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Thursday, October 28, 2021



Why is NCB pursuing the drug user?

October 13, 2021 7:29 am

Rohan Kothari writes: Law on narcotics was amended in 2001 to focus on dealers, not users. The objective was to stop thinking of and treating the latter as hardened criminals, which they seldom are.

Narcotics being smuggled to Australia, New Zealand via Mumbai

October 01, 2021 8:01 pm

The NCB seized 4.6 kg of ephedrine from Andheri on Thursday. The contraband had been sourced from Hyderabad, sent in-between layers of cotton in mattresses and was destined for Australia via the Mumbai airport.

Narcotic Jihad: BJP leaders meet Bishop, Cong accuses govt of being 'mute spectator'

September 13, 2021 8:22 pm

As part of the "love jihad", non-Muslim girls, especially from the Christian community, were largely being converted "after trapping them in love, exploiting and misusing them for destructive activities like terrorism", Bishop Joseph Kallarangatt said last week.

Political war continues over 'narcotic jihad' remark; Pala Diocese comes out with explanation

September 11, 2021 2:59 pm

The Pala Diocese, under the the prominent Syro-Malabar Church, came out with an explanation saying that the bishop did not intend to hurt anyone and his remarks were not against any particular community.

Non-Muslims are targets of ‘narcotic jihad’: Kerala bishop

September 10, 2021 7:12 am

In his address to the faithful at Marth Mariam Pilgrim Church at Kuravilangad in Kottayam district on Wednesday, Palai bishop Joseph Kallarangatt claimed that there are two types of jihad – “love jihad and narcotic jihad”.

NCB arrests actor Gaurav Dixit

August 27, 2021 11:14 pm

Dixit was on the run since April after his name cropped up during the questioning of actor Ejaz Khan, who was arrested earlier. The NCB had then found narcotics at his residence.

Narcotics smuggler shot dead by Border Security Force along International Border in Jammu and Kashmir

June 23, 2021 9:58 am

BSF personnel noticed the smuggler trying to sneak into Indian territory from the other side of the border. They shot him after he ignored their warnings and tried to flee, he said.

India, US step up collaboration on counter narcotics regulation

June 04, 2021 11:43 am

During the second meeting of the India-US Counternarcotics Working Group (CNWG), which was convened virtually, the two countries committed to a bilateral framework of policy engagements and expanded cooperation to help reduce the threat of illicit drugs in both countries.

HC: Chemical analyser report needed to prove culpability of accused booked under NDPS Act

January 21, 2021 9:05 am

Justice Shinde observed, “Thus, in my view, bare reference of field test being conducted on the kit in the panchanama is not sufficient material to detain the applicant in jail in absence of a report from the chemical analyser.”

Necessary to break supply chain of narcotics, says HC

November 04, 2020 12:19 pm

Dismisses bail of plea of NDPS accused.


Narco War: These figures show why Udta Punjab matters

June 09, 2016 9:04 am

An Indian Express investigation on the narcotics war in Punjab.


Congress protests against Chhattisgarh CM

February 08, 2016 2:38 pm

Raipur, Feb 08 (ANI): The Congress activists on Monday were seen protesting against Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh in Raipur. The Congress activists accused Singh of "misusing" constitutional powers. They staged a fake narcotics test to represent how leaders like Raman Singh misuse their powers for their own benefit and not for the common man. One of the protestors said they will stage protest in Bilaspur, Ambikapur and Jagdalpur on February 9, 10 and 16.