Saturday, 20 August, 2022

Topic: Drugs

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low levels of illicit drugs in waterways can affect fish and meth was found in their brains up to 10 days after it was withdrawn.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.

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.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.