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212 vehicles set on fire in a month during oppositions' strike-blockade

Bangladesh's total population 16 crore 98 lakh: BBS

Crime against humanity: Judgment of 7 accused of Bagerhat on Thursday

First Test against New Zealand: Bangladesh win toss, batting first

Usable reserves fall below $16 billion

UNSC condemns Taliban attack on US consulate in Herat

New York, Sept 14 : Strongly condemning the Taliban bombing attack against the United States Consulate in Herat, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Friday urged broad cooperation to ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice and reiterated that “no terrorist act can reverse the path towards Afghan-led peace, democracy and stability in Afghanistan.”

Myanmar: UN aid convoy reaches displaced in Kachin

New York, Sept 11 : The first aid convoy in nearly two years has delivered food, medicine and other supplies to thousands of displaced people in Myanmar’s Kachin state, the United Nations relief arm Tuesday reported.

USAID, IRC to launch Pakistan Reading Project

Islamabad, Sept 9 : The U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded the International Rescue Committee $160 million to implement the Pakistan Reading Project, an extensive education program in Pakistan aimed at tackling one of the highest child illiteracy rates in the world.

Zardari to get guard of honour

Islamabad, Sept 7:Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari is all set to get a farewell guard of honour to mark the end of his Constitutional term in the Presidential House on Sunday, media reports said.

Ban calls for peaceful elections in Maldives

New York, Sept 5 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the people of the Maldives to ensure that the presidential elections, set for Saturday, are conducted peacefully.

Afghanistan: UN condemns Taliban’s killing of civilians

New York, Aug 28: The United Nations mission in Afghanistan Tuesday condemned the abduction and killing of six civilians in the western province of Herat.

Pakistani general appointed military adviser to UN peacekeepers

New York, Aug 27: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Maqsood Ahmed as the military adviser for the Organization’s peacekeeping operations.

Myanmar: UN urges curbing spread of religious hatred

New York, Aug 23: A United Nations independent expert Thursday urged greater inclusion of women and other minority voices in the peace efforts in Myanmar and called on the Government to fulfil its obligations in stemming the spread of incitement of religious hatred directed against minority communities.

Pakistan adopts second anti-India resolution

Islamabad, Aug 22: The Pakistan National Assembly or the Lower House of the Parliament on Thursday passed its second resolution condemning the ‘unprovoked firing’ by the Indian Army along the Line of Control (LoC).

Ban calls for strengthening bonds between UN and Pakistan

New York, Aug 15: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday hailed the strong partnership between the United Nations and Pakistan on a wide range of issues, and voiced his hope that the country can build on the recent achievement of its first democratic transition between two civilian governments.

Myanmar: UN calls for dialogue with displaced persons

New York, Aug 14: The United Nations refugee agency Tuesday reiterated its call for dialogue between displaced Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine state and national authorities after recent violent clashes left one man dead and 10 other people injured.

Pak: 10 killed in firing outside mosque

Quetta, Aug 9: At least ten people were killed as four gunmen opened fire outside a mosque at Quetta city in Pakistan on Friday, reports said.

Pakistan PM 'sad' over LoC killings

Islamabad, Aug 8: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday expressed 'sadness' over the recent incidents on the Line of Control (LoC) which left five Indian soldiers dead even as the episode cast a shadow over the prospective meeting between him and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Local authorities continue rescue efforts following Pakistan floods

New York, Aug 7: The United Nations humanitarian wing reported Tuesday that local authorities in Pakistan are continuing their rescue and relief efforts in areas affected by flash flooding following recent monsoon rains.

Pak floods kill 50; more rains predicted

Islamabad, Aug 5: The death toll in flash floods in Pakistan touched 50 on Monday even as Flood Forecasting Division (FFD), Lahore, predicted thunderstorms and rains across the country.