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Police officials look for clues at the spot where Gurlal Brar, an aide of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi was shot dead in the early hours of October 11 in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)

HT Chandigarh Readers’ Take: Urgent action required to weed out gangsters from Chandigarh

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 11:37 PM IST
Strict supervision of incarcerated gangsters; disrupting communication channels with their members, intensified border controls to check entry of weapons; improved neighbourhood watch systems; stringent checks before issuing arms licences are among the many steps suggested by readers to control crime
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Anurag Kashyap has spoken about Ravi Kishan.
Anurag Kashyap has spoken about Ravi Kishan.

Anurag Kashyap claims Ravi Kishan used to smoke weed, opens up on his own struggle with hard drugs a decade ago

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 08:12 PM IST
Anurag Kashyap has said that Ravi Kishan, who recently spoke about the ‘drug abuse problem’ in the Parliament, used to smoke weed himself. He said that he doesn’t agree with Ravi’s self-righteous stand.
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File photo of Mike Tyson.(Getty Images)
File photo of Mike Tyson.(Getty Images)

Mike Tyson reveals he smokes around Rs 28 lakh worth of weed every month

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2019 11:40 AM IST
The retired boxer has now entered the cannabis business, in California, where smoking marijuana is legal.
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In order to train villagers, a 10-day skill development programme was conducted under the supervision of master craftsmen from Assam. So far, people from 10 villages have completed their basic training and will now undergo advance training to learn product designing. HT PHOTO(HT Photo)
In order to train villagers, a 10-day skill development programme was conducted under the supervision of master craftsmen from Assam. So far, people from 10 villages have completed their basic training and will now undergo advance training to learn product designing. HT PHOTO(HT Photo)

In Haryana’s Jhajjar, villagers turn an invasive weed into handicraft

By Leena Dhankhar | Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2019 04:57 AM IST
Water hyacinth is a weed that reproduces at a fast rate and is a threat to the wetlands. Bhindawas wetland is spread over 1,000 acres in Jhajjar district in Haryana.
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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has said SpaceX founder Elon Musk will not be smoking weed in public again, the media reported.(AFP)
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has said SpaceX founder Elon Musk will not be smoking weed in public again, the media reported.(AFP)

Not appropriate behaviour, Elon Musk won’t smoke weed in public again: NASA chief

By Indo Asian News Service | Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2018 05:48 PM IST
NASA along with Musk’s SpaceX and Boeing is developing transportation systems that would allow the US to fly astronauts from American soil for the first time since the space shuttle was retired in 2011.
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Home Minister Rajnath Singh during a gathering at North-East Students Festival, in New Delhi, Saturday, Sept 8, 2018.(PTI)
Home Minister Rajnath Singh during a gathering at North-East Students Festival, in New Delhi, Saturday, Sept 8, 2018.(PTI)

NRC needed to weed out illegal immigrants, says Rajnath; assures no Indians will be excluded

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2018 08:47 PM IST
Rajnath Singh said the NRC was necessary to identify Indian citizens and weed out illegal immigrants.
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Use of cannabis for medicinal purposes has been increasing worldwide, and there is speculation that using cannabis for pain may allow people to reduce prescribed opioid use.(Shutterstock)
Use of cannabis for medicinal purposes has been increasing worldwide, and there is speculation that using cannabis for pain may allow people to reduce prescribed opioid use.(Shutterstock)

Weed smokers, marijuana is not effective in reducing chronic pain

By Soma Das | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2018 10:32 AM IST
Cannabis or marijuana may not be as effective as believed in curing chronic non-cancer pain, says a new study. Researchers found no evidence suggesting that cannabis use improved patient outcomes, reduced pain severity, or exerted an opioid-sparing effect.
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In this file photo taken on April 20, 2016, a woman waves a flag with a marijuana leaf on it to celebrate National Marijuana Day on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada.(AFP)
In this file photo taken on April 20, 2016, a woman waves a flag with a marijuana leaf on it to celebrate National Marijuana Day on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada.(AFP)

Canada set to become second country to legalise cannabis, will announce date soon

By HT Correspondent | Agence France-Presse, Ottawa
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2018 11:08 PM IST
The measure ends prohibition of cannabis that had been in place in Canada since 1923. It was effectively legalised for medical use nearly two decades ago, in 2001.
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Matthew McConaghuey has no memory how that night went.
Matthew McConaghuey has no memory how that night went.

Snoop Dogg secretly replaced Matthew McConaughey’s prop weed with real marijuana

By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India, Los Angeles
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2018 09:23 PM IST
Snoop Dogg snooped Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey’s by switching prop weed on the sets of The Beach Bum with the real weed.
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A group of policemen were tracking a stolen vehicle when they were approached by the dealers.(AFP File Photo)
A group of policemen were tracking a stolen vehicle when they were approached by the dealers.(AFP File Photo)

Some weed, sir? Dealers busted after offering hash to French cops

By HT Correspondent | Agence France-Presse, Bobigny (France)
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 11:39 AM IST
The plain-clothed policemen used taser to apprehend the cannabis dealers.
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