News Highlights From South Asia: July 23, 2013

Nepal
New York Family Claims Daughter Living in Nepal was Driven to Suicide
25-year-old Boomika Kocchar was found hanging in the bathroom of her husband’s home. Her family along with the US government is calling for a proper investigation.
From The Daily Mail http://dailym.ai/133KplF

Afghanistan
CIA Closing Bases in Afghanistan as it Shifts Focus Amid Military Drawdown
By Greg Miller
The CIA is closing its bases in Afghanistan as it shifts its focus on other nations.
From Washington Post http://wapo.st/1dTYUdm

Pakistan
Despite Promises to Talk, New Pakistan PM Gets Tough on Insurgents
By Maria Golovnina and Mehreen Zahra Malik
Newly elected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif seems to backing down from peace talks with Islamist militants after 200 people were killed in rebel attacks since Sharif took power.
From Reuters http://reut.rs/18BTvKM

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Wins A Rainshortened ODI Against South Africa to Take a 2-0 Series Lead
Sri Lanka defeated South Africa after Rangana Herath took two big wickets in the five match series.
From Fox Sports http://bit.ly/1aHODRM

Myanmar
Myanmar’s Nationalist Monk Claims Bomber’s Sought To Silence Him
Radical monk Wirathu said that the bomb that went off a few meters away from himwas planted by Muslim extremists to silence him.
From Radio Free Asia http://bit.ly/14Fyso6

India
Biden Meets India’s Leader To Promote Closer Ties
By Gardiner Harris
Vice President Joe Biden met India’s top political leaders on Tueday. He met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, President Pranab Mukherjee amongothers.
From New York Times http://nyti.ms/12KGyXh

Bangladesh
Video
Safety Fears Remain in Bangladesh Garment Factories
Today marks three months since one of the worst industrial disasters in the world.
From BBC http://bbc.in/141pPhm

Maldives
Indian Tycoon Mfar $150 Million To Build Resort in Maldives
Dr P Mohammed Ali  is planning to develop a high end resort for well heeled tourists in Maldives
By A.E James
Times of Oman http://bit.ly/1dU0FHf

 

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