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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heartland in the south, the report showed, especially in regions where troops of the U.S.-led coalition have been withdrawn or are in the process of departing.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

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Punjab's poll menu  booze, dope and moolah

Aug 27, 2014

Jacqueline Wilson: why I love fairy paintings

'Some of them look like opium dreams, which perhaps they were' As a child I'd always liked fairy illustrations in books not the twee, Disneyfied fairies you see everywhere now, but fairies that looked altogether stranger and more interesting. I didn'...
Punjab's poll menu  booze, dope and moolah

Aug 16, 2014

Jackie Chan: I hate violence

Son of a spy and an opium smuggler, Jackie Chan has been making fast, furious and funny movies for half a century. One of the most recognisable stars in the world talks to Ed Cumming about marriage, money and his message of peace When you say that yo... #London #Barack Obama #Jackie Chan
Punjab's poll menu  booze, dope and moolah

Aug 04, 2014

The first world war was about decadence as well as death

From 1914 to 1918 no fewer than 150 illegal nightclubs opened up in Soho alone. With new attitudes to gender and sex, the war might be regarded as a catalyst for positive social change For the next four years we will see the first world war as a succ... #London #Wilfred Owen