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Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) logo. | Photo: Facebook/NCB India

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.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

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.
Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) logo. | Photo: Facebook/NCB India

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.
Alleged drug syndicate kingpin Kishan Singh | By special arrangement

‘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.
Cannabis

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.
Actor Rhea Chakraborty outside Narcotics Control Bureau in Mumbai | By special arrangement | ThePrint

Rhea Chakraborty didn’t finance illicit trade or harbour Sushant Singh Rajput, Bombay HC says

Bombay HC held that neither was Rhea a part of a chain of drug dealers nor had she forwarded the drugs allegedly procured by her to somebody else for monetary or other benefits.
Actors Sara Ali Khan, Rakul Preet Singh and Deepika Padukone. | Photo: Commons

Why India needs to re-look at messy drug laws, and not go for ‘Bollywood clean-up’

In episode 576 of Cut The Clutter, Shekhar Gupta explains why actors Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan and Rakul Preet Singh are facing the narcotics body.
People sit in an outdoor plaza in Gangtok, Sikkim (Representational image)

Sikkim stopped seeing drug users as criminals and look what happened

In 2018, Sikkim Anti-Drugs Act decriminalised illicit drug use and laid down elaborate provisions for detoxification and rehabilitation.
File image of Karnataka CM B.S. Yediyurappa | Photo: PTI

Karnataka wants to tweak narcotics law in state as it cracks down on drug rackets

The Karnataka govt has approached legal experts to close loopholes in the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act that allow accused to get away on technical grounds.
Actor Rhea Chakraborty being taken for medical examination after being arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau in a drugs case Tuesday | ANI Photo

Rhea Chakraborty allegedly procured drugs — What law says, how long she’ll be in jail if guilty

Rhea Chakraborty has been arrested under the Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances Act for allegedly procuring drugs for Sushant Singh Rajput, who was found dead in June.

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Representative image | A bottle of rice bran oil | Commons

Govt’s plan to tackle edible oil price rise: Push for domestic rice bran oil production

India is witnessing record-high inflation in edible oil prices. Food Secretary says country can produce up to 18-19 lakh tonnes of rice bran oil, up from current 11 LT.

Defence

Work ongoing at the under-construction Sena Tunnel in Arunachal Pradesh. | Photo: Nirmal Poddar/ThePrint

Tunnels, roads, bridges, chopper bases: Modi govt gives big push to Arunachal infrastructure

Although most of the projects were planned earlier, the ongoing stand-off with China has ensured that they have been sped up on an urgent basis.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

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.
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