Marijuana

MTV Video Music Awards criticised for glorifying marijuana

Show host Miley Cyrus was responsible for most of them. She even came backstage with a lit joint after the show and passed it around to photographers.

"It is entirely understandable for viewers to be confused, after hearing so much about marijuana during the VMA broadcast, to see a powerful advertisement about the dangers of tobacco," said Eric Asche, chief marketing officer of the Truth Initiative, which sponsored two anti-cigarette ads.

Asche said his group was "extremely disappointed" and expressed that feeling to Viacom.

Five picked up for fighting

The men were allegedly high on marijuana and harassing villagers who were trying to sell betelnut at the market.

Central police commander Laimo Asi says the men all have prior records for disturbing the peace at the market area and were arrested last year as well for fighting.

They have been detained at the central police station in town and will appear in court for mention today.

Asi says they will also be charged for  consuming drugs as well as threatening and using intimidating words.