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Switzerland's Bejart Ballet Lausanne company faces probe over allegations of drug abuse and harassment
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Switzerland's Bejart Ballet Lausanne company faces probe over allegations of drug abuse and harassment

Swiss public broadcaster RTS reported that a number of unidentified former members of the Bejart Ballet Lausanne (BBL) company had written to the foundation, describing the "omnipresence of drugs, nepotism, as well as psychological and sexual harassment".

Derived from an Amazonian frog, Kambo is catching on as an alt-wellness wonder drug
Health

Derived from an Amazonian frog, Kambo is catching on as an alt-wellness wonder drug

Kambo is catching on among the same crowd of coastal New Age elites — Burning Man psychonauts, Silicon Valley disrupters, plant-medicine proselytes — that rallied around ayahuasca, the hallucinogenic rainforest tea, a decade ago

Rhea Chakraborty arrested by NCB: It's time India's debate on drugs came out of the closet
India

Rhea Chakraborty arrested by NCB: It's time India's debate on drugs came out of the closet

There’s no doubt whatsoever that some individuals suffer as a result of their use of narcotics — just as at least 260,000 people die each year because of alcohol abuse. Yet, prohibition has been proven, repeatedly, to do nothing other than corrupt law enforcement and enrich criminals.

Profiteering from pain? As Centre relaxes opioid laws, country's cash-fed healthcare system may be ripe for misuse
India

Profiteering from pain? As Centre relaxes opioid laws, country's cash-fed healthcare system may be ripe for misuse

As India flirts with liberalising access to painkillers, government surveys show addiction to prescription opioids is on the rise.

Karan Johar's 'drug' party: Deepika, Ranbir and other celebs should sue MLA Manjinder S Sirsa to keep check on moral policing
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Karan Johar's 'drug' party: Deepika, Ranbir and other celebs should sue MLA Manjinder S Sirsa to keep check on moral policing

Those celebrities who have been accused of doing drugs at Karan Johar's house party must take legal action against SAD MLA Manjinder S Sirsa; not doing so would tantamount to cowardice and only encourage moral policing in the country

Ecstasy in Kashmir: Drug use in Valley sees spike; experts term phenomenon 'ticking time bomb'
India

Ecstasy in Kashmir: Drug use in Valley sees spike; experts term phenomenon 'ticking time bomb'

Accustomed to counter insurgency and curbing protests for the better part of the last three decades in Kashmir, tackling the drug menace has proven to be an uphill for the state police.

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking: India among major hubs for illegal trading of narcotics
India

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking: India among major hubs for illegal trading of narcotics

Over the last couple of decades, drug consumption has become one of the gravest problems affecting the children and youth of the country.

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking: Tackling criminal network key to sustainable development
India

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking: Tackling criminal network key to sustainable development

The United Nations has sought to emphasise that tackling drug abuse leads directly to both health and justice, which are two sides of the same coin.

Strong connections at home and school might lead teens to become healthier adults: Study
science

Strong connections at home and school might lead teens to become healthier adults: Study

Good relations with parents lead to fewer chances of emotional distress, drug abuse and so on.

Increasing poppy cultivation in Kashmir leaves hospitals battling surge of drug dependence cases; locals seek prompt action from authorities
India

Increasing poppy cultivation in Kashmir leaves hospitals battling surge of drug dependence cases; locals seek prompt action from authorities

This year, the officials admitted, the drive to destroy the poppy crop in Kashmir was delayed in the wake of clashes between security forces and youth before and during the parliamentary polls.

Arjumand Majid Bhat, shot dead by 'unidentified gunmen', was a de-addiction campaigner who helped many youth
India

Arjumand Majid Bhat, shot dead by 'unidentified gunmen', was a de-addiction campaigner who helped many youth

Arjumand Majid Bhat was seated on a revolving chair at his chemist shop when ‘unidentified gunmen’ shot five bullets at his head.

Punjab drug menace: In Mansa district's Tamkot village, women take the lead in fight against addiction
India

Punjab drug menace: In Mansa district's Tamkot village, women take the lead in fight against addiction

After finishing their daily chores, every night, women in Tamkot, a village in Punjab's Mansa district, comb all isolated areas in the village to catch drug addicts and peddlers

Punjab Speaker undergoes dope test, urges all political parties to help govt make state drug free
India

Punjab Speaker undergoes dope test, urges all political parties to help govt make state drug free

Chief Minister of Punjab Amarinder Singh underwent a dope test on Thursday and urged other politicians to follow suit.

Punjab government instructs doctors to give priority treatment to drug addicts admitted in hospitals
India

Punjab government instructs doctors to give priority treatment to drug addicts admitted in hospitals

In any reported case of dereliction of duty on this front, strict departmental action would be initiated against the erring civil surgeon, Brahm Mohindra,Punjab's Health and Family Welfare Minister, said.

Punjab Police officer arrested for allegedly pushing Ludhiana woman into drug abuse
India

Punjab Police officer arrested for allegedly pushing Ludhiana woman into drug abuse

A senior Punjab Police officer, dismissed over allegations of pushing a woman into drugs, was on Tuesday arrested and sent to four-day police remand, officials said.

Meghalaya emerging as heroin distribution hub, says police; growing drug use also leading to rise in crime rate
India

Meghalaya emerging as heroin distribution hub, says police; growing drug use also leading to rise in crime rate

"With Shillong, Meghalaya as the transit point, many players, some with militant background or affiliations, are involved in the drug trafficking business to fund their anti-social activities," East Khasi Hills Superintendent of Police Davis Marak said.

DCW chief Swati Maliwal must act, not fast: Delhi's depleting de-addiction centres put women at risk, fuel drug abuse
India

DCW chief Swati Maliwal must act, not fast: Delhi's depleting de-addiction centres put women at risk, fuel drug abuse

Swati Maliwal also wants a high-level committee comprising the Union home minister, Delhi’s chief minister, Delhi’s Lt Governor and police commissioner and head of the Delhi Commission for Women to be set up to discuss crimes against women and that these meetings be broadcast publicly.

Donald Trump's plan to combat opioid epidemic in US includes death penalty for drug traffickers, says White House official
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Donald Trump's plan to combat opioid epidemic in US includes death penalty for drug traffickers, says White House official

US President Donald Trump will present, on Monday, his plan to combat an opioid abuse epidemic, which will include seeking the death penalty for drug traffickers.

Jammu and Kashmir police chief says 206 militants killed, 75 persuaded to shun violence in 2017
India

Jammu and Kashmir police chief says 206 militants killed, 75 persuaded to shun violence in 2017

A total of 206 militants were killed by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir and 75 others persuaded to shun violence in 2017, state police chief SP Vaid said

Delhi's Drug Crisis: With poison cheaply available and few rehab options, addiction grips heart of city
India

Delhi's Drug Crisis: With poison cheaply available and few rehab options, addiction grips heart of city

The addiction issues of the youth of Delhi aren’t as obvious as their counterparts in Punjab, but for those who wish to see, the problem is as clear as day.