- South Asia Democratic Forum Hosts Conference Discussing Cross Border Terrorism in Afghanistan
GENEVA, June 23, 2017 -- A seminar titled 'Cross border terrorism in Afghanistan' was organised at the UN in Geneva on June 16, 2017. ...
PR Newswire. Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:18:00 EDT.
- Bangladesh landslide: Roads to Rangamati reopened
The authorities in Bangladesh have reopened roads to some of the districts worst hit by landslides last week.
BBC News. Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:39:28 GMT.
- India policeman lynched in Kashmir
Muhammad Ayub was deployed in plain clothes outside Jamia Masjid mosque during the Friday prayers.
BBC News. Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:23:11 GMT.
- Etisalat Introduces BlazeOn, Based on Comptel’s FWD Solution, to Nigerian Mobile Subscribers
HELSINKI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#Comptel--Following Etisalat Sri Lanka's success, Etisalat Nigeria will now offer personalised, time-based mobile data packages using Comptel’s FWD
Business Wire. Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:00:00 UTC.
- Modi's India The World's 4th Fastest Growing Economy
Prime Minister Modi’s currency experimentation has not stopped India’s vibrant economy, which is the world’s 4th fastest growing economy in the world thus far in 2017.
By Panos Mourdoukoutas, Contributor. Forbes. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:04:00 -0400.
- Sri Lanka's food gap widens in wake of regional floods and drought, UN agencies warn
An extreme drought followed by floods has affected large swathes of cropland in Sri Lanka, United Nations agencies reported today, warning that the disaster threatens the food security of some 900,000 people.
UN News Centre. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EST.
- GM leaves India while others see opportunity
GM's pessimism about India reflects its own missteps there rather than the market's prospects. Competitors are racing in.
AutoNews.com. Mon, 5 Jun 2017 00:01:00 EST. Subscription required.
- Sharmila Nicollet edges Blair O'Neal in fan vote for LPGA spot, India rejoices
Sharmila Nicollet edges Blair O'Neal in fan vote for LPGA spot, India rejoices.
Golf Digest. Mon, 08 May 2017 17:08:05 GMT.
- Reforms poised to put India on a strong, sustainable and inclusive growth path, OECD says
The Indian economy is showing signs of a turnaround, but new reforms are needed to put the country on a path to strong, sustainable and inclusive growth, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of India.
OECD. Acquired Sun, 12 Mar 2017.
- China commits to support Nepal for development of women's cause
Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Yu Hong on Thursday said that the Chinese government attaches great importance to upholding women's rights and interests, keeping gender equity in center.
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.