Category Archives: South Asia This Week

South Asia This Week-12 (9 December 2013)

India: BJP’s massive wins in state elections The BJP has swept Rajasthan, and retained Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. In Delhi it emerged as the single largest party, five short of a clear majority. Here, Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) … Continue reading

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South Asia This Week-11 (25 November 2013)

In Nepal CA Election 2013 NC and UML shine With final results of the 239 seats out, the Nepali Congress with 105 seats in its kitty, was the largest party, closely followed by the CPN-UML with 92. The UCPN (Maoist), … Continue reading

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South Asia This Week-10 (28 October 2013)

Maldives: Parliament approves MDP proposal for speaker to assume presidency after November 11 Parliament today approved a proposal by the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) parliamentary group leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih for the speaker of parliament to assume the presidency in … Continue reading

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South Asia This Week-9 (7 October 2013)

Afghan presidential candidates decided By the closure of nominations on Sunday, about 20 presidential candidates had registered for the April 5 elections, the first independent vote organised by Afghanistan without direct foreign assistance. Final deals cut as Afghan election candidates … Continue reading

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South Asia This Week-8 (7 October 2013)

Afghan presidential candidates decided By the closure of nominations on Sunday, about 20 presidential candidates had registered for the April 5 elections, the first independent vote organised by Afghanistan without direct foreign assistance. Final deals cut as Afghan election candidates … Continue reading

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South Asia This Week-7 (6 September 2013)

South Asian nations oppose US strike in Syria South Asian nations, rarely in agreement on either regional or global issues, have come out strongly against a potential US military strike in Syria. Pakistan: Who will become the next army chief? … Continue reading

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South Asia This Week-6 (28 August 2013)

India: Lok Sabha passes food Bill The Lok Sabha on Monday night passed the landmark National Food Security Bill. After nine hours of discussions and 319 amendments proposed by members of Parliament, the lower house voted in favour of the … Continue reading

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