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Soon the situation in Chittagong Hill Tracts will be calm: Obaidul Quader

KNF attack to loot money and show capability: RAB

Kidnapped manager of Sonali Bank returns to his family

Home Minister to visit Bandarban tomorrow to inspect situation

Modi breaks his silence on cancellation of Indo-Pak talks

New Delhi, Aug 29: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday broke his silence on cancellation of talks with Pakistan saying the neighbouring nation had made a 'spectacle' by engaging with secessionist elements in Jammu and Kashmir.

Gen Raheel Sharif made 'mediator'

Islamabad, Aug 28: The protesting two leaders- Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan- on Thursday announced that Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has been appointed by the country's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as a 'mediator' and 'guarantor' for the current crisis.

UN pledges support to Afghan authorities to complete election audit

New York/Kabul, Aug 28: The United Nations on Wednesday pledged to redouble its support to the Afghan electoral authorities to help expedite the completion of a thorough and credible audit of the presidential run-off in the wake of the decision of one of the candidates to halt participation in the process.

Future of Afghanistan’s political transition ‘hangs in balance’ of vote recount: UN

New York, Aug 26: The United Nations has welcomed on Monday’s announcement by the country’s electoral authorities of the first official decisions on the findings from the 100 per cent audit of the June 14 Presidential run-off election.

Pakistan violates ceasefire again, 2 killed in firing

Jammu, Aug 23: In a continued act of ceasefire violation, Pakistani Rangers killed two people and injured seven others on Saturday while firing heavily at Border Security Force (BSF) posts near the international border at RS Pura sector in Jammu district.

Pakistan: PTI to initiate talks with govt?

Islamabad, Aug 22: Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Friday said it is ready to initiate talks with the government.

Afghanistan: UN mission concerned over acts of intimidation against journalist

New York, Aug 21: The United Nations mission in Afghanistan on Wednesday expressed its concern about the acts of intimidation against New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg, who on Tuesday was banned from leaving the country and told that he was being investigated for an article he had written.

Pakistan: Imran Khan, Qadri lead protesters march into Red Zone

Islamabad, Aug 20 : Demanding Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation, protesters led by Pakistan's cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and cleric Tahir ul-Qadri re demonstrating in Islamabad's Red Zone.

Pak envoy meets Kashmiri separatists despite Indian cancelling talks

New Delhi, Aug 19 : Even after India called off the foreign secretary level talks with Pakistan, Kashmiri separatist leaders continued to meet Pakistan's envoy to New Delhi on Tuesday.

Improvements in Afghan audit will enhance integrity -UN

New York, Aug 18: The United Nations in Afghanistan has welcomed several refinements made this week to that country's ongoing audit over the results of the presidential run-off poll, saying the improvements will strengthen the “integrity of the process”.

BSF men killed in Kashmir militant attack

Srinagar, Aug 16: A day after independence day, militants struck in Kashmir killing at least two BSF (Border Security Force) personnel and seriously injuring four others in Koil area of South Kashmir's Pulwama town Saturday afternoon.

Clashes erupt in Pakistan after shots fired at Imran Khan

Islamabad, Aug 15 : Violent clashes erupted in Pakistan after a convoy of protesters, heading to the capital Islamabad, led by opposition politician Imran Khan was shot at.

UN rights experts urge halt to Sri Lanka's deportations of Pakistani asylum seekers

New York, Aug 15: United Nations human rights experts on Thursday expressed their grave concern over the detentions and forced deportations of Pakistani asylum seekers in Sri Lanka back to their homeland where violent attacks against religious minorities have spiked in recent years.

Pakistan: Imran leads Azadi March

Lahore, Aug 14: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief head Imran Khan commenced his Azadi March (independence march) from Lahore to Islamabad on Thursday.

Ceasefire violation in J&K ahead of Independence Day

Poonch, Aug 14 : Firing with small arms took place from across the border at the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir late Wednesday night, reports said.