Stories about South Asia from March, 2017
Raudha Athif, the 20-year-old aqua-blue-eyed Maldivian model, was found hanging inside her dormitory room in north Bangladesh on Wednesday. On social media, Maldivians are mourning the loss of this woman.
Venezuelan independent media sites suffer online attacks, Japan may use mass surveillance to punish “preparations” for crime, and the UK calls for backdoors on encrypted messaging apps.
The level of pollution in Kathmandu has surpassed the minimum acceptable level and the residents are reacting by putting masks over their faces, just like the city's iconic statues.
This year, roughly 12 million slaves in India couldn't celebrate My Freedom Day. That number could rise to 18 million, if more isn't done to help India's most vulnerable.
"There was clearly anger from the side of the military that people were getting their land back."
"Finally, a great feat! [Our] tenth win in a row in T20Is. Towards the glory!"
"only in #bhutan...police making snowman at the main roundabout. wonderful"
The Lanura village lacks basic facilities, like electricity infrastructure, water and other amenities of life. The people were stunned to learn that the village was declared a "cashless village."
The food flotilla carrying about 2,300 tons of food and other essentials was manned by 195 volunteers from 12 countries.
Beginning this summer, the Indian government will controversially start requiring more than 100 million school children to show their Aadhaar (national identity) card in order to claim their lunches.
"According to the Cinematography Act, a film can only be banned if it compromises on national security. What security is a romantic film on a gay couple compromising?"
"I Loved Driving on the Hills coz of these boards. I would prefer this, rather than the Advertising Boards along the roads."