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How Kejriwal plans to wipe out Punjab’s drug menace

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has a plan up his sleeves to tackle the grave problem of the open sale of narcotic drugs and rampant addiction among the youth in Punjab. “We will be able

Drug regulatory structure is not sound: Whistleblower, Dinesh Thakur

Dinesh Thakur, 48, first hit headlines in May 2013, when his campaign against his former employer Ranbaxy’s unsafe practices and lax quality control in its US facilities concluded success

Pause before you pop, it may be spurious

Indu Gilra, a retired teacher in her seventies living in Indirapuram, Ghaziabad in the national capital region (NCR), would often pop a tablet of Combiflam at the slightest hint of body ache. Since

Row over film misses larger issue of Punjab’s drug problem

The Central Board of Films Certification (CBFC) finally relented, and decided on June 13 to let Udta Punjab move on. But by then enough damage was already done – to the board’s image. I

Punjab drug problem: The lost generation

The land of five rivers has enough water; its golden fields run as far as the eye can see; prosperity is writ large over the state, yet there is a pall of sinister, white smoke over its horizon

Filmmakers unite against censor board; back Udta Punjab

The entire film fraternity stood with filmmaker Anurag Kashyap as a controversy raged over his film Udta Punjab. Kashyap produced the film that is based on the drug menace in Punjab. Top Bollywood

Should censor board stop censoring?

Should censor board stop censoring?

Should Pahlaj Nihalani resign as CBFC chief?

Should Pahlaj Nihalani resign as CBFC ch

The cancer train

Even for early January, it is a cold night. A motley crowd of waiting passengers is encircled around a makeshift tea stall on the dimly-lit platform number one of Bathinda junction, in south Punjab

Have a heart: Include medicine cost in insurance

Should health insurance include the cost of medicine? That is the question raised by a recent study on India which seeks to measure the financial burden of cardiovascular diseases on people.

Drug Abuse: Childhood lost in fumes

Delhi has approximately 70,000 homeless children, more than any other Indian city. These children, on an average, are slightly over 12 years old. The lowest estimate of drug addiction among them is

The light in the shadow

Running up and down, chasing each other, full of life and energy, these children are all smiles.They cheerfully greet outsiders, talking to them and showing them around.

Trapped in the shadows

Meena, a solemn, raspy-voiced woman in a black salwar-kameez, is gyrating to a Bollywood number with gusto. The vivid range of her expressions counterpoints her lanky frame. Life is limping back to



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