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The ability of India and Pakistan to damage each other with their respective nuclear arsenal has never been doubted.
Political parties use drug menace in Punjab as perennial election fodder, but none have any solution to offer
Punjab has been plagued by a drug menace for years, with political parties bringing up the problem at every election rally but with no solutions.
Man shot dead in Delhi: Three cops suspended, SHO sent to district lines after locals blame police-inaction on drug menace
The victim's family alleged that the police had not done anything to curb the drug menace in the nearby slum area in Delhi's Taimoor Nagar.
Jalandhar police personnel combat drug abuse with the pen, write poems cautioning people against menace
Taking time out of their busy and often stressed schedules, some policemen in the district have penned down poems, ghazals and songs to mobilise people to act against drug menace in the state.
'Willing to undergo dope test,' says Punjab CM Amarinder Singh; calls for social movement to wipe out drug menace in state
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh said on Thursday he was willing to undergo a dope test but would leave it to the conscience of other elected representatives if they wanted to follow suit.
Congress clinches win in Gurdaspur bypolls: Strong anti-SAD sentiments helped party; premature to write off BJP though
Congress won the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat on Sunday, but only after the demise of Vinod Khanna who had defeated the then sitting MP and Punjab state Congress president Pratap Singh Bajwa in 2014
Drug abuse on the rise in Kashmir as growing militancy, hostilities provide safe ground for poppy cultivation
The Kashmir unrest seems to have fuelled not just drug abuse but also drug cultivation in the Valley with poppy cultivators finding a safe haven amid rising hostilities and militancy
Venkaiah Naidu calls for collective responsibility to tackle drug menace, urges excise officials to be wary
It is the collective responsibility of a society to tackle drug menace, NDA's vice-presidential nominee M Venkaiah Naidu said
The Delhi Police is mulling over setting up self-help groups to dissuade youngsters from falling prey to drug abuse.
After a long-drawn electoral battle which saw politicians attacking each other on issues like corruption and drug addiction, Congress won 77 out of the 117 seats that went for poll in Punjab
Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Tuesday said that it has come to his notice that drugs are being being sold outside reputed educational institutes in the state
The 'Udta Punjab' verdict is out.
Leading the protest in Jalandhar on Monday against the drug menace in the state, Rahul Gandhi launched a scathing attack on the Punjab government.
The focus of debate around Udta Punjab should be on solving the drug abuse problem in Punjab, not just free speech or censorship.
Anurag Kashyap has been very vocal about his fight with the CBFC regarding the cuts for his co-production, Udta Punjab.
Virtually announcing Amarinder Singh as Congress's chief ministerial candidate in Punjab, Rahul Gandhi today said tackling the drug menace should be his top priority while forming government.
Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa on Wednesday said that the party will gherao BJP president Amit Shah whenever he visits the state.
Facing flak from his own ally - the BJP - for his government's inability to curb the growing drug menace in Punjab, SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal has now blamed the Gandhis 'hatred of the Sikhs' for the 'constant defamation' of 'brave Punjabis'. His remarks come weeks ahead of BJP chief Amit Shah's anti-drug rally in the state.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday invited views on the issue of "mitigating the menace of drugs."
Given the magnitude of tragedy that Maqboolpura residents have witnessed, one would presume that measures would have been taken on a war-footing to alleviate the misery of people of this pocket in Amritsar. But, nothing has changed over the years, except for a slight decline in drug addiction cases, observe NGOs working on drug de-addiction programme in Punjab.