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Udta India: Check out the country's drug menace in five charts

Jun 16, 2016

Udta India: Check out the country's drug menace in five charts

The 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. #India #Punjab #NewsTracker #Heroin #Opium #Drug addiction #Narcotics #ephedrine #Drug problem #NDPS Act
'Hash'tag Himachal: How this beautiful mountain state turned into a narcotics den

Apr 26, 2016

'Hash'tag Himachal: How this beautiful mountain state turned into a narcotics den

Lack of an alternate development model, lure of easy money and unscrupulous foreigners have turned the beautiful mountain state of Himachal into a drug den #Drugs #Himachal Pradesh #Malana #Kasol #Cannabis #Opium #Hashish #marijuana #Narcotics #Kullu #Malana cream #Ganja #Tosh #Institute for Narcotics Studies and Analysis #Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh
Mexican state supplying half of America's heroin may soon legalise opium farming for medical use

Mar 18, 2016

Mexican state supplying half of America's heroin may soon legalise opium farming for medical use

The 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. #United Nations #NewsTracker #Mexico #Opium #International Narcotics Control Board #Poppy seeds #Mexican drug cartel
Smoke, snort, poof! Govt's lethargy in providing storage vaults for seized contraband will cost us dearly

Feb 03, 2016

Smoke, snort, poof! Govt's lethargy in providing storage vaults for seized contraband will cost us dearly

The 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. #Drugs #Heroine #ConnecTheDots #Opium #marijuana #Evoking pills #Smack #Ganja #brown sugar #contraband
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
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