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Topic: Drugs

Punjab cabinet recommends death penalty to tackle drug menace in state

Punjab also constitutes a special Working Group to review and monitor the action being taken to check drug abuse.

Amarinder calls special cabinet meeting as fresh claims of police-drug mafia nexus emerge

The meeting comes as a citizen campaign gets underway to project the people's disenchantment with alleged government inaction to curb drug abuse. 

When Sanjay Dutt popped LSD and tried to ‘arrange’ his father’s face

This excerpt from 'Sanjay Dutt: The crazy untold story of Bollywood's bad boy' speaks about what happened after the actor popped a pill of LSD. 

Next blockbuster drugs should include existing ones

A growing crop of research, including a New England Journal of Medicine study, suggests there are gains to be made by better using drugs we already have.

To counter China, Made-in-India drugs could soon be made in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan is offering Indian firms incentives including free land, tax holidays of up to 10 years faster green clearances among others.

Trader’s margin on drugs for rare diseases may be cut to 30% from 4,000%

The treatment of rare diseases requires medicines categorised as ‘orphan’ drugs, which are mostly imported and cost a patient anything between Rs 50 lakh and Rs 4 crore per year.

After chief’s transfer, govt wants to turn drug price regulator into ‘market research agency’

The NPPA was behind capping the prices of knee implants, stents and medicines.

Timeline: Kejriwal has apologised but Punjab’s Majithia has a pretty ‘murky’ past

He faces allegations of having links with drug smugglers in Punjab and has filed a series of defamation cases against politicians and media in this connection.

Philippines’ extrajudicial killings in war on drugs now under international legal scrutiny

Since the election of President Duterte in the Philippines in May 2016, there has been a state sanctioned crackdown on the drug trade. Police has been accused of actively ordering extrajudicial killings, or ‘rub-outs’. 

How legalising cannabis can help India ease some of its economic burden

Indian cities are among the highest consumers of marijuana in the world; legalising it will give the government a major new revenue stream.

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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