Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicDrug addiction

Topic: drug addiction

Licensed to torture: How drug rehabs in Himachal use beatings to ‘treat’ addicts

Fenced off with barbed wire and guarded by pitbulls, many drug rehabs are more like prisons than hospitals. Breaking the rules could mean sleep deprivation, stripping, assault.

Children will act as informers to help govt keep other kids away from drugs

272 districts have been selected across India for comprehensive action under the plan formulated by national child rights panel and NCB.

Lockdown places Punjab’s 3 lakh drug addicts at risk of overdose, relapse or infection

Clinics are opening for only a few hours, leading to crowding, and the Amarinder Singh government’s solution has its own set of problems. 

CRPF personnel in J&K to get training on de-addiction and drug abuse prevention

Idea is to equip CRPF personnel with knowledge, skills to decrease drug dependency around them — either among peers or in communities where they are deployed.

Can death penalty for drug dealers solve the addiction problem in Punjab or is it just politics?

Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh wrote to Rajnath Singh Wednesday, recommending death penalty for first-time drug peddlers in Punjab. Experts weigh in.

Punjab’s youth is disillusioned & frustrated, Amarinder says on viral drugs tragedy videos

As viral videos put the spotlight on drug addiction in Punjab, the CM says govt is dealing with drug dealers with iron hand.

On Camera

YourTurn

A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
Representational image | Reuters

India’s economic growth at 6.3% for second quarter, slower than previous months

Government capital spending increased more than 40% during the quarter as it stepped up expenditure on roads to railways, according to official data on Wednesday.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.