Thursday, 27 January, 2022

Topic: Drugs

West Bengal BJP leader Rakesh Singh, his sons arrested by police in drug seizure case

Singh, who had been summoned by police, earlier told them that he had left the city for Delhi but was caught on the highway at Galsi in West Bengal by district police.

Model, air hostess, BJP youth leader — journey of Pamela Goswami, held for ‘drug possession’

Day after her arrest, Goswami Saturday accused BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargaya’s aide Rakesh Singh of ‘entrapping’ her. He has denied the charges.

Israeli hospital claims it has developed a Covid ‘cure’, drug trial shows 96% positive result

Researchers at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv said the drug EXO-CD24, which was being developed to treat cancer, resulted in 29 of 30 trial patients recovering from Covid.

Supreme Court grants bail to Kannada actress Ragini Dwivedi in drugs racket case

The top court bench set aside the 3 November 2020 order of Karnataka High Court refusing to grant bail to Dwivedi and others in the case registered under the NDPS Act.

NCB seizes 400g MDMA worth Rs 10 lakh in Mumbai

A man and a woman have been detained in connection with the seizure, but another suspect escaped.

Drug price watchdog plans to raise ‘public health’ concerns over cocktail drugs before govt

An increasing number of fixed dose combination drugs is not desirable in the overall public interest and welfare, says the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority.

India, US hold talks on counternarcotics, agree to boost collaboration on regulation

The two countries agreed to enhance their data sharing operations to combat the production, distribution and export/import of drugs and precursor chemicals.

Mumbai court grants bail to comedian Bharti Singh, husband in drugs case

Singh was arrested Saturday by the NCB, while her husband was taken into custody Sunday morning following seizure of cannabis from their house in suburban Andheri.

Cardiac, prostate drugs found to have new side-effects, govt panel wants them listed on packs

The decision is based on recommendations of Signal Review Panel-Pharmacovigilance Programme of India, which is responsible for detection, assessment & prevention of adverse effects from drugs.

NCB recovers small quantity of cannabis from comedian Bharti Singh’s house

The NCB has been probing alleged drug use in Bollywood after the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June on the basis of WhatsApp chats involving drugs.

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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
LIC headquarters in Mumbai

The LIC story — history, valuation & why its IPO, India’s biggest, matters for Modi govt

LIC IPO is supposed to be India's biggest-ever public issue. The government plans to sell anywhere between 5-10% stake in the insurer, which could fetch it around Rs 1 lakh crore.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.