Govt Suspends 55 UP Chairmen, Members
The local government ministry has suspended 55 union parishad chairmen and members in connection with the violence unleashed by Jamaat-e-Islami and its student front Islami Chhatra Shibir in February after a tribunal had handed down capital punishment to Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee for his war crimes.
From The Daily Star http://bit.ly/15H7M72
Sri Lanka Opens $500 Million Port Terminal Built by China
Sri Lanka opened a $500 million container terminal at Colombo Port today, the biggest investment in the island’s harbours, as the nation seeks to upgrade its infrastructure with Chinese help.
By Anusha Ondaatjie
From Bloomberg http://bloom.bg/16sxzMH
Locals left without as Myanmar gas flows
Residents from 30 villages in Myanmar’s Rakhine State on Friday delivered to authorities a list of demands, including the construction of local schools and clinics, as compensation for a controversial China-backed pipeline passing through the state and which they say is destroying their livelihood.
By Min Thein Aung
From Asia Times http://bit.ly/1eqzBQe
Rival Manifestos Threaten Maldives’ Sovereignty, Alleges Jameel
Some policies included in rival manifestos for the upcoming presidential elections threaten the independence and sovereignty of Maldives, Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) presidential candidate Abdulla Yamin’s running mate Dr Mohamed Jameel Ahmed said Monday.
From Haveeru Online http://bit.ly/156pt9Q
Taliban Reject Afghan Elections, Vow To Fight Until Troops Leave
The Afghan Taliban will not take part in next year’s presidential elections and will wage war until foreign troops leave the country, the group’s elusive leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, said in a message released on Tuesday.
By Dylan Welch
From Reuters http://reut.rs/1eqA4C6
In Nepal, Time To Push Poll Button
By Prashant Jha
From The Hindu http://bit.ly/17sGw7K
Tibetan Monk Burns Himself To Death In Nepal
A Tibetan monk died here today after setting himself on fire at one of the holiest Buddhist shrines in Nepal, in an apparent protest against Chinese rule in Tibet.
From Himalayan Times http://bit.ly/12Yq0QX
Security High Alert To Remain In Islamabad Unti Eid, says IGP
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Sikandar Hyat on Tuesday said that security in the federal capital is on high alert and it would be maintained through Eid holidays also.
From DAWN http://bit.ly/14wN7Da
India Summons Pak Envoy Over Soldiers’ Killing
The killing of five soldiers on the Line of Control (LoC) on Tuesday led to an outrage in Parliament with parties demanding a “befitting reply” to Pakistan and slamming the government for saying the act was carried out by “terrorists along with persons dressed in Pakistan Army uniform”.
From The Indian Express http://bit.ly/13KNxzr