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heartland in the south, the report showed, especially in regions where troops of the U.S.-led coalition have been withdrawn or are in the process of departing.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

Sep 15, 2014

Opium-Filled Soap Bars From Thailand Seized At SFO

A box of soap delivered to San Francisco International Airport from Thailand was hiding nearly 9 pounds of opium... #Thailand #San Francisco International Airport #Serious Fraud Office
Punjab's poll menu  booze, dope and moolah

Sep 14, 2014

Whelan in the years: venue that rocked the capital

In 2003, Pixies' frontman Frank Black made a covert trip to Dublin's Wexford Street, whereupon he staged an impromptu sing-along in Whelan's with his pals. Nothing extraordinary there… until you realise that the pals included the Frames' Glen Hansard... #Dublin, Ireland #Sinead O'Connor #Dave Allen #Frank Black #Pixies #The Strokes (musician) #Glen Hansard
Punjab's poll menu  booze, dope and moolah

Aug 27, 2014

Legalize Opium?

by Dish Staff Gene Callahan suggests giving it a try: My proposal offers the following advantages over the current situation: It allows us to test the waters of just how socially damaging full cocaine or heroin legalization might be, without simply p... #Dublin, Ireland #Sinead O'Connor #Dave Allen #Frank Black #Pixies #The Strokes (musician) #Glen Hansard