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Taking up cycling to say no to drugs
The "Love Life and Not Drugs" event was organized by the Bangladesh Christian Association (BCC). The National Drug Control Board has supported the initiative because classical conferences are not enough to raise awareness among the population. There are 6 million drug addicts, some 80% young people.
Dhaka: widowed mother of four arrested on false charges
Narcotics cops arrest Pakhi Begum for illegal trafficking in medical drugs. The woman’s eldest daughter says police planted the evidence, a codeine bottle, to frame her. The widow is currently in prison along with her two youngest children.
07/07/2017 15:30:00 BANGLADESH
Christian families face problems like internet, drugs, consumerism, extramarital affairs
The bishop of Rajshahi spoke at the sixth meeting of Christian couples. “[C]hildren are not a misfortune from God,” he said. Christian students "from wealthy families get lazy”. Many parents hide their children’s drug addition when instead, they should seek help from the Church.
Third of traditional Chinese medicines outlawed
As of 1 December the sale of medicines without state authorization is prohibited. Producers complain that to obtain the license, very expensive and complex laboratory tests are required. But others respond that the traditional products sometimes do not meet current standards.
Maoist rebels sell looted petrol to raise funds
Attacks on tankers are followed by cheap oil sales in villages. Experts say the rebels are running short of money.
18 killed as bomb hits Pasdaran bus
The attack took place this morning in a border region in the southeast. The death toll is unclear. The area is notorious for frequent clashes between security forces and gangs of drug traffickers.
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