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Yaba drug smuggling, addiction rates record alarming rise in Bangladesh

Yaba drug smuggling, addiction rates record alarming rise in Bangladesh

Dhaka (Bangladesh), April 23 (IANS) 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

Dilemma of a Bangladeshi commander as Rohingya humanitarian crisis unfolded

Ghumdhum Border Post (Bangladesh), April 22 (IANS) 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.

'Concept of equality' pervades world's biggest community kitchen

'Concept of equality' pervades world's biggest community kitchen

Amritsar (Punjab), April 22 (IANS) If there is one big leveller for people, irrespective of their religion, caste, gender, social status or riches, it is the "langar", or community kitchen, at the Golden Temple complex, where the holiest of Sikh shrines, the Harmandir Sahib, is located, in this city considered holy by Sikhs.

'Indians need to appreciate the rich repository of its languages'

'Indians need to appreciate the rich repository of its languages'

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The purpose of language is to communicate, convey thoughts and bring us together. But now, at a time when languages are more often used to divide, to create an impression of superiority, to make you look like an out-of-touch elitist, "the need to begin appreciating the rich repository of languages that we have in India, is a dire need", says versatile author Kiran Manral.

Canon infusing AI into cameras for Indian millennials

Canon infusing AI into cameras for Indian millennials

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) As the millennials in India constantly strive to click that "wow" moment and instantly share it with friends on social media, Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled cameras with "minds of their own" are the future that will create perfect shots for them, a top Canon executive has emphasised.?

Maharashtra software couple chucks Rs 30 lakh pay packet to open 'tea shop'

Maharashtra software couple chucks Rs 30 lakh pay packet to open 'tea shop'

Nagpur, April 20 (IANS) This is one couple who decided to give up the comfort zone of fat-pay packets, Rs 30 lakh annualy between them to venture into an unknown realm -- starting a tea shop 

Google Home: Your best friend who instantly heeds commands

Google Home: Your best friend who instantly heeds commands

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) "OK Google, wake me up at 8 a.m. and book an appointment with the hair stylist at 10 a.m.," went the instruction to Google Home -- the voice-activated speaker powered by Google Assistant.

Core mobile gamers to propel PC gaming market in India

Core mobile gamers to propel PC gaming market in India

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) If you belong to the generation that played platform games like "Mario", "Street Fighter" and "Pacman" in the nineties -- bunking classes and hiding from parents who fumed at your late arrivals -- you will probably be more tolerant of today's kids playing games on smartphones, laptops or consoles.

Alternative sanitary pads are here, but accessibility still an issue

Alternative sanitary pads are here, but accessibility still an issue

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Awareness about the harm easily-accessible, plastic-based sanitary napkins have been causing to both health and the environment is spreading -- but slowly. And helping the cause of better menstrual hygiene, many sanitary pad makers, NGOs and indigenous brands are turning towards natural products to produce sustainable pads.

Nokia 6 (2018): Pure Android experience, style and substance too

Nokia 6 (2018): Pure Android experience, style and substance too

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Finnish company HMD Global launched Nokia 6 last year with a good design -- but its internals left users craving for more.

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