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· February, 2014

Stories about South Asia from February, 2014

16 February 2014

One Nepalese Doctor's Hunger Strike Wins Action From Officials

Dr. Govinda KC, a senior orthopedic surgeon of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Nepal, who has earned the nickname Crusader KC, ended his fourth fast-unto-death on 15 February 2014.

[Photos]: Birds Of Bangladesh

Film Documents America's “Invisible” Drone War in Pakistan

"We speak to journalists, activists and experts inside and outside of Pakistan about the consequences of the strikes in the tribal FATA region."

12 February 2014

Controversial Sindh Festival Accused of Risking Ancient Ruins for Flashy Kickoff

The festival celebrating the rich and vast cultural heritage of Sindh drew ire from some for its decision to hold the theatrical opening ceremony at the ancient ruins of Mohenjo-daro.

9 February 2014

An Info-Activism Tool-Kit on Women's Rights Campaigning

Tanqeed's Bi-Weekly List of Recommended Readings On Pakistan

India's Solar Vision Promises Clean Energy And Happy Farmers

The Indian government is aiming to replace 26 million diesel-powered groundwater pumps with more efficient solar-powered irrigation models. The country also plans to build the world's largest solar power plant.

Veteran Sri Lankan Journalist Murdered in Her Home

Mel Gunasekera was the founding editor of the Lanka Business Online, an online financial news service website, and a former reporter for French news agency Agence France-Presse.

5 February 2014

Pakistani Journalists on Taliban Hit-List

The Taliban have issued a fatwa against some Pakistani media houses and prepared a hit list with the names of two dozen journalists and publishers.

3 February 2014

Taliban Play Trump with Peace Talks in Pakistan

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said regardless of the recent deadly attacks by the Taliban, Pakistan hopes that its talks-first approach will help end the violence in the country.

2 February 2014

Hollywood-Style Bank Heist in Bangladesh Ends in Arrest

A pair of men managed to steal 169 million Bangladeshi taka (about 2.2 million US dollars) from a bank vault by digging a 30-foot-long underground tunnel leading to it.