Another week of disappointing news from the Subcontinent.

Baburam Bhattarai, speaking, is Nepal's new Prime Minister. Credit: The Advocacy Group.

Life moves fast. News moves faster. Nepal’s parliament elected Baburam Bhattarai its new Prime Minister on August 28. Bhattarai is a prominent member of the country’s Maoist party; despite Bhattarai’s verbal commitment to a “national unity government,” Nepali Congress and Unified Marxist Leninist party members do not trust him or his party.

Read more: Hazare Makes Waves, Virginian Accused of Terror Ties | August 28-September 3, 2011 | Divanee – South Asian news and entertainment.


No news is good news, huh? Well, last week there was news.

Srinagar, Kashmir. Credit: eenar_6/Creative Commons

Life moves fast. News moves faster. John McCain visited Srinagar, Kashmir, Tuesday as part of a trip where he also met leaders in Pakistan and India. While the US senator met with top Kashmiri officials, he did not speak with any separatists, who say McCain’s visit will not affect the Kashmir issue anyway. Following reports that Pakistan allowed China to view the remains of the Black Hawk helicopter than went down during the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, the latter nation denies having seen the machinery. Pakistan’s ISI also denied the reports, while a military spokesman said the accusations are part of a smear campaign against the country.

Read more: Police Believe Husband Killed Nazish Noorani, 51 Dead in Pakistan Mosque Blast | August 15 – 19, 2011 | Divanee – South Asian news and entertainment.