This social entrepreneur epitomizes not taking no for an answer. After being told some girls in India simply couldn't be helped, she helped them, defining a new model for intervention that is affordable and replicable.
By Devin Thorpe, Contributor. Forbes. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:00:00 -0500.
Three lawmakers from Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's party defected to the government of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday after a dispute between the two leaders.
Reuters. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 08:51:34 -0500.
Seven weeks after President Maithripala Sirisena sacked Ranil Wickremesinghe, the ousted premier got his job back. The move caps what has been a surprising showdown in the island nation.
Colin Dwyer. NPR. Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:21:51 -0500.
NEW DELHI (AFP) - Hope has all but faded for 13 miners trapped deep underground four days ago when an illegal "rat hole" coal pit flooded in remote northeastern India.
Straits Times. Mon, 17 Dec 2018 21:27:18 +0800.
Maheraj Ahmed, 15, was just five when he fled his homeland with his mother Rani Begum, 46 and father Sharif Uddin, 48. Soon he will swap his life in east London for Eton in Berkshire.
Daily Mail. Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:15:27 +0000.
An Indian court on Monday convicted a former politician for his role in riots that swept India in 1984, leaving thousands of Sikhs dead in bloody pogroms, and sentenced him to life in prison.
The Associated Press. New York Times. Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:34:15 GMT.
Sri Lanka's president reappointed Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister on Sunday, nearly two months after firing him and setting off a long political stalemate in the South Asian island nation.
Krishan Francis. Fox News. Sun, 16 Dec 2018 09:28:08 GMT.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has declared President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve Parliament unconstitutional. ...
Krishan Francis. Washington Times. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 08:13:05 -0500.
NEW DELHI (AP) - India's top court on Friday rejected petitions by activists seeking a probe into the government purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France. ...
Ashok Sharma. Washington Times. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 02:06:37 -0500.
Announces new nonstop service to New Delhi, Toronto and Melbourne, Australia - Adds second daily flight to Seoul, South Korea, increasing to 11 flights weekly - Begins year-round nonstop service to Amsterdam, Auckland and Tahiti in 2019
Travel Industry Wire. Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:57:29 EST.
Facts About South Asian States
The nations of South Asia include the populous countries of India and
Bangladesh as well as Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
More news and information about selected South Asian nations
is available at the official government websites listed below.
The Republic of India's
capital city is New Delhi, and its currency is
the Indian Rupee. Hindi and English are the primary languages used
in India, and in 2007, India's estimated population was 1,129,866,000.
The People's Republic of Bangladesh's capital city is Dhaka, and its
currency is the Taka. The country's primary language is Bengali,
and in 2007, the estimated population of Bangladesh was 150,448,000.
The Kingdom of Bhutan's
capital city is Thimbu, and its national currency
is the Ngultrum. The Kingdom's primary language is Dzongkha, and
in 2007, its estimated population was 2,328,000.
The Republic of Maldives'
capital city is Male, and its national currency
is the Rufiyaa. Dhivehi is the primary language of Maldives, and
in 2007, the nation's estimated population was 369,000.
The Kingdom of Nepal's
capital city is Kathmandu, and its currency
is the Nepalese Rupee. Nepal's primary language is Nepali, and
in 2007, its estimated population was 28,902,000.
The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka's capital city is
Colombo, and its national currency is the Sri Lankan Rupee.
The primary languages of Sri Lanka are Sinhala and Tamil, and in 2007,
the country's population was estimated at 20,926,000.