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· July, 2012

Stories about South Asia from July, 2012

29 July 2012

Nepal: Lumbini Impressions – An Opportunity Lost

Pakistan: Hindu Boy Converted to Islam in Live Telecast

A Ramadan special on a private TV channel is making news in Pakistan. Controversial TV show host Maya Khan, invited a religious scholar to convert a young Hindu boy to...

28 July 2012

London: Triumph Beyond Medals for Bangladeshis

Five Bangladeshi athletes are in London to participate in the 2012 Olympics. Bangladeshis are not optimistic that their athletes will come back with medals. However, this is not the end...

27 July 2012

Bangladesh, Myanmar: Rohingya Repression in International Spotlight

Protests are happening around the world against Rohingya repression. Six weeks after clashes between Rohingya and Rakhaine broke out in Western Myanmar, more than 100 people have been killed and...

26 July 2012

Video: Let's go to Markets Around the World

Markets are full of colors, sounds and life, no matter where in the world they are. Join us as we visit - through images and videos - markets in El...

Bangladesh: Revenue Collection – A Success Story

Bangladesh: Growing Internet Trends

London Olympics: Ambush Marketers Be Warned!

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) has taken stringent measures to try to ensure no ‘ambush marketing’ tactics are used during the London 2012 Olympics. A common...

25 July 2012

India: Ethnic Clashes in Assam

Fighting between indigenous Bodo tribes and Muslim settlers in the Indian State of Assam killed at least 32 people and wounded many more. Approx. 70,000 villagers have fled their homes...

24 July 2012

Bangladesh: Despite Obstacles, Girls Outshine Boys in National Exams

According to the recently published results of the Higher Secondary examinations in Bangladesh girls have done better than the boys. In the past few years there has been a rise...

21 July 2012

Bangladesh: Dhaka Becomes Capital of Islamic Culture

The Bangladesh capital Dhaka has been declared as the capital of Islamic culture along with two other cities by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO). Dhaka is termed...

20 July 2012

Pakistan: Polio Vaccination Ban Affects 240,000 Children

The lives of 240,000 innocent children are at stake due to the recent ban on Polio inoculation by the Taliban in the region of FATA. The militants also consider this...

Pre-Olympics 2012: What’s Buzzing

With the 2012 London Olympics drawing closer, activities relating to the Games are heightening every day. From countries participating in the Games to their athletes preparing to score their best,...

19 July 2012

Bangladesh: Mourning the Death of a Legend

Bangladesh's most famous writer and film maker has died from colon cancer. Humayun Ahmed was a popular author, playwright and film director. Tributes are pouring in for the creator of...

Video: Internet Society Discusses International Freedom of Speech and Censorship

Will the technologies of anonymization win out over new digital monitoring tools? And will new wireless data technologies foster democracy–or lead to more effective tracking and surveillance? A panel discussion...

Sri Lanka: The Disappearing Dogs Of Colombo City

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