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2006-05-31 06:02:03

BHOLA, Bangladesh (Reuters) - At least 50 people were injured in southern Bangladesh on Wednesday in clashes between police and opposition activists protesting against lack of electricity, police and witnesses said.

2006-05-05 09:22:53

DHAKA (Reuters) - Nearly 100 people were injured in clashes in Bangladesh on Friday when police tried to break up a demonstration against water and electricity shortages.

2006-04-24 05:52:13

DHAKA (Reuters) - The United States will provide assistance to Bangladesh to fight terrorism and hold free and fair national elections early next year, the new U.S. ambassador Patricia A. Butenis said on Monday. She said the U.S.

2006-04-03 20:55:03

By Bappa Majumdar KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - Indian schoolgirl Julita Oraon, a devout Christian, never misses Sunday mass, but the rest of her week is spent studying Arabic and Sufi literature among other subjects at an Islamic religious school, or madrasa.

2006-03-28 01:17:35

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - At least 26 people were killed in clashes between factions led by rival Muslim clerics in Pakistan's Khyber tribal region on Tuesday, according to intelligence officials.

2006-03-20 08:56:39

By Y.P. Rajesh NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India and Bangladesh will be trying to rebuild confidence and end distrust that has crept into their relationship during Bangladesh Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia's first visit in five years which began on Monday.

2006-02-25 12:56:49

By Anis Ahmed DHAKA (Reuters) - At least 16 people were killed and 50 injured when a four-storey textile factory collapsed in Bangladesh's capital on Saturday, witnesses said. The Phoenix mill, in Dhaka's Mahakhali area, came down at around 11 a.m. (0500 GMT) with some 150 workers inside.

2006-02-18 09:35:25

By Asim Tanveer MULTAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan banned demonstrations in the capital Islamabad on Saturday as protests over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad grew and four people were wounded when shots were fired during a rally in a central town.

2006-02-18 01:58:27

By Aamir Ashraf ZERO POINT, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan and India resumed a train service across the Thar desert on Saturday, 40 years after it was suspended following the second of the three wars between the two South Asian rivals.

2006-02-15 11:51:39

By Ali Imam PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Three people were killed and franchises of Western firms as well as banks and cinemas were set on fire in Pakistan on Wednesday in fresh violence over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.


Latest South Asia Reference Libraries

Lesser Asiatic Yellow Bat, Scotophilus kuhlii
2013-06-18 12:09:59

The lesser Asiatic yellow bat (Scotophilus kuhlii) is a species of vesper bat that can be found in many areas including Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Taiwan, and the Philippines. It prefers a habitat in primary and secondary forests, both in urban and rural areas of its range. It can be found roosting in many areas including roofs, crevices, temples, and dry tree leaves. It leaves the roost early to consume a main diet of dipterans and hymenopterans and gives birth to one...

Rufous Horseshoe Bat, Rhinolophus rouxii
2012-09-03 06:58:22

The rufous horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus rouxii) can be found in China, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, India, and Vietnam. Although it occurs in all of these regions, most of its population occurs in South Asia. It can be found roosting in hollow trees or caves and prefers a habitat within evergreen forests. It often inhabits temples or old buildings in South Asia. In South Asia, the rufous horseshoe bat is threatened by cave disturbances caused by tourists, as well as habitat loss caused by...

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