Philistines brought opium to Israel during Iron Age
Philistines brought opium to Israel during Iron Age

Opium poppy, along with many other plant species previously unknown to Israel, were brought to Israel by Philistines during the Iron Age.

NATO troops killed in Afghanistan's Helmand, Taliban grab district

The Taliban seized a district headquarters in Afghanistan`s Helmand province on Monday despite US air strikes to repel them, and two NATO soldiers were shot dead by uniformed men on an Army base in the area, a stronghold for militants and opium.

China's Opium Wars had myriad Indian links: Novelist Amitav Ghosh

 There is a general lack of awareness in India about China's Opium Wars and the India connection, according to eminent author Amitav Ghosh.

Majority of women drug users introduced to opium by husbands in Arunachal Pradesh

A majority of women drug users in Arunachal Pradesh were introduced to opium after marriage, by their husbands, a new study has revealed.

Winged poppy thieves eat into farmers' yields

Poppy farmers in Rajasthan's Chittorgarh district are facing a unique problem.

Punjab waging national war against drugs: Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal

Nearly 20,000 people associated with the drugs trade have been arrested in Punjab in the last one year alone and drugs seizures in the past 20 months have been over Rs 6,000 crore. The alarming figures are the reason why Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal says that his state is "fighting a national war" against drugs.

Militants kidnap 100 tribesmen in northwest Pakistan

Hours after kidnapping 100 tribesmen in northwest Pakistan, the militants today released most of them after security forces launched an operation to rescue them.

One arrested in Delhi with opium valued Rs 1 crore

A man was arrested here with five kg opium valued Rs 1 crore in the international market, police said Friday.

25.5 kg opium seized, three arrested in Punjab

Police have seized a cache of 25.5 kg opium here and arrested three persons in this connection.

Two Nepalese held with opium worth Rs 50 lakh

Two Nepalese have been arrested with 4.45 kg opium by SSB personnel on Indo-Nepal border.

NE: High grade opium seized from couple

In a major haul of drugs, the police Special Branch seized 3 kg of high grade opium from a Manipuri couple here late last night.

Anusha Rizvi to direct `Opium` with husband

Journalist-turned-director Anusha Rizvi, who debuted as a director with highly acclaimed ‘Peepli Live’, has teamed up with her husband Mahmood Farooqui to direct her second movie ‘Opium’.

Chocolates offer opium-like high

Though not many may find it easy to avoid biting into a chocolate, a study has found chocolates cause an effect on the brain similar to that of opium.

10 kg opium seized, 2 held

Police on Sunday arrested two persons and recovered 10 kg opium which they had allegedly smuggled from Madhya Pradesh.

Opium worth Rs 1 crore in international market sei

Opium worth Rs one crore in the international market was seized in Hazaribagh district and one person was arrested in this connection.

British promoted opium in India: Advani

Going down the pages of history, veteran Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K. Advani Wednesday slammed British colonialists for destroying the education system of the country and making Indians addicted to opium.

`One mn Afghans suffer from drug addiction`

More than one million Afghans, aged 15 to 64, are suffering from drug addiction, an official said Wednesday.

Seized opium poppy kept at police HQ in Beed

After the court denied
permission to the police to destruct the seized opium, 11,368 kg of poppy has been sealed and
locked inside Beed police headquarters.

Naxal-drug cartel nexus new headache for CRPF

Illicit drug trade especially cultivation of opium is fast emerging as an easy source of revenue for Naxal groups from Jharkhand to Andhra Pradesh.

Bihar: 27 kg opium seized in Patna

Bihar police today seized 27 kg of
contraband opium from a flour mill under Chak police station in the state capital on Sunday evening.