Highlights From South Asia News: April 4, 2013

Bangladesh
Bloggers In Bangladesh Protest Over Arrest Of Writers
Eight popular Bangladeshi bloggers have blacked out their websites as part of a 24-hour protest over the arrests this week of four online writers.
From BBC News http://bbc.in/11sGltu

Opinion
The Economist And The War Crimes Trial In Bangladesh
By Rabiul H. Zaki
From BD News http://bit.ly/ZaXV0p

Maldives
Column
Former Maldives President: “They Have To Finish Me Off For Their Coup To Be Successful”
By Joshua Keating (@joshuakeating)
From Foreign Policy http://atfp.co/ZCcAS9

Sri Lanka
India and Sri Lanka: Trawling For Trouble
Domestic tensions in both nations provoke worse relations across the Palk Strait.
From The Economist http://econ.st/13V2aph


Nepal
Government to Deploy 800 Mobile Teams of Technology
By Gani Ansari (@ansarigani)
The ministry of home affairs will deploy 800 mobile teams to accommodate the electoral rolls of those above 18, who do not have certificates to vote.
From Republica http://bit.ly/17fnDZ0
Myanmar
Myanmar Opens Up New Telecoms Frontier
By Daniel Thomas and Gwen Robinson (@RobinsonBKK)
The competition for the mobile network license in Myanmar intensifies as Vodafone has teamed up with China mobile. The list of companies competing for a mobile license is on this FT article.
From Financial Times http://on.ft.com/14QR2cw
Afghanistan
Afghan Official Says NATO Airstrike Has Mistakenly Killed Six People in Eastern Afghanistan
Four policemen and two civilians have been killed in a US air-strike in Deh Yak district of Ghazni province.
From Washington Post/Associated Press  http://wapo.st/10f0UZl

Profile
Attaboy
The Governor of Balkh, Atta Mohammad Noor is one of the most powerful men in Afghanistan today.
From The Economist http://econ.st/11syXOI
Pakistan
The MP’s in UK urge that Pakistan should not receive more aid, unless the government taxes the rich a meaningful amount of income tax.

India
Tax Havens Abroad:Where Can Indian Investigative Agencies Step In?
As evidence comes out that Indian industrialists and business leaders have tax havens abroad, The Indian Express exclusive story questions how national investigative agencies can help.
By Ritu Sarin
From The Indian Express http://bit.ly/10zM5iQ

Background
Indian Express- ICIJ Probe: Vijay Mallya, Ravikant Ruisa In Tax Havens 
From The Indian Express http://bit.ly/14HsJgU

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