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Bangladesh booze makers toast new liquor laws

Teetotaling Islamic groups push back against updated rules

DHAKA -- Bangladesh's liquor producers are toasting a once-in-a-century overhaul of strict alcohol laws that they hope will pop the cork on sales in one of the world's least boozy countries.

State-run Carew & Co (Bangladesh) is gearing up for a jump in alcohol demand after the changes in February cleared the way for more bars and restaurants to legally sell drinks in the Muslim-majority nation.

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