The government in one of the world's youngest democracies collapsed yesterday when the Prime Minister of Nepal resigned. This ends government rule by former Maoist guerrillas, who took power in elections after fighting a civil war against the King.
Soon the entire subcontinent of India will be going to their nearest polling place and elect a new government. Here with an election guide is Somini Sengupta, the South Asia bureau chief for the New York Times.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh warned that she'd take tough action against a mutiny by paramilitary border security guards if they did not surrender their weapons immediately. New York Times reporter Somini Sengupta joins the show.
Sri Lanka marks its 61st Independence Day today, but the celebrations have been muted by ongoing skirmishes between the government and separatists. For more we are joined by Somini Sengupta, the South Asia bureau chief for the New York Times.
Caught in the Sri Lanka civil war crossfire are an estimated 250,000 civilians who live in the area. For a closer look at these troubling events, we turn to Somini Sengupta, the New Delhi bureau chief for the New York Times.
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