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May 10, 2019
Opium cultivation in Arunachal Pradesh: Tracing impact of tradition and traffickingThe first case against illegal opium cultivators in Arunachal Pradesh signals a new crackdown on the social evil that has destroyed vast areas of forest, and many lives, in this global biodiversity hotspot
Oct 04, 2018
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh calls for national policy to curb 'drug menace' after Navjot Sidhu's remarks on legalising opiumCongress leader and Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday created a new controversy by calling for the legalisation of opium in the state.
Oct 01, 2018
Navjot Singh Sidhu supports demand for legalising opium in Punjab; Amarinder Singh hopes drug matter will be resolvedAmarinder Singh reacted to Navjot Singh Sidhu's remark and hoped that this matter would be resolved once and for all.
Sep 12, 2018
India among 21 countries Donald Trump identifies as ‘major’ hubs of illegal production, transit of drugsUS President Donald Trump has identified India along with 21 other countries as among the major illicit drug producing or transit nations.
Aug 28, 2018
PMO asks home ministry, NCB to map sources of iIllicit drugs to end menace before addiction becomes endemicSources told Firstpost that Prime Minister Narendra Modi insisted that entire country should be mapped for the availability of illicit drugs and main centres of activity should be identified so that specific strategies could be put in place to address this serious issues.
Jul 18, 2018
'Udta Punjab' needs a decisive war on drugs; governments, parties need to stop using crisis as a poll plankIt is suspected that the menace of drugs in Punjab spread in the state because of support from local leaders and officials.
Jun 06, 2018
Mandsaur agitation: Poppy husk smuggling, lack of technical knowledge plague opium farmers in Madhya PradeshA farmers' union in the district has written to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, highlighting their grievances of opium farmers in Mandsaur.
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.
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