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Dakha bypoll: Still counting its men lost to drugs

As Dakha prepares for a bypoll on October 21, The Indian Express meets three families in the constituency who lost their children to drugs — in 2017, 2018 and 2019 — after Congress gained power promising to smash the supply chain ‘within four weeks’.

UK fears crisis as 11.5 million get potentially addictive drugs

In 2017 to 2018 alone, 11.5 million adults in England - more than a quarter of the adult population - was prescribed one or more of the medicines under review, the PHE analysis found.


Crackdown on ‘black sheep’ in police force: In two years, 66 drug cases against cops, 88 booked

The duo’s arrest came a day after Senior Superintendent of Police, Khanna, Gursharandeep Singh dismissed head constable Gagandeep Singh for peddling heroin.

Punjab: The invisible drug addicts

Waging a war against drugs for close to a decade, the government in Punjab focussed mostly on the male addicts. It was only last year that the need for a de-addiction centre exclusively for women was felt and one was set up at Kapurthala

Duo fighting against drugs turn their attention to Chandigarh

When asked about their synergy at work, Singh said, “Rajinder reads my mind and we both complement each other.” Meanwhile, Rajinder Singh said, “Sahib Singh is an inspiration for me.”

Punjab drugs: 32% OOAT patients fall off radar, retention rate dip worries govt

An anti-drug campaign meeting involving top officials of Punjab government, held last month, deliberated upon the “retention rate of 68 per cent patients in OOAT centres”.


‘Alcohol consumption, drugs, internet addiction on the rise among youngsters’

A new report released by the National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre, AIIMS on the magnitude of substance abuse in India showed that substance use exists in all population groups and alcohol was the most common psychoactive substance used by Indians.

Goa Police launches awareness drive to combat drug, alcohol menace

On Sunday Dr. Rajesh Patil, a laparoscopic surgeon from Goa Medical College who has presented a paper on alcoholism spoke to children of classes eight to ten — and made them aware of the various illnesses one could contract due to substance abuse.

Rave party busted in Delhi's Chhattarpur, eight held

Police said they also seized 17 dark brown pills, 21 pink colour tablets, cash worth Rs 5.43 lakh from the sale proceeds of liquor, pills and entry fees charged by the organisers.

Punjab FDA officer murder case: Accused was known for selling drugs, shop raided many times, license suspended in 2006

It was in 1995 that Balwinder Singh, who had done Diploma in Pharmacy (D. Pharma), first got a licence to run a chemist shop under his name. Sources in the FDA disclosed that despite frequent raids, he was neither booked nor his licence cancelled until Shoree intervened in 2009.

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Narco War: These figures show why Udta Punjab matters

An Indian Express investigation on the narcotics war in Punjab.