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    Government must consider minimising COVID-19 economic cost

    | Updated at 12:00am on March 23, 2020

    THE grave socio-economic consequence of the COVID-19 outbreak may not be avoided unless the government takes immediate regulatory steps to control kitchen and drug markets....

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    Woman drug dealer gets life imprisonment in Rajshahi

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Rajshahi | Updated at 12:21am on March 21, 2020

    A trial court in Rajshahi convicted a woman and sentenced her to life imprisonment on charges of possessing 50 grams of heroin in the district...

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    Grieving children’s choir breaking Philippine drug war cycle

    Agence France-Presse. Manila | Updated at 10:57pm on March 09, 2020

    The dozen children stared shyly at the audience but grew bolder when they began to sing, pouring their grief into music for the fathers they...

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    Amin Huda dies in custody

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:47am on March 07, 2020

    Amin Huda, who was sentenced to 79 years imprisonment in two drug cases, died at the prison cell of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University in...

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    Supply side of drug substances ignored

    | Updated at 12:00am on March 02, 2020

    THE faulty and singularly punitive approach to narcotics control has left some critical issues unaddressed and proved the current efforts ineffective in containing drug abuse...

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    Court order for drug testing of drivers still not complied with

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 16, 2020

    THE government’s non-compliance with a High Court order of June 20, 2019 for drug testing for and eyesight assessment of drivers has left two important...

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    No let-up in drug menace in Bangladesh

    Mustafizur Rahman | Updated at 01:01am on February 11, 2020

    The cabinet on Monday approved in principle a draft of the Narcotics Control (Amendment) Bill 2020 as the government backtracked on implementing a provision of...

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    BGB seizes Tk 82.75cr goods in December

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:54am on January 02, 2020

    Border Guard Bangladesh seized smuggled goods, drugs, arms and explosives worth Tk 827,582,000 from the border areas and other places of the country in the month...

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    8 including foreigners held for ‘drug dealing’ in Rajshahi

    United News of Bangladesh . Rajshahi | Updated at 12:21am on January 02, 2020

    Police in a drive arrested eight people, including two foreigners, from Panchabati in the city on Tuesday night on charges of buying and selling drugs....

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    Tk 6,000cr spent on drug marketing a year

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:33am on December 09, 2019

    Pharmaceutical companies in Bangladesh spend more than Tk 6,000 crore on marketing a year, which burdens consumers as the companies recover the expenses through increased drug...