In 2008, it was ruled that the punishment under NDPS Act would depend on the quantity of the drug seized by the police. However, the Supreme Court reversed the judgment earlier in 2020. As per the SC, traces of an offending drug is sufficient to declare the entire quantity. The punishment is rigorous imprisonment for no less than 10 years while it can be extended to 20 years. The offender is also liable to fine of no less than Rs 1 lakh. This may be extended to Rs 2 lakh. … [Read more...] about Rhea Chakraborty arrested for drug abuse: What do India’s laws say about the use of ganja and charas?
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The nature of various forms of artistry, and the way these create identity, is an underlying theme. Among the guests at the boarding house, for example, is a young woman recovering from extensive plastic surgery, with her face covered in bandages. Then again, the narrator takes pride in her cooking, which is sometimes described in an eerie fashion. When chopping carrots, she sees their reflection in the blade of the knife, and “their grooved surface blended weirdly with the flesh of my fingers.” … [Read more...] about Book review: A French novel of bleak interior and exterior landscapes
Vaccine development is a long, complex process. Unlike drugs that are given to people with a diseased, vaccines are given to healthy people and also vulnerable sections such as children, pregnant women and the elderly. So rigorous tests are compulsory. History says that the fastest time it took to develop a vaccine is five years, but it usually takes double or sometimes triple that time. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus update | Northeast states constitute less than 5% of India’s active COVID-19 cases
Besides online classes, there are several other reasons for students committing suicide. For instance, in August, a Class 10 student allegedly ended his life in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore with his relative claiming that the boy was under pressure from the school to pay outstanding fees. … [Read more...] about Class 11 student dies by suicide due to pressure of online classes
An earthquake measuring 2.5 on the Richter Scale hit west of Maharashtra’s Nashik on September 8. The National Centre for Seismology (NCS), also tweeted to inform that the earthquake tremors were felt 103 km west of Nashik in Maharashtra at 10:15 am.Earthquake of Magnitude:2.5, Occurred on 08-09-2020, 10:15:54 IST, Lat: 20.01 & Long: 72.80, Depth: 5 Km ,Location: 103km W of Nashik, Maharashtra, India for more information https://t.co/3DE69d8E0l pic.twitter.com/wvXoGNQsrK … [Read more...] about Earthquakes in Maharashtra: Multiple light-intensity tremors experienced over last few days