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The Thai temple that has fallen empty after monks flunked drug tests
World

The Thai temple that has fallen empty after monks flunked drug tests

Four monks including an abbot at a Buddhist temple in Phetchabun province's Bung Sam Phan district in central Thailand tested positive for methamphetamine on Monday. The monks have been sent to a health clinic to undergo drug rehabilitation, leaving the temple empty

Kerala replacing Punjab as 'capital of drugs': Governor Arif Mohammad Khan
India

Kerala replacing Punjab as 'capital of drugs': Governor Arif Mohammad Khan

Khan, who is at loggerheads with the Left government over various issues including appointments to universities, said while everyone campaigned against liquor consumption, Kerala was encouraging its use

Over 47 per cent antibiotic formulations used in India in 2019 unapproved: Lancet study
India

Over 47 per cent antibiotic formulations used in India in 2019 unapproved: Lancet study

The researchers at Boston University, United States and Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, examined the private sector antibiotic use, which contributes to 8590 per cent of the total consumption in India

Indian pharma companies tie up with US FDA: Report
Business

Indian pharma companies tie up with US FDA: Report

As part of the collaboration, the two organisations will be undertaking a two-day workshop next month to sensitize drug manufacturers within the country

Andra Pradesh: Police recovers heroin worth Rs. 2.36 crore in joint operation
India

Andra Pradesh: Police recovers heroin worth Rs. 2.36 crore in joint operation

Police officers arrested the accused Apu Venia in July 2022. During interrogation, it came to light that he bought heroin from Sontipur district

30 kg metha quinol drug worth Rs 60 crore seized at Cochin International Airport from a native of Kerala
India

30 kg metha quinol drug worth Rs 60 crore seized at Cochin International Airport from a native of Kerala

The person, from whom drug was seized, had arrived in Kochi from Zimbabwe via Doha. He was about to board a flight to Delhi

Is 36-year-old Finland PM in trouble for ‘partying hard’?
World

Is 36-year-old Finland PM in trouble for ‘partying hard’?

Sanna Marin, Finland's youngest prime minister, claims that she did not use any drugs at the party. She just danced, sang and did the things that are perfectly legal

Mumbai Police busts mephedrone unit in Gujarat; drugs worth Rs 1,026 cr seized
India

Mumbai Police busts mephedrone unit in Gujarat; drugs worth Rs 1,026 cr seized

Based on a tip-off, the Worli unit of the police's Anti-Narcotics Cell raided a manufacturing unit in Ankleshwar town of Gujarat and seized 513 kg of the synthetic drug

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann asks BSF to enhance vigil at borders to check smuggling of drugs, weapons
India

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann asks BSF to enhance vigil at borders to check smuggling of drugs, weapons

Mann said that this is the need of the hour to break the backbone of narco-gangster-terrorist nexus, which is trying to flex its muscles for disturbing the hard earned peace of the state

Have adopted zero tolerance policy towards drugs, showing results: Home Minister Amit Shah
India

Have adopted zero tolerance policy towards drugs, showing results: Home Minister Amit Shah

Amit Shah said that drugs adversely impact the younger generation, harming it like termites, and stressed that the government was committed to eliminating the scourge

Gujarat ATS seizes heroin worth over Rs 350 cr near Mundra port
India

Gujarat ATS seizes heroin worth over Rs 350 cr near Mundra port

As the search operation is still on, the quantity and value of the seized contraband may go up, an official said

Modi government to slash prices of critical drugs fixing trade margin
India

Modi government to slash prices of critical drugs fixing trade margin

The trade margin will be rationalised in a phased manner as it enables better execution and gives time to the industry to accommodate changes, said a source

Tihar jail authorities plan to raise dog squad to curb drug smuggling
India

Tihar jail authorities plan to raise dog squad to curb drug smuggling

According to a senior official, plans are afoot to raise a four-member canine squad for the Tihar jail

Twenty years of The Wire: How HBO show put America's crime underbelly on pop culture map
Entertainment

Twenty years of The Wire: How HBO show put America's crime underbelly on pop culture map

The biggest achievement of The Wire, which premiered on HBO in 2002, has to be the direct tone and uncompromising focus on the flaws in America’s law and order system and class divide.

Took drugs to overcome depression: Cruise case accused to NCB
India

Took drugs to overcome depression: Cruise case accused to NCB

The NCB on Friday filed a nearly 6,000-page charge sheet in a Mumbai court against 14 out of 20 people, who were arrested in the case last October

NCB arrests 8, seizes 35 kg heroin in pan-India drug bust
India

NCB arrests 8, seizes 35 kg heroin in pan-India drug bust

The operation began on 24 May after the federal anti-drug agency first intercepted two women passengers who landed in Bengaluru from Zimbabwe and about 7 kg of heroin was seized from them

Drugs-on-cruise case: Narcotics Control Bureau gives clean chit to Aryan Khan
India

Drugs-on-cruise case: Narcotics Control Bureau gives clean chit to Aryan Khan

Aryan Khan was arrested in the case by the NCB on 3 October, 2021 and was released from jail later that month after being granted bail

Centre proposes over-the-counter sale of Paracetamol, 15 other medicines
India

Centre proposes over-the-counter sale of Paracetamol, 15 other medicines

A large number of drugs in the country are easily available at pharmacies without a prescription from a doctor, but India’s drug laws do not define OTC medicines

Tamil Nadu custodial death: Autopsy report of Chennai man reveals 13 different injuries on body
India

Tamil Nadu custodial death: Autopsy report of Chennai man reveals 13 different injuries on body

Vignesh was arrested on 18 April for alleged possession of drugs. He died the following day. His post-mortem report revealed 12 contusions and an abrasion

Indian authorities apprehend Pakistani ship with heroin worth Rs 280 crore
India

Indian authorities apprehend Pakistani ship with heroin worth Rs 280 crore

The Pakistani ship named 'Al-Haj' was apprehended in a joint operation by Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) Gujarat and India Coast Guard