Stories about South Asia from March, 2016
The government chosen by the vote will govern a large community of Tibetans spread across several countries from its headquarters in McLeod Ganj in Himachal Pradesh in northern India.
In this edition we take you to Somalia, Japan, China, Pakistan and Cuba.
Following the attack, scores of citizens began coordinating efforts to donate blood and provide support to the families of the victims.
"This issue runs deeper than one isolated incident. It's time we address it #JusticeForTonu."
"People stuck...in a country where they are treated worse than dogs, for years in very bad conditions, that's the reality 'necessary' for us to fuel our tanks. Infuriating and depressing."
Ashim Shakya, a self-taught artist, has depicted in his artwork the scarcity of goods under blockade and the April 2015 earthquake that left thousands dead.
"...a man approaches me smiling, and pointing to some heaps of bricks he cries "welcome to my home." Thats when I painted the rubble of the first triangle."
"Dr. Atiur has resigned, that's his bold and honest move. But what happened to nabbing the thieves? How was the server hacked? Who was looking after the cybersecurity?"
Maheen Taseer kept count of the number of days she was separated from her husband Shahbaz. She could finally stop counting on March 8, when he was rescued.
"It is crazy on how the power of social media, can influence a dozen people to silently protest for human rights."
"I was always told it was better to be lighter, but no this is my skin and I love it #unfairandlovely"
With compounding problems in the agriculture sector, one recommendation suggests that increasing productivity and focusing on small disadvantaged farmers are key to improving farmers’ standard of living in India.
With pollinators in decline around the world, conservationists are turning to traditional farmers for answers.
Bhutan's strict citizenship laws, however, aren't doing much to boost happiness these days, as thousands of Bhutanese children abandoned by their fathers have been rendered stateless according to Bhutanese laws.