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  • India Calls For Pakistan To Be Isolated
    India said it was time for the international community to identify countries that promote terrorism and isolate them, in a thinly veiled denouncement of archrival Pakistan.
    Radio Liberty.  Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:09:56 +0000.
  • Star of British Soap Opera Is Fired Over Anti-India Twitter Posts
    Marc Anwar, an actor on “Coronation Street,” condemned India and Indian citizens on Twitter; the police are investigating the activity as a hate crime.
    Christopher D. Shea.  New York Times.  Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:24:32 GMT.
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  • What Nepali Entrepreneurs Can Teach Us About Perseverance
    An interview with two Nepali entrepreneurs I encountered during my travels in Nepal, and what they've taught me about perseverance.
    By Celinne Da Costa.  Forbes.  Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:55:00 GMT.
  • Eagle Gates Group eyes expansion into India and Russia
    NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2016 -- Eagle Gates Group is focusing on attaining leadership in wealth management business and currently has a suite of products aimed at the financial services segment. ...
    PR Newswire.  Mon, 26 Sep 2016 06:30:00 EDT.
  • India to ratify Paris climate deal in October
    India, one of the world's largest greenhouse gas emitters, will ratify the Paris global climate agreement pact next month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said.
    BBC News.  Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:31:56 GMT.
  • India tries to make money from satellites
    India launches satellites for a fraction of the amount other countries spend - and it is using those missions to try and recoup some of the cost of its space programme.
    BBC News.  Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:13:10 GMT.
  • Ex-refugee is right at home selling cars
    When Ron Marhofer Chevrolet hired Bishnu Rai a year ago, it gave the group an opportunity to grow sales among the Bhutanese and Nepalese that have immigrated into the Akron area.
    AutoNews.com.  Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:01:00 EST.  Subscription required.
  • French fighter jet deal: an Indian saga
    The less-than-supersonic sale of French Rafale fighter jets to India has highlighted the obstacles facing foreign arms firms seeking to do business with the world's biggest weapons importer. ...
    Yahoo.  Sun, 25 Sep 2016 03:46:59 -0400.
  • Mugabe: AU Will Form Splinter Group if Not Given Permanent UN Seat
    Zimbabwe's president said Saturday that the African Union was planning to form a splinter group with countries such as Russia, China and India if the U.N. Security Council did not include members of his continent next year. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 24 Sep 2016 21:13:20 -0400.
  • India's PM Says Pakistan's Support of Terror Is Destabilizing Asia
    Slamming Pakistan as an exporter of terrorism, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday accused his country's South Asian neighbor of trying to destabilize Asia and vowed to isolate it in the international community. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 24 Sep 2016 15:13:48 -0400.
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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