Saturday, 1 October, 2022

Topic: Drugs

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.

NCB questions Arjun Rampal in drugs case, arrests his friend

The 47-year-old model-turned-actor is being questioned by the Narcotics Control Bureau in connection with the case related to alleged drug use in the Hindi film industry.

On Camera


Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.