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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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Original poster of Top Gun: Maverick | Source: topgunmovie.com

From Aviators to Kawasaki Ninja, the legend of Top Gun lives on

Back in the 80s, no man-cave was complete without posters of Tom Cruise zipping through turbulence in his F-14 jet. It still is.
File photo of people in masks in China | Representational image | ANI

India, China will soon be ‘economically sick’ after Covid subsides. Here’s how to avoid it

Emerging Asia can fall into an inequality trap after Covid. The poorest have been hit hardest by a reduction in their incomes. But there are remedies.

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NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.
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