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Soon the situation in Chittagong Hill Tracts will be calm: Obaidul Quader

KNF attack to loot money and show capability: RAB

Kidnapped manager of Sonali Bank returns to his family

Home Minister to visit Bandarban tomorrow to inspect situation

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.

Maldives: Ban concerned over decision to delay election

New York, Nov 11: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Sunday congratulated the people of the Maldives for Saturday's peaceful conduct of the country's presidential elections, but expressed concern over the decision to delay the second round of voting.

Myanmar: UN lauds peace talks in Kachin

New York, Nov 6 : A United Nations envoy Tuesday commended the parties to the Kachin peace talks, calling their meeting this week “a significant move forward” in Myanmar’s national reconciliation process.

Afghanistan: UN condemns attack resulting in civilian deaths

New York, Oct 29: The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has condemned Sunday’s attack in the south-eastern province of Ghazni that killed 19 civilians travelling on a mini bus.

Myanmar: UN urges efforts to curb anti-Muslim sentiment

New York, Oct 26: The United Nations expert on Myanmar Friday cautioned that the situation in Rakhine State is feeding a winder anti-Muslim narrative in the country which threatens the ongoing reform process aimed at a more open and broad-based democracy.

Afghanistan: UN condemns attack on mosque

New York, Oct 16 : The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Tuesday strongly condemned an attack on a mosque, which killed the governor of the Logar Province, Arsala Jamal.

Afghanistan: Blast kills Logar Governor

Logar, Oct 15 : Governor of Afghanistan's Logar province Arsala Jamal was killed in a bomb blast inside a mosque here on Tuesday, officials said.

UN urges release of political prisoners in Myanmar

New York, Oct 10 : An independent United Nations human rights expert Wednesday welcomed the latest release of political prisoners in Myanmar, while also voicing concern over ongoing arrests of activists and conditions attached to arrests.

Pakistan SC grants bail to Musharraf

Quetta, Oct 9 : The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday granted bail to former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf after hearing a plea moved by him in connection with the Nawab Akbar Bugti murder case.

Need dialogue with Taliban: Malala

London, Oct 7: Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai has said dialogues with the Taliban is needed for attaining peace.

Pak behind infiltration: Bikram Singh

Srinagar, Oct 8: Indian Army Chief General Bikram Singh on Tuesday said Pakistan is behind infiltration attempts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.