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Moga: Three booked after man dies of suspected heroin overdose

On the basis of a complaint filed by his paternal uncle Varinder Kumar, police booked three persons — Gopi, Sukhdarshan and Jagdeep alias Chindi — under Section 304 of IPC (Culpable homicide not amounting to murder).

Law soon to rein in artistes glorifying drug abuse: Punjab minister

“The Punjab government is going to bring in a law soon for action against artistes promoting drugs (in songs),” said Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister Charanjit Singh Channi.


Punjab: Held in drug case, policeman shoots self

Police said he shot himself using a service rifle. As per Supreme Court orders, a judicial inquiry will be conducted in the case.

Once hooked to heroin, a man’s journey from a de-addiction centre, to a new life

Manish Saini is not only drug-free today but also works as a manager at a shop selling raw material for the hosiery industry, earning Rs 12,000 per month. He has also managed to pull ten others out of addiction.

If drugs are available, police are responsible, says Ferozepur SSP

In the video, after listening to villagers who had come to the seminar, the Ferozepur SSP is purportedly seen saying that he is thankful to all villagers “who showed us the mirror”.

Punjab: Youth dies of suspected drug ‘overdose,’ had returned from Doha in February

The latest overdose death comes at a time when Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal has alleged that during the two years of the Congress’s government, the state saw the highest drug-related deaths.


Punjab: NGO pitches for cultivation of poppy to fight drug menace

The NGO, Insaaf, chose the occasion of Maghi Mela in Muktsar to put forth the idea and even announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh and 20 marla plot to any person who was able to explain that poppy was not a solution to the synthetic drugs.

Physician on the frontline

Central to Punjab’s battle against drugs, the state’s OOAT clinics have been seeing a rush since the recent spate of deaths. Dr Singh attends to hundreds of patients a day, besides dealing with relentless phone calls, media interviews and some prying policemen.

Day after CM Amarinder Singh order, no clarity on dope test for Punjab government employees

Chief secretary says will take advice from medical experts.

Punjab: After Bains brothers, AAP's Phoolka launches own campaign against drug menace

Phoolka, while launching ‘Mera Pind Nasha Mukt’ (My village is drug free) campaign in Ludhiana, Sunday said that it is aimed at making all villages in his constituency Dakha ‘drug-free’.

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Narcotics in Punjab: News in Numbers

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