News Highlights From South Asia: August 13, 2013


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


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


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


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


Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka Struggles to Contain a Growing Epidemic of Child Abuse

By Anjani Trivedi (anjani_trivedi)




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



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



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

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