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New drug ‘khat’ finds way into Bangladesh

New drug ‘khat’ finds 
way into Bangladesh
Several large consignments of ‘khat’ leaves, a narcotic substance originating in the African continent, have recently been seized in Dhaka and Chattogram, which law enforcers say have added a new dimension to drug trafficking in the country. These seizures came at a time when the country is abuzz with anti-narcotic drives in which over 100 suspected drug dealers and peddlers have been killed. During the past three weeks, custom officials and police have seized a total of six separate consignments of this new ‘legal high’ drug, officially known as New Psychotropic Substance (NPS), having the street name of khat. As late as September 20, Customs officials seized 208KG 'Khat' from Chattogram. Two consignments of…

WB environment report 
partial, say greens

WB environment report partial, say greens

Green activists have described the World Bank (WB) report on environmental analysis as a partial one, as it did not incorporate the indices of food, sound, land and electromagnetic pollution in its analysis. On September 16, the WB released the report—‘Enhancing Opportunities for Clean and…
Urban poor get less access to maternal, child health services, say experts

Urban poor get less access to maternal, child health services, say experts

Comparing to their non-slum urban and village counterparts, community living in urban slums in Bangladesh get far less access to maternal and child health service. Only 29 per cent population of the urban slum community gets access to maternal and child health service as against such access percentage…
Creating awareness 
about traffic rules

Creating awareness about traffic rules

Police officials and academics while addressing a post-rally discussion styled “Traffic Law, Cyber Crimes and Social Values” at Rajshahi College auditorium recently urged the youths and students in particular to create awareness about traffic rules so that the road accidents could be reduced…
RSS and the future of pluralism in Indian politics

RSS and the future of pluralism in Indian politics

It was with open arms that the Rashtriya Sevak Sangh, popularly known as RSS in English and Sangh in Hindi, that BJP’s parent organisation welcomed its critics into its fold. The erstwhile closed door organisation suddenly decided to reach out to those who frowned upon it and viewed it as dogmatic,…
Swipe on screen to find your 
household help

Swipe on screen to find your household help

Sumaiya Afrin had plans that weekend. She was at home in Dhanmondi between work trips—headed out to Satkhira that Sunday—and wanted to spend time with her husband. Instead, she spent the two-day span waiting for her maid to arrive after several delays and frustrated phone calls. It was the…
Russia, Turkey agree on borders of demilitarised zone in Idlib

Russia, Turkey agree on borders of demilitarised zone in Idlib

Russia and Turkey agreed on borders of the demilitarised zone around Syria's Idlib, part of a deal aimed to prevent a military assault on the last rebel enclave, reports Al Jazeera quoting Russia's top diplomat. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov made the announcement on Friday as his Turkish counterpart,…
Three veteran writers awarded

Three veteran writers awarded

The ‘IFIC Bank Sahitya Puroshkar 2016’ (IFIC Bank Literary Award 2016) was conferred for the sixth time, with the introduction of a new segment called Sahitya-Ratna Sommanona. Veteran writers Khosru Chowdhury and Shakoor Majid were given the prestigious award this year, while eminent writer…
Bangabandhu Gold Cup trophy unveiled

Bangabandhu Gold Cup trophy unveiled

Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) has been assured of all support from the government to organise Bangabandhu International Gold Cup Football Tournament smoothly and to make it as the best tournament in Asia. Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed  stated this while unveiling the trophy of the Bangabandhu…
Despite 900 closed-circuit cameras, 54 thefts in Jhenidah

Despite 900 closed-circuit cameras, 54 thefts in Jhenidah

Though some 900 closed-circuit (CC) cameras have been set up in Jhenidah, there have been at least 54 separate incidents of thefts in the past two years in the town. The police have not been able to arrest any of the thieves involved in the thefts in Jhenidah town over this period of time. One reason…
Actions bypassing UNSC may 
be an option, say diplomats

Actions bypassing UNSC may be an option, say diplomats

The international community, especially the top countries of the world including China and Russia, appears to be under pressure to act after the release of the full report of a United Nations fact-finding mission on Myanmar that has detailed horrific crimes committed by the Myanmar military against…
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