Highlights From South Asia News: April 24, 2013

New Delhi Cold to India-Nepal-China Tri-Lateral Cooperation
By Utpal Parashar (@utpal_parashar)
India has said it is too early to talk about tri-Lateral cooperation between China, Nepal and India. Former Chinese ambassador to Nepal Yang Houlan first introduced the idea of a tri-lateral cooperation.
From The Hindustan Times http://bit.ly/15HghyD
EU Criticized For Lifting Myanmar Sanctions
The Human Rights Watch has criticized the decision of the European Union to remove sanctions against Myanmar, as the country still suffers from an escalation of violence between Muslims and Buddhists.
From Deutsche Welle http://bit.ly/Zl7H4P

Weren’t Buddhists Supposed To Be Pacifists?
By Christian Caryl (@CCaryl)
From Foreign Policy http://atfp.co/10zSZd1

Kerry: Pakistan Afghanistan meetings end ‘on a good track’
By Karen DeYoung
US Secretary of State John F. Kerry met with leaders from Pakistan and Afghanistan to smoothen relations between two countries.
 From The Washington Post http://wapo.st/ZOTsk8

Earthquake Rocks Eastern Afghanistan
7 people have been killed and a dozen others have been injured as an earthquake of magnitude 5.6 hit Afghanistan.

From Aljazeera http://aje.me/Zl9FlK

Bangladesh Building Collapse Kills At Least 80
An eight-story building collapsed Wednesday morning on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital, killing at least 80 people and injuring hundreds, the national news agency reported.
By Jethro Mullen (@JethroMullen)
From CNN http://bit.ly/13uVb2b

Maldives Invited To Resume Its Seat AT Commonwealth Ministerial Action Grounp
Foreign Minister Dr Abdul Samad Abdulla will partake in a CMAG meeting in London
By Aminath Shifleen
From Haveeru Online http://bit.ly/Zlblvu

Sri Lanka
Minister Holds Opposition Responsible For Current Power Crisis In Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s Power and Energy Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi accused the main opposition United National Party (UNP) for the current power crisis crippling the nation.
From Colombo Page http://bit.ly/145FGlg

China Says “In-Compliance” With Border Agreements With India
China on Wednesday said its frontier troops were “in strict compliance” with agreements signed with India, while declining to comment on Tuesday’s flag meeting held to defuse recent strains along the Line of Actual Control (LAC)
By Ananth Krishnan (@AnanthKrishnan)
From The Hindu http://bit.ly/13uX2Ee

Be Wary Of False Prophets
By Harish Khare
From The Hindu http://bit.ly/Zrr9hh


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