Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
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Topic: Drugs

Red-eyed, lost young men in Bihar’s Seemanchal show how Nitish Kumar’s alcohol ban backfired

In Bihar, the focus is still on curbing alcohol. But there’s a problem Nitish Kumar didn’t see coming – drug addicts, crime and a new ‘Generation Nowhere’.

NIA chargesheet in Mundra drugs case claim key accused had links to ‘terror outfits in Pakistan’

Nearly 3,000 kgs of heroin had been seized from Gujarat's Mundra Port in September last year. Monday's chargesheet was filed against 16 accused, including Afghan & Iranian nationals.

10x rise in heroin seizures, Gujarat tells drug panel, wants Coast Guard to track with drones

At meeting of Narco Coordination Centre, chaired by Amit Shah, Gujarat admits it's facing challenges. Karnataka & Maharashtra flag problem of foreigners overstaying their visa.

From first seeds sown by traders to tribals’ cash crop: How Andhra became a ganja hub

The state has a history of ganja cultivation spanning at least 4 decades. On Saturday, Andhra police burned seized stock of 2 lakh kg as part of ‘Operation Parivarthana’.

Punjab govt’s action on drugs welcome but timing of FIR against Akali leader suspect

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Pakistan’s economy is busted, but Islamabad clearly has access to other, ‘shady funds’

A bankrupt state with a monstrous ego that sees itself as a ‘regional power’ is bad enough. What’s worse is that it’s spreading outwards into South Asia.

Personal use of drugs unlikely to be completely decriminalised as govt fine-tunes NDPS tweaks

Offenders who opt for de-addiction voluntarily could potentially be spared a criminal case, according to proposed amendments to Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, 

Delhi Police arrest suspended Manipur constable, ‘kingpin’ of interstate heroin cartel

Mohammed Kashim Ali’s role in the alleged racket was under the scanner since July after two members of his 'cartel' were arrested with 10 kg heroin in Delhi.

Aryan Khan to Sushant Singh Rajput –Indian ‘cancel’ culture can learn something from Korea

Dropped from ads and films, Korea holds its stars to moral standards. Indians mostly gossip.

Customs, service tax, drugs: If Bollywood is in trouble, Sameer Wankhede, IRS, must be around

Sameer Wankhede, in the spotlight over drugs against Aryan Khan, says he isn't going after Bollywood. We arrest many people, but media only highlights a case involving a celebrity, he adds.

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File photo of Assi Ghat, Varanasi | Representative Image | Neera Majumdar | ThePrint

Forget Gyanvapi for a moment, Varanasi needs justice for a recent carnage: 2006 IM bombings

The real victim of the Varanasi bombing investigation has been the idea of justice. It's more lethal than any bombs the Indian Mujahideen planted.
File image of Tata Group's headquarters in Mumbai | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Tata in acquisition talks with as many as 5 brands, to bolster position in consumer goods sector

The conglomerate will likely face stiff competition in the sector from existing global giants such as Unilever, as well as Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries.

Defence

Representational image of Pangong Tso | ThePrint

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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