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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

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.

Bangalore ATM victim to be discharged

Bangalore, Dec 16: A 44-year-old woman, who was allegedly attacked and robbed inside an ATM booth in Bangalore, is likely to be discharged on Monday.

Myanmar: UN welcomes latest release of political prisoners

New York, Dec 12 : An independent United Nations human rights expert Wednesday welcomed the release of 44 prisoners of conscience in Myanmar, hailing it as an important step towards fulfilling President Thein Sein’s pledge of freedom for all political prisoners by the end of this year.

Homosexuality is illegal, rules SC

New Delhi, Dec 11: In a huge setback to the gay rights movement in India, the Supreme Court on Wednesday set aside a landmark pro-LGBT judgement of Delhi High Court in 2009, by ruling that homosexuality would continue to remain illegal in the country and would not be constitutionally invalid.

Afghanistan: UN reports uneven use of law protecting women

New York, Dec 9 : Afghan authorities registered an increased number of reported acts of violence against women and girls in the past year, but prosecutions and convictions under a landmark law remained low with most cases settled by mediation, according to an annual United Nations report released Sunday.

Tejpal's police custody extended by 4 days

Panaji, Dec 7: A local court on Saturday extended by four days the police custody of former Tehelka Editor-in-Chief Tarun Tejpal, who was arrested for sexually assaulting a woman journalist of his organization.

Malala Yousafzai receives 2013 UN human rights prize

New York, Dec 6 : A well-known Pakistani student activist and an anti-slavery campaigner from Mauritania are among the winners of the 2013 United Nations Human Rights Prize, it was announced Thursday.

Afghanistan: UN lauds appointment of media commission for elections

New York, Dec 5: As preparations continue for next year’s presidential and provincial council elections in Afghanistan, the United Nations mission there Wednesday welcomed the appointment of the Media Commission as another important step towards holding credible polls.