News Highlights From South Asia: June 12, 2013

Bangladesh
Walmart Accepted Clothing From Banned Bangladesh Factories
Walmart released a list of more than 200 factories it said it had barred from producing its merchandise because of safety problems. At least two of the factories have continued to send massive shipments of sports bras and girls’ dresses to Walmart stores in recent months.
From Propublica http://bit.ly/18zoKWz

Maldives
Government Paid Baroness in Scotland 50,000 Pounds in Excess of Agreed Consultancy Fees
By Ahmed Naish
The government of Maldives has violated its constitution by paying Scottish baroness 50 thousand pounds in excess of agreed consultancy fees.
Minivan News http://bit.ly/11wQ52m

Nepal
Video
In Nepal, Exiled Each Month
In the far-western regions of Nepal, woman are still exiled from their homes and made to live in a shed as untouchables when they are menstruation.
From New York Times http://nyti.ms/14xKnST

India
India, Breezes Through the Semi’s
By Will Davies
India secured its place in the semi finals after thrashing West Indies today.
From Wall Street Journal http://on.wsj.com/11gshRp

Sri Lanka
James Packer Casino Resort Faces Sri Lankan Approval
By Damon Kitney
James Packer’s $US400 million ($421m) casino resort plan is being finalized in Sri Lanka. The project has become controversial because of tax-relief incentives the casino received.
ABC News http://bit.ly/19sqtwo

Pakistan
British Report Reveals Israel’s Arms Exports to Pakistan
Israel has exported security equipment to Pakistan in the last five years, according to a report released by the British Government.
From DAWN http://bit.ly/10dp8GS

Afghanistan
Pair of Soldiers From NY Killed in Afghanistan in Insider Attack
By Daniel Beekman
Americal Soldiers Army Maj. Jaimie Leonard, 39 and Army Lt. Col. Todd Clark were killed in Afghanistan in an insider attack.
From NYDailyNews http://nydn.us/11X7XDf

Myanmar
Muslim Jailed For Myanmar Violence
48-year-old Ne Win, a Muslim man whose attack on a Buddhist woman sparked violence has been sentenced to 26 years in prison.
From Aljazeera http://aje.me/12nZNKg
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