Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
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Topic: NDPS Act

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.

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, 

As Modi govt plans NDPS Act changes, 27,072 drug case undertrials in India rot in jails

Over 10% of 2,58,883 jailed undertrials were arrested for offences under NDPS Act. Modi govt is planning to decriminalise personal consumption of small quantities of drugs.

India’s cannabis law is nonsensical, it’s time for ‘Big Bhang’ reform

Cannabis is integral to India. So, the big question is: Why don’t we legalise and tax it like alcohol and tobacco?

Modi govt plans changes to NDPS Act, could decriminalise possession of small quantities of drugs

The recommendations by various ministries are likely to be considered and included in the draft of an amendment bill that could be presented in the upcoming Parliament session.

NCB is high on NDPS — the law with loopholes. Rhea Chakraborty to Aryan Khan

From being a law that represented India's will against supply of drugs to being used as a tool to prosecute a select few, the NDPS Act has changed.

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.

Does criminalisation curb drug consumption? What the use of NDPS Act in Mumbai tells us

A poorly conceived NDPS Act, an overzealous Mumbai police force and an apathetic judiciary together lead to the exploitation of the very people the law purports to protect.

‘Drug kingpin’ extradited from UK, to face trial in India for peddling ‘meow meow’

Kishan Singh, a UK citizen, is a native of Rajasthan. He was arrested by British authorities in 2018 on request from India.

As NCB continues arrests, India votes at UN to declare cannabis a less dangerous drug

Experts say India's move to have cannabis removed from Schedule IV of 1961 UN convention could soften its stand on the plant drug, but will have no impact on laws unless they are amended.

On Camera

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India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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