Highlights From South Asia News: April 7th, 2013

India, Bangladesh Discuss Management of Brahmaputra River 
Officials from India’s state of Andhra Pradesh and the Bangladeshi government discussed the management of the water from the Brahmaputra river for a mutually beneficial situation.
From The Hindu http://bit.ly/Xms2Fr

Indian Investments Created Three Times As Many Jobs As Chinese Investments
The Euro 43 billion invested by Indian companies between 2003 and 2012 has created 40,000 new jobs in greenfield projects, which is 3 times the ones created by Chinese firms, a report by The Europe India Chamber of Commerce (EICC) said.
From The Indian Express http://bit.ly/10IBBO6

Pakistan: Chequered Progress
While elections are a good news, there are many problems with the election process itself, write editors at the Guardian.
The Guardian http://bit.ly/12yHsXL

Afghan Official: Airstrike Kills 11 Civilians
An Afghan official says 11 civilians, including 10 children, were killed in an airstrike during a weekend military operation in eastern Afghanistan
By Kim Gamel (@KimGamel)
From AP http://bit.ly/16GyA4D

Strike Cripples Life Across Nepal
Political Parties opposed to Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi’s role as the caretaker of the upcoming elections enforced a nationwide strike.
Zee News http://bit.ly/12wSLTX

Indonesia Detains 80 Myanmar Rohingya
80 Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar after increased sectarian violence are detained in Indonesia. They said they were trying to get to Malaysia.
From The Australian http://bit.ly/10G2EJB

Expel Maldives From The ADB (Asian Development Bank)
By Teddy Locsin (teddyboylocsin)
Maldives should be expelled from the ADP for the lashing of a rape victim, writes Locsin.
Business Mirror http://bit.ly/10LiCAV

Cancel MP’s Trip to Sri Lanka, Jayanthi Tells FICCI
Indian Minister Jayanti Natarjan has asked parliament members to cancel the trip to SriLanka in solidarity with Sri-Lankan Tamils who are suffering human right violations.
From The Hindu http://bit.ly/12wXm8z


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