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Patiala MP reiterates demands to decriminalise drug addicts, legalise opium

Patiala, Oct 3 (UNI) Reiterating his demands to decriminalise the drug addicts, legalise and regulate the supply of opium and its husk through government owned vends, Patiala MP Dr Dharamvir Gandhi on Wednesday slammed the political leaders, bureaucrats and police opposing its legalisation saying that they were favouring drug mafia responsible for the entire drug menace in Punjab, which has taken toll of thousands of Punjabis ever since promulgation of NDPS Act of 1985.

In a statement here, the MP questioned those opposing his demands to explain as to why there was no drug problem in Punjab 30 years back when the common man's recreational substances like opium and opium husk were freely available in the state. The number of consumers was way less as of today and there was no health issue because of drugs in Punjab.
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Arunachal Dy CM exhorts youths to actively engage in State-building efforts

22 Feb 2024 | 8:40 PM

Itanagar, Feb 22 (UNI) Senior BJP leader and Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein on Thursday encouraged the youths to actively engage in the State-building efforts and contribute towards shaping a better future for the state.

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Dry weather likely over Maharashtra & Goa

22 Feb 2024 | 8:37 PM

Pune, Feb 22 (UNI) Dry weather likely over Maharashtra and Goa States during next 24 hours.

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Mizoram police warns people against unwitting involvement in drug trafficking

22 Feb 2024 | 8:37 PM

Aizawl, Feb 22(UNI): The Mizoram Excise and Narcotics Department on Thursday issued a caution to the public advising them against unwitting involvement in drug trafficking via air travel or other means of transportation.

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TN strengthens regulatory aspects with monitoring mechanism for direct selling

22 Feb 2024 | 8:36 PM

Chennai, Feb 22 (UNI) The Tamil Nadu government, considering the significance of the
direct selling industry’s core strength in creating self-employment, skill development
opportunities and socio-economic growth at the grass-roots levels, has set up a monitoring
authority for direct selling entities in the state.

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Night temperatures above normal at isolated places over Odisha & Nagaland

22 Feb 2024 | 8:34 PM

Pune, Feb 22 (UNI) Night temperatures were markedly above normal (5.1°C or more) at isolated places over Odisha and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura; appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at most places over Bihar and Jharkhand; at many places over east Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat state; at a few places over Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh; at isolated places over Assam, Meghalaya, Gangetic West Bengal, Rayalaseema, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal; above normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at many places over east Rajasthan, Marathwada, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yanam and Kerala and Mahe; at a few places over west Madhya Pradesh; at isolated places over west Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Maharashtra, north interior Karnataka, sub Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim.

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