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Jun 22, 2017
Illegal drugs market 'thriving' globally as opium, cocaine production escalates: UN reportThe global narcotics market is "thriving", with production of cocaine and opium substances soaring and opioids wreaking havoc said a UN agency.
Jun 09, 2017
Madhya Pradesh farmers' strike: Inside Mandsaur disturbance lies history of political doles, opium addictionThe decades-long culture of giving out doles has devastated the lives, livelihoods, and moral standards of farmers in Madhya Pradesh and other states across India. And reform will occur with a change in the narrative, which is currently focussed on politicisation rather than problem-solving.
May 06, 2017
Cardamom cradle: Longwa village in Nagaland adopts spice farming to beat drugs, terrorA kilogram of cardamom is sold at prices ranging between Rs800–1,200 which is several times more than the existing rates for either rice, maize or vegetables grown in Mon and the neighbouring districts.
Jun 16, 2016
Udta India: Check out the country's drug menace in five chartsThe Udta Punjab row brought India's focus on to the state of drug menace in the state. But the issue is not restricted only to Punjab.
Jun 10, 2016
'Udta Punjab' fiasco: The drug menace is very real; censoring won't helpThere is enough statistical and empirical evidence to show that Punjab is in the midst of a drug time-bomb.
Apr 26, 2016
'Hash'tag Himachal: How this beautiful mountain state turned into a narcotics denLack of an alternate development model, lure of easy money and unscrupulous foreigners have turned the beautiful mountain state of Himachal into a drug den
Mar 18, 2016
Mexican state supplying half of America's heroin may soon legalise opium farming for medical useThe governor of one of Mexico's most violent states is making waves by proposing that impoverished farmers be allowed to grow opium poppies for legal medical use.
Feb 27, 2016
Opium mafia makes merry as funds crunch stalls poppy destruction drive in MaldaAs the state and Centre spar over funds, poppy cultivators and opium mafia are making the most of the opportunity
Feb 03, 2016
Smoke, snort, poof! Govt's lethargy in providing storage vaults for seized contraband will cost us dearlyThe willful inertia shown by successive governments in states and at the Centre in providing lawful storage vaults for quintals of seized contraband including brown sugar, excitement evoking pills, smack, ganja (marijuana) and heroine is responsible for spreading drug addiction in the country.
Jan 27, 2016
Inside Malda: A ground report on West Bengal's toxic cocktail of opium farming and communalismI spent three days in Kaliachak a fortnight after the riots, to understand what caused it and to examine if it was indeed communal in spirit or if it was purely criminal in intent. It became quickly apparent that clambering up such a binary tree would prove ill-advised. But a couple of preliminary indicators did point in the direction of unlawful rather than purely religious motivation, and bore the markings of a criminal conspiracy