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  • 5 Indian fishermen set free by Sri Lanka arrive in Chennai 3 days ago

    Chennai: Five fishermen from Tamil Nadu, who were sentenced to death in Sri Lanka for alleged drug trafficking but set free after President Mahinda Rajapaksa pardoned them, arrived on Friday. The fishermen from Rameswaram, who were released by Sri Lankan authorities on Thursday, arrived by an Air India flight at 1:05...
  • Tamil fishermen released from Sri Lankan prison to reach home today 4 days ago

    Chennai: The five Indian fishermen serving a death sentence in drug smuggling case will reach home on Thursday. The fishermen were released on Wednesday by Sri Lankan government. The decision came a few days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the Sri Lankan President where they agreed to transfer the...
  • Indian fishermen released: Sri Lanka says it's a pardon but not a reduction of sentence 4 days ago

    Sri Lanka on Wednesday released five Indian fishermen serving a death sentence in drug smuggling case. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa pardoned the fishermen. Sri Lankan Minister Senthil Thondaman said, "PM Modi spoke to President Rajapaksa and the latter decided to pardon the five Indian fishermen facing death sentence. It...
  • Sri Lanka releases 5 Indian fishermen facing death sentence after President Rajapaksa grants pardon 5 days ago

    Chennai: Sri Lanka on Wednesday released five Indian fishermen serving a death sentence in drug smuggling case. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa pardoned the fishermen. The decision came a few days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the Sri Lankan President where they agreed to transfer the fishermen to an...
  • Parkash Singh Badal seeks Centre's support to check drug inflow into state 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday sought support of the Central government for checking the flow of drugs in the state. Addressing a gathering, Badal said the curse of drugs was one of the biggest problems being faced by the country in general and Punjab in particular....
  • Delhi: Man gets 11 years jail for possessing smack November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: A man has been sentenced to 11 years rigorous imprisonment by a Delhi court for possessing 300 grams of smack in 2012. Special judge Shail Jain awarded the jail term to Delhi native Avinash Rathi and also imposed a fine of Rs one lakh on him after holding...
  • Bilaspur sterilisation deaths: Raids being conducted by government in all medical shops in Chhattisgarh November 14, 2014

    Bilaspur: Raids were conducted on Friday by health department officials in all the medical shops in Chhattisgarh. The raid took place in Raigarh, Dhamtari, Korba, Janjgir-Champa, Sukma and other districts. Reportedly, collectors are to inspect all the private hospitals in the districts and see that the banned drugs are not...
  • Mamta Kulkarni, husband Vijay Goswami detained in Kenya November 13, 2014

    Mumbai: According to media reports, former Bollywood actress has been detained in Kenya with husband Vijay Goswami at the Port Police Station in Mombasa. The couple has been charged with drug trafficking. The couple, taken into custody on Sunday last week, is being interrogated by the Kenya police. Both Mamta...
  • Centre to set up new drugs regulator for traditional medicines November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: India is seeking to increase sales of its ayurvedic and other traditional therapies in the estimated $100 billion global market for alternative medicine and plans to set up a new quality control regulator, the government said on Thursday. Ayurveda is an ancient health system that includes medicines, meditation, exercise...
  • Trick, not treat: Bag of meth found in 8-year-old California girl's Halloween candy November 5, 2014

    Los Angeles: Police in the San Francisco Bay area were seeking clues on Tuesday as to how a plastic bag of methamphetamine turned up in the Halloween candy of an 8-year-old girl. The girl's father found a pinkish-colored Ziploc pouch containing a powdery substance while checking his daughter's trick-or-treat collection on...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories October 30, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay October 30, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Burdwan blast probe reveals Jamaat trained operatives to carry out 9/11 type attack October 30, 2014

    The interrogation of wives of the two terror operatives involved in the Burdwan bomb blast reveals that the Jamaat operatives underwent al-Qaeda's model of training to execute an attack similar to that of the 9/11 attack in the United States. ...
  • Man's own dog helps police bust him on drug charge October 30, 2014

    Prattville, Ala.: Police in central Alabama say a man's own dog helped officers bust him on a drug charge. Prattville Police spokeswoman Paula Barlow says the pooch named Bo followed his fleeing master, who was being pursued by officers. When the dog stopped and wagged his tail in tall grass, she...
  • Police searching the pockets of a suspected drug dealer find a tiny three-week-old pit bull puppy October 20, 2014

    Lawrence, Mass.: Police searching the pockets of a suspected drug dealer in Lawrence, Massachusetts, got an unusual surprise. An officer pulled out a tiny three-week-old pit bull puppy and handed it over to animal control. The little dog was separated from its mother too soon and got sick and dehydrated, but is...
  • Delhi: International drug racket busted; 2 Sri Lankans among 3 held October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: With the arrest of three men in Chennai including two Sri Lankan nationals and recovery of heroin worth Rs 50 crore, the Special Cell of the Delhi Police has claimed to have busted an international drug cartel. "The accused have been identified as Mayelerum Perumal alias Mailu, a...
  • Journalist shot dead in Paraguay October 17, 2014

    Asuncion: A reporter with Paraguay's ABC Color newspaper was shot dead on Thursday in the eastern town of Curuguaty, the third journalist to be slain in the country in 2014. Two people wearing camouflage intercepted Pablo Medina's car as the correspondent was driving back to Curuguaty after covering a story in...
  • German police find record heroin haul in truckload of pickled cucumbers and garlic October 14, 2014

    Duesseldorf, Germany: Police have found Germany's biggest-ever stash of heroin, with an estimated street value of 50 million euros ($60 million), hidden in a truckload of pickled cucumbers and garlic. Police discovered 330 kg (730 lbs) of the drug in a truck in the western city of Essen and arrested two...
  • AAP's Bhagwant Mann slams Punjab government for drug menace October 9, 2014

    Amritsar: Comedian and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Bhagwant Mann on Thursday slammed the Punjab government alleging that drug dealers were freely roaming in the state while police was making poor drug addict youths as scapegoats. "The Punjab government never thought to eradicate unemployment in the state, due to which...
  • Pakistan: PIA airhostess arrested in Italy for carrying drugs September 25, 2014

    Lahore: In yet another scandal involving PIA staff, an airhostess with the state-run airlines has been arrested in Italy after illegal drugs were recovered from her luggage at the Milan airport. The Pakistan International Airlines's flight-733 Lahore-Milan-Paris left for its destination from the Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore on Tuesday. On...
  • Washington state teen calls police to break up his own party rife with underage drinking and drugs September 25, 2014

    Seattle: A Washington state teenager who threw a party rife with underage drinking and drug use while his parents were away called police to intervene after a rowdy throng busted a neighbors fence and fights broke out, local media said on Wednesday. The 16-year-old, whose parents were in Portland, called the...
  • Government strips NPPA of powers to cap non-essential drug prices September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has stripped drug pricing authority NPPA of powers to cap prices of non-essential drugs after its recent order triggered industry protests. The Department of Pharmaceuticals under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers on Friday ordered the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) to...
  • India withdraws pharma pricing regulator's power to cap non-essential drug prices September 23, 2014

    Mumbai: India has withdrawn the drug pricing authority's powers that allowed it to fix the prices of medicines not deemed essential, after its decision to impose price caps on more than 100 drugs in July triggered industry protests. The Department of Pharmaceuticals has withdrawn guidelines issued on May 29 that gave...
  • India caps prices of 36 more drugs: government source September 19, 2014

    Mumbai: India has capped the prices of 36 drugs, including those used to treat infections and diabetes, in its latest move to make essential medicines more affordable, a senior official of the country's drug pricing authority said on Friday. The medicines join the 348 drugs deemed essential and that are therefore...
  • NHRC sends notice to Health Ministry over dearth of HIV drugs September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Concerned over the reported shortage of drugs for HIV patients across the country, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sent a notice to the Union Health Ministry asking for a report on measures taken to tackle the situation. "The Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of a media...
  • Berries could boost standard cancer treatment: Study September 18, 2014

    London: A wild berry native to North America may strengthen the effectiveness of a chemotherapy drug commonly used to treat pancreatic cancer, researchers, including one of Indianorigin, have found. The study by researchers at King's College Hospital and the University of Southampton suggests that adding nutraceuticals to chemotherapy cycles may improve...
  • Heart drug could be cure for Ebola: British experts September 14, 2014

    London: Researchers at the University of Liverpool have made a breakthrough that can lead to a cure for the deadly Ebola virus currently sweeping through West Africa, media reports said. The university has said the experts stumbled across an existing drug used in the treatment of severe heart disease, which could...
  • Indian pharmacologist charged with smuggling fake drugs September 13, 2014

    Washington: An Indian pharmacologist and an American pharmacist have been charged with smuggling four million misbranded and counterfeit pharmaceuticals into the US, federal prosecutors said. Indian Balbir Bhogal, 67, from Las Vegas, and Wisconsinbased pharmacist Marla Ahlgrimn, 59, were arraigned on an indictment in federal court in Central Islip, New...
  • Mizoram may retire alcoholic, drug addict policemen September 10, 2014

    Aizawl: The Mizoram government may ask policemen who are chronic alcoholics or drug addicts to leave the job, an official said. "The state government is considering a proposal to refer the alcoholic or drug addict policemen to a medical board. If the medical board finds them chronic alcoholic or drug addict...
  • Africans held in nearly 30 per cent of drug busts in Goa September 9, 2014

    Panaji: Nearly 30 per cent of the narcoticsrelated raids conducted by police agencies in the last three years (201113) has netted an African allegedly possessing drugs or peddling it, reveal official statistics of the Goa Police. Out of 158 offences registered under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) act during...