26 May 2020
Shehan Madushanka arrested for possessing drugs
Sri Lanka's fast bowler Shehan Madushanka has been arrested for possessing drugs, by police.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
21 Apr 2019
Rap king Eminem celebrates 11 years of alcohol/drugs free life
The man who took the world of rap to new heights is celebrating 11 years of abstinence from alcohol and drugs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
02 Feb 2019
UP government to run massive drug administration campaign from February-10
The Uttar Pradesh government will run a mass drug administration campaign from February 10-14 in 29 districts of the state to combat tropical, parasitic disease filariasis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
05 Jan 2019
J&K SAC approves first ever drug de-addiction policy for state
The State Administrative Council (SAC), under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik, accorded sanction to the first-ever drug de-addiction policy in Jammu and Kashmir, an official spokesman said yesterday.
25 Dec 2018
Gurugram: Nigerian national arrested with heroin worth Rs. 12 crore
Haryana Police arrested a Nigerian national yesterday in Gurugram with over three kg heroin valued Rs. 12 crore.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
17 Oct 2018
Two held for attempting to sell drugs worth Rs. 100cr
Two persons were arrested in Delhi for allegedly attempting to supply drugs worth more than Rs. 100 crore in the international market, police said yesterday.
08 Oct 2018
Bihar: Mobile phones, SIM cards, ganja, cash seized from jails
Thirty-two mobile phones, nine SIM cards, 50.5 gm ganja, ten knives, and Rs. 48,690 in cash among other banned items were seized during raids conducted at different jails of Bihar, a senior police officer said.
02 Oct 2018
UP STF busts inter-state gang; apprehends 3, seizes 250kg ganja
The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) has busted an inter-state gang by arresting its three members and seizing nearly 250 kg of ganja from their possession.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.