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South Asia

US needs an integrated Asia policy

Chester Bowles, a former US ambassador to India, once called for a single assistant secretary of state to cover the whole of Asia in order to strengthen the US State Department's capacity to think strategically about the region.

Monday, 10 December, 2012, 1:28am

Dhaka slum blaze highlights fire risk across Bangladesh, India and Pakistan

Blazes like the one in Dhaka on Saturday are sadly all too frequent around south Asia. In September, in one of the worst incidents of its kind, 289 died in a fire in Karachi. The same month, 40 were killed during a blaze at a fireworks factory in the state of Tamil Nadu, in south India.

27 Nov 2012 - 5:25am

Something new: balance of trade

29 Sep 2012 - 11:49pm

Child mortality halves in 20 years, but persists in Africa and South Asia

The global mortality rate for young children has been nearly halved in the past two decades, but Africa and South Asia have not kept pace, the United Nations said yesterday.

14 Sep 2012 - 4:10am

Molester 'driven to crime by loneliness'

A businessman who took more than 60,000 lewd photos of male models was driven to indecent assault and criminal intimidation out of loneliness and low self-esteem, a court heard yesterday.

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Subcontinental drift: the ups and downs of a nation of extremes

India Rising: Tales From a Changing Nation by Oliver Balch Faber and Faber

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Garment sector's growth drives economic boom

As a hub for export manufacturing, Bangladesh has obvious attractions for Hong Kong-based companies familiar with the principle and practices of outsourcing production.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Beyond bazaar

Walking through the centre of Dhaka's old city, Taimur Islam stops to lament the loss of another historical building. From a plastic binder, the architect produces pictures of a stately colonial mansion, built around the turn of the 1900s, that has recently been reduced to a pile of rubble.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

A bold but distant dream for South Asia

The recent proposal by the speaker of Pakistan's National Assembly, Dr Fehmida Mirza, of a possible South Asian parliament has stirred up a healthy debate.

22 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Audacity of hope

India: A Portrait - An Intimate Biography of 1.2 Billion People by Patrick French Allen Lane, HK$375

6 Mar 2011 - 12:00am