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Published: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:24:42 -0700

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Bangladesh: Duterte Threatens Martial Law To Wage His Drug War

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Daily Star, 15 Jan 2017 - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to impose martial rule to prosecute his deadly war on drugs, three decades after the nation shed dictatorship with a famous "People Power" revolt. "If I wanted to, and it (the illegal drugs problem) will deteriorate into something really very virulent, I will declare martial law if I wanted to. No one will be able to stop me," Duterte said in a speech on Saturday night.

Bangladesh: Oped: Cross-Border Drug Trafficking

Sun, 23 Jun 2013 07:00:00 GMT

The Financial Express, 23 Jun 2013 - Drug addiction is not an altogether new phenomenon in Bangladesh, but in recent years this agent of human devastation has spread out its tentacles more menacingly than ever. Besides many typical concerns, Bangladesh is now confronted with the increasing volume of cross border drug supplies. Geographically Bangladesh is located at the heart of three drug-producing regions: in the east the Golden Triangle, in the north the Golden Wedge, and in the west, across India, the Golden Crescent.

Bangladesh: Editorial: Can the Drug Subculture Be Beaten?

Sat, 02 Jan 2010 08:00:00 GMT

The Financial Express, 02 Jan 2010 - 'Build resistance from within' is the advice a no-nonsense educationist keeps giving to parents and guardians, living in constant dread of the drug scene in Bangladesh. But those of the conservative bend, a Victorian mindset, as it were, still insist that a 'good thrashing' would be the perfect medicine for brats -- before they become die-hard delinquents -- should advice/counseling/warning/ fail to bring them back to normalcy. But what is 'normal', in the Bangladesh context ? It obviously isn't the same for all socio-economic classes, although every full-blooded Bengali, high or low, still holds traditional family and community values dear -- where the elderly retain leadership within the extended family and the villages, and have a say in the upbringing of the young ones. That would be considered anathema in today's upcoming, individualistic models of family in urban Bangladesh. More and more of this bracket of society tend to emulate the west -- albeit selectively.

Bangladesh: All Addict Rehab Centres Operate Illegally

Mon, 07 Jan 2008 08:00:00 GMT

The Daily Star, 07 Jan 2008 - Most Of The 115 Clinics In City Lacks Trained Doctors Although the law makes it mandatory for all drug addiction treatment and rehabilitation centres to obtain licenses from the Department of Narcotics Control (DNC), none of the 115 such centres in the capital has any.

Bangladesh: Involve Students In More Extracurricular Activities

Mon, 12 Nov 2007 08:00:00 GMT

The Daily Star, 12 Nov 2007 - Speakers say at Ctg discussion Speakers at a discussion in the port city yesterday urged the authorities of educational institutions to give the students more scopes of participating in different extracurricular activities to refrain them from being addicted to fatal drugs.

Bangladesh: Editorial: Yaba Addiction

Sun, 28 Oct 2007 07:00:00 GMT

The Daily Star, 28 Oct 2007 - Its Extent And Nature Horrifying The crackdown on Yaba peddlers by Rab has exposed the magnitude of the problem of drug use among the affluent youths in the city. Kudos to the Rab team. The details pouring in are mind-boggling, to say the least. Moral degeneration has reached an abysmal state, without our even knowing what has been going on. The situation has turned critical, as addiction looks like threatening a whole generation of youths.

Bangladesh: Alarming Use Of Yaba In Posh Areas

Sun, 28 Oct 2007 07:00:00 GMT

The Daily Star, 28 Oct 2007 - The use of Yaba had been sweeping through the youth populace in the city's posh neighbourhoods until the recent hauls. It began to spread at an alarming pace since the launch of a massive clampdown on heroin and Phensidyle dealers about a year ago. More and more youths in areas like Gulshan, Banani, Baridhara and Dhanmondi switched to the deadly pills with heroin and Phensidyle becoming less available.

Bangladesh: Saying No To Drugs

Thu, 28 Jun 2007 07:00:00 GMT

The Daily Star, 28 Jun 2007 - Cultural Personalities Contribute To The Cause An anti-drug cultural evening on International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking, organised by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), was held on June 26. This was to promote the anti-drug message to youths, telling them that there are better alternatives to having fun than substance abuse. The programme was held at the National Theatre Stage.

Bangladesh: Children's Involvement In Drugs Increases

Mon, 26 Jun 2006 07:00:00 GMT

The Daily Star, 26 Jun 2006 - Int'l Day Against Drug Abuse And Illicit Trafficking Today As a wholesaler of writing slate in old Dhaka, once he had sufficient income from his business, but now he has nothing. The business of Alamgir Hossain started ruining keeping pace with his growing level of addiction to heroin.