News Highlights From South Asia: August 13, 2013

Nepal

Landslide Kills Six In Nepal 

A landslide swept away part of a village in North-Eastern Nepal, killing at least six people, an official said on Tuesday.

From The Hindu/AP http://bit.ly/16O69Dg

Pakistan

Pakistan Parliament Accuses India Of Aggression

Even as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif talks of peace with India, Pakistan’s National Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution accusing Indian troops of “unprovoked aggression” on the LoC and extending support to the “struggle” of the Kashmiri people.

From The Hindustan Times http://bit.ly/13ylXWr

Bangladesh

Seven Charged With Match Fixing In The Bangladesh Cricket Premier League

David Richardson, the ICC CEO, announced that nine individuals, including three foreigners, had been charged with corruption in the second edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).

By Bishwajeet Roy

From The Daily Star http://bit.ly/14K9Mfk

Myanmar

US Envoy Visits Troubled State

A United Nations human rights envoy on Monday visited the state of Rakhine just days after the police opened fire on protesters seeking access to the body of a Rohingya Muslim fisherman.

From The New York Times http://nyti.ms/148Ot0W

 

Sri Lanka

Feature

Sri Lanka Struggles to Contain a Growing Epidemic of Child Abuse

By Anjani Trivedi (anjani_trivedi)

From TIME http://ti.me/15AXboc

 

Afghanistan

High Profile Attacks On Women In Afghanistan Undermine Rights Campaign

Taliban fighters have kidnapped a female parliamentarian who was travelling by car through Afghanistan’s central Ghazni province with her children, a local police commander said on Tuesday, the latest in a string of high-profile, violent attacks on women.

From Reuters http://reut.rs/168UPjX

 

Maldives

Government Seeks Parliament Approval For $29 Million Loan

The Maldives Government has sought parliament approval to obtain $29 million from Bank of Ceylon as budget support for the year

From Haveeru Online http://bit.ly/17nf2Si

 

India

Heavy Security In National Capital Ahead Of Independence Day

An elaborate security cover has been thrown over the national capital ahead of Independence Day with thousands of armed security personnel deployed across the city to keep a hawk-eyed vigil and prevent any terror attacks.

From The Indian Express http://bit.ly/1cyQj4q

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