drug abuse

After selling two crore tablets, Haryana chemist on the run


September 12th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 12 (IANS) A chemist in Haryana's Sirsa town is on the run after drug control authorities in the state found that he had allegedly sold over two crore ... Read more...

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Court approves guidelines for media reporting on kids


August 8th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday gave its go-ahead to guidelines for media coverage on matters related to children, requiring reporters not to reveal identity of ... Read more...

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Farrell grateful for second chance in Hollywood


July 31st, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Actor Colin Farrell is surprised he gets acting jobs even after his encounter with drug abuse.The "Total Recall" star, who got his break with sci-fi hit ... Read more...

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Charlie Sheen enjoying new innings


July 4th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 4 (IANS) Actor Charlie Sheen says he is in a much better place with his new series "Anger Management"."This whole thing is like a return to ... Read more...

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Golden Triangle nations still major drug source: China


June 26th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 26 (IANS) Golden Triangle, an area between Myanmar, Laos and Thailand, is still a major source of drugs in China, the government said Tuesday.The revelation was made in ... Read more...

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Beatles blamed for drug epidemics in Russia


June 26th, 2012 - 7:19 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The rampant drug abuse in modern Russia can be traced to the rock band Beatles and their experiments with psychedelics, a psychoactive drug, the country' ... Read more...

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National panel to study drug abuse among children


June 25th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) A study to gauge the extent of drugs and substance abuse by children will be taken up across the country, National Commission for Protection of ... Read more...

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South Africa celebrates Youth Day


June 17th, 2012 - 3:43 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 17 (IANS) South Africa Saturday celebrated Youth Day with various activities across the country.The day is celebrated June 16 every year to recognise the role of youth in ... Read more...

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From Hizbul spokesman to Kashmir’s anti-drug campaigner


April 8th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 8 (IANS) He was once among the most wanted separatist guerrillas of the Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) terror outfit in Jammu and Kashmir. But today Abdul Khaliq Dar alias ... Read more...

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Fardeen Khan gets immunity in drugs case


February 29th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 29 (IANS) Almost 11 years after he was arrested in a drug abuse case, Bollywood star Fardeen Khan was Wednesday granted immunity from prosecution in the matter ... Read more...

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Drug abuse part of Hollywood’s heritage: Mahesh Bhatt


February 13th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt is saddened by the sudden death of singer Whitney Houston and says that drug abuse has become main part of Hollywood's ... Read more...

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India introduces new policy to curb drugs trafficking


February 7th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) India Monday introduced a comprehensive national policy to help curb trafficking in narcotic drugs."The national policy released today, presents evidence of India's strong commitment ... Read more...

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Pakistan pushing drugs into Punjab: Kuldip Nayar


January 12th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Columnist Kuldip Nayar Wednesday blamed Pakistan for supplying drugs across the border in Punjab.Talking to IANS after a meeting with election commission officials over the ... Read more...

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Russia has five mn drug users: Official


December 20th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has about five million drug users, said the country's drug controls chief."We have about five million drug users," Viktor Ivanov, head of Russia's federal ... Read more...

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Rahul Mahajan back on TV to host ‘Perfect Bachelor’


November 29th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) After finding his soulmate in Dimpy Ganguly through a televised swayamvar, Rahul Mahajan is set to host "Perfect Bachelor", a Marathi show.The show, to ... Read more...

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Afghanistan producing more opium: official


November 22nd, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Nov 22 (IANS) Delegates taking part in a four-day conclave of heads of drug law enforcement agencies here voiced concern over the increase in the area under opium cultivation ... Read more...

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Women linked to drug abuse at depression risk


November 14th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Women linked to drug abuse in any form -- as partners of drug abusers or narcotics consumers themselves -- are more vulnerable to mental health ... Read more...

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Love of coffee could hook you on drugs


October 11th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) Love of coffee could also get you hooked on drugs -- so beware, warn scientistsThose who respond well to caffeine, found in energy drinks too, often ... Read more...

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Cleaners to report drug abuse in London Olympic Village


October 4th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 4 (IANS) Domestic cleaners in the 2012 Olympic village in London will be told to report about drug abuse by the athletes.The move is part of 'intelligence-based' strategy ... Read more...

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Downey Jr. hasn’t got his due: Amitabh


July 18th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan rates Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr. as one the best in the industry, but feels "Chaplin" star has not got his ... Read more...

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200 youths detained after raid on rave party


June 27th, 2011 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Raigad (Maharashtra), June 26 (IANS) Over 200 boys and girls were detained in Maharashtra's Raigad district after police raided a rave party at a resort here late Sunday, an official ... Read more...

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Multi-pronged strategy can combat drugs: Sibal


June 26th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) India needs a multi-pronged approach to fight drug abuse, which has destroyed many civilisations in the past, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal said ... Read more...

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Himachal to open drug de-addiction centres


June 26th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 26 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will open drug de-addiction centres in all its districts as well as launch campaigns to enforce the law against traders selling tobacco products near ... Read more...

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Shun drugs, Tendulkar says


June 26th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar is now asking the youth to shun drugs.Messages and posters endorsed by Tendulkar have been displayed on local trains and railway ... Read more...

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Abuse of synthetic drugs on rise: UN report


June 24th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) While the global market for cocaine, cannabis and heroin has declined or remained stable, the production and abuse of new synthetic drugs has increased, the ... Read more...

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500 kg drugs burnt in Beijing


June 20th, 2011 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 20 (IANS) Nearly 500 kg of drugs were burnt by police in the Chinese capital ahead of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking June 26.The ... Read more...

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UAE to create database on drug addicts


June 16th, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 16 (IANS/WAM) The UAE plans to create a national database on drug addicts.In this endeavour, the National Rehabilitation Centre (NRC) has teamed up with the UN Office ... Read more...

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Omani nationals walk 250 km for drug abuse awareness


June 3rd, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Muscat, June 3 (IANS) Two young Omani nationals in a bid to create awareness on drug abuse in the country have walked a distance of 250 km.Khamis al Hatali and ... Read more...

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Nephew of Tunisia’s ex-president jailed for drug abuse


May 8th, 2011 - 8:29 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, May 8 (IANS) A nephew of former Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has been sentenced to two years in prison by a court in the capital on ... Read more...

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Punjab MP ends fast after Badal assurance


May 6th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, May 6 (IANS) Congress MP and Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) president Ravnit Singh Bittu Friday ended his six-day-old hunger strike Friday following a written assurance by Punjab Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Punjab MP’s fast completes 100 hours


May 5th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, May 5 (IANS) The ongoing hunger strike by Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) president and MP Ravneet Singh Bittu and his supporters, demanding that the state government act against rampant ... Read more...

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Court defers Rahul Mahajan drug abuse case


May 3rd, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) A Delhi court Tuesday posted for May 25 the drug abuse case involving Rahul Mahajan, son of the slain Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader ... Read more...

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Youth Congress members on fast against drug abuse


May 1st, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, May 1 (IANS) Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) activists Sunday started a hunger strike here against drug abuse, particularly among youth.State Youth Congress president and MP Ravneet Singh Bittu led ... Read more...

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Dennis Quaid says that he misses his brother Randy


April 11th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Apr 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Actor Dennis Quaid recently candidly confessed that he is missing his brother Randy. It ought to be mentioned that his brother Randy at the moment is ... Read more...

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Youth participate in marathon against drug abuse in Jammu and Kashmir


April 10th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Apr 10(ANI): Thousands of youth participated in a marathon against drug abuse in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, on Sunday.The marathon, organized by army officials, saw participants covering a distance of eight ... Read more...

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