Highlights From South Asia News: April 25, 2013

Bangladesh Factory Lacked Building Permits, Officials Say
Rescuers in Bangladesh succeeded in freeing 31 people from the rubble of a factory building the day after it collapsed, killing at least 235, as Dhaka city officials reported that the structure had been built without proper permits on unstable land.
By Tom Wright (@TomWrightAsia) and Syed Zain Al-Mahmoud
From The Wall Street Journal http://on.wsj.com/14SNjfA

What Really Pays Four Our Cheap Clothes?
By Anna McCullen
From CNN International http://bit.ly/12KK6LC

Sri Lanka
Commonwealth Urged To Drop Sri Lanka Venue Amid Human Rights Accusations
A leading human rights group urged the Commonwealth to shift the venue of its November summit from Sri Lanka because of Colombo’s failure to address accusations of rights violations in the final stages of the civil war.
From Reuters http://reut.rs/12o039s

No Proposal For US Base In Maldives
Maldives Defence Minister Mohamed Nazim refuted rumors suggesting that the United States had proposed to establish a military base in the Maldives despite having plans to conduct training with a few countries.
By Abdullah Jameel
From Haveeru Online http://bit.ly/15RnnjV

No Evidence That Modi Incited Rioters Or Pressured Police: Special Investigation Team
Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team cleared Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in 2002 post-Godhra riots case after investigating complaint filed by Zakia Jafri
From The Indian Express http://bit.ly/17kH4yF

Bomb in Pakistan kills 5 Near Political Office
Five people were killed as a bomb ripped through an election office of a major political party in Pakistan. As elections approach, militant groups are increadingly attacking liberal parties.
The New Zealand Herald http://bit.ly/14f5BqH

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s Election Campaign Speech (Urdu With Subtitles)

Police Crack Down On Myanmar Mine Protest: activists
Protests by villagers near a Chinese backed mine was violently broken by the police. Aung San Suu Ki has requested that villagers accept compensation.
Channel News Asia/ AFP http://bit.ly/11o6aZF

Are Myanmar’s hopes fading?
By Aung Zaw
Are the seeds of sectarian conflict destroying Myanmar, questions Zaw.

The Big Retrograde
The economist explains how America is in a logistical limbo as it tries to transport war hardware back home.
From The Economist http://econ.st/ZRD5Dw

Nepal, China Hold Trade Talks
Officials talked about how to reduce Nepal’s trade deficit with China. Nepal requested that China provide better transportation.
From Republica http://bit.ly/17YCHaW


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