Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicDrugs

Topic: Drugs

The Great Punjab Dope Trick: Politicians race to get tested and show off their clean chit

Politicians in Punjab are proudly displaying results after voluntarily signing up for drug tests.

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’. 

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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