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Indian onion will enter the market before Ramadan

PM Hasina hopes India-Bangladesh friendship will be eternal

2 killed, 6 hurt in Narsingdi bus-covered van collision

Met predicts rain in 4 divisions including Dhaka

Drug case against Pori Moni will continue

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.

Pakistan: Van plunges into ravine, 11 killed

Islamabad, Mar 23 : At least 11 people were killed as the passenger van in which they were traveling fell into a ravine close to Salgran area in Pakistan's Rawalpindi district on Sunday, media reports said.

Afghanistan: UN condemns deadly assault on Kabul hotel

New York, Mar 22 : The United Nations has strongly condemned Thursday night’s deadly attack on the Serena Hotel in Kabul that has reportedly left nine civilians dead and several more wounded – the latest violence to strike Afghanistan ahead of next month’s elections.

UN condemns suicide attack in northern Afghanistan

New York, Mar 19 : The United Nations strongly condemned a deadly suicide attack that occurred on Tuesday in the northern Afghan province of Faryab, killing 15 civilians and injuring nearly 50 others.

UN urges Afghanistan to ensure peaceful, credible polls

New York, Mar 18 : In a personal appeal to the Afghan people less than three weeks before national elections, a senior United Nations envoy on Monday urged all citizens of the nascent democracy to exercise their right to vote and not allow spoilers to deter the holding of peaceful and credible polls.

Non-bailable arrest warrant issued for Musharraf

Islamabad, Mar 14 : A Pakistani special court, which is hearing the treason case against former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, on Friday issued a non-bailable warrant against him, media reports said.

Pak PM meets Imran Khan

Islamabad, Mar 12 : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday met Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan here.

Musharraf Treason: Court adjourns hearing

Islamabad, Mar 11 : The special court bench in Pakistan, which is hearing the treason case against former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, on Tuesday excused him from appearing before it, media report said.

Pak issues new refugee cards to Afghans

New York, Feb 26: The United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday confirmed that it assisting the Government of Pakistan to issue new refugee cards to more than 1.6 million Afghan refugees in the country, certifying that they are legally in the country and should be allow access to social services and basic rights.

Sahara chief Subrata Roy arrested

Lucknow, Feb 28: The Lucknow Police on Friday arrested Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy.