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Muktijoddha Mancha organises human chain rally against Pakistan

Water level in Sylhet decreases, misery increases

Rain brings relief in different places including Dhaka

Government employees want 60 percent salary hike

Siam to star opposite Mithila Palkar in a Bollywood film

Iraq: UN appalled by deadly attack on children

New York, Oct 8 : Deploring the “appalling” suicide bomb attack that killed over 10 children and injured dozens more in northern Iraq, a senior United Nations official Monday appealed to the conflict-wracked country’s political, religious and civil leaders to find a way to put an end to the violence.

Iraq: UN calls for action to end bloodshed

New York, Oct 7 : The top United Nations official in Iraq Sunday called on political, religious and civil leaders to work together with security forces to halt the surge in violence, following a deadly attack in the northern part of the country.

Egypt: Ban appeals for peace

New York, Oct 5 : Voicing concern at serious violence on Friday in Cairo, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the importance of peaceful protest, respect for freedom of assembly and commitment to non-violence ahead of announced demonstrations marking a national holiday in Egypt on Sunday.

Ban puts forward recommendations to ‘make migration work’

New York, Oct 4 : The General Assembly High-level Dialogue on Migration and Development opened on Thursday in New York with a call from United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to implement measures that protect the rights of millions of migrants as well as recognize their contributions to society.

Syria: Chemical production units to be diasbled

New York, Oct 3 : The joint team of United Nations and international inspectors overseeing the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons production facilities completed its first day of work in Damascus, a UN spokesperson announced on Wednesday, adding that dismantling of the facilities will begin ‘soon.’

Ban calls for full participation of older persons in society

New York, Oct 2 : Countries must ensure that older persons are able to fully participate in society and have their voices heard, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed Tuesday, noting they play a key part in the shaping of the post-2015 development agenda.

US govt shuts down over Obamacare

Washington, Oct 1 : Differences among the Republican lawmakers in the House and the Democrats in the Senate over the spending over President Obama’s signature health care law, led to the first government shutdown in United States in 17 years on Tuesday which also means unpaid leave for eight lakh government employees in America.

Syria: Ban calls opposition forces to send delegation

New York, Sept 30 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the National Coalition for the Syrian opposition forces to reach out to other groups and agree on a united delegation for an upcoming peace conference, as he met with the President of the Coalition on Saturday.

Russia urges collective action in Middle East

New York, Sept 28 : There is an urgent need to agree upon collective responses to the key issues of Friday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at the United Nations General Assembly.

Mongolia: 2015 must be beginning of development efforts

New York, Sept 27 : Labelling his country “an old nation with a young heart,” the President of Mongolia told the United Nations General Assembly Thursday that while his nation was able to achieve many of the Millennium Development Goals MDGs, reaching the unmet targets required national stakeholders, the private sector, research institutions, civil society and media working together.

Ban encourages small islands to make use of new media

New York, Sept 26 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday encouraged small island developing nations to make the best use of both traditional channels of communication and new media to highlight the issues they face as well as to raise the profile of a conference next year aimed at addressing them.

UNSC inaction on Syria a disgrace: Turkish President

New York, Sept 25 : Stressing the centrality of a “strong, efficient, and credible” United Nations for ensuring world peace and stability, Turkish President Abdullah Gül Tuesday called it a “disgrace” that the UN Security Council (UNSC) has not ended the civil war in Syria and ensured a stable transition from the current regime.

Kenya: 6 more gunmen killed

Nairobi, Sept 24 : Security forces have killed six of the remaining attackers at Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall, said reports on Tuesday.

Ban meets leaders of Kosovo and Serbia

New York, Sept 23 : The current situation in Kosovo and the ongoing Belgrade-Pristina dialogue topped discussions Sunday as United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with Hashim Thaçi, Representative of the Kosovo Authorities, and with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic.

UN encourages Iran to build on recent prisoner release

New York, Sept 21 : The United Nations human rights chief has welcomed this week’s release of 12 political prisoners in Iran, including a number of women’s rights activists, political activists and journalists, and encouraged Tehran to build on this positive step.