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Possession of adulterated drugs to be punished with life imprisonment in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Feb 6 (UNI) The Bangladesh cabinet on Monday gave the final approval to the draft Medicines Act 2022 which includes the provision of life imprisonment for possession of adulterated drugs.The law cleared by the cabinet also contains a provision of a 10-year sentence for the unlicensed production of drugs.
After the cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Cabinet Secretary Mahbub Hossain told reporters the new law has also added the word 'cosmetics' to 'drugs'. The Act shall henceforth be known as the 'Drugs and Cosmetics Act-2022'.
According to the law, antibiotics cannot be sold without a prescription from a registered medical practitioner. .
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6 5-magnitude earthquake jolts parts of Afghanistan, Pakistan

22 Mar 2023 | 7:44 AM

Kabul/Islamabad, Mar 22 (UNI) An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 on Richter scale has jolted parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan, causing panic.

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Norway warns officials against using TikTok, Telegram

22 Mar 2023 | 7:40 AM

Oslo, Mar 22 (UNI) The Norwegian Justice Ministry said that government officials should not install TikTok or Telegram applications on their work devices due to security concerns.

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2 Pakistanis killed after magnitude 6 5 earthquake hits Afghanistan - Reports

22 Mar 2023 | 7:37 AM

Islamabad, Mar 22 (UNI) At least two people in Pakistan were killed, six others were injured after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit northeastern Afghanistan, Pakistani media reported.

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Over 850 people detained in France at protests against pension reform - Interior Ministry

22 Mar 2023 | 7:35 AM

Paris, Mar 22 (UNI) Over 850 protesters have been detained in France during demonstrations against the recently passed pension reform, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said.

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Argentina returning to Union of South American Nations

22 Mar 2023 | 7:33 AM

Buenos Aires, Mar 22 (UNI) Argentine President Alberto Fernandez announced his country's return to the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), a regional economic organization, the presidential press service said in a statement.

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