Gates and Bloomberg donate half billion to fight smoking
Two American multi-billionaires Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg have joined to donate five hundred million dollars to fight smoking worldwide with emphasis on China, India, Indonesia, Russia, and Bangladesh. For details, see here.
How's Your Drink? (book review)
In the Weekly Standard, 24 December 2007, Christopher Hitchens reviews Eric Felten, How's Your Drink? Cocktails, Culture, and the Art of Drinking Well (Agate Surrey). For the review, see here.
Eight die from homemade liquor in Bangladesh
Clari News reported in November 2003 that at least eight people died and 22 others were ill after drinking homemade liquor in western Bangladesh. Homemade liquor is common in Bangladesh, despite laws banning the undocumented sale of spirits.
Bangladesh outlaws malt 'beers'
BBC News reported on 5 March 2004 that Bangladesh has banned two malt beverages that found a loophole in the Islamic country's bar on alcoholic drinks. Find the full story here.
Bangladesh 'beer' tests alcohol ban
BBC News reported on 19 February 2004 that a company in Bangladesh believes it has found a legal loophole to get around the Islamic country's ban on alcoholic drinks. But their discovery has created a furore among Islamic parties and the threat of legal action from at least one leading international brewer. Find the full story here.