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Yaba drug smuggling, addiction rates record alarming rise in Bangladesh

Smuggling of the highly-addictive drug yaba -- and its soaring acceptance among the youth and even celebrities -- is a challenge Bangladesh faces increasingly as Rohingya refugees from neighbouring Myanmar are suspected to be peddling it as a means of survival, say border guard officials.

Dilemma of a Bangladeshi commander as Rohingya humanitarian crisis unfolded

When hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees, escaping a brutal military crackdown in Myanmar, gathered near the Bangladesh border last year, a senior Bangladesh army commander was caught in a dilemma. He was wary of illegal incursions but at the same time didn't want to leave innocent men, women and children to die.

Female garments workers face miserable conditions

Workers in the garments manufacturing industry in Bangladesh lead pathetic lives, living from hand to mouth and barely able to eke out a living and sustain their basic needs, writes Mohammad Rubel Mia for South Asia Monitor

Protect the lifelines of Bangladesh

 

Bangladesh is a riverine country, but sadly, we have not done a good job of protecting the many rivers which sustain us.

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Three new projects in U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative

The U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative, led by the CSIS Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies and the CSIS Energy and National Security Program, has announced three new projects with the state government of Maharashtra

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India-Australia free trade agreement soon?

 

The long-pending free trade agreement with Australia is expected to be cleared with Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu's visit to the country on June 26. T...

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