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212 vehicles set on fire in a month during oppositions' strike-blockade

Bangladesh's total population 16 crore 98 lakh: BBS

Crime against humanity: Judgment of 7 accused of Bagerhat on Thursday

First Test against New Zealand: Bangladesh win toss, batting first

Usable reserves fall below $16 billion

TTP: Pakistan to continue peace talks process

Islamabad, Apr 17 : A day after the Paksitan Taliban refused to extend their 40-day long ceasefire, the Pakistan government on Thursday said the peace talks process with them would continue on a slow place based on a wait and see policy, media reports said.

UN welcomes release of partial results in Afghanistan poll

New York, Apr 14 : Welcoming Sunday's announcement of the first batch of results in Afghanistan's Presidential elections as a further step towards completing the electoral process, the United Nations Assistance Mission in the country (UNAMA) has noted that these results represent only a small proportion of the millions of ballots cast in the poll.

Myanmar: UN welcomes probe into attacks on aid workers

New York, Apr 11 : The top United Nations official in Myanmar welcomed the Government’s condemnation of the recent attacks against UN and non-governmental organization (NGO) premises in Sittwe, and its commitment to see perpetrators brought to justice through a newly established investigation commission.

Ban deplores deadly terrorist attacks in Pakistan

New York, Apr 10 : United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned on Wednesday the two recent deadly bomb blasts in Pakistan, in the capital Islamabad and in the Baluchistan province.

UN condemns deadly attack in southern Afghanistan

New York, Apr 9 : The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has strongly condemned an attack in the southern province of Kandahar which killed 15 civilians and injured another five.

Afghanistan: Ban welcomes polls as transition of power

New York, Apr 8 : United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the Afghan people for Saturday’s historic presidential and provincial elections, which marked “an important step forward” in the country’s path to democracy.

UN deplores attack on journalists in Afghanistan

New York, Apr 5 : The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) strongly condemned the “abhorrent” attack on two international journalists working for the Associated Press on Friday which left one dead and the other wounded.

Ban urges all Afghans to vote in upcoming elections

New York, Apr 4 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday he is encouraged by the technical and security preparations and broad public engagement for Afghanistan’s upcoming elections and urged all of the country’s citizens to take part in the historic polls which will be held on Saturday.

Musharraf survives assassination attempt

Islamabad, Apr 3: Former President General (retd) Pervez Musharraf on Thursday survived an assassination attempt as a bomb was blasted allegedly targetting his convoy while he was being shifted from Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC) to his farmhouse in Chak Shehzad, said reports.

Myanmar: Ban urges safety of humanitarian workers

New York, Apr 1 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the Government of Myanmar to ensure the safety and security of all staff members and their property in the wake of recent attacks against the United Nations and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Rakhine state.

Pervez Musharraf indicted for treason

Islamabad, Mar 31: A special court in Pakistan on Monday indicted former military President Pervez Musharraf in a treason case.

UN approves inquiry into abuses in Sri Lanka war

New York, Mar 28 : The United Nations Human Rights Council on Thursday voted to open an international inquiry into alleged war crimes committed by both the Sri Lankan Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the final stages of a decades-long conflict that ended in 2009.

Maldives: Ban welcomes peaceful parliamentary polls

New York, Mar 27 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the timely holding of the parliamentary election in the Maldives, which international observers have assessed as peaceful, orderly and well administered.

Afghanistan: UN condemns attack on election office

New York, Mar 26 : The United Nations has condemned Tuesday’s deadly attack on an office of the Afghan Independent Election Commission (IEC) in Kabul, which comes less than two weeks before the holding of presidential and provincial council polls.

UNESCO pays tribute to Afghan journalist killed in attack

New York, Mar 25: The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom on Monday paid tribute to journalist Sardar Ahmad, one of several people killed during last week’s attack on the Serena Hotel in the Afghan capital, Kabul.