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Price increased for gas used in power generation

Police to get helicopter soon: PM Hasina

Electricity price to rise from March

Awami League becomes more reckless after elections: Fakhrul

BDR mutiny sparked in conspiracy to overthrow govt: Foreign Minister

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.

Prepartion for Afghan polls creating positive environment: UN

New York, Oct 4 : The most senior United Nations official in Afghanistan said on Thursday the quality of preparations for next year’s elections is leading to a more positive environment about the country’s prospects after the 2014 transition.

Maldives urges inclusion of vulnerable countries in agenda

New York, Oct 2 : Tough challenges faced by vulnerable countries, such as small island developing States (SIDS), must be addressed by any future global development agenda, even if progress has been made in boosting the well-being of their people, the Acting Foreign Minister of the Maldives told the General Assembly Tuesday.

6.8 earthquake hits Pakistan

Karachi, Sept 28 : A major earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale shook Pakistan's Sindh and Balochistan provinces on Saturday, reported Geo TV.

Myanmar must continue making gains in transition: Ban

New York, Sept 27 : Commending Myanmar for its remarkable progress, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Thursday stressed that the South-east Asian country must continue its democratic transition and overcome the inter-communal violence that is threatening it.