Highlights From South Asia News: June 25, 2013

Bangladesh Grows On Remittance Exports
Bangladesh’s economy has achieved an average growth of over 6 percent over the past five years primarily due to the healthy flow of remittance and rising exports.
By Abdur Rahim HarmachiFrom BD News 24 http://bit.ly/11G95jt

Khanal Wants Strengthened Nepal, India Ties
CPN (UML) Chairman Jhalanath Khanal has stressed that Nepal and India should have friendly co-relations.
From Himalaya Times http://bit.ly/18eNmTJ

Maldives Given Final Chance To Avoid Tier 3 In Human Trafficking Report, Face Possible Sanctions

The Maldives has been placed on the US State Department’s Tier Two Watch List for Human Trafficking for the fourth consecutive year.

By J.J. Robinson 

From Minivan News http://bit.ly/11Z1A2z

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Seeks Unrestricted Market Access From India For Sri Lankan Exports
Sri Lanka has sought increased market access from India for Sri Lankan exports as a solution to balance the growing trade deficit with India.
From Colombo Page http://bit.ly/16xZwDe

Afghanistan Presidential Palace Attacked, Three Dead
Militants have attacked security forces near the presidential palace in the centre of the Afghan capital, Kabul.By Bilal Sarwary
From BBC http://bbc.in/17B414o

Myanmar Bans TIME Magazine For Story About Buddhist Monk Wirathu
Myanmar’s government has banned this week’s issue of Time magazine because of a cover story about a Buddhist monk accused of fueling recent religious violence in the country.From The Huffington Post/AP http://huff.to/17B45RU

India’s ONGC, Oil India To Buy 10 percent In Mozambique Gas Field

Indian state oil firms ONGC and Oil India Ltd have signed an agreement to buy a 10 percent stake in a Mozambique gas field from India’s Videocon Group for $2.48 billion, the state companies said.
From Reuters http://reut.rs/14WguvV

Pakistan Committed To Finishing IP Gas Pipeline
Pakistani minister, Shahid Khaqan Abassi, of petroleum and natural resources says Islamabad is firmly committed to completing a multi-billion-dollar pipeline projected to carry natural gas from Iran to its eastern neighbor.
From Press TV http://bit.ly/11Z3znH


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