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Muktijoddha Mancha organises human chain rally against Pakistan

Water level in Sylhet decreases, misery increases

Rain brings relief in different places including Dhaka

Government employees want 60 percent salary hike

Siam to star opposite Mithila Palkar in a Bollywood film

USAID, IRC to launch Pakistan Reading Project

Islamabad, Sept 9 : The U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded the International Rescue Committee $160 million to implement the Pakistan Reading Project, an extensive education program in Pakistan aimed at tackling one of the highest child illiteracy rates in the world.

Zardari to get guard of honour

Islamabad, Sept 7:Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari is all set to get a farewell guard of honour to mark the end of his Constitutional term in the Presidential House on Sunday, media reports said.

Ban calls for peaceful elections in Maldives

New York, Sept 5 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the people of the Maldives to ensure that the presidential elections, set for Saturday, are conducted peacefully.

Afghanistan: UN condemns Taliban’s killing of civilians

New York, Aug 28: The United Nations mission in Afghanistan Tuesday condemned the abduction and killing of six civilians in the western province of Herat.

Pakistani general appointed military adviser to UN peacekeepers

New York, Aug 27: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Maqsood Ahmed as the military adviser for the Organization’s peacekeeping operations.

Myanmar: UN urges curbing spread of religious hatred

New York, Aug 23: A United Nations independent expert Thursday urged greater inclusion of women and other minority voices in the peace efforts in Myanmar and called on the Government to fulfil its obligations in stemming the spread of incitement of religious hatred directed against minority communities.

Pakistan adopts second anti-India resolution

Islamabad, Aug 22: The Pakistan National Assembly or the Lower House of the Parliament on Thursday passed its second resolution condemning the ‘unprovoked firing’ by the Indian Army along the Line of Control (LoC).

Ban calls for strengthening bonds between UN and Pakistan

New York, Aug 15: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday hailed the strong partnership between the United Nations and Pakistan on a wide range of issues, and voiced his hope that the country can build on the recent achievement of its first democratic transition between two civilian governments.

Myanmar: UN calls for dialogue with displaced persons

New York, Aug 14: The United Nations refugee agency Tuesday reiterated its call for dialogue between displaced Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine state and national authorities after recent violent clashes left one man dead and 10 other people injured.

Pak: 10 killed in firing outside mosque

Quetta, Aug 9: At least ten people were killed as four gunmen opened fire outside a mosque at Quetta city in Pakistan on Friday, reports said.

Pakistan PM 'sad' over LoC killings

Islamabad, Aug 8: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday expressed 'sadness' over the recent incidents on the Line of Control (LoC) which left five Indian soldiers dead even as the episode cast a shadow over the prospective meeting between him and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Local authorities continue rescue efforts following Pakistan floods

New York, Aug 7: The United Nations humanitarian wing reported Tuesday that local authorities in Pakistan are continuing their rescue and relief efforts in areas affected by flash flooding following recent monsoon rains.

Pak floods kill 50; more rains predicted

Islamabad, Aug 5: The death toll in flash floods in Pakistan touched 50 on Monday even as Flood Forecasting Division (FFD), Lahore, predicted thunderstorms and rains across the country.

Afghan conflict takes increasing toll on civilians: UN

New York, Aug 1: The number of Afghan civilians killed or injured in the first half of 2013 rose by 23 per cent compared to the same period last year, owing mainly to the increased use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) by insurgents, according to a United Nations report released Wednesday.

Benazir: Musharraf to be indicted on Aug 6

Rawalpindi, July 30: A Pakistani Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Tuesday on Tuesday said country's former President Pervez Musharraf will be indicted in connection with the murder case of ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto on Aug 6, reports said.