant Noodles 
A move by an upscale hotel in Maldives removing kettles from rooms to prevent Chinese guests from cooking instant noodles has sparked a big debate about discrimination
http://nyti.ms/12EycFy from New York Times

Nepal
Nepal Jails Tibetan’s on Uprising Anniversary
On Tibet’s 54th anniversary uprising, the Nepalese police have arrest 18 people on suspicion of anti- China activities
http://aje.me/XAO8V2 from Aljazeera

Myanmar
Myanmar opposition reappoints Aung San Suu Kyi as leader 
Myanmar’s long silenced opposition reappointed Aung San Suu Kyi as it’s party leader in view of winning in elections in 2015.
http://bit.ly/XzBju9 from The Indian Express

Afghanistan 
Karzai Chides US during Hagel’s Afghanistan visit
Afghan President Hamid Karzai, in a heated rhetoric, blamed the US military for propelling further violence by fighting the Taliban.
http://wapo.st/ZwetDZ from The Washington Post

Review of Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan by William Dalrymple
Dalrymple’s latest book explores the historal narrative around the East India Company and Afghanistan.
http://bit.ly/Ztmbyt from Dawn

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka rejects the new US resolution as intrusive, unjust and politicized 
Sri Lanka rejected the new resolution put forward in the UNHRC by the US about its alleged human rights violations on grounds of being unjust, unfair and and contrary to principles of genuine cooperation.
http://bit.ly/YTPPbS from Colombo Page

India
‘India First’ is my definition of secular for India: Narendra Modi 
Often critiqued for his extremist view on religion, BJP leader and Gujarat Chief Minister said in a videoconference addressing Indian-Americans that for him secularism is the important
http://bit.ly/XbFAWN from The Indian Express

Bangladesh 
Cricket – Sri Lanka 570-4 declared vs. Bangladesh 224-4 in the first test
Bangladesh suffered four wickets on the third day of the test cricket match against Sri Lanka
http://bit.ly/16ixsVF from IBN Live

Pakistan
Drone Strike Reported in Pakistan 
Two People suspected of being militants were killed in Peshawar this morning in North Waziristan. The attack, if confirmed to be a US strike, will be the first US drone attack in Waziristan in two months.
http://nyti.ms/WWzuDU from New York Times

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