Highlights from South Asia News: March 15, 2013

Nepal
Nepal War Crimes Panel to Probe Only Serious Violations
The truth commission will investigate “serious violations” of human rights only, incurred during the civil war period.

AFP http://bit.ly/ZuiJSm

Bangladesh
Double trouble brewing at India border with Bangladesh
The largest land port alone the India-Bangladesh border was indefinitely suspended after Bangladeshi gangsters attacked Indian truck drivers across the border.
The Hindustan Times http://bit.ly/WifYG4

Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Releases 32 Indian Fisherman
Following the intervention by the Indian government into the arrest of 53 Indian fisherman who were allegedly in Sri Lankan waters, the Sri Lankan government released 34 of those detained. 
The Times of India http://bit.ly/ZcrjpD

India
SEBI seeks Supreme Court Nod To Arrest Sahara Chief For Refund Default
The Securities and Exchange Board of India has moved to the Supreme Court in order to the arrest of business tycoon Subroto Sahara for defying orders of the court regarding charges of  illegally raised capital.
The Indian Express http://bit.ly/ZcT5Cr

Editorial
National Interest: Lawlipop Politics
By Shekhar Gupta from The Indian Express http://bit.ly/ZcShh8

Editorial
India’s Socialist Godmother: Sonia Gandhi
By Sadanand Dhume (@dhume01) from The Wall Street Journal http://on.wsj.com/Wi2v0S 

Pakistan
India Cancel Bilateral Hockey Series with Pakistan
As relations between the two countries sour further, India has cancelled the Hockey series that would begin on April 23.

Feature
The Pakistan Military’s New Coup Playbook
By C. Christine Fair (@cchristinefair) from Foreign Affairs http://fam.ag/15OKpp5 

Afghanistan
Afghanistan’s Biggest Ever Truck Bomb Diffused in Kabul: Spy Agency
By Mirwais Harooni (@MHarooni)
A truck packed with explosives was discovered in Afghanistan. The explosives planted by the Haqqani network could have demolished an area of 1.5 km.
  
Myanmar
Myanmar Parliament to Review Controversial Constitution
By Aung Hia Tun
The first step to amending the constitution set under a military rule has begun. The constitution bar’s Aan San Suu Kyi from presidency.
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