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Shehan Madushanka arrested for possessing drugs

26 May 2020

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.

Rap king Eminem celebrates 11 years of alcohol/drugs free life

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.

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.

UP government to run massive drug administration campaign from February-10

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.

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.

J&K SAC approves first ever drug de-addiction policy for state

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.

Gurugram: Nigerian national arrested with heroin worth Rs. 12 crore

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.

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.

Two held for attempting to sell drugs worth Rs. 100cr

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.

Bihar: Mobile phones, SIM cards, ganja, cash seized from jails

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.

UP STF busts inter-state gang; apprehends 3, seizes 250kg ganja

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.

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.