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Fanciful statements by celebrities can mislead people: EC

Shahjahan Omar is not an intruder: Obaidul Quader

Chittagong Hill Tract Peace Treaty is a rare event in world history: Prime Minister

Earthquake strikes several districts including Dhaka

India has taken a stand against people in parliamentary elections: BNP

UN envoy welcomes criteria for invalidation, recount in Afghan audit process

New York, July 31: The top United Nations official in Afghanistan has welcomed the decision to adopt criteria for the invalidation and recount of ballots as part of the ongoing audit over the results of the presidential run-off poll.

Hamid Karzai's cousin killed in suicide bombing

Kandahar, July 29 : Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai's cousin Hashmat Khalil Karzai was killed in suicide bombing in Kandahar on Tuesday.

Myanmar: UN rights expert warns against backtracking on free expression, association

New York, July 29: On the heels of a ten-day visit to Myanmar, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the country has urged authorities to avoid any backtracking that could threaten the achievements of the past few years.

Pakistan: Blast kills one in Quetta

Quetta, July 27 : At least one person was killed in a blast at Quetta's Kandhari Bazar in Pakistan on Sunday, media reports said.

Deploring attack on Afghan civilians, UN mission calls for prompt investigation

New York, July 26 : The United Nations mission in Afghanistan strongly condemned the killing on Friday of civilians in the western province of Ghor, and called for a prompt investigation into the crime.

Amid audit delay, UN in Afghanistan proposes criteria for ordering recounts

New York, July 25: As the audit of the Afghan presidential election resumed on Thursday, the United Nations proposed a set of criteria to the country’s main electoral body for separating valid votes from fraudulent ballots cast in the June presidential run-off.

Afghanistan to resume election audit on Thursday, UN confirms

New York, July 24: The physical audit of the votes cast in Afghanistan’s run-off presidential election is due to resume on Thursday, the United Nations on Wednesday confirmed after a meeting with Afghan electoral commission officials.

Kabul suicide attack kills 4

Kabul, July 22 : At least four people were killed in suicide bombing in fifteen police district at Kabul city in Afghanistan on Tuesday, media reports said.

Life crippled in Jammu by shutdown

Jammu, July 19: Normal life in Jammu in Jammu and Kashmir was crippled on Saturday by a shutdown to protest against Friday’s clashes in Baltal base camp of the Hindu pilgrimage Amarnath Yatra.

UN mission welcomes start of audit of Afghan presidential run-off election

New York, July 18 : The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has welcomed the start on Thursday of the audit of the results of last month’s presidential run-off election.

Terrorists attack Kabul airport, killed

Kabul, July 17: Taliban terrorists launched an attack on an international airport in Afghanistan capital Kabul early Thursday morning, with Afghanistan authorities claiming the offensive has ended with the killing of all the militants.

Afghanistan: UN strongly condemns deadly attacks against civilians in Kabul, Paktika

New York, July 15: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations mission in Afghanistan strongly condemned two attacks that took place on Tuesday, one in Kabul and the other in the eastern province of Paktika, which have killed and injured scores of civilians.

UN mission welcomes efforts to begin audit of Afghan presidential run-off vote

New York, July 15: The top United Nations official in Afghanistan has hailed the efforts by the country’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) to start the implementation of an audit plan to help resolve concerns over the results of the presidential run-off poll.

Afghanistan: UN proposes new audit plan to resolve stand-off over disputed election

New York, July 12 : With President Hamid Karzai's successor still undeclared, the United Nations in Afghanistan on Friday proposed an additional audit plan that would take up to two weeks to complete, in an effort to help resolve the stand-off.

Supreme Court rejects petition to repeal Article 370 in Kashmir

New Delhi, July 11: The Supreme Court has dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) demanding quashing of Article 370 that grants a special status to Jammu and Kashmir, according to media reports on Friday.