Category archives for: South Asia

Bangladesh Deploys Military During Elections

bangladesh army

Bangladesh is going to experience a change in government as the polling has started in the country. There have been several threats to the country regarding the security situation and this is why they have decided to deploy army troops throughout the polling stations so that there are no causalities.   There were several people […]

Judge Halts Execution of Bangladeshi Opposition Leader

Mullah Abdul Quader

It was reported from Dhaka that the appeals division of the Bangladesh Supreme Court is rethinking about the death sentence which was given to the country’s opposition leaders. The judge halted the execution at the last minute so he can review the case thoroughly.   Abdul Quader Mollah was convicted of war crimes, and his […]

Afghan Police Rescues Woman Sentenced to Death by Taliban

Taliban Afghanistan

The Afghan police reportedly rescued a woman from a remote village where she was sentenced to death by stoning for allegedly cheating on her husband. The sentence was given by Taliban militants who hold informal hearings and the police rescued her from a compound according to police spokesperson, Sayed Sarwar Hussaini. The police acted on […]

Study says Pak-India Nuclear War Could Kill 2 Billion People

Nuclear Bomb

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and Physicians for Social Responsibility released a report back in April of 2012, predicting one billion casualties if there was a nuclear war in South Asia. An updated report however raised the estimate to over 2 billion, given how China is also going to be affected. “A […]

West Indies Withdraw U-19 Cricket Team from Bangladesh Citing Safety Concerns

In what can be seen as a major setback for Bangladesh Cricket and its already embattled board, which is due to host Asian powerhouse Sri Lanka for a full series from January, followed by the Asia Cup and the Twenty20 World Cup in March-April, West Indies U-19 cricket team has pulled out of the tour […]

Is Japanese app Line the next Whatsapp

line app

Line is a Japanese app for instant messaging on smartphones and PCs. Very popular in some parts of the world by users who exchange text messages, graphics, video and audio media. It also allows you to make free VoIP calls, and hold free audio or video conferences. The messaging app already reached 10 million in […]

Oil prices rise in Asian trade

Oil prices go down

Oil prices rose again in Asian trade. New York’s main contract West Texas Intermediate (WTI) stated a rise of 38 cents as it increased to $94.58 during mid-morning. This means that oil prices in the Asian countries are going to take up a new rise yet again.  However, most recently the news in Pakistan has […]

Bus accident in Sri Lanka leaves 10 dead


It was reported by the local police that 10 people died while 18 were left injured when a passenger bus plunged off a cliff in Sri Lanka. The bus was travelling along a mountain road and after getting veered off, it fell down 200-feet, leaving 10 dead and 18 injured in the process

Oil prices Rise in Asia


It was reported that the quiet Asian Trade saw oil rises rising on Tuesday. West Texas Intermediate gained four cents and appreciated to $94.66 in Asian trade. 

India terms Nawaz Sharif-Manmohan meeting successful

  India Sunday described as useful the meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in New York.   Briefing media after the meeting‚ Indian National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon said that both the sides want to resolve the issues between […]

Nawaz Sharif, Manmohan Singh face to face in first summit

Meeting between Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh on the sidelines of UN General Assembly is underway in New York.   At arrival in the hall‚ the two Prime Ministers warmly shook hands before the meeting and introduced their delegations to each other.   It will be the first Prime […]

Pakistani, Indian PM sets to discuss peace talks revival

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart, Manmohan Singh, are set to meet in New York Sunday evening to discuss ways to revive the stalled composite dialogue process.  Pakistan is hopeful of useful results however India does not expect any breakthrough. Nawaz Sharif says arms race should be stopped and it is upto the […]


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