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"Don't consume or encourage drugs": Karan Johar rubbishes allegations

26 Sep 2020

"Don't consume or encourage drugs": Karan Johar rubbishes allegations

Filmmaker Karan Johar has once again rubbished reports that drugs were consumed at a party that he hosted at his home in July last year.

Rhea claims Sushant "used close people" to sustain drug addiction

23 Sep 2020

Rhea claims Sushant "used close people" to sustain drug addiction

Actor Rhea Chakraborty, who is at the center of India's most sensational case, has now claimed her dead partner, actor Sushant Singh Rajput, took advantage of those close to him to keep up with his drug addiction.

Mumbai film industry kills people, makes them addicts: Roopa Ganguly

21 Sep 2020

Mumbai film industry kills people, makes them addicts: Roopa Ganguly

Bharatiya Janata Party parliamentarian and actor Roopa Ganguly today alleged that the Mumbai film industry "kills people," and turns them into "drug addicts."

Ravi Kishan responds to Anurag Kashyap's claims of smoking weed

20 Sep 2020

Ravi Kishan responds to Anurag Kashyap's claims of smoking weed

Amid the ongoing controversy about allegations of drug abuse in Bollywood, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap recently claimed that Member of Parliament and actor Ravi Kishan used to smoke weed.

Most A-list Bollywood actors take cocaine, claims Sushant's friend

15 Sep 2020

Most A-list Bollywood actors take cocaine, claims Sushant's friend

Actor/producer Yuvraj S Singh, a friend of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, has claimed that drug abuse is common in the film industry.

Karnataka drugs case: Actor Ragini Dwivedi detained, her house searched

04 Sep 2020

Karnataka drugs case: Actor Ragini Dwivedi detained, her house searched

The Central Crime Branch (CCB) of Bengaluru on Friday detained film actor Ragini Dwivedi in connection with its investigation into the alleged drug menace in Kannada film industry.

Sri Lankan pacer Shehan Madushanka arrested for possessing drugs

26 May 2020

Sri Lankan pacer Shehan Madushanka arrested for possessing drugs

Sri Lanka's fast bowler Shehan Madushanka has been arrested for possessing drugs, by police.

Kangana Ranaut opens up about her drug-addiction phase

30 Mar 2020

Kangana Ranaut opens up about her drug-addiction phase

Kangana Ranaut, who is currently at her home in Himachal Pradesh amid the ongoing nationwide lockdown, has been regularly sharing videos with her fans, revealing her spiritual and intellectual side.

Mika Singh's staff member died due to drug overdose: Reports

22 Feb 2020

Mika Singh's staff member died due to drug overdose: Reports

A woman, who worked with popular Bollywood singer Mika Singh, died due to drug overdose earlier this month, reports said on Friday. The deceased, identified as Soumya Zoheb Khan, passed away on February 3.

Misleading fairness cream, sexual performance advertisements could invite stricter punishment

07 Feb 2020

Misleading fairness cream, sexual performance advertisements could invite stricter punishment

Misleading advertisements that sell the idea of getting fairer, or improving sexual performance, or curing baldness, will now invite stricter punishment, thanks to the amendments that the government is planning in the Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements Act, 1954).

#ComicBytes: Five betrayals that shook DC Comics to the core

30 Dec 2019

#ComicBytes: Five betrayals that shook DC Comics to the core

Heroes like Superman and Batman exist so others can depend on them. No matter what the situation, everyone believes that the heroes will save the day.

Today in history: Drug lord Pablo Escobar's death anniversary

02 Dec 2019

Today in history: Drug lord Pablo Escobar's death anniversary

Colombia's most feared, iconic and devastating drug lord, Pablo Escobar died today 26 years ago. He was 44.

Delhi, Mumbai among world's top 10 highest consumers of weed

13 Sep 2019

Delhi, Mumbai among world's top 10 highest consumers of weed

Smoking weed may be illegal in India, but apparently that's not stopping pot-smokers from getting turnt.

Why India is blocking JUUL, the popular fruity-flavored nicotine vape

30 Aug 2019

Why India is blocking JUUL, the popular fruity-flavored nicotine vape

Recently, India's Health Ministry proposed a ban on the production and import of electronic cigarettes, citing health hazards.

Dressed as daughter, Brazilian gang leader tries to escape prison

06 Aug 2019

Dressed as daughter, Brazilian gang leader tries to escape prison

If there's one thing that Game of Thrones' Arya Stark got wrong, it's making every other person with a silicone mask believe that they can slip in and out of places unnoticed.

#HealthBytes: Five risky sexual practices, and how to prevent them

08 Jul 2019

#HealthBytes: Five risky sexual practices, and how to prevent them

A satisfying and safe sex life is crucial for a couple's overall mental, physical and emotional well-being.

Factories found giving illegal 'painkillers' to women during periods

15 Jun 2019

Factories found giving illegal 'painkillers' to women during periods

Much has been said of the exploitation of labor in our capitalist world, but it's not enough given how toxic labor abuse can get.

Here's what April 2019 brings to Amazon Prime Video

01 Apr 2019

Here's what April 2019 brings to Amazon Prime Video

The month of April brings some exciting content to Amazon Prime Video. Although there isn't much original content, a lot of movies are on the cards.

Punjab: Drug officer shot by chemist, whose license she canceled

30 Mar 2019

Punjab: Drug officer shot by chemist, whose license she canceled

Neha Shoree, an officer of the Punjab government's Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) wing, was shot dead on Friday at her office near Mohali by a chemist whose license she had canceled a decade ago.

Don't do drugs, drink feni in music fests: Goa minister

28 Feb 2019

Don't do drugs, drink feni in music fests: Goa minister

Last week, the Goa government gave its nod for Sunburn's Electronic Dance Music (EDM) festival after a three-year hiatus.

US slaps sanctions against UAE-based Indian family for smuggling drugs

21 Feb 2019

US slaps sanctions against UAE-based Indian family for smuggling drugs

The US has slapped sanctions against a UAE-based Indian man and his parents for allegedly running a global money laundering and smuggling network for drugs.

China disciplines 80 officials linked to major 2018 vaccine scandal

03 Feb 2019

China disciplines 80 officials linked to major 2018 vaccine scandal

China's corruption watchdog yesterday said it had disciplined more than 80 officials linked to a vaccine scandal last year that inflamed public fears over the safety of domestically produced drugs.

Stripper-turned-manager gave lap-dance to doctor to prescribe addictive painkiller

01 Feb 2019

Stripper-turned-manager gave lap-dance to doctor to prescribe addictive painkiller

John Kapoor, CEO of US-based Insys Therapeutics, as we reported, has been accused of using illegal marketing tactics in order to make doctors prescribe a highly addictive opioid painkiller.

It was surreal: 'Narcos' star on seeing real-life 'El Chapo'

01 Feb 2019

It was surreal: 'Narcos' star on seeing real-life 'El Chapo'

Narcos: Mexico aired last November and gave viewers an account of the notorious Guadalajara Cartel and the start of the drug war.

How does LSD work? Scientists finally have an idea

30 Jan 2019

How does LSD work? Scientists finally have an idea

Since it was synthesized in the 1930s, LSD, or lysergic acid diethylamide, has received much cultural and scientific attention.

German doctor puts cocaine on penis; girlfriend dies after sex

30 Jan 2019

German doctor puts cocaine on penis; girlfriend dies after sex

In a bizarre incident, a doctor in Germany was recently sentenced to a jail term of 9 years after he caused the death of his girlfriend by sprinkling cocaine on his penis before she performed oral sex on him last year.

Centre's new move could make cancer, rare disease drugs cheaper

23 Jan 2019

Centre's new move could make cancer, rare disease drugs cheaper

In a move which is sure to benefit citizens, the Centre wants to cap trade margins of over 50 non-schedule drugs for cancer and rare diseases, reports TOI.

Mumbai: Mephedrone aka 'meow-meow' worth Rs. 40L seized, 2 arrested

14 Jan 2019

Mumbai: Mephedrone aka 'meow-meow' worth Rs. 40L seized, 2 arrested

Two drug peddlers were arrested and mephedrone worth Rs. 40 lakh was seized from them in suburban Andheri, a police official said today.

Two England footballers found using cocaine; FA launches investigations

05 Jan 2019

Two England footballers found using cocaine; FA launches investigations

To the great dismay of the Premier League and Football Association authorities, two footballers playing in the England team and for major EPL sides were found using cocaine on separate occasions, as reported by The Sun.

Vine, HQ Trivia co-founder dies at 34; drug overdose suspected

17 Dec 2018

Vine, HQ Trivia co-founder dies at 34; drug overdose suspected

Colin Kroll, the co-founder of video hosting service Vine and popular iPhone game HQ Trivia, was found dead in his New York City apartment on Sunday, apparently as a result of a drug overdose.

Mumbai Police's 'Mowgli' tweet has an important message for society

13 Dec 2018

Mumbai Police's 'Mowgli' tweet has an important message for society

Mumbai Police has a knack of giving civic lessons through their quick-witted tweets and they're quite commendable.

How scientists are using Google searches to predict heroin overdose

11 Dec 2018

How scientists are using Google searches to predict heroin overdose

We all know Google search helps with looking up websites, but, in a first, scientists are using the tech for tracking heroin overdoses even before they occur.

US: First FDA-approved marijuana drug available across all US states

02 Nov 2018

US: First FDA-approved marijuana drug available across all US states

The first marijuana-based medication approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Epidiolex, is now available as prescription medicine across all 50 US states.

Ajaz Khan arrested for possessing drugs, claims he is innocent

23 Oct 2018

Ajaz Khan arrested for possessing drugs, claims he is innocent

Bollywood actor Ajaz Khan, who is known for his stint in 'Bigg Boss 7', was arrested by Mumbai Police's Anti-Narcotics Cell on Monday night.

Goa: 24-year-old man dies of suspected drug overdose

01 Oct 2018

Goa: 24-year-old man dies of suspected drug overdose

A 24-year-old picnicker from Hyderabad, staying in a hotel at popular Anjuna beach in Goa, died in Panaji today, police said.

UK's first Sikh-Guardsman tests positive for cocaine, could be expelled

25 Sep 2018

UK's first Sikh-Guardsman tests positive for cocaine, could be expelled

A 22-year-old Sikh soldier, who created history by becoming the first to wear a turban during an annual parade to mark the birthday ceremony of British Queen Elizabeth II, could be kicked out from his post after he was tested positive for cocaine, media reports said.

US: Banana boxes donated to prison found carrying $18mn-worth cocaine

24 Sep 2018

US: Banana boxes donated to prison found carrying $18mn-worth cocaine

Drug trafficking, the illegal trade of cocaine, heroin, and other drugs, across the world has been a constant menace and the battle to curb the trade is still being fought by many.

Vietnam: Drug overdose in music festival kills seven, five critical

17 Sep 2018

Vietnam: Drug overdose in music festival kills seven, five critical

Seven people have died, and five are in a coma, after taking drugs during a music festival in Hanoi Water Park of Tay Ho District, Vietnam, local media reported.

Health Ministry to rename drug regulator CDSCO; invites suggestions

07 Sep 2018

Health Ministry to rename drug regulator CDSCO; invites suggestions

The Union Health Ministry has invited suggestions for renaming the country's drug regulator CDSCO in line with its expanded roles.

Sanjay Dutt to lead anti-drugs campaign by six northern states

01 Sep 2018

Sanjay Dutt to lead anti-drugs campaign by six northern states

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt has offered to lead an anti-drugs campaign to be launched by six northern states affected by the drugs menace.