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Bogra-Sirajganj rail project: Travel time to Dhaka to be reduced by 3 hours

Bangladesh against war but will defend sovereignty: PM Hasina

Habibul Bashar appointed as the new head of BCB women's wing

Azmeri Haque Badhon to become chief judge at international film festival in India

PM Hasina emphasizes importance of mother tongue as main medium of education

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.

UN Refugee Agency alarmed as Sri Lanka deports families seeking asylum

New York, Aug 13: The United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday expressed alarm that recent deportations of asylum-seekers from Sri Lanka back to Pakistan were growing in size and scope despite international calls to stop sending them back to a place where their lives could be in danger.

PM Modi condemns Pakistan’s proxy war

Leh, Aug 12: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing officers, soldiers and air warriors of the Indian Army and Air Force at Leh on Tuesday condemned the continuing proxy war by Pakistan.

Pakistan summons Indian deputy envoy over 'border firing'

Islamabad, Aug 11: Pakistan on Monday summoned the Deputy High Commissioner of India to lodge its protest over 'unprovoked Indian firing' across the Working Boundary in Sialkot sector on 10-11 August 2014.

Afghan presidential candidates agree to political deal, UN mission confirms

New York ,Aug 9: The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Friday said that it welcomes a political agreement reached between Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and looks forward to their pledged progress on moving ahead to form a national unity government.

Captured BSF jawan handed over to India by Pakistan

New Delhi, Aug 8 : Pakistan on Friday handed over to India a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan, who was captured by their troopers for allegedly crossing the border, after the motorboat in which he was on a patrol duty malfunctioned in River Chenab and swept him away to the waters of the neighbouring nation.