Highlights From South Asia News: June 6, 2013

Maldives
Maldives Affirms Support For Palestinian State

President Mohamed Waheed Hassan, at the fourth international Islamic Conference of Bait-al-Maqdis, reaffirmed the Maldives support for the establishment of a Palestinian state saying that the world has let down the Palestinians time and time again.
From Haveeru Online http://bit.ly/15PnfiF

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Navy Arrests 49 Indian Fishermen
Sri Lankan Navy spokesman Kosala Warnakulasuriya said that 49 fishermen had been arrested on two separate occasions off the northern coastal areas of Kankesanturai and Talaimannar for trespassing into the island nation’s waters.

From The Times Of India http://bit.ly/14CmN3Z

Bangladesh
Bangladesh Spurns Garment Industry In Budget
Bangladesh’s finance minister, Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, promised on to improve working conditions in the garment industry after a deadly factory collapse, but he spurned calls for new public money to construct safer buildings.
By Ruma Paul and Frank Jack Daniel

Pakistan
Feature
Pakistan’s Electricity Crisis
From The Economist http://econ.st/188cJXO

Myanmar
Britain Revives Links With Myanmar’s Military Establishment
Britain has launched a push to revive relations with Myanmar’s military, with the UK’s Chief of Defence Staff visiting the country and offers of help with security reforms.
By Gwen Robinson
From The Financial Times http://on.ft.com/188cYCg

Nepal
Nepal Landslide Kills Seven, Say Police 
Seven members of the same family, including three children, were killed when a landslide triggered by heavy monsoon rains buried their house in a remote village in northeastern Nepal, according to local police.

Afghanistan 
Six Georgians Killed In Afghan Suicide

Six Georgian troops have been killed by a suicide attack in the Helmand province of Afghanistan, the Georgian defence ministry says.


India
Defiant Opposition Forces Government To Go Soft On National Counter Terrorism Center

Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said that a decision on setting up of the controversial National Counter Terrorism Centre will be taken only after full consensus.
From The Indian Express http://bit.ly/14Cqp6d

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