Sunday, 22 May, 2022
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Topic: Drugs

Massive drug haul in Ludhiana: 10 lakh habit-forming Tramadol pills seized from chemist

Police say repeat offender Pradeep Goyal has sold almost 70 lakh tablets of Tramadol, a painkiller sold only under prescription, in last 10 months.

How Ranbaxy faked manufacturing data for all drugs not only in India, but in US, Europe too

Ranbaxy was treating data as an entirely fungible marketing tool, apparently without consideration of impact on patients. It was an outright fraud.

Antibiotic resistance is not new – it existed long before people used drugs to kill bacteria

If resistance is already out there, drug development can offer only temporary relief. The challenge then is to avoid its spread.

Why no one’s talking about Punjab’s drug problem in these elections

In the 2017 assembly polls, Congress & AAP had gone to town accusing the SAD-BJP govt of patronising the drug trade. But everyone is silent this time.

India’s highest haul of pseudoephedrine drugs seized, claims Narcotics Control Bureau

The NCB seized 1800kgs and arrested 3 foreigners outside a factory in Greater Noida. The entire haul, including some cocaine, is worth Rs 25 crore.

Share of Wadia group companies tank after Ness Wadia’s arrest

Nusli Wadia’s son, Ness Wadia, has got a two-year prison term for possessing about 25 grams of a substance that resembled cannabis resin in Japan.

Move over Bhang, the new Holi vice at farmhouse parties is Ecstasy

MDMA has been used as a party drug in India since the 1990s, but its use has spiked recently and spilled over from the party scene to festivals like Holi.

Modi govt slashed prices of cancer drugs, just not for the costly ones

Govt order has little effect on patented drugs, most of which have been kept out of it. Don't want to kill innovation, says Niti Aayog member.

Indians are buying and selling heroin, cocaine & ganja online, and UN is worried

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime has highlighted the emergence of 'illicit internet pharmacies' as a gateway for drug sales.

IMA asks govt to reconsider restrictions on importing, manufacturing Oxytocin

The government had restricted the manufacturing of Oxytocin, a life-saving drug for new mothers, to just one organisation, a move IMA says will create a shortage.

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Quad has a sea of challenges. Navy can take cue from a Maratha admiral who sank English ships

Even though Kanhoji’s navy held its own against the English and Portuguese, its fleet never truly modernised. Indian Navy could learn from his tale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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