DRUG

  • Cigar smoking not a safe alternative to cigarettes 23 hours 51 minutes ago

    Washington: Cigar smoking is associated with many of the same fatal conditions as cigarette smoking, a new study has warned. Researchers from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) carried out a systematic review of studies about cigar smoking and all-cause and smoking-related mortality to gain more comprehensive information about the...
  • Gujarat Police to take legal opinion on filing FIR against 8 Pakistani nationals carrying drugs Yesterday

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat police will take legal opinion on registering a First Information Report (FIR) against eight Pakistani nationals caught with drugs worth Rs 600 crore from the sea. "The operation to nab Pakistani nationals and the boat with drugs was conducted in mid Arabian Sea. So there is a need...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show 4 days ago

    Junior CJs from World Vision India get us stories that matter to them and to other children across the country. @meghamamgain, @tweetyvandy , @akanshapradeep, @runjhunsharmas, @ShylajaVarma Video Editor: Narendra Kumar ...
  • World Vision’s Junior CJ’s 4 days ago

    Citizen Journalist Show in partnership with World Vision India gets us the story of Arjun, who not only fought drug abuse but is now setting an example for many children like him to follow. ...
  • Kerala government launches campaign 'Subodham' to help people overcome alcohol, drug abuse 5 days ago

    Kochi: The Kerala government on Sunday launched a major campaign "Subodham" to help people in the state overcome alcohol, drug and other substance abuse. The project was launched by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Art of Living Foundation founder Sri Sri Ravishankar in the presence of religious leaders, representatives of student...
  • Maharashtra FDA raids Snapdeal premises for selling drugs online 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra's Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) has raided the premises of e-commerce major Snapdeal.com for allegedly selling medicines, including prescription drugs. Meanwhile, the company has said it has delisted the drugs on its portal and is assisting the FDA in the investigation. "Upon receiving the notice, we have delisted the products...
  • Peruvian national was arrested at Delhi Airport with cocaine worth Rs 6.5 crores April 15, 2015

    Delhi: A Peruvian national was arrested at the Delhi Airport on Wednesday with 1300 grams of pure cocaine worth Rs 6.5 crores. The drugs were concealed in the cavities of the accused's bag and were elaborately wrapped with 4 layers of plastic and silver foil to avoid detection during the...
  • Coup de grass in France, as blind man says he, not dog, bit dope dealer April 12, 2015

    A blind man has told a French court that it was he, not his guide dog, who bit a dope dealer selling him real grass rather than the stuff that gets you stoned. "I bit him. My dog didn't do it. Guide dogs are not attack dogs," Ouest France daily, who...
  • Majority of women drug users introduced to opium by husbands April 3, 2015

    Itanagar: A majority of women drug-users in Arunachal Pradesh were introduced to opium after marriage, by their husbands, a new study has revealed. The study - "Women Who Use Drugs in Northeast India" - noted, "A household survey in the state found that 2.1 per cent of females were opium users"...
  • Two Pakistan intruders shot dead by BSF; 12kg heroin, rifle seized March 29, 2015

    Amritsar: Two suspected Pakistani intruders were shot dead by security personnel in the early hours of Sunday as they were trying to smuggle in heroin worth Rs 60 crore into India, a day after 24-kg of the contraband was seized following a similar operation near the border. Confirming the killing of...
  • One Direction band members may undergo drug test March 15, 2015

    Los Angeles: Singers Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik of the "One Direction" band may be forced to undergo a drug test before their performance in the Philippines. The group are due to play for two days at the Asia Concert Grounds starting on March 21 as part of their "On...
  • 10 songs that tell you that drug use is bad and the artists speak from experience March 9, 2015

    Remember the golden rule of Mr Mackey from South Park? 'Drugs are bad, mmmkay.'Ye, it is an obvious statement. But it is something a lot of people still ignore. And Mr Mackey is not the first person to say it.Here is a list of 10 hit songs that talk about...
  • Maharashtra: Narcotic drug mephedrone alias `meow-meow' banned March 5, 2015

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Thursday told the Bombay High Court that the Centre had accepted its recommendation to include mephedrone in the list of prohibited drugs under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act. Mephedrone, a narcotic drug which is also called M-Cat or `meow meow' in the party circuit, is...
  • Jackie Chan's son, freed from jail, apologises to the public February 14, 2015

    Beijing: Jaycee Chan, son of movie star Jackie Chan, began the process of rehabilitating his image on Saturday as he appeared in public for the first time following a six-month jail sentence on drug charges and apologised for his actions. Speaking softly and wearing a dark-coloured suit and collarless shirt, the...
  • Jackie Chan's son released from jail in China after drugs charge February 13, 2015

    Beijing: Jaycee Chan, the son of kung fu movie star Jackie Chan, was released from jail in China on Friday after serving a six-month sentence on drugs charges, state media said, having been caught up in the government's aggressive anti-narcotics campaign. The official Xinhua news agency said he was let out...
  • J&K: Pakistan truck driver held on drug charges, LoC trade suspended February 8, 2015

    Srinagar: A Pakistan truck driver has been held on drug charges in Uri district of Jammu and Kashmir resulting in the suspension of trade across the Line of Control. The customs official and the state police personnel in Uri recovered 305 packets of drugs. Ministry of External Affairs said, "The law of...
  • Punjab & Haryana HC stays transfer of ED official probing Majithia in drug scam January 21, 2015

    Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has stayed the implementation of transfer orders of Enforcement Directorate (ED) Assistant Director Niranjan Singh who is probing synthetic drug racket case. He had also summoned Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia on December 26 in the drug racket. The decision was taken on...
  • ED officer probing Majithia in drug trafficking case shifted to Kolkata January 17, 2015

    Chandigarh: In a latest twist in the probe into drug trafficking charges against Punjab Revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia, the Enforcement Directorate's investigating officer has been shifted to Kolkata. ED sources said that there was no external pressure. But the transfer has surprised some officials probing the case. Majithia came...
  • Son of Jackie Chan jailed for six months in China on drugs charge January 9, 2015

    Beijing: Jaycee Chan, the son of kung fu movie star Jackie Chan, was jailed for six months in China on Friday on a drugs charge, the latest celebrity felled by the government's aggressive anti-narcotics campaign. The younger Chan, a 32-year-old actor and singer, was formally charged last month with "the crime...
  • Effective steps being taken to control drugs smuggling: Government January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Even as BJP ally Shiromani Akali Dal staged dharnas against drug menace in Punjab, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawar Chand Gehlot on Wednesday said the Centre was taking effective steps to control smuggling of drugs to the country. "We are taking effective steps in this...
  • We're not together anymore; still on cordial terms: Rahul Mahajan on Dimpy Ganguly January 6, 2015

    Mumbai: Rahul Mahajan, who is currently under the same roof as his estranged wife Dimpy in the 'Bigg Boss Halla Bol' house, says their relationship is 'cordial', and that he's looking forward to bringing entertainment in the reality show. Dimpy is part of the five 'champions' of 'Bigg Boss 8', who...
  • Punjab government holds sit-in protest against drug trade near international borders January 5, 2015

    Chandigarh: Punjab's ruling party Shiromani Akali Dal is holding a sit-in protest against drug trade in the state. SAD is holding the sit-in near the international borders making a pitch for greater vigilance along the border with Pakistan to stop flow of drugs. SAD has blamed the Border Security Force...
  • Kolkata: Presidency University student dies of suspected drug overdose January 4, 2015

    Kolkata: A Presidency College student was found dead in a mysterious condition on Sunday. The student and her room mate were found unconscious on Sunday morning after police opened the door of the room, they were staying as paying guests, under Muchipara police station in central part of the city,...
  • Punjab government protests against BSF, says drugs come from Pakistan and Afghanistan January 4, 2015

    Chandigarh: The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab is in a tough situation fighting allegations of rampant drug use and trade in Punjab especially after Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioned Revenue Minister Bikram Majithia in the drug racket. The party is now trying to shift blame to the border security security force...
  • Amit Shah to launch BJP's campaign against drugs in Punjab January 2, 2015

    Ludhiana: BJP President Amit Shah will launch his party's campaign against drugs in Punjab on January 22. Stating this BJP's national Secretary Tarun Chugh said on Friday that the campaign would be launched from Amritsar under the aegis of the party's youth wing. Saffron party's youth leader and MP Anurag...
  • Watch: Hot Seat with Sukhbir Singh Badal December 30, 2014

    In this edition of 'Hot Seat', CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey speaks to Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal regarding the controversy surrounding his Cabinet Minister Bikram Singh Majithia. ...
  • Sukhbir Badal backs Bikram Singh Majithia, says will order arrest if found guilty in drug racket case December 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister, Sukhbir Badal has claimed that there is no proof of his brother-in-law and Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia's involvement in the drug racket. Majithia has been described as the big drug lord of Punjab by many after he was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate...
  • I will order Majithia's arrest myself if he is found guilty: Sukhbir Badal December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal on Friday said that if his brother-in-law and Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia is found guilty he will be first to take action against him. Earlier on Friday, Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials questioned Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in Jalandhar with regard to...
  • Drug racket case: ABVP protestors demand Bikram Singh Majithia's resignation December 26, 2014

    As ED summoned Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in the drug case, ABVP supporters protested against Majithia in Jalandhar. "Even though he is a minister, he should not be spared. We demand for Majithia's resignation," said a protestor. ...
  • Drug racket case: Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia at ED office for questioning December 26, 2014

    Jalandhar: Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials on Friday questioned Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in Jalandhar with regard to a multi-million rupee international synthetic drugs racket busted last year. Majithia, who is the younger brother of Union Minister for Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal, faces allegations of having links with certain non-resident...