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Daily deaths, infection increase as 60 succumb to coronavirus and country registers nearly 4,000 new cases within 24 hours

Tiger population, size of Sunderbans increasing: PM Hasina

Record production of boro rice in the country

Embezzlement of assets worth Tk 20 crore; Case against 43 people including Hefazat leader Mamunul

BGB arrest three people for entering Bangladesh illegally

Myanmar: Over 2,000 flee following violence in Rakhine

New York, Jan 12: More than 2,000 people have fled the Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state and Bangladesh on boats run by smugglers putting their lives at risk, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday, warning that the situation of those displaced by the violence in Rakhine grows more desperate every day.

Pakistan: US drone attack kills 4

Islamabad, Jan 10: At least four people were killed in a US drone attack in Pakistan\'s North Waziristan tribal region on Thursday, reports said.

UN to give special focus on terrorism in Pakistan

New York, Jan 4: United Nations peacekeeping and tackling terrorism, issues which are particularly relevant for Pakistan, as well as for the wider international community, will feature prominently in the work of the Security Council in January, the 15-member body’s president said Thursday.

Myanmar: Ban urges political reconciliation in Kachin

New York, Jan 3: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday took “serious note” of the most recent reports indicating air strikes against targets in Myanmar’s Kachin state, where tens of thousands of civilians were forced from their homes last year due to fighting between the government and rebels.

Suicide blast kills Pakistan minister

Peshawar, Dec 23: A senior Pakistan minister was assassinated at Qissa Khwani Bazaar here on Saturday evening.

Benazir Bhutto\'s son launches political career

Islamabad, Dec 27: Bilawal Bhutto, the son of Pakistan\'s slain former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, on Wednesday launched his political career on the anniversary of his mother\'s death, pledging to continue the fight for the poor and against \"anti-democratic forces\".

Pakistan: Taliban kill 21 soldiers

Peshawar, Dec 30: Twenty-one Pakistani security personnel kidnapped by the Taliban on Thursday, were killed on Sunday, reports said.

Afghanistan: Suicide bomber targets US base

Kabul, Dec 26: A suicide bomber and three Afghan civilians were killed when the vehicle driven by the attacker exploded at the gate of a US military base in eastern Afghanistan\'s Khost city on Wednesday, reports said.

UN gives $5.3 million to assist displaced in Myanmar

New York, Nov 28: Some 36,000 people who have been displaced by inter-communal violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state will benefit from an additional USD 5.3 million in assistance provided by the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), the world body announced Tuesday.

Pakistani journalist escapes bomb attack

Islamabad, Nov 26 Celebrity Pakistani journalist and TV presenter Hamid Mir had a miraculous escape on Monday after his driver spotted just in time a bag inside his car with explosives, reports said.

Pakistan bomb attack kills 8

Islamabad, Nov 25: At least six people were killed and 90 wounded when a bomb tore through a procession of Shia Muslims held to commemorate the holiday of Ashura in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Dera Ismail Khan.

UN deplores resumption of executions in Afghanistan

New York, Nov 23: The United Nations human rights chief Thursday expressed serious concern about the sudden execution of 14 prisoners in Afghanistan over the past few days after more than a year without carrying out the death penalty.

Imran Khan seriously injured at election rally

Lahore, May 7: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Party Chief Imran Khan was on Tuesday badly injured when he fell off the lifter that was carrying him up the stage to address an election rally here in Lahore.