Highlights From South Asia: June 9, 2013

Maldives
Women Lured to Maldives for Sex Work
As tourism grows in Maldives, women are being lured into prostitution.
From Bangkok Post http://bit.ly/11PS2qd
India
India’s Nationalist Opposition Names Controversial Hindu Leader to Lead Campaign
By Rama Lakshmi
Narendra Modi has been named as the head of 2014 national elections for the Bharatiya Janta Party.
From Washington Post http://wapo.st/11BJHLd
Myanmar
The Hard Yards Begin in Myanmar’s Quest For Foreign Investment
By Jared Ferrie
While Myanmar is trying to scout foreign investors, many are not investing in the country because of bad infrastructure, poor regulations etc.
Afghanistan
Attacker in Afghanistan Hid Bomb in his body
By Rod Nordland
Afghanistan’s spy chief Asadullah Khalid was killed by a suicide bomber who hid the bomb inside his body. The attacker had hidden the bomb inside his rectum.
From New York Times http://nyti.ms/19ePyef
Sri Lanka
Champions Trophy 2013: New Zealand Beat Sri Lanka by One Wicket
Paul Rees
New Zealand defeated Sri Lanka in an intense match at the Swalec stadium. This was new zealands first one day international win against Sri Lanka in four years.
Nepal
Ministries Make Budget Demands Worth Rs. 750 BN
Ministries budget demands are Rs 250 billion more than the ceiling set by the government.
From Republica http://bit.ly/18ljCFl
Pakistan
In Business, Pakistan’s Government Bleeds
By Nahal Toosi
Pakistan International Airways, a state owned aircraft loses $305 million a year alone. It is estimated that state owned firms lose atleast $4.1 Billion a year. Pakistan’s PM has hinted as possibly privatizing some companies.
From Houston Chronicle/ Associated Press http://bit.ly/ZDO6wA
Bangladesh
Bangladesh Garment Sales Soar Despite Deadly Incidents
The export promotion bureau said that Bangladesh’s exports rose to 15.43 percent because of stronger clothing sales.

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