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· July, 2013

Stories about South Asia from July, 2013

India Sees Dolphins as “Non-human Persons”

Racist Slur As A Brand Name

Bangladesh Experiences Second Stage Of Cyber Crime

Top Ten Eateries In Dhaka Town

Is India Biting Off More Than It Can Chew with its New Food Security Bill?

The National Food Security Ordinance 2013 recently effected by India's government will provide food subsidies for two out of three Indians. Can India afford it?

Bangladeshi Blogger Writes About Prison Experience

VIDEO: Pakistani TV Host Gives Away Babies on Primetime Ramadan Show

Televangelist Dr. Amir L. Hussain has gifted two babies during the month of Ramadan in an attempt to boost viewership during the Islamic holy month's fierce battle for ratings.

Bhutan's First Female Minister

Lesbian Couple Arrested After Marrying in Secret in Bangladesh

The women's marriage is being described as the country's first same-sex marriage. Bangladesh's laws criminalize homosexual relationships with life imprisonment.

Water Shortage Crisis Looms Large In Bangalore, India

With rapid growth, polluted bodies of water, and few solutions in place, water is becoming scarce in India's third largest city.

Mumbai Restaurant Forced to Pull Political Food Bills

The restaurant was forced to shut down after it mentioned government corruption and criticized a new "air-conditioned eatery tax" on its bills that were being handed out to customers.

Indian MP Crowdsources Questions for Parliament

Violence Against Children Rampant in India's Kerala

Five-year-old Shafiq, who is fighting for his life after being tortured by his parents, is the latest horrific case of child abuse in the state of Kerala.

Empowering Mumbai's Women Entrepreneurs Through Digital Media

Pakistani Journalist Takes on Taliban Militant for Malala

As a Taliban militant writes an open letter to Malala, urging her to return home and continue her education, a well-respected Pakistani journalist responds with advising him against picking a...

Pakistani Taliban Militant Writes an Open Letter to Malala

The militant urges Malala to return home and continue her education at a madrassa and reveal the conspiracy of a 'tiny elite who want to enslave the whole humanity."

Tainted School Lunches Kill Nearly Two Dozen Children in India

The food is believed to have been contaminated by pesticides. The incident is raising questions about the quality of school lunches for poor students.

Taking ‘Long Walk of Hope’ Across Sri Lanka for Cancer Patients

A retired army major trekked more than 750 km to raise funds for cancer patients.

Cave Temple in Sri Lanka

Citizen Journalism In Pakistan

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