Stories about South Asia from August, 2013
A fleet of buses painted in the colors of the Pakistani flag have been converted into traveling courtrooms.
While gender-related violence continues to rock India, with rape frequently making the headlines, a new campaign by UNICEF India turns the lenses on increasing sexual violence against children.
India, reeling from the news of another woman gang-raped in Mumbai, is searching for a way to stop these sexual crimes.
Thirty-five tribal children in Attappady, India have died so far this year due to malnutrition.
An undercover monitor for Pak Votes, an organization that monitors electoral fairness, succeeded in convincing polling officials at one location to not allow any women to vote.
Skin-bleaching products are a multi-million dollar industry in India, where fair skin is believed to be a precursor to success and dark skin is viewed as ugly.
Soldiers called in to disperse the crowd protesting water contamination reportedly fired into the Church of St. Anthony as demonstrators sought shelter there.
The Indian state of Kerala’s much loved monsoon has gone awry this year, with flash floods and deadly landslides devastating the area.
The young innovators of Protasahan aren't expecting governments alone to make gender equality a reality in India. This post belongs to a series exploring post-2015 ideas for development.
The development near capital Dhaka destroyed the greenery and the ecology of 1,600 acres of agricultural lands, forests and water bodies.
The ruling comes as the party faced mounting criticism for its opposition to Bangladesh's independence and its top members implicated in war crimes.