India Prepares for Valentine’s Day, Gilani Contempt Appeal Rejected | Feb. 6 – 10, 2012

With Valentine's Day around the corner, Indians are scrambling for roses. (Photo: Meanest Indian)

With Valentine's Day around the corner, Indians are scrambling for roses. (Photo: Meanest Indian)

Life moves fast. News moves faster. America is reaching out to Asian countries for support against Iran, Kashmir may make low-cost sanitary napkins available to the rural poor and gold prices are down in India.

Building a Team With increasing concerns about a potential conflict with Iran, American officials are looking to Asian leaders for support. They are seeking commitments from India and others to decrease Iranian imports. [TIME]

Ladies First Women in rural Kashmir will soon have access to one rupee sanitary napkins, if the Jammu and Kashmir government gets its way. Conservatives there are skeptical, but the move could improve hygiene among girls. [Hindustan Times]

Roses Are Red Valentine’s fever is sweeping across the subcontinent, with florists reporting a surge in flower sales. In Chennai, the Department of Horticulture has dedicated 433 acres to rose cultivation. [DNA India]

Gold Standards As soaring gold prices eased Friday, gold traders in India have increased demand of the precious commodity. India is the largest consumer of gold worldwide. [Reuters]

Pretty Please? Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani’s appeal against a contempt charge was rejected by the Supreme Court Friday. If convicted, Gilani may lose his job and have to serve six months in prison. [AP]

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