News Highlights From South Asia: June 23, 2013

Bangladesh
Bangladesh Opposition Joins Protest Over Grameen Bank’s Proposed Split
Bangladesh’s main opposition party BNP has joined growing protests at home and abroad against a proposed split of Nobel Prize-winning Grameen Bank, two years after its iconic founder Muhammad Yunus was forced to quit.
From The Indian Express http://bit.ly/11yquup

Maldives
Maldives Wearing Widespread Child Prostitution and Sexual Abuse: Clinical Study
Child prostitution in Laamu Atoll has become so “common” the underage victims of such crimes consider it “normal”, according to a private clinical psychologist.
By Leah Malone
From Minivan News http://bit.ly/19hSxn9

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Withdraws Controversial Press Code
President Mahinda Rajapakse ordered his information ministry not to proceed with the proposed code of conduct bill, but instead leave it in the hands of senior editors to update their own code of ethics.
From Yahoo News/AFP http://yhoo.it/172O9Eg

India
India Beat England, Rain To Lift ICC Champions Trophy
Indian bowlers exhibited a clinical effort with the ball to defend a modest total against England at Edgbaston.
From The Indian Express http://bit.ly/11UFjCZ

Afghanistan
Opinion
Afghanistan is back to Square One
By Bunn Nagara
From The Star http://bit.ly/14RTXAj

Nepal
The Nepali Side of the Flood Havoc
By Gyanu Adhikari
While 500 people have returned home from Uttarakhand, India- 100 are still reported missing.
From The Hindu http://bit.ly/16sNwD0

Pakistan
Gunmen Kill Climbers in Northern Pakistan
By Salman Masood and Declan Walsh
Gunmen disguised as policeofficers shot 10 tourists in Northern Pakistan. The attack occurred in the foot of Pakistan’s second tallest mountain- the Nanga Parbat.
From New Yortk Times http://nyti.ms/1cbZMJs

Myanmar
Uniliver Ready To Absorb Myanmar Nationals Working in Thailand
As Uniliver decides to open a factory in Myanmar, it has given Burmese workers employed in its factories in Thailand a chance to return home.
From NationMultimedia http://bit.ly/189osoC

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