Panacea promised

Generic drugs are an important piece of India’s healthcare puzzle but they are not the solution to all ills. The government’s decision to make compulsory prescription of generic drugs is a shortsighted one
Nikhil Thiyyar Delhi

BSF recovers 2 kg heroin from Punjab border

Jalanadhar: The Border Security Force (BSF) recovered two kg heroin and 65 gm opium from Punjab border.

RS Kataria, DIG BSF Punjab Frontiers, headquarters of the BSF, here said that the contraband was recovered during a special drive launched to smash drug racket at the border areas.

He said the contraband was recovered from the area under the BoP Telumal in Ferozepur sector. The heroin and the opium were recovered from a tractor during the search of the vehicle. It was hidden in packets by a farmer, identified as Jaswinder Singh, resident of Gandukilcha village.


Punjab is faced with a serious crisis. Drugs have become synonymous with the business and political classes. Narcotics are coming in, and a multibillion-crore-rupee international cartel is sending them out as well
Abeer Kapoor Delhi