Drugs

  • Commonwealth Games 2014: Indian para-powerlifter Sachin Choudhary caught for doping 12 hours 1 minutes ago

    The Indian contingent at the Commonwealth Games was left red-faced on Thursday after para-powerlifter Sachin Choudhary returned positive for a banned substance in an out-of-competition test conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency last month. Choudhary, who was a late inclusion in the Indian team for the Games, left Glasgow on the...
  • Police arrest man with 1.75 kg of brown sugar worth Rs 2 crore 2 days ago

    A man has been arrested in Bhopal with 1.75 kilograms of brown sugar worth about Rs two crore, police said. Acting on a tip-off, crime branch sleuths intercepted a person near a bike showroom on Berasia road under Gautam Nagar police station area on Monday. While checking his bag, 1.75 kg of...
  • Battle over price control: 50 drugs brought under price control sparks outrage 5 days ago

    The government's decision to expand the number of drugs under price control has sparked a nation-wide debate. While health industry experts have called the move unwarranted and arbitrary, many believe that there is nothing new in the current decision as a lot of drugs were already under the purview of...
  • Porn addiction akin to drug addiction: Study July 13, 2014

    London: Porn addiction triggers the same brain activity in people as triggered in drug addicts, according to a new Cambridge study. Pornography triggers brain activity in people with compulsive sexual behaviour - known commonly as sex addiction - similar to that triggered by drugs in the brains of drug addicts, researchers...
  • In the brain, sex addiction looks the same as drug addiction July 12, 2014

    Pornography triggers brain activity in sex addicts similar to the effect drugs have on the brains of drug addicts, researchers said on Friday - but that doesn't necessarily mean porn is addictive. Although there are no precise figures, experts in the field believe as many as one in 25 adults is...
  • Safer, cheaper building blocks for future drugs July 5, 2014

    London: Researchers have developed an economical, reliable and metal-free chemical reaction that could yield building blocks for future anti-HIV and cancer drugs. A team of researchers from KU Leuven, in Belgium, has developed a chemical reaction that yields fully functional 1,2,3-triazoles. Triazoles are chemical compounds that can be used as...
  • Dreaming is like being on a drug trip: Study July 4, 2014

    Do you know that sweet dreams are like as if you are on a drug trip? According to new research, our brain displays a similar pattern of activity during dreams as it does during a mind-expanding drug trip. Psychedelic drugs such as LSD and "magic mushrooms" can profoundly alter the way...
  • Three drug smugglers sentenced to 10 years imprisonment July 1, 2014

    Three drug smugglers were sentenced to ten years imprisonment by a local court in Muzaffarnagar. Additional District and Sessions Judge Jitender Kumar also imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh each on the convicts Dinesh Kumar, Budh Singh and Taslim on Monday after holding them guilty under the NDPS Act. Police had...
  • Over 70,000 report to de-addiction centres in Punjab June 29, 2014

    Chandigarh: Over 70,000 drug addicts have reported at government drug de-addiction centres across Punjab, following the recent crackdown on the drugs supply chain in the state, police said on Sunday. A police spokesman said that the crackdown has led to the drug supply network being broken. He claimed that the availability...
  • Punjab: Rehab centres for drug addicts to start within 3 months, says CM June 29, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday said that rehabilitation centres for drug de-addiction in 22 districts of the state will be made operational within three months. The Chief Minister asked the National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) to complete and hand over the fully furnished buildings of these centres,...
  • Need to make drug addicts productive members of society: President June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday expressed concern over the growing alcoholism and drug abuseand advocated a comprehensive programme with focus on making the addicts productive members of society after getting them off alcohol and drugs. "The aim of the comprehensive treatment programme should not merely be to get the...
  • From cannibalism to atomic wounds, here's a list of 10 most disturbing documentaries ever made June 26, 2014

    As a vibrant, visual medium, documentaries usually succeed in portraying undiscovered or uncared-about topics far better than a book or an article. A well-researched and well-shot documentary can change the perception of a person, totally and irrevocably. The following list features some of the most chilling documentaries on a series...
  • World drug day: Saving our children from tobacco June 26, 2014

    Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan in a recent letter on the June 19 urged Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to raise tax on retail price of cigarettes from 45 per cent to over 60 per cent in the upcoming budget. This would add Rs 3,800 crore to the government's revenue...
  • Drug trafficking: Kanpur, Kota in the top 5 cities; Ranchi, Aurangabad least affected June 23, 2014

    According to data from the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), out of over 50 Indian cities which reported the maximum cases of drug trafficking in 2012, Kanpur stands at the second position while Kota is at the fourth spot. Citing comprehensive data available for 2012, the NCRB said Mumbai registered the...
  • Delhi, Mumbai top Indian cities in drug trade June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Of the over 50 Indian cities which reported the maximum cases of drug trafficking in 2012, the national capital is at the second spot behind Mumbai while Punjab leads among states followed by Uttar Pradesh, indicates data from the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB). Citing comprehensive data available for...
  • Arthritis drug spurs hair growth in hairless man June 20, 2014

    Washington: In a first, scientists have used an arthritis drug to successfully grow a full head of hair on a 25-year-old man suffering from a non-curable disease that left him without any hair on the body. After the treatment, the man grew a full head of hair, eyebrows, eyelashes, armpit, facial...
  • Drug availability very little in Punjab now: Sukhbir Singh Badal June 18, 2014

    Chandigarh: The availability of drugs in Punjab has become "very little" due to several "pro-active" measures taken by the state government, including arrest of 145 kingpins of the trade and action against 24 policemen, Deputy Chief Minister Skhbir Singh Badal said on Wednesday. Talking to reporters, Badal gave a clean chit...
  • Punjab Police arrests 6 Nigerian heroin dealers in New Delhi June 18, 2014

    Chandigarh: In a major breakthrough for the Punjab Police, six Nigerian heroin dealers have been arrested by it from New Delhi. Police claim that the dealers received drug consignments from Pakistan. The police have said that those arrested run an international drug racket. The dealers have contacts in Nigeria, Brazil, Pakistan...
  • US: Indian couple sentenced for using unapproved cancer drugs June 14, 2014

    New York: A US court has sentenced an Indian oncologist and his wife for using unapproved chemotherapy medications at their cancer institute for three years. Anindya Kumar Sen (65) and his wife, Patricia Posey Sen (66), of Tennessee were sentenced by US District Judge Ronnie Greer on charges of introducing misbranded...
  • Punjab Police initiates drive to curb drug addiction among its own men June 13, 2014

    Not just the ordinary citizens but many Punjab Police personnel too are caught in the trap of rising drug problem in Punjab. A pilot project has finally been initiated by the police to help the addicted officers. Ten years back, a police constable started stealing small quantities of drugs from...
  • Authorities: Wealthy men drugged by NYC strippers June 11, 2014

    New York: A crew of New York City women who worked as strippers scammed wealthy men by spiking their drinks with illegal synthetic drugs, then driving them to strip clubs that ran up tens of thousands of dollars on their credit cards while they were too dazed to stop it,...
  • Jaipur: 30-year-old arrested for allegedly raping a Malaysian woman, says it's a conspiracy June 7, 2014

    Jaipur: In yet another crime against foreign nationals in India, a 30-year-old man was arrested in Jaipur on charges of raping a Malaysian woman on Friday, an official said on Saturday. "We have arrested (the man) on charges of raping a Malaysian woman on Friday. (He) is a resident of Bhilwara,"...
  • Badal to take up drug smuggling issue with Vasundhara Raje June 5, 2014

    Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal on Wednesday said he would take up the issue of drug smuggling from neighbouring Rajasthan into the state with his counterpart Vasundhra Raje. "Drugs like poppy husk are being openly sold in Rajasthan due to which it is difficult for the Punjab government to check...
  • WADA will not appeal sprinter Tyson Gay's one-year ban June 4, 2014

    The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will not appeal banned American sprinter Tyson Gay's controversial one-year doping ban, it said on Tuesday. The global agency said the ban, which has been widely criticised in Europe as too lenient, was "compatible with the World Anti-Doping Code." Gay, the world's joint second fastest man, last...
  • Arrest drug peddlers rather than addicts: Amarinder Singh to Punjab government May 30, 2014

    Patiala: Congress senior leader Amarinder Singh on Friday said that mere arrest of drug addicts will not help curbing the menace in Punjab as drug supply is the real concern to fight with. "The indiscriminate arrest of drug addicts across Punjab without providing them de-addiction treatment will serve no purpose unless...
  • Government mulls bringing cancer, AIDS drugs under price control May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Drug prices regulator NPPA is looking at bringing medicines used for treating diseases such as cancer, AIDS and malaria under the price control mechanism. The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority met recently to consider ways of bringing medicines, which are not covered by the list of essential drugs, under...
  • Auto driver killed by son for stopping him from taking drugs May 29, 2014

    An auto driver was killed allegedly by his son for stopping him from taking drugs in Govind Nagar area, police said. The incident took place on Wednesday after an argument broke out between Ramkumar(58) and his son Vinay, following which the accused attacked his father with bricks and smashed his face...
  • Punjab: SAD cracksdown on drug trade, Congress calls it an eyewash May 29, 2014

    Chandigarh: After their dismal performance in the Lok Sabha polls, the Shiromani Akali Dal-led government in Punjab has initiated a crackdown on the drug trade in the state. More than 1,000 cases have been registered in Punjab in the last 10 days alone. Known for being a hub for the...
  • Elections 2014: Rs 331 cr cash, 225 lakh litre liquor, 1.85 lakh kg drugs seized May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Voting in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections is over and the data released by the Election Commission shows that over Rs 331 crore in cash was seized during the polls. The EC also seized 225 lakh litre liquor and 1.85 lakh kg drugs this election season. Andhra Pradesh...
  • Nobel economists, others urge end to 'war on drugs' May 6, 2014

    London: Global efforts to thwart the drugs trade have failed and the time has come for a radical rethink, according to a group of Nobel-prize winning economists, a former US secretary of state, the deputy prime minister of Britain and others. "It is time to end the 'war on drugs' and...