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· September, 2013

Stories about South Asia from September, 2013

Bhutan: Electoral Laws Need To Be Changed

  30 September 2013

Yeshey Dorji welcomes the move of the Bhutanese National Council to initiate a discussion on the electoral corruptions that were reported during the country's last General Elections the possible amendments the electoral laws require.

India: The Prime Minister Nominee & His Criminal Records

  30 September 2013

“Can a person with Criminal Records become the PM of India?” – asks Dr. Abdul Ruff while discussing the nomination of the right wing leader and Gujarat chief-minister Narendra Modi. He is the prime ministerial candidate of the BJP and the National Democratic Alliance for the upcoming 2014 Indian general...

India: Rape? Its Womens’ Fault

  25 September 2013

The media attention on rape in India and the public notion that women are responsible for most rapes have lead comedy podcast All India Bak**** (AIB), brainchild of comedians Tanmay Bhat, Rohan Joshi, Ashish Shakya and Gursimran Khamba, to protest by posting a satirical video on Youtube “It's your fault”...

Social Media Week Discusses Principles for a Collaborative World

  23 September 2013

Social Media Week, a worldwide event which “brings people, brands and organizations together to explore how we connect and communicate as a society”, starts today, September 23, 2013. In the second edition of this year's global conference, with the cities of Berlin, Bogotá, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, São Paulo and Toronto...

Online Application For Nepali Passports Required

  21 September 2013

Hira B Thapa describes the current long and complicated process of applying and issuance of machine readable passports in Nepal. The blogger opines that a proposed online application system will ease and shorten the process.

Council Elections 2013 of The Northern Province of Sri Lanka Updates

  21 September 2013

The Sri Lankan Provincial council elections are being held today (September 21, 2013) to elect 148 members to three of the nine provincial councils in the country. The Northern Province, which was plagued with civil war, is having its first council elections in 25 years. Centre for Monitoring Election Violence...

Hail storm Turned Islamabad White

  16 September 2013

Blue Area, Islamabad right now… #Islamabad pic.twitter.com/RKpesYfA6h — محمد فرحان حامد (@FarhanHamid36) September 15, 2013 On Sunday (15th of September, 2013) morning Islamabad went pitch dark as a hail storm and heavy rain hit the Pakistan capital. Chowrangi team compiles twitter reactions.

Its Getting Hot In Sri Lanka

  15 September 2013

Blogger sEnEl informs that during recent months Sri Lankans experienced some of the hottest days in their lifetimes. The blogger attributes the reason for the erratic weather to the global climate change.

Coercive Population Control in Three Villages in Northern Sri Lanka

  14 September 2013

Groundviews reports that women of three villages in Kilinochchi with a child under the age of five were summoned to Veravil divisional hospital to weigh their children and to receive a vaccination. According to the report the doctors and nurses used coercive language and manipulated medical information to convince those...

Maldives Presidential Votes Will Need A Second Round

  12 September 2013

88% of the 240,000 voters in Maldives voted last Saturday (7 September, 2013) to elect a president, hoping to end the long political turmoil. As Mohamed Nasheed, the first elected president of Maldives, who was ousted in a coup 20 months ago, couldn't secure a majority, the poll headed to...

Comments On The Proposed RTI Bill Of Bhutan

  12 September 2013

The Bhutanese Prime Minister has sought comments on the proposed Right to Information (RTI) Bill that is due discussed during the upcoming Parliament session. In a long letter to the Prime Minister, blogger Yeshey Dorji comments that Bhutan is not ready for the enactment of the RTI Bill.

Parents Pardon Son's Murderers – Justice for Shahzeb Campaigners Dismayed

  9 September 2013

The parents of brutally murdered 20-year-old Shahzeb Khan filed an application in court pardoning their son's murderers, who were sentenced to death in Pakistan in June 2013. The pardon has created shock and disappointment in the thousands of “Justice for Shahzeb Khan” campaigners who through Facebook and Twitter (#JusticeforShahzebKhan), and offline vigils...

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