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Record Afghan opium output triggers rise in cheap heroin supply: UN report

Jun 26, 2015

Record Afghan opium output triggers rise in cheap heroin supply: UN report

Opium cultivation and production in Afghanistan have reached record levels, triggering "a large increase" in cheaper heroin supply in the US, the United Nations said on Friday. #World #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #UN #Heroin #Opium
For rent: 52-room villas in the Beverly Hills of Kabul

May 12, 2015

For rent: 52-room villas in the Beverly Hills of Kabul

The houses are painted in gaudy carnival colours, with multi-tier chandeliers, ornately gilded porticos and giant eagle rooftop sculptures, in a neighbourhood touted as the Beverly Hills of Kabul. #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Kabul #House #crazy #million dollars #gaudy #opium boom
Majority of women drug users in Arunachal introduced to opium by husbands

Apr 03, 2015

Majority of women drug users in Arunachal introduced to opium by husbands

A majority of women drug-users in Arunachal Pradesh were introduced to opium after marriage, by their husbands, a new study has revealed. #Arunachal Pradesh #NewsTracker #AP #drug abuse in India #Opium consumption in India
Drugs menace Punjab gets cracking, but is it too little, too late?

Jun 05, 2014

Drugs menace Punjab gets cracking, but is it too little, too late?

This year, 1,148 people have been arrested in seven drugs-hit districts: Bathinda, Mansa, Muktasar, Ferozpur, Faridkot, Fazilka and Moga. A dozen policemen were dismissed from service and 62 policemen are suspected to be close to drug peddlers. #BJP #Punjab #Narendra Modi #ConnectTheDots #Heroin #Opium #Gurdaspur #drug scourge
Afghan opium production headed for record high UN report

Apr 15, 2013

Afghan opium production headed for record high UN report

The boom in poppy cultivation is at its most pronounced in the Taliban's heartland in the south, the report showed, especially in regions where troops of the U.S.-led coalition have been withdrawn or are in the process of departing. #United Nations #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Opium
Lifting the veil off Afghanistan's female addicts

Apr 01, 2012

Lifting the veil off Afghanistan's female addicts

Afghanistan has around one million heroin and opium addicts out of a population of 30 million, making it the world's top user per capita. #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Women #Opium #drug abuse
Punjab's poll menu  booze, dope and moolah

Jan 26, 2012

Punjab's poll menu booze, dope and moolah

Recently, Rs 30,000 crore of unaccounted cash was seized in the state. #Election Commission #Heroin #Punjab2012 #Opium