Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicNarcotics Control Bureau

Topic: Narcotics Control Bureau

NCB clears Aryan Khan, 5 others in drug case, says they were ‘not part of international racket’

NCB’s initial probe relied heavily on Aryan’s WhatsApp chats, but agency chief now says chats need to be supplemented by ‘solid evidence’ to hold water.

‘No evidence’: Narcotics Bureau clears Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan, 5 others of drug charges

Aryan given clean chit due to lack of evidence; 14 of the 20 accused will face trial in the cruise ship drug case.

NCB seizes ‘high-quality heroin from Afghanistan’ worth Rs 300 cr in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh

One man arrested after heroin, other narcotics & incriminating materials found in apartment, NCB says, claims alleged kingpin of ‘international racket’ based in Dubai.

Modi govt plans changes to NDPS Act, could decriminalise possession of small quantities of drugs

The recommendations by various ministries are likely to be considered and included in the draft of an amendment bill that could be presented in the upcoming Parliament session.

Nawab Malik, who became household name with Aryan Khan case, now a ‘rebel’ after ED arrest

'Will fight and win, expose everyone', says UP-born Maharashtra minister, who has been accused in a money laundering case involving the Mumbai underworld.

‘Difficult to prove conspiracy, only conspirators know’: What NCB said to oppose Aryan Khan bail

Bombay High Court rejects NCB’s submissions, grants bail to Aryan Khan & co-accused Arbaaz Merchant & Munmun Dhamecha, who were arrested after alleged drug bust on 2 October.

NCP’s Malik & NCB’s Wankhede keep butting heads — now with ‘extortion’ letter & proofs of caste

Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik releases unsigned letter alleging NCB zonal director planted drugs, including on his son-in-law. Wankhede rebuts claims about faking his religion.

Court refuses to pass blanket order over Wankhede plea on witness affidavit in drugs case

In separate affidavits, NCB, Wankhede sought the court to pass an order saying no court should take cognizance of the affidavit prepared by independent witness Prabhakar Sail.

NCB, Sameer Wankhede move court against extortion allegations in cruise drugs case

Wankhede claimed that he was being personally targeted by a well-known political figure. The NCB in its affidavit sought no tampering with the evidence or investigation in the case.

Now Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik says NCB’s Wankhede lied about religion to get IRS job

NCB officer Sameer Wankhede issued a statement denying allegations, accusing Malik of causing ‘mental and emotional pressure’ with his ‘defamatory and slanderous attacks’.

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Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

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.
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