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Aug 13, 2017
Iran parliament passes amendment for controversial drug trafficking lawsIran's parliament passed a long-awaited amendment to its drug trafficking laws on Sunday, raising the thresholds that can trigger capital punishment.
Jul 03, 2017
Mandsaur farmers' stir: Madhya Pradesh Police identifies 35 drug peddlers who were part of violenceAs many as 35 drug peddlers were part of the farmers' stir in the first fortnight of June at Mandsaur — the epicentre of cultivators' unrest, an investigation by the Madhya Pradesh police has revealed.
Jun 30, 2017
Banned items for reporters covering Xi Jinping's Hong Kong visit: Umbrellas, pens, fruit... and cyanideOpium, umbrellas and fruit were all banned for reporters covering Chinese president Xi Jinping's visit to a military parade in Hong Kong on Friday
Jun 26, 2017
World Anti-Drugs Day: Myanmar, Thailand torch record seizure of drugs worth $1 billionMyanmar, Thailand started torching nearly $1 billion worth of seized narcotics on Monday, as law enforcement struggles to stem the flow of drugs in the region
Jun 25, 2017
Mandsaur unrest: Don’t blame Madhya Pradesh farmers, but Congress, says Shivraj Singh ChouhanIn an exclusive conversation with Firstpost, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan outlines his perceptions on issues like farmers' protest and loan waiver, and how he intends to resolve them
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.