Highlights From South Asia News: June 13, 2013

Bangladesh
Video
Bangladesh Building Collapse: More Buildings Declared Unsafe
Two months after the collapse of a factory in Bangladesh, new building inspections have revealed that six out of every 10 factories there are unsafe.By Yalda Hakim (@yaldahakimbbc)
From BBC http://bbc.in/ZLPAop

Maldives
Maldives To Get Space Age Underwater Hotel
A luxury underwater hotel is set to be built on the remote and postcard perfect tropical island of Kuredhivaru in the Maldive Islands, with the National Ministry of Tourism giving the green signal to the ambitious plan last week.
From Indiatimes http://bit.ly/150cg2S

Myanmar
Microsoft Enters Myanmar Market
Software giant Microsoft has officially announced its entry in Myanmar, partnering with local IT firm Myanmar Information Technology.
From Zee News http://bit.ly/196nret

Sri Lanka
ICC Cricket Championship: Sri Lanka Seek Revival In Make Or Break Match Against England
Sri Lanka will look for a vastly improved batting performance against hosts England as they try to stay afloat in the Champions Trophy and look for a place in the semi-finals.
From NDTV http://bit.ly/16irRxY

Afghanistan
Supreme Court Attack Badly Affected Citizens: Kabul City Residents
The residents of Kabul city on Wednesday said that the Taliban’s suicide attack on the Supreme Court employees badly affected the civilians. 18 civilians were killed and 45 others injured in the attack.By Shakeela Ahbrimkhil
From Tolo News http://bit.ly/16ivx2G

Nepal
No Anti-India Sentiment In Nepal: Former Prime Minister Deuba
Wrapped up the substantive leg of his five-day India visit, Nepal’s three-time Prime Minister and Nepali Congress (NC) senior leader, Sher Bahadur Deuba, has rubbished the perception that there was widespread ‘anti-India sentiment’ in Nepal.
By Prashant Jha and Sanjay Mehdudia
From The Hindu http://bit.ly/13HebKo

Feature
Protecting Nepal’s Vulnerable Girls
By Rob Verger (@robverger)
From The Daily Beast http://thebea.st/196nE1x

Pakistan
Pakistan Hikes Defense Budget By 15 Percent
By Kamran Yousaf (@Kamran_Yousaf)
Pakistan has increased its defence spending by 15% for the coming fiscal year, as the military remains engaged in fighting a deadly Taliban insurgency in the strife-torn tribal regions.
From The Express Tribune http://bit.ly/10fivnf

India
150 Maoists Attack Train In Bihar State, Shoot 3 Dead and Loot Arms 
Over 150 armed Maoists today carried out an attack on a Patna-bound train, killing three persons, including an RPF jawan, and injuring five others in Bihar’s Naxal-affected Jamui district before looting passengers and fleeing with weapons.From The Indian Express http://bit.ly/140Jpg1

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