Highlights From South Asia News: March 30, 2013

Bhutan
Opinion
Bhutan’s Second Trip To The Parliamentary Polls
By Sudha Ramachandran
From The Diplomat http://bit.ly/10mV31g

Sri Lanka
Four Arrested Over Sri Lanka Anti-Muslim Attacks: Police
Sri Lanka’s police arrested four people and are looking for suspects on Saturday over the attacks on a Muslim-owned  clothing store that raised religious tensions in the country, a police spokesman said.
By Hassaan Ali
From Aaj TV http://bit.ly/ZtVMwB

Myanmar
Myanmar Economy Springs Back To Life
Greater political freedom brings benefits for business in capital after decades of economic sanctions and stagnation.
ByWayne Hay(@wayne_hay)
From Al Jazeera http://aje.me/10aBZpw

Pakistan
Musharraf’s Name Placed On Exit Control List
The Pakistan Interior Ministry sent notification to the Federal Investigation Agency Immigration to place ex-President Musharraf on the exit control list due to his involvement in a series of litigations matters.
From The Express Tribune http://bit.ly/1682SLo

Bangladesh
Bangladesh Police Arrest Four Pakistanis With Fake Currency, Bombs
Bangladeshi police have arrested four Pakistanis and 12 others, and 8 crude bombs and Rs. 12.9 million in fake Indian currency from a group that was allegedly planning subversive activities.
From The Times of India http://bit.ly/10pci37

Nepal
Jimmy Carters Heads to Nepal To Promote Democracy
Former US president Jimmy Carter headed Friday to Myanmar and Nepal, hoping to find ways to encourage democracy in the two Asian nations, which are undergoing political transitions.
From Yahoo News/AFP http://yhoo.it/ZtWkT5

Afghanistan
Afghanistan’s President Karzai In Qatar To Discuss ‘Taliban Talks’
While direct talks with Taliban officials remain problematic, Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrived in Qatar on a two-day state visit for talks with Qatari officials.
From BBC http://bbc.in/175h1MN

India
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Akhillesh Yadav, Atttacks Congress Government; Calls CBI ‘Persecution Tool’
Yadav alleged that the current government used the Central Board of Investigation against anyone who didn’t agree with it’s wishes, and that it will suffer during the next Lok Sabha polls.
From The Indian Express http://bit.ly/X41yZn
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