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  • Doping for gold, Olympians ignore health risks

    For as long as athletes have been battling for gold medals, they have been taking fortifying tonics, some stomach-churning, others downright dangerous with little concern for their health.

  • Medical admission only for nonsmokers: Nasim

    Health Minister Mohammad Nasim says medical admission seekers must give undertakings that they would refrain from smoking and addiction to any drug.

  • Tk 2cr yaba seized, 3 held

    Department of Narcotics Control seizes 86,000 pieces of contraband yaba worth around Tk 2 crore and arrests a “wholesaler” in Gazipur and two others in Motijheel, Dhaka.

  • The rise and fall of Maradona

    Maradona was chosen number 1 in The Greatest 10 World Cup players of all time by the London-based newspaper The Times. On his 55th birthday, discover the life of Diego Maradona, the footballer as he carved out a special place for himself with his unique talent and skills.

  • Fast-tracked skin cancer drug approved

    A new drug for advanced skin cancer should be made available on the NHS in England, experts recommend.

  • 5 lakh yaba seized in Narayanganj, 5 held

    Law enforcers claim arrest of 5 including a “leading” yaba trader and seize over 5 lakh contraband tablets from them in Narayanganj.

  • Drug addicts burn auto-rickshaw driver alive

    Some drug addicts in Kishoreganj Sadar upazila allegedly set in fire an auto-rickshaw causing his death.

  • JCD president denied bail

    Patuakhali court rejects bail prayer of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal President Rajib Ahsan and sends him jail in a case filed for alleged possession of yaba tablets.

  • Mexican drug lord escapes jail for second time

    Top Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman, known as El Chapo or "Shorty", has escaped from a maximum security prison for a second time, officials say.

  • 1kg cocaine seized at Ashulia

    Police seize 1 kilogramme of cocaine and arrest two persons for carrying those in Ashulia, on the outskirts of Dhaka, last night.

  • Yaba menace pervading

    WE are deeply concerned by a recent report of this newspaper revealing that about 50 lakh Yaba pills are trafficked into the country and consumed every day, most of which come from Myanmar.

  • New AIDS drug shields monkeys: Study

    Scientists say new drug tested on monkeys provided astonishingly effective shield against animal version of AIDS, major gain in the quest for an HIV vaccine