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Suu Kyi condemns 'two-child policy' for Rohingya Muslims
5/28/2013 1:07:00 PM

London, May 28 (ANI): Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has condemned a decision by local officials in Rakhine state to enforce a two-child policy on Rohingya Muslims.

The ban has been in place since 1994, but officials recently began enforcing it in areas where they say the high birth rate is fuelling ethnic tension, reports BBC News.

The 1994 ban, that prevents Rohingya Muslims having more than two children, was allowed to lapse in recent years. But a commission set up

Nepal charges Everest climber Hughes with violating broadcasting rules
5/28/2013 12:15:00 AM

London, May 28 (ANI): Nepal's Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Aviation has charged Mt. Everest climber Daniel Hughes with violating broadcasting rules while making a video call from the summit without permission.

The Nepalese officials have called Hughes' expedition leader David Hamilton for an inquiry into why Hughes used his smartphone for making a video call without a permit while still at the summit, the BBC reports.

Dipendra Poudel from the mountain section of Nepal's

Bangladesh govt. plans pay rise for garment factory workers
5/13/2013 12:16:00 AM

Dhaka, May 13 (ANI): After the world's worst garment industry disaster, the Bangladesh Government has decided to raise the income of garment factory workers.

On 24th April, Rana Plaza, a garment factory building collapsed due to its poor structure and claimed the lives of 1100 people.

Bangladesh is a major spot for textile industry providing clothing to major retailers around the globe but the working conditions and pay scale of its workers is far low than decent.

In a report

Bangladesh agrees to improve worker safety system after catastrophic factory collapse
5/6/2013 1:19:00 PM

London, May 6 (ANI): Bangladeshi authorities will be taking steps to improve worker safety in the wake of the recent factory collapse that killed more than 600 people.

According to a statement in the International Labour Organization, Bangladesh's government, employers and workers have agreed to a plan with the International Labour Organization that would relocate unsafe factories, retrain workers injured in recent factory disasters, recruit more government inspectors and allow for

Primark announces compensation for victims of Bangladesh factory disaster
4/30/2013 11:45:00 AM

London, Apr. 30 (ANI): Primark has announced it will compensate victims of the factory collapse in Bangladesh that has so far claimed the lives of at least 382 people.

In a statement, the Irish retailer said they have partnered with a local NGO to address the immediate needs of victims, including the provision of emergency food aid to families, reports The Independent.

The compensation offered to the victims will include the provision of long-term aid for children who have lost parents,

Bangladesh to get first ever woman parliament speaker
4/30/2013 12:46:00 AM

Beijing, Apr. 30 (Xinhua-ANI): Bangladesh for the first time is going to get a woman speaker for its parliament as the ruling Awami League Parliamentary Party has unanimously nominated State Minister of Women and Child Affairs Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury for the post of speaker of parliament Monday evening.

She is likely to be elected speaker Tuesday uncontested by the parliament as the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party ( BNP) led by former prime minister Khaleda Zia is boycotting

Nepalese police probes Mt. Everest brawl
4/29/2013 11:37:00 AM

London, Apr. 29 (ANI): Police in Nepal are investigating reports of a fight between three European mountaineers and 17 Sherpa mountain guides on Mount Everest.

Conflicting reports have suggested that the climbers were victims of an unprovoked attack, while the guides have said they retaliated after an incident in which they were threatened.

Two of the climbers reportedly suffered minor injuries and the third received a deep cut to his face, Sky News reports.

Sitaram Karki,

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4/26/2013 5:53:00 PM
'Threat of cross-border terrorism is Afghanistan's greatest challenge'
4/26/2013 5:29:00 PM
India protests detention of UP minister at US airport
4/26/2013 5:29:00 PM
SP, Muslim clerics slam Azam Khan's frisking in US
4/26/2013 5:27:00 PM
Russian divers claim silver at Moscow World Series
4/26/2013 5:15:00 PM
Ronaldo likely to miss Madrid derby (Preview)
4/26/2013 5:13:00 PM
Nadal reaches quarters in Barcelona
4/26/2013 4:43:00 PM
Sri Lanka, India discuss maritime boundary issues
4/26/2013 4:07:00 PM
Possible to detect autism in foetus: New study
4/26/2013 3:03:00 PM
Indian-American filmmaker gets new Tribeca fest award
4/26/2013 3:00:00 PM
Indian American wins Wharton School award
4/26/2013 2:39:00 PM
Sister can hear Michael Jackson tap dance
4/26/2013 2:37:00 PM
Gayle, Pollard among marquee players of CPL
4/26/2013 2:28:00 PM
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