News Highlights From South Asia: May 25, 2013



Nepal

Nepal Commemorates First Everest Conquest
Preparations to celebrate Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary’s conquest over Everest 60 years ago have begun.
From Aljazeera http://aje.me/1akIvN9

Bangladesh

The Cost of Fashion
Will the building collapse where more than 1000 people died lead to a change in regulations in garment factories in Bangladesh?
From Aljazeera http://aje.me/ZkhPN9

India
Maoist Attack Kills Atleast 16 in India
By Gardiner Harris and Hari Kumar
16 people including a politician were killed by Maoists in the Chattisgarh state.
From New York Times http://nyti.ms/16hzF6s

Myanmar

A region in Myanmar limits Birth of Muslims
A state in Myanmar has imposed a two-child limit for Muslim Rohingya families.
New York Times http://nyti.ms/14PomOE

Afghanistan
Aid Groups in Afghanistan Access Security After Kabul Attack
By Nathan Hodge and Margherita Stancati
After insurgents attacked UN affiliated agencies in Afghanistan, UN groups are accessing security in the country.
From Wall Street Journal http://on.wsj.com/18fXrQ0

Pakistan
Pakistan School Van Fire Kills 16 Children, Teacher
From LA Times http://lat.ms/178d6kJ

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Monk Dies After Self Immolation
Gulf Times http://bit.ly/12VF4v3

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