News Highlights From South Asia: June 10, 2013

Blasts In Bangladesh’s Shahbag As Jamaat Enforces Nationwide Strike
Astrike called by Jamaat-e-Islami left most of Bangladesh paralysed with two powerful explosions rocking Shahbag Square, the epicentre of a massive campaign demanding toughest punishment for leaders of the fundamentalist party for war crimes during the 1971 war.
From The Hindu

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Storms Kills Fishermen
At least 40 people are now known to have died and 30 remain unaccounted for in severe storms which hit western Sri Lanka over the weekend.
From BBC

India Offers Support In Training Of Maldivian Judiciary
The Indian government has offered to assist in training judicial officers and judges in the formation of rules and regulations.
From Minivan News

Mumbai Building Collapse Kills Woman, Injures Four Others
An elderly woman was killed and four persons were injured when a portion of a four-storey building caved in, apparently due to rain, in Mahim in central Mumbai according to local sources.
From The Indian Express

BJP’s Moment Of Transitions
From The Indian Express

Students Stage Rare Protest Against Nepal’s Ex King
As ex King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev started his pilgrimade of southeast Nepal, police arrested protestors who vandalized banners welcoming the king.
From Au News/ Yahoo

Myanmar Works to Turn the lights on and keep them on
Deputy Energy Minister Htin Aung.has said that Myanmar will use its natural resources for the domestic market—to provide electricity for a majority of the country still suffering from long spells of blackouts.
From CNN

Two Boys Beheaded in Afghanistan
By Emma Graham Harrison
Two boys, 11 and 16 named Khan and Abdul Waha were beheaded in a rural part of Southern Afghanistan. The cause is unclear.
From Guardian

South Africa Crush Pakistan in Champions Trophy
South Africa defeated Pakistan with a 67 run victory in the first match of the Champions trophy.
From TVNZ News


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