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Smuggled goods including mortar shells worth Tk 134 cr seized during BGB ops at border

November records highest remittances in three months

Not Shakib, Liton to lead Bangladesh in ODI series against India

5 killed as covered van rams into hotel in Jessore

CHT Peace Accord's 25th anniversary celebrated

UN officials pledge continued support to Afghanistan

New York, Jan 21 : United Nations Monday flew its flags at half-mast in honour of four staff members killed in Friday’s terrorist attack in Kabul, with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other senior officials pledging to continue working in active support of Afghans.

Pakistan: 8 killed in blast

Peshawar, Jan 16: At least eight people were killed in a bomb blast in Pakistan's Peshawar city on Thursday, reports said.

UNESCO denounces killing of Pakistani journalist

New York, Jan 14 : The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom on Monday denounced the murder of television journalist Zakir Ali in Pakistan’s Sindh province and urged the authorities to ensure that those responsible are brought to justice.

Treason Case: Musharraf granted exemption

Islamabad, Jan 6 : A Pakistani special court, which is investigating the treason case against Pervez Musharraf, granted exemption to the country's former president from attending the hearing on Monday, reports said.

Srinagar-Jammu highway reopens

Srinagar, Jan 3: After remaining closed for three consecutive days, the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway was opened for the traffic on Friday.

Gangrape: Mamata govt. under fire

Kolkata, Jan 2: With the civil society hitting the streets and political opposition joining the stir over the double gangrape of a 16-year-old girl and her subsequent death from burn injuries near Kolkata on Tuesday, the ruling Mamata Banerjee government on Thursday set out to quell the embers saying it would provide all help to the family of the victim, punish the culprits and pursue its policy of zero tolerance to crime against women.

Myanmar: UN welcomes presidential pardon for prisoners

New York, Jan 1: The United Nations human rights office on Tuesday welcomed the presidential pardon granted in Myanmar to political prisoners convicted of or prosecuted for various offences under seven specific laws, including unlawful association, peaceful assembly, treason and sedition.

Fresh snowfall in Kashmir valley

Srinagar, Dec 31 : The 300-km long Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the only surface link between Kashmir and the rest of India, was on Tuesday shut down for vehicular traffic following heavy snowfall, a traffic police official informed.

Huge ammunition recovered in Kashmir

Srinagar, Dec 30 The Indian Army claimed they have recovered a huge cache of weapons from Kupwara division in north Kashmir.

Snooping: BJP slams Centre's probe panel

New Delhi, Dec 26 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday slammed the Centre for approving setting up of an enquiry commission into alleged snooping charges against Narendra Modi-led Gujarat government.

Rahul Gandhi is fit to be PM: Moily

Mumbai, Dec 24: Union Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily on Tuesday said Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is fit to be the Prime Minister of India.

Delhi gets a govt, Kejriwal to stake claim

New Delhi, Dec 23: Ending the Delhi deadlock, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) architect Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said his party is ready to form the government in the national capital.

Myanmar: UN concerned over boosts in opium production

New York, Dec 19 : Led by strong growth in Myanmar, opium poppy cultivation in the area known as the Golden Triangle rose for the seventh consecutive year, according to a report released Wednesday by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

UN lauds progress in Afghanistan towards stability

New York, Dec 18 : Despite volatility and uncertainty, Afghanistan continues to make progress in enhancing its stability as the drawdown continues for the international forces that have sought to bring security there for the past 12 years, the top United Nations envoy in the strife-torn country said Tuesday.

India remembers Delhi Braveheart

New Delhi, Dec 16 : As crimes against women continue to rise despite clamour for actions against sexual offenders and framing of stricter laws, India on Monday remembered the Delhi gang rape victim, known as Nirbhaya, by breaking the silence over sexual violence that for a long time used to be swept under carpet in fear of stigma and social ostracization.