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NEWS
November 6, 1987 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
The leaders of seven South Asian countries have pledged to take joint action against ethnic terrorist groups. The move came Wednesday at a summit meeting of the South Asian Assn. for Regional Cooperation, which was organized three years ago. The members are India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Maldives and Nepal. Afghanistan has applied to join the group, and India supports the application, arguing that Afghanistan is already a member of the United Nations and the Nonaligned Movement.
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NEWS
December 8, 1985 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
The first summit meeting of South Asian leaders--including two kings, two generals, two presidents and a prime minister--convened here Saturday to launch the world's newest regional group, the seven-nation South Asian Assn. for Regional Cooperation. India, the largest and most developed of the countries, quickly emerged as the key force in the new political and trade bloc.
WORLD
January 3, 2004 | From Associated Press
The impoverished nations of South Asia agreed Friday on the framework for a free trade zone that would encompass one-fifth of the world's population, a step that could further improve relations between nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan. The broad framework of the accord, which would start tearing down tariffs Jan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 2000
Saying he wants to reach out to the county's quarter-million South Asian residents, Sheriff Lee Baca announced Tuesday that he is forming an advisory council to improve relations between law enforcement and that growing community. The council, led by community member Irshad Haque, will advise the Sheriff's Department on issues of concern to South Asian residents and help Baca recruit South Asian deputies.
NEWS
May 8, 1986 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
After an election marred by widespread fraud, intimidation and violence, both major parties claimed victory Wednesday night in the third parliamentary vote in the troubled 15-year history of Bangladesh. "We have won the mandate of the people," said the leader of the opposition Awami League, Sheik Hasina Wazed. Nonetheless, the government-backed Jatiya Party is expected to be given a majority of the 330 seats in the Parliament when the final results are announced today.
NEWS
April 5, 2009 | Brian Murphy, Murphy writes for the Associated Press.
Be warned: Spitting here could get you deported. We're not talking just any kind of spit. In this case, it's the red-tinted juice of a popular Asian leaf that's causing the fuss as Dubai tries to buff the image of its less-posh districts. The crackdown -- announced last month amid a broader effort to stem behavior deemed offensive -- has stirred an unusual Arab-Asian culture clash in a city where the friction is often between Western ways grating against conservative Gulf sensibilities.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 18, 1991 | LEAH OLLMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ellen Smart had to pause long and hard to think of other American collections of Indian paintings that match the quality and breadth of the San Diego Museum of Art's Binney collection. "The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the private collection of Stuart Cary Welch . . . and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art," she finally replied. Not bad company for the local museum, whose holdings generally have not merited much acclaim.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 2001 | KAVITA DASWANI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sandra Teles arrived in Los Angeles from her native Goa, India, several weeks ago, harboring the same aspirations as the thousands of other young women who flock to Hollywood. The model and actress is making the rounds of agents, acting coaches and photographers. "What they need here is something completely different," she said. "Why would I model in Mumbai when I could become a hit in America?"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2010 | By Anna Gorman
Artesia's Pioneer Boulevard bustles with sari stores, jewelry boutiques and Indian restaurants that cater to the thousands of South Asian immigrants who have settled into the neighborhood. Though many of those immigrants are seniors, few have ever ventured to the nearby Artesia Senior Center, popular among native-born residents and earlier generations of Portuguese and Dutch immigrants. Language barriers and vegetarian diets have kept some Indian seniors away, while others simply didn't know about the center and the meals and activities offered there.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 2000 | LEAH OLLMAN, Leah Ollman is a San Diego arts writer
"Power and Desire," an entrancing exhibition of South Asian paintings from the San Diego Museum of Art's Edwin Binney 3rd Collection, tells many a juicy story--of Rajput leaders and Hindu gods, emperors and consorts, kidnappings and illicit rendezvous, hunts and celebrations, passions and infidelities, pleasures and obligations. Power and desire are not just the motivating impulses that course through the narratives in these 70 exquisitely detailed paintings.
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