News Highlights From South Asia: June 3, 2013

Nepal Gets TransShipment Facilities For OverSeas Import
International Companies will now directly be able to transport material to Nepali borders, without having to change shipping companies to transport goods from Kolkata and Haldia ports.
From Republica

Myanmar News Editor Win’s Award
Hyut Aung, head of Myanmar’s Eleven Media group won the World Association of Newspaper and News publisher’s annual media freedom award for continually defying the military junta in Myanmar.
From Bangkok Post

Pakistan Protest’s After Diplomat Manhandled in New Delhi
Pakistan’s first secretary Zargham Raza was mishandled by a group of unknown motorcyclists in Delhi while shopping. Pakistan’s high comission has lodged an official protest with the Indian government.
From Dawn

Afghanistan Suicide Blast Targeting NATO Patrols Kills 2 Troops, Nine School Children
A suicide bomber killed 12 people on Monday including two foreign service men.
From CBS News

Majority of Bangladesh Garment Factories Vulnerable to Collapse
By Jason Burke
3/5 th of Bangladesh garment factories are vulnerable to collapse, according to a survey by engineers. Last month’s Ratna Plaza collapse left more than 1,100 people dead.
From The Guardian

Maldives Assures US Of Free and Fair Polls
The Maldives assuredthe ambassador of the United States accredited to the Maldives, Michele J Sison, that the Presidential elections coming up in September will be conducted in a free and fair fashion.
From Gulf News

Political Parties Fall Under The RTI Act, Says Central Information Commission
Setting a new bench mark in transparency in politics, the Central Information Commission today held that political parties are answerable under the RTI Act (Right to Information Act).
From The Indian Express

Sri Lanka
Video Report
Sri Lanka ‘Has Learned Lessons From Reconciliation’
Sri Lanka’s high commissioner to the UK, Dr Chris Nonis, says that his country has achieved tremendous progress towards reconciliation since the end of the conflict which lasted for 28 years.
From BBC


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