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Manipur police constable, Mohammed Kashim Ali from Churachandpur district, after his arrest by the Delhi Police Special Cell in an alleged drug cartel case. | Photo by special arrangement

Delhi Police arrest suspended Manipur constable, ‘kingpin’ of interstate heroin cartel

Mohammed Kashim Ali’s role in the alleged racket was under the scanner since July after two members of his 'cartel' were arrested with 10 kg heroin in Delhi.
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Aryan Khan to Sushant Singh Rajput –Indian ‘cancel’ culture can learn something from Korea

Dropped from ads and films, Korea holds its stars to moral standards. Indians mostly gossip.
Sameer Wankhede of NCB talking to the media about the Aryan Khan case last month | ANI

Customs, service tax, drugs: If Bollywood is in trouble, Sameer Wankhede, IRS, must be around

Sameer Wankhede, in the spotlight over drugs against Aryan Khan, says he isn't going after Bollywood. We arrest many people, but media only highlights a case involving a celebrity, he adds.
SPYM deaddiction centre, Delhi Gate | Tenzin Zompa | ThePrint

‘I needed an escape’ – Juveniles are crowding rehabs, but Indians care more about Aryan Khan

The Aryan Khan-NCB fiasco has led many to argue whether an addict or a young person consuming illegal substance belongs in jail or in a care facility.
Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) logo. | Photo: Facebook/NCB India

NCB is high on NDPS — the law with loopholes. Rhea Chakraborty to Aryan Khan

From being a law that represented India's will against supply of drugs to being used as a tool to prosecute a select few, the NDPS Act has changed.
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Killing of a Dalit Sikh at Singhu shows the need to set politics aside, address farmers’ protest

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Aryan Khan, arrested in drugs case, at the NCB office after a medical check-up, in Mumbai on 6 October 2021 | Photo: ANI

Mumbai court denies bail to Aryan Khan, two others in cruise party drugs case

ASG Anil Singh, appearing for the NCB, opposed the bail pleas Friday, arguing that if released on bail, Khan might tamper with evidence as he is from an influential family.
Actor Shah Rukh Khan and his son Aaryan | ThePrint

Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan, 7 others detained after NCB raid on Mumbai cruise, probe on

New Delhi: Actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son is among those detained after a team of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) raided a cruise ship off Mumbai coast Saturday. The NCB seized several drugs including Cocaine, Mephedrone, Ecstasy and hashish on the ship which was headed for Goa Saturday night. NCB’s zonal director Sameer Wankhede boarded the ship along with his team posing as passengers and started conducting searches when drugs began to be consumed, NCB sources said. An NCB official who did not wish to be named said, the agency has currently detained eight people and they are being questioned. Aryan Khan’s WhatsApp chats are also being examined. The NCB officials had received a tip-off regarding a rave party being organised on a cruise which was to leave for Goa from Mumbai. The entry fee for the cruise party was Rs 1 lakh, according to some reports and a Delhi-based entity is...
File image of Mundra port | Commons

DRI arrests 8 including 5 foreign nationals in 3,000kg heroin seizure case at Mundra port

The drug haul is considered to be one of the biggest in the world with the value of the seized heroin estimated to be Rs 21,000 crore in the international markets.
File image of Mundra port | Wikimedia Commons

3,000 kg heroin worth Rs 21,000 cr seized in Gujarat’s Mundra port, DRI’s ‘biggest’ catch yet

The consignment was imported by a Vijaywada-based company from Iran’s Bandar Abbas Port and the heroin was scheduled to be taken to Delhi.
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Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.