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· September, 2013

Stories about South Asia from September, 2013

Bhutan: Electoral Laws Need To Be Changed

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...

India: The Prime Minister Nominee & His Criminal Records

“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....

Documentary Films Tackle Child Sexual Abuse in India

Indian documentary films are heightening awareness about child abuse. By talking to children, responsible adults and even abusers, these films are helping open up an erstwhile shuttered space.

Magnitude 7.7 Earthquake Kills Hundreds in Southeastern Pakistan

More than 327 people have been killed following a powerful earthquake that struck Balochistan Province on Tuesday.

India: Rape? Its Womens’ Fault

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...

No Longer Silent: “Queer Pakistan”

Pakistan’s shunned LGBT youth have a new place to seek support online. Global Voices speaks with one of Queer Pakistan's founders.

Humanity Defeated Again in Pakistan, Over 80 Christians Killed

A pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up in a 130-year-old church in Peshawar after a Sunday Mass killing more than 80 people and injuring many.

Social Media Week Discusses Principles for a Collaborative World

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...

Online Application For Nepali Passports Required

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...

Council Elections 2013 of The Northern Province of Sri Lanka Updates

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,...

Hail storm Turned Islamabad White

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...

Local Police in Bangladesh Capital Dhaka Sign Up for Facebook

It's the first time that the police department has joined Facebook, but not it's first foray into new technologies.

Indians Push Back on Racist Taunts to Miss America 2014

Indian-American Nina Davuluri faced a barrage of racist comments in social media after winning the Miss America pageant. Indians fumed, but also wondered about her chances of winning in India.

Its Getting Hot In Sri Lanka

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...

Coercive Population Control in Three Villages in Northern Sri Lanka

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...

Maldives Presidential Votes Will Need A Second Round

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...

Comments On The Proposed RTI Bill Of Bhutan

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...

Indian Border Guard Acquitted in Brutal Shooting of Bangladeshi Girl

Photographs of her dead body tangled in the wire were widely published at the time. The court's decision touched off a wave of anger in Bangladesh.

PHOTOS: In Search of a Safe Environment for India's Children

A series of photographs reminds us that every child has the right to a protective environment.

Indian Financial Crisis And Its Impact On Bangladesh

Jyoti Rahman at Alal O Dulal analyses the recent Indian economic slowdown and contemplates how the ‘crisis’ may be affecting Bangladesh.

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