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Afghan poppy farmers say new seeds will boost opium output

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ZHARI, May 5 (AP) - It's the cash crop of the Taliban and the scourge of Afghanistan - the country's intractable opium cultivation. This year, many Afghan poppy farmers are expecting a windfall as they get ready to harvest opium from a new variety of poppy seeds said to boost yield of the resin that produces heroin.

The plants grow bigger, faster, use less water than seeds they've used before, and give up to double the amount of opium, they say.

No one seems to know where the seeds...

Summit Power for 15% dividend

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Staff reporter

The Board of Directors of Summit Power Limited has recommended total of 15 percent dividend including 10 percent cash and 5 percent stock dividend for the year ending on December 31, 2014.

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the company will be held on June 28 at Police...

Samsung launches Triangle AC

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Commerce Reporter

Samsung Electronics has recently launched its Triangle Air Conditioner in Bangladesh.

Triangle AC is engineered to deliver exceptional cooling comfort and hygienic benefits in a striking triangular design.

This innovative design allows for a wider inlet, wider outlet and...

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