Highlights From South Asia News: April 12, 2013

Supreme Court Set To Reveal 182 Payments To Journalists, 18 Remain Hidden
The Supreme Court of Pakistan is set to order the release of a secret list of journalists and media organisations bribed by the government in the name of national security, in a decision expected next week.
From The International News http://bit.ly/158u68U

Bhutan Set To Plough Lone Furrow As World’s First Wholly Organic Country
Bhutan plans to become the first country in the world to turn its agriculture completely organic, banning the sales of pesticides and herbicides and relying on its own animals and farm waste for fertilisers.
From The Guardian http://bit.ly/16SbKXY

Sri Lanka
Cricket Blooms In Sri Lanka’s North After The War
By Andrew Fidel Fernando (@andrewffernando)
From ESPN CricInfo http://es.pn/14hGHal

Bengali Language Paper Amar Desh Runs On Limited Scale Post Editor’s Arrest
Amar Desh, will continue running on a limited scale under executive editor Abdal Ahmed, despite the arrest of their managing editor and sealing of their presses.et Abdal Ahmed said on Friday
From Bdnews.com http://bit.ly/153upSa

Manmohan Singh, Angela Merkel Agree On Concluding India-EU Free Trade Agreement
India and Germany set a target for concluding the long-awaited India-EU FTA (Free Trade Agreement) this year notwithstanding a number of unresolved issued and the opposition party’s demand for Parliamentary scrutiny this “highly controversial” move.
From The Indian Express http://bit.ly/YQtoJO

Government Ready to Un-ban Wheat Products
The Nepali government making plans to unban wheat products from the export list because of a Chinese demand and surplus production.
From eKanitpur http://bit.ly/17vw02S

First the Good News
By Kunda Dixit (@kundadixit)
Despite progress and indicators that show a reduction in poverty in Nepal, the progress is very skewed, writes Dixit.
From Nepali Times http://bit.ly/10VcN77

Taliban Attack Kills 13 in Afghanistan
The Taliban killed 18 in an army outpost on the border of Pakistan.
From USA Today http://usat.ly/12RH4r4

Myanmar Court Jails Muslim Shop Owners After Anti-Muslim Riots
By Aung Hla Tun and Jared Ferrie
The owners of the gold shop where the protest between Buddhists and Muslims broke out are arrested and jailed for 14 years.
From Reuters/ Yahoo News http://yhoo.it/158BEIM


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