Highlights From South Asia News: July 28, 2013

Pakistan

Eighth Polio Case Surfaces In Khyber Tribal Region

A one-year-old girl was diagnosed with type P1 of the polio virus in Bara’s Malik Dinkhel area of Khyber tribal region bringing the total number of polio victims in the tribal region to eight, the highest in al of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas

By Zahir Shah Sherazi

From DAWN http://bit.ly/12WhUmG

 

Bangladesh

Rana Plaza Victims: Many Families Still Await Compensation

The collapse nine-storey building that housed five garment factories and many shops caved in on April 24, killing at least 1,132 people, mostly garment workers several of whose families have seen no form of compensation.

From The Daily Star http://bit.ly/17a1ubr

Column

Have India-Bangladesh Relations Hit The Rocks?

By Rajiv Sharma

From Firstpost http://bit.ly/15XBXmR

 

Sri Lanka

Indian Fishermen May Visit Sri Lanka For Talks

In an attempt to find a solution to the issue of Indian fishermen allegedly engaging in illegal fishing activity in Sri Lankan waters, a group of Indian fishermen may come to Sri Lanka later this week to hold talks with their counterparts.

By Meera Srinivasan (@meerasrini)

From The Hindu http://bit.ly/18HHK2c

 

Myanmar

Myanmar Shows Highest Relative Growth In South-East Asia

Myanmar has the highest relative growth in Southeast Asia, according to the latest tourism statistics from United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).

From Eleven News http://bit.ly/12w6V8q

 

Nepal

Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) Lobbies For Common Economic Strategy

Nepal’s private sector umbrella organisation has reiterated its demand for common minimum economic growth strategy from all political parties to ensure country’s prosperity.

From The Himalaya Times http://bit.ly/13pNg3V

 

Afghanistan

Karzai to Visit Pakistan Soon and Seek Pakistan’s Support for Peace Process: Ministry Of Foreign Affairs

The Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) announced that President Karzai will soon visit Pakistan and meet with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif an effort to reduce the growing tension between the two countries.

By Rafi Sediqi

From TOLO News http://bit.ly/19rwXfj

 

India

BJP Mounts Pressure On The Government Over Statehood For Telangana

The BJP on Sunday mounted pressure on the government on Telangana statehood. Party president Rajnath Singh asserted that the BJP will grant statehood to Telangana when it comes to power.

From The Indian Express http://bit.ly/13pNXKB

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