News Highlights From South Asia: August 4, 2013


Canada to Close Bangladesh Mission Sunday

By Michelle Shephard

Canada will close its diplomatic mission in Dhaka, amid fears of a terrorist attack.

From The Star



Gingerly Filmmaker, Tests Limits of Freedom in Myanmar

By Jared Ferrie

Zay Par is testing boundaries of the new found artistic freedom in Myanmar by putting the finishing touches to a film on the 1988 student uprising put down by military rulers.

From Reuters



John Kerry says Pakistan Drone Strikes Could End As Bilateral Talks Resume

John Kerry has suggested that the controversial drone strikes could end soon.

From The Guardian



Flash Floods Kill 58 in East Afghanistan

Heavy floods killed atleast 58 people in East Afghanistan. The flood spread across 5 provinces



Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Eyes South Asian Hub With Chinese Mega Port

By Amal Jayasinge

 A $500 million Chinese-built port opens Monday in Sri Lanka.

From Fox News




In Nepal, Time to Press the Poll Button

By Prashant Jha

Jha argues that the Indian government must press for polls in Nepal, at a time when there are political groups trying to obstruct the elections.

From The Hindu



India’s State Divisions Evolve Past Language

Political analysts have started to wonder if India’s federalism based on shared languages doesn’t work anymore.

From Aljazeera


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