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Decriminalization of drug use: A better option for Bangladesh?

Decriminalization supports a structure that would ensure healthcare and rehabilitation for the addicted if the person is not guilty of any serious crime. Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune Decriminalization does not necessarily mean legalization, but rather removes criminal penalties for use or possession either by law (de jure) or by practice (de facto). This is the third […]

Fuelling the fire External powers may exploit discontent among Iranian ethnic minorities SOURCE: TWITTER James M Dorsey PROTESTS have erupted in Iran’s oil-rich province of Khuzestan barely three months after the Islamic republic was rocked by mass anti-government demonstrations. Sparked by anger at the depiction of the province’s community of Arab descent on an Iranian […]

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ACC launches investigation against 8 BNP leaders The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has now launched investigation into allegations of money laundering, amassing illegal wealth and suspicious bank transactions against eight BNP leaders. The anti-corruption watchdog has launched the investigation barely two months after a court sent the chief of country’s main opposition political party, Bangladesh Nationalist […]

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Foreign buyers look at fabrics at the opening day of Mill Week, a fabric and garment show organised by Zaber and Zubair Fabrics, a concern of Noman Group, at its corporate office at Gulshan in the city on Monday. — New Age photo Noman Group, one of the largest Bangladeshi apparel and textile companies, is […]

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  Bangladesh Under-15 Girls have clinched the Jockey Club Girls International Youth Invitational Football Tournament title by routing hosts Hong Kong. Tohura Khatun’s hat-trick on Sunday, the second in their three matches of the four-nation tournament, helped the team secure a huge 6-0 win. Tohura put Bangladesh ahead in the fourth minute. The Bangladesh girls […]

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Nicar meeting in progress with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in chair at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in Dhaka on Monday, April 2, 3018Focus Bangla Chittagong will now be spelled as Chattogram, Barisal as Barishal, Comilla as Cumilla, Bogra as Bogura and Jessore as Jashore. The government’s decision to change the English spellings of five […]

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