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  • England make India batsmen struggle
    James Anderson and Stuart Broad help England continue to dominate India on day three of the third Test at Southampton.
    BBC News.  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:55:56 GMT.
  • Africa: Is the UN Peacekeeper Selection Process Flawed?
    [IRIN]Bangkok -Reports on Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Nigeria released in July 2014 at the Open Society Institute in New York reveal failures in human rights vetting for soldiers in countries that contribute to UN peacekeeping operations.
    All Africa.  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:53:55 GMT.
  • New arrests in India school 'rape'
    Police in India make new arrests in connection with the alleged rape of a six-year-old girl in her Bangalore school, saying that a man arrested last week was 'not involved in the crime'.
    BBC News.  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:14:25 GMT.
  • India, US Look to Reset Ties During Kerry Visit
    India and the United States will attempt to reset their ties during the upcoming visit by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:25:10 -0400.
  • Kerry: US-India Ties at ‘Potentially Transformative Moment’
    Relations between the United States and India are at a “potentially transformative moment,” with a new Indian government that presents new opportunities, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:03:39 -0400.
  • Nepal to allow cremation of Tibetan Buddhist monk
    The body of a revered Tibetan Buddhist monk can now be cremated at his monastery in the hills outside Nepal's capital, the government said Tuesday after reversing its earlier objections to bringing the body into the country.
    Miami Herald.  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:38 EDT.
  • Shelley wins marathon as Aussies top Commonwealth medals table
    Australian Michael Shelley won gold in the men’s marathon at the Commonwealth Games to better his silver-medal showing in Delhi four years ago.
    Hurriyet.  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 16:19:00 +0200.
  • World Briefing: Sri Lankan Asylum Seekers to Be Moved Onshore
    Sri Lankan asylum seekers who have been on an Australian customs vessel for weeks will be taken to Australia’s mainland for a temporary stay and may be sent to India, Australia’s government said Friday.
    By The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 04:59:46 GMT.
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  • Antiques: India House Artwork Inspires a New Book
    The artwork shown at India House, a private club in Lower Manhattan, will be examined in a forthcoming book that also looks at two founders.
    By Eve M. Kahn.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:31:10 GMT.
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  • High-End Devices Launch At Mid-End Prices As Global Phone Makers Inundate India Market With Budget Smartphones
    China’s Xiaomi entered the brutally-competitive Indian smartphone market with a splash this week, launching its Mi3 phone at an aggressive pricing of $240. ...
    By Saritha Rai.  Forbes.  Wed, 16 Jul 2014 07:53:00 GMT.
India map, showing New Delhi, the Indian capital, and other Indian cities, as well as neighboring states in southern Asia
Bangladesh map, showing Dhaka, its capital city, as well as adjoining areas of south Asia

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.


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