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· August, 2011

Stories about South Asia from August, 2011

22 August 2011

India: A Twitter Poll On Popularity Of Political Parties

Pakistan: Help The Flood Affected People

Nepal: The Taslima Nasreen Controversy

Pakistan: Islamic Televangelist Caught Out by Behind-the-Scenes Video

Dr. Amir Liaquat Hussain, a Pakistani Islamic televangelist and host of numerous religious shows, has been criticized after a behind-the-scenes video was released. The video depicted Dr. Amir, a notable...

19 August 2011

Bangladesh, India: Comparison Of The Two Bengals

India: Should Telangana Be A Separate State?

Sri Lanka: The Return Of The Grease Devils

In many rural areas of Sri Lanka the mythical figure of the Grease Yaka (Grease Devil) is being blamed for nighttime assaults on women and thefts/robberies. A number of suspects...

17 August 2011

Pakistan: Killing Of Protesters Enrage People Of Gilgit-Baltistan

Pakistan: Youth Gets Justice After Video of Extra-Judicial Killing Emerged

On June 8, 2011, a 19 year old boy was shot dead at point blank by a Pakistan Rangers personnel in Karachi. Video footage emerged showing that the boy was...

16 August 2011

India: RTI and Wildlife Activist Killed in Broad Daylight

Indian Right To Information activist and NGO worker Shehla Masood (39) was shot dead in front of her residence in Bhopal on Tuesday morning. She was also known for campaigning...

India, US: Stories Of Adoption From India

15 August 2011

Pakistan: Celebrating Independence Day

This year, on August 14, Pakistan's Independence Day was celebrated with jubilation not only in the streets but also in the blogosphere. Netizens posted about Pakistan, praying for its prosperity...

Bangladesh: Tragic Deaths Puts the Spotlight on Road Safety

The untimely death of award-winning film director Tareque Masud and internationally renowned cameraman and TV journalist Ashfaque Munier Mishuk in a road accident has shocked Bangladeshis. Netizens are mourning their...

Nepal: Prime Minister Resigns

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