Highlights From South Asia News: April 6th, 2013

The Secret Deal on Drones, Sealed in Blood 
By Mark Mazzetti (@markmazzettiNYT)
Some drone attacks that the Pakistani government took responsibility for were carried out by the CIA, writes Mazzetti
From New York Times http://nyti.ms/Z0q4uR

Burning in Nepal: Crisis in Nepal as Tibetan Monks Self-Immolate and China Cracks Down
By Kyle Knight (@knightktm)
Knight explores how Nepalese authorities are cracking down on Tibetan protestor’s in the country as they face more pressure by the Chinese government.
From Ibtimes.com http://bit.ly/Xw3fBb

Myanmar Given Web Boost as Google Search Gets Local Language Support and Cost of Sim Cards Set To Fall 

By Josh Horwitz (@Horwitzjosh)
Google has introduced support in Burmese in addition to six others spoken in the country. The Myanmar government also announced that it will reduce the price of cell phones. 
 From thenextweb.com http://tnw.co/Z9i3Rt

American’s Killed in Afghanistan Attacks 
As Martin Dempsey, the Chairman of US Joint Chief’s of Staff arrived in Afghanistan a car bomb killed six people, including three American soldiers and a Afghan doctor. The Taliban claimed responsibility.
From Aljazeera http://aje.me/10FkXzP

Bangladesh Islamists Rally Against Bloggers 
A hundred thousand marchers rallied in Bangladesh calling for death penalty for bloggers who insult Islam and Prophet Mohammed
From BBC http://bbc.in/14Np9BO

Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Navy Arrests 56 Tamil Fishermen in Two Days 
Tamil fishermen were arrested for fishing in the island’s international maritime boundary.
From Zee News http://bit.ly/14Nqg4z

India’s 35 “Protected “Monuments are ‘Untraceable’, archeological survey of India says
The Archeological Survey of India has announced today that it has no idea where 35 of India’s most valuable monuments are. The monuments include pre-historic site in Mysore, a 12th-century temple in Rajasthan among others.
From Times of India http://bit.ly/Z9oXWP

Finance Ministry Order’s Probe Against Mallya, others for tax evasion
Industrialists and businessmen are being probed for tax evasion in India, after it was discovered that businesses were using secret tax havens
Times of India http://bit.ly/141zR8K

Maldives Satellite Bid: Chinese Involvement Leads to India’s Alleged Security Concerns
By Leah Malone
The Indian government is pushing The Indian Space Reseach Organization to bid for the Maldives Communications satellite, as China is increasingly increasing interest and presence in the region.
From Minivan News http://bit.ly/16CRkjs


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