Monday, 27 June, 2022
TopicNarcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances

Topic: Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances

WhatsApp chat not enough, says NCB as Aryan Khan gets clean chit. Govt to act on ‘shoddy probe’

Drugs body chief says insufficient evidence found against Aryan, which did not satisfy the principle of ‘beyond reasonable doubt’.

‘Rhea financed drugs purchase, evidence on WhatsApp’ — NCB charge sheet in Sushant Rajput case

NCB charge sheet names 33 accused, besides Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik, and cites their WhatsApp chats, location data to say they discussed procurement of drugs, marijuana.

The long list of harmful effects of cannabis criminalisation no one talks about

Criminalisation of illicit cannabis use ignores the many ills that a criminal record brings, the effect it has on social, economic, physical and mental wellbeing of the person.

Visiting Himachal Pradesh for a ‘Malana Cream’ or ‘chitta’ high? The CM has other plans

Jairam Thakur wants stricter provisions against drug abuse, including a bail bar even if you possess small amounts.

On Camera

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Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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