Friday, 27 May, 2022
TopicNarcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act

Topic: Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act

Lok Sabha passes NDPS amendment ‘to correct clerical errors’, opposition says ‘unconstitutional’

The legislation is set to be applied retrospectively from 2014. Opposition MPs alleged the govt was trying to legislate through ordinances and bypass parliamentary procedure.   

Aryan Khan isn’t a show to enjoy. NDPS is a weapon vengeful state could use on you or your kids

The draconian Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act has been handed over to people who are prone to misuse it. The story we see unfolding on our TV screens is of its blatant misuse.

How drugs are brought into India: In weddings cards, by drones and hidden in sea cargo

A 3,000 kg heroin catch last week at Gujarat's Mundra port and other recent big seizures have raised questions on the flow of narcotics and their availability in India.

Mumbai police file FIR against Sushant’s sisters, doctor after Rhea Chakraborty’s complaint

The case was registered after Rhea Chakraborty claimed that two sisters of the late actor and a Delhi-based doctor had prescribed him drugs without consultation, an official said.

High time India, the land of bhang, legalises marijuana

Regulation allows cannabis buyers to know what they’re consuming and moderate their intake, in the same way that a drinker can distinguish and choose between a whiskey and a beer.

Punjab’s losing war on drugs as tough narcotics law is punishing, not reforming, addicts

A report by Vidhi Center for Legal Policy has said that the NDPS Act has failed to meet its twin objectives of deterrence and...

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Army accuses Pakistan of ‘deceit under garb of LoC ceasefire’ as infiltration bid is foiled

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