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· October, 2018

Stories about South Asia from October, 2018

One dead in Sri Lanka amidst a constitutional crisis

Power struggle between ousted Sri Lankan PM and newly appointed PM has led to the death of a protester in Colombo.

Landslide victory for Bhutan's centre-left party following peaceful general elections

This is only the third democratic elections to take place in the tiny, landlocked South Asian country since it abolished its Monarchy and adopted a new constitution in 2008.

Pashtun human rights activist detained at Islamabad airport, released after social media pressure

Gulalai Ismail is a well-known Pashtun human rights activist and founder of Seeds of Peace network.

Journalists across India share their testimony on the deteriorating state of media — and vow to fight back

Four journalists have been killed because of their work in 2018. Killings have evoked public outrage, but little response from the government.

Despite proven flaws, India's biometric ID scheme was upheld by the Supreme Court. Now what?

Legal scholars and social scientists are likely to pore over this significant judgment for its far-reaching impact on civil liberties and socio-economic issues.

Nepal roars with pride to become the first country to double its wild tigers by 2022

"We are proud to have helped protect these endangered cats. It’s good for conservation and for tourism."

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