Highlights From South Asia News: July 2, 2013

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Decimate India By 161 Runs
Upul Tharanga scored a career-best unbeaten 174 as Sri Lanka produced a clinical display to thrash India by 161 runs in the third match of the one-day-international tri-series between Sri Lanka, India and The West Indies.
From The Hindu http://bit.ly/17SlTb7

Bangladesh
Bangladesh Army Dismisses Hoax Factory Rescue Claim
The miracle rescue of a woman worker 17 days after Bangladesh’s worst industrial accident in April has been branded as “stage managed” by a British tabloid, prompting the Army to dismiss the report as “totally untrue”.
From Zee News http://bit.ly/14pqug7

India
Amid Spying Saga, India Unveils Cyber Security Policy
The government on Tuesday unveiled the National Cyber Security Policy, aimed at protecting the public and private infrastructure from cyber attacks.
From The Times Of India http://bit.ly/13qoG8L

Nepal
Indian Envoy Calls For Facilitating Nepal-India Trade
Indian ambassador to Nepal Jayant Prasad has said trade relationship between Nepal and India should be further facilitated as Nepal has more trade with India than with other countries.
From Republica http://bit.ly/10yutWY

Bhutan
Bhutan’s Youth Struggle In Kingdom Of Happiness
By Rachel O’Brien (@robr1)
From Fox News/AFP http://fxn.ws/12cQ7wF

Myanmar
Myanmar’s Muslim Community Confronts Fear And Mistrust
After decades of peaceful coexistence with the Buddhist majority in the country, Muslims say they now constantly fear the next attack. 
By Thomas Fuller (@thomasfullerNYT)
From The New York Times http://nyti.ms/17GMX9Z

Pakistan
Pakistan’s Sharif Seeks Economy Boost in China on Foreign Debut

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif begins a six-day visit to China as he seeks investment in power and transport projects to revive an economy crippled by electricity shortages and insurgent violence. 
By Haris Anwar And Augustine Anthony
From Bloomberg http://bloom.bg/12kHSzz

Column
The Doha Portent
By Bruce Reidel
From The Indian Express http://bit.ly/14pri4T

Afghanistan
Taliban’s Attack On NATO Suppliers Kills 8
A Taliban truck bomb and gun attack killed eight people in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, destroying the entrance to a NATO supply company’s compound in the latest insurgent assault to shake peace efforts.
From The Hindustan Times/AFP http://bit.ly/19VCDiD
 

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