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· June, 2012

Stories about South Asia from June, 2012

Pakistan: Who Killed Pashto Singer Ghazala Javed?

Ghazala Jawad, a charismatic Pashto singer was gunned down in the city of Peshwar. Mystery shrouds the identity of her real killers. Was this an honor killing by her ex-husband,...

Sri Lanka: State Of The Government Hospitals

Nanadasiri Wanninayaka writes about the state of the government officials in Sri Lanka.

Myanmar: Rohingya Boat Refugees Left Floating by Bangladesh Government

The Rohingyas of Myanmar are fleeing from their homes on boats because of local ethnic rioting in Rakhine province and are seeking refuge in neighboring Bangladesh. But the government of...

Sri Lanka: Sustainable Agriculture – Not In Practice

Perceptions argues that there are so many words written about sustainable agriculture and “very little of that comes directly from someone who earns 100% of his income from existing agriculture,...

Bhutan: Wangdue Dzong Fire Images

Passu Diary witnessed the recent devastating fire at the Wangdue Dzong which stood for nearly 400 years and posts some pictures.

Pakistan: Puns and Pokes at New Prime Minister

Social media has been abuzz with puns and pokes at Pakistan's new Prime Minister calling him 'Raja Rental' and the new 'Crime Minister'. He was previously in charge of the...

Pakistan: Video Leak Sends Shock Waves Across The Country

A leaked video showing popular anchorpersons Mehar Bokhari and Mubashar Lucman involved in a set-up interview has sent shock waves across the Pakistani media industry and the citizens, triggering a...

Nepal: Justice For Amar Bahadur Bam

Nepali worker Amar Bahadur Bam was wrongly accused and convicted for a crime in Dubai in 2003 and was tortured to give a false confession. He is currently on a...

Pakistan: Supreme Court Disqualifies Prime Minister

The Pakistani Supreme Court ruled that the Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani had been disqualified ever since April 26th, when it gave the final ruling on a contempt case imprisoning...

Sri Lanka: Mobile Payment System Launched

Indi.ca informs that the Sri Lankan Central Bank has given permission to launch mobile payment systems in Sri Lanka for the first time.

Bangladesh: Is a Cartoon Teaching Kids to Speak Foreign Language and Lie?

A popular cartoon show aired on the Disney Channel India dubbed in Hindi has stirred a debate in Bangladesh. It is claimed that long exposure to the Japanese anime show...

India: Activist Facing Arrest For Exposing Church Miracle

Sasi at Random Thoughts reports that Sanal Edamuruku, the President of the Indian Rationalist Association, is facing arrest for proclaiming that the “dripping cross” outside Vile Parle’s Velankanni church is...

India: The Fact About Two Birthdays For One Person

A huge population in the Indian sub-continent celebrate their birthdays on two different days – one the official one, and one on the day they were actually born. Binayak Ghosh...

Pakistan: RIP Ghazal Legend Mehdi Hassan

Mehdi Hassan Khan also famously known as the ‘King of Ghazal’ passed away on Wednesday, 13, June, 2012 after a protracted illness, in a local hospital in Karachi city of...

Bangladesh: Keep Border Open For Rohingya Refugees

After a recent sectarian violence between Rohingya and Rakhine in Western Myanmar, Bangladesh has restricted the influx of Rohingya refugees crossing borders. Bangladeshi netizens questions the decision of the government...

Sri Lanka: The Colombo Fun Ride

The Puppeteer participated in the “Colombo Cycle Fun Ride 25km”, a public cycling event organised by the Pedal Pushers cyclist group, and shares her experiences.

India: Photos Of Indibloggers Meet

Indian Homemaker posts lots of photos of the Dove All Women's IndiBlogger Meet at New Delhi held on 10th of June, 2012.

Pakistan: The Kohistan Story Of Honor Killing of 5 Girls Gets Complicated

Omair Alavi provides the latest updates on the story of honor killing of 5 girls in Kohistan and questions the media's role in the whole debacle.

Sri Lanka: 900 Young Men Take a Stand Against Harassment of Women

Sri Lanka Unites blog informs about a campaign titled S.H.O.W (Stop Harassment of Women) You Care which plans to engage nine hundred young men to travel on the busiest bus...

India: Aamir Khan's TV Show Stirs Up Social Issues

A new Indian TV talk show titled Satyamev Jayate (Truth Alone Prevails) hosted by Bollywood actor and filmmaker Aamir Khan is bringing up and debating taboo and sensational social issues...

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Rezwan is the South Asia editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.


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