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Bogra-Sirajganj rail project: Travel time to Dhaka to be reduced by 3 hours

Bangladesh against war but will defend sovereignty: PM Hasina

Habibul Bashar appointed as the new head of BCB women's wing

Azmeri Haque Badhon to become chief judge at international film festival in India

PM Hasina emphasizes importance of mother tongue as main medium of education

Afghanistan: UN official urges respect for humanitarian staff

New York, Dec 3 : Expressing deep regret at the recent deaths of nine Afghan aid workers in two separate attacks, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the country has called on all actors in Afghanistan to respect and uphold the neutrality and independence of relief workers.

UN concerned over rising violence in Bangladesh

New York, Dec 2: Deeply worried by rising levels of violence in Bangladesh, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay Sunday urged the country's political leaders to set their differences aside, immediately halt “destructive brinkmanship” and use their influence to ease the unrest.

Tejpal at Delhi airport; to fly to Goa

New Delhi, Nov 29: Former Tehelka Editor-in-Chief and sexual assault accused Tarun Tejpal on Friday was spotted at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi from where he will fly to Goa to face police interrogation there.

Pakistan names new Army chief

Islamabad, Nov 27 Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday appointed Lt Gen Raheel Sharif as the chief of the Pakistan Army.

Fake passport: Abu Salem jailed for 7 years

Hyderabad, Nov 28: A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Thursday sentenced extradited gangster Abu Salem to seven years in prison in a 2001 fake passport case.

Tejpal: FIR may name Shoma Chaudhury

New Delhi/Panaji, Nov 27 Tehelka Managing Editor Shoma Chaudhury might be named in a First Information Report (FIR) against the magazine's Editor-in-Chief Tarun Tejpal, who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman journalist of his magazine in Goa recently, said reports on Wednesday.

Send Tejpal to jail like Asaram: BJP

New Delhi, Nov 26: India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said Tehelka Editor-in-Chief Tarun Tejpal, who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman journalist of his magazine in Goa recently, should be sent to jail like self-styled godman Asaram Bapu.

Aarushi-Hemraj murder: Talwars convicted

Ghaziabad, Nov 25 : A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here on Monday convicted dentist couple Rajesh Talwar and Nupur Talwar for the mysterious murder of their 14-year-old daughter Aarushi and their domestic help Hemraj in May 2008, even as the couple said they would fight for justice in higher courts.

J&K: Geelani released after 8 days

Srinagar, Nov 23 (JEN) Jammu and Kashmir authorities on Saturday released Tehreek-i-Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani after 8 days of detention in Srinagar.

FIR against Indian editor on sexual assault charge

Panaji, Nov 22: The Goa Police in India on Friday filed a First Information Report (FIR) against Tehelka magazine's Editor-in-Chief Tarun Tejpal for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman journalist.

Afghanistan: UN welcomes list of candidates for 2014 elections

New York, Nov 21 : The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomed the announcement Wednesday of the final list of candidates for next year’s presidential and provincial council elections.

Nepal: Ban welcomes peaceful conduct of polls

New York, Nov 21: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday congratulated the people of Nepal for the peaceful and successful conduct of Tuesday’s elections for members of the Constituent Assembly, which is tasked with drafting the country’s new constitution.

Azad launches Sugoon project in Kashmir

Jammu, Nov 20: Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday launched ‘Suqoon’ the Wellness Project at a function.

J&K speaker receives V K Singh reply

Jammu, Nov 20 : Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly speaker Mubarak Gul received a copy of the reply from former Indian Army chief V K Singh, along with a CD regarding the funds allocation row on Tuesday, an official spokesperson said.

UN concerned over Afghan opium cultivation

New York, Nov 14 : The head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Wednesday issued an urgent call to action as opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan hit a record high this year, rising by 36 per cent, while production is up by almost half since 2012.