Tuesday, 18 January, 2022

Topic: Drugs

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...

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.

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.

This is how the ‘most expensive drug in the world’ works

There are two recently licensed drugs to treat the devastating disease of spinal muscular atrophy in babies.

Fish are getting addicted to meth as illegal drugs pollute water bodies, study finds

According to the study in Czech Republic, even low levels of illicit drugs in waterways can affect fish and meth was found in their brains up to 10 days after it was withdrawn.

Drugmakers cry ‘monopoly’ as Modi govt picks 1 firm each to make over 20 key raw materials

PLI scheme is supposed to end India’s dependence on Chinese imports, but drug lobby says firms could end up dependent on one company for a molecule, increasing patients’ bills.

Punjab govt to reward those who provide information that lead to drugs recovery

The quantum of reward will be decided on a case-to-case basis. Punjab CM Amarinder Singh said the move will help govt in cracking down on drug smugglers and traffickers.

NCB arrests actor Ajaz Khan in connection with drugs case

The actor was initially detained by NCB Mumbai zonal unit Tuesday after he landed at the airport, and was arrested after examining his role in the case of an arrested drug peddler.

Mumbai couple acquitted in drug case in Qatar, to return after 2 yrs with baby born in jail

Mohammad Shareeq & Oniba Qureshi went on a ‘second honeymoon’ to Qatar, a gift from a relative, when they were arrested in Doha for carrying hashish in their luggage.

Why Pamela Goswami & Rakesh Singh’s ‘personal’ problems are creating trouble for Bengal BJP

BJP leader Rakesh Singh was picked up Tuesday after Yuva Morcha leader Pamela Goswami was arrested for cocaine possession. She claimed he conspired to frame her.

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File photo of PM Narendra Modi with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa in New Delhi | Bloomberg

Sri Lanka in ‘debt trap’, India’s response shows pushback against China has begun

While China waits for a Hambantota Port-like 'takeover' of Colombo port city, India has responded with great alacrity to Sri Lanka’s financial needs.

Max Healthcare to invest Rs 3,400 crore to double India capacity over next 4 years

The investment will help boost capacity at existing hospitals as well as augment the firm’s land holdings. The plans come in the backdrop of repeated virus outbreaks in India.


HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.