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  • 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...
  • Rave party at farmhouse busted, Gurgaon Police detains 40 December 26, 2014

    Gurgaon: Ahead of New Year, a rave party busted in Gurgaon in which seven people have been arrested and 40 others detained by Haryana police. Haryana police in a joint operation with the Narcotics Control Bureau busted a suspected Christmas-eve rave party being held at a farmhouse in Mewat district on...
  • China charges Jackie Chan's son over drug offence December 23, 2014

    Beijig: China's state prosecutor said on Monday it had formally charged Jaycee Chan, son of kung fu movie star Jackie Chan, with a drugs offence, meaning he is almost certain to face trial. The younger Chan, a 32-year-old actor and singer, was arrested in Beijing this year after testing positive for...
  • Mel B was hospitalised for mixing drugs with alcohol? December 22, 2014

    Los Angeles: Spice Girl Mel B was hospitalised last weekend because the singer had reportedly an accidental overdose of tranquilisers and alcohol. Controversy has swirled around the 39-year-old singer and TV judge after she apparently split from husband Stephen Belafonte, reported Radar online. "Mel B was hospitalised because she mixed tranquilisers,...
  • Embarrassment for NDA, ED to probe Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in drugs racket case December 22, 2014

    Chandigarh: Bharatiya Janata Party's alliance partner in Punjab, the Shiromani Akali Dal is caught in a difficult situation. Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pushing for a drug free society, the Akali Dal's Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, who is brother of Union Minister Harsimrat Badal, has been summoned...
  • ED to summon Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in drug racket case December 21, 2014

    Punjab: In a major blow to Shiromani Akali Dal, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in the Rs 6,000 crore international synthetic drug case. Bikram Singh Majithia is also the younger brother of Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal. Majithia's name first surfaced in the case...
  • School children getting high on drugs openly sold by peddlers in Mumbai December 18, 2014

    By night the Mirza Ghalib market becomes the den for peddlers. The market has 52 gates but without any guards resulting in this drug being sold unabated. The sudden spike in sale of the dangerous drug Mephodrone, popularly known as meow meow, has forced residents of the area to go...
  • Indian arrested in Malaysia for allegedly carrying drugs worth USD 288,155 December 15, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: An Indian has been arrested at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport for allegedly carrying 5.34 kg of illegal drugs worth USD 288,155. The man's identity was not disclosed. The 27-year-old, who arrived here from Chennai by a Malaysia Airlines flight, landed in Customs Department's net upon his arrival at the...
  • Have the courage to say no to drugs: Modi to youngsters December 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the country's youth to have the courage to say no to drugs as he addressed the nation on 'Mann Ki Baat' radio programme on Sunday. Defining drug abuse in three Ds- darkness, destruction and devastation, PM underlined the need to fight the habit. In...
  • Live: PM Modi addresses nation on 'Mann Ki Baat' December 14, 2014

    The third edition of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' will be broadcast on Sunday at 11 AM where he will share his thoughts on drug abuse in his radio programme. ...
  • PM Modi to focus on drug menace in 'Mann Ki Baat' on radio today December 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The third edition of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' will be broadcast on Sunday at 11 AM where he will share his thoughts on drug abuse in his radio programme. PM Modi in this edition will be talking about the menace of drug abuse. In his second...
  • Modi to focus on drug menace in 'Mann Ki Baat' on radio on Sunday December 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will talk about the menace of drug abuse on Saturday in his monthly 'Mann Ki Baat' programme on radio. "On Sunday at 11 AM, I look forward to sharing my thoughts during the #MannKiBaat radio programme," Modi tweeted on Saturday. "As I said during...
  • Reese Witherspoon faced difficulties in playing a drug addict in 'Wild' December 2, 2014

    London: Actress Reese Witherspoon found it hard and confusing to play a drug addict who embarks on a life altering journey in 'Wild'. The actress, who has never used drugs, said she took on the role because she knew it was going to be special, reported UK's Harper's Bazaar magazine. The...
  • Death toll in Venezuelan prison overdose up to 35 November 29, 2014

    Caracas: The death toll has risen to 35 from what Venezuelan authorities say was a mass drug overdose after inmates stormed an infirmary during a prison uprising. Ruling party lawmaker William Ojeda who heads the congressional committee overseeing Venezuela's prisons says 100 other inmates are still being treated for intoxication. He...