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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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Over 1,700 killed in Karachi in 2012: Report


September 10th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) A total of 1,725 people, including 78 children, were killed in Pakistan's port city of Karachi in the first eight months of this year, says a ... Read more...

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12-year-old raped, killed in Lucknow


September 5th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 5 (IANS) The body of a 12-year-old, who was allegedly raped and then killed by unidentified persons, was recovered from a farmhouse in Dehwa village on the outskirts ... Read more...

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Violence in Lucknow over theft of religious books


September 1st, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 1 (IANS) A shop and a motorcycle were burnt in the old city area here Saturday when a mob went on a rampage after discovering that some holy ... Read more...

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No driver’s licenses for drug addicts in China


August 6th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 6 (IANS) China has decided to ban drug addicts from obtaining driver's licenses as part of an effort to reduce the incidence of driving under the influence.Drug ... Read more...

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Sage’s death may have drug link?


July 20th, 2012 - 3:45 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 20 (IANS) Investigators have not ruled out the possibility of a "drug dealing case" in Sage Stallone's death although they do not believe he was an addict.Detectives ... Read more...

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‘One mn Afghans suffer from drug addiction’


July 11th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 11 (IANS) More than one million Afghans, aged between 15 to 64, are suffering from drug addiction across the country, an official said Wednesday.The causes of drug addiction ... Read more...

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Baby dies after sitters injects him with drugs


July 7th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) A nine-month-old baby in Philadelphia died after his two sitters, aged 24 and 27, injected his feet and hands with heroin and cocaine, a media report ... Read more...

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Five arrested with brown sugar in Odisha


July 5th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 5 (IANS) Four engineering students and another man have been arrested in Odisha with brown sugar or pure heroin worth over Rs.80,000 in the international market, police said ... Read more...

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Blake Lively loves her role in ‘Savages’


July 4th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 4 (IANS) Blake Lively plays a woman who is into the business of growing marijuana in Oliver Stone's "Savages". The actress says she loved her role 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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Blind daredevil to take on English Channel swim


May 1st, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 1 (IANS) A 43-year-old blind Scottish adventurer is determined to complete his 101st extreme challenge this year by swimming the English Channel.Dean Dunbar is training to swim the ... Read more...

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Syria says it won’t go the Libya way


April 22nd, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 22 (IANS) Amid mounting international pressure, Syria Sunday asserted that it will not allow itself to be invaded like Libya and rubbished the opposition as a rag-tag collection ... Read more...

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Brazil to distribute 20 mn female condoms


March 21st, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 21 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian health ministry announced Tuesday that it has acquired 20 million female condoms that will be distributed free to the people, mainly among ... Read more...

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Five percent rise in Russia’s HIV cases


March 12th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia witnessed a five percent rise in HIV cases in 2011 compared to the previous year, a top medical official said Monday.According to the country's ... Read more...

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Ice cream as ‘addictive as cocaine’


March 5th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 5 (IANS) Craving for ice cream can be so strong it is similar to that experienced by drug addicts, a study has found.The research has sparked concerns that ... Read more...

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Spain shuts migrant marriage fraud ring


February 1st, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Barcelona, Feb 1 (IANS/EFE) Thirty eight people suspected of organizing fraudulent marriages in Spain as a way of legalizing the immigration status of Dominican women working as prostitutes in the ... Read more...

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Fire kills 32 in Peru rehab centre


January 29th, 2012 - 8:49 am ICT by IANS
Lima, Jan 29 (IANS) At least 32 drug addicts have died at a rehab centre in Lima when a fire swept through the two-storey building.The fire Saturday was caused by ... Read more...

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Russia, Iran to sign anti-drug deal


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and Iran are all set to sign an agreement to handle drug-trafficking, extremism and cyber crimes.Iran, which shares a 900-km border with the world's ... Read more...

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Educated women going for drugs in Pakistan


January 12th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 12 (IANS) Around 47 percent of women drug addicts in Pakistan are well educated and have had either college or university education, a top official has said.Around 21 ... Read more...

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Christmas tree made of milk cans erected in Athens


December 21st, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, Dec 21 (IANS) A Christmas tree made up of milk cans to be donated to children and families in need across Greece has been erected in Athens.The Greek branch ... Read more...

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Brain part failure promotes dehumanising behaviour


December 19th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) A brain part tied to social interaction might prompt a person to commit horrific atrocities, especially if it becomes dysfunctional. This flaw also may help explain ... Read more...

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Man arrested for snatching foreigner’s bag


November 11th, 2011 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) A 25-year-old man was arrested in south Delhi for snatching a a Spanish tourist's bag. He was arrested while trying to sell her belongings, police ... Read more...

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Withdrawal symptoms in addicts could be reversed


November 1st, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 1 (IANS) A breakthrough could help drug addicts avoid distressing withdrawal symptoms.Researchers have shown how a protein in nerve cells drives the withdrawal response, a complex and intensely ... Read more...

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China arrests 12,000 for selling drugs online


October 30th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 30 (IANS) Over 12,000 suspects have been arrested in China in a nationwide campaign against the sale of narcotics on the internet, the government said Sunday.Police across the ... Read more...

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Punjab sets up drug prevention board


October 1st, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 1 (IANS) The Punjab government has set up a Punjab Drug Prevention Board to curb the growing menace of drug addiction in the state, an official said here ... Read more...

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Over 35,000 drug users treated in China


October 1st, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 1 (IANS) Over 35,000 drug users have been treated at 59 rehabilitation centres in China, authorities said.The centres are exploring ways to help drug addicts break their habits, ... Read more...

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Journalist mugged in Delhi


July 7th, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) A journalist working in a news channel was Thursday mugged by three assailants in central Delhi's shopping and business hub Connaught Place, police said. The ... Read more...

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Drug-related crimes rising in China


June 22nd, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 22 (IANS) China is witnessing drug-related crimes turning commonplace on the mainland with a rising number of addicts resorting to robbery and other violent crimes for obtaining drugs, ... 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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Russia bans drug addicts from working in harmful areas


May 24th, 2011 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has banned drug addicts from working in a number of areas, including those which may cause harm or pose a threat to life, according ... Read more...

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Three held for murdering NRI in Chandigarh


May 14th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 14 (IANS) Chandigarh Police have arrested three men for killing a non-resident Indian earlier this year, police said Saturday.According to the police, Mubarak Hassan was stabbed to death ... Read more...

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Rev. David Wilkerson killed in an accident


April 28th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tyler, April 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Rev. David Wilkerson has been killed in an auto accident. The accident also resulted in the hospitalization of his wife who sustained injuries. The 79-year-old who was ... Read more...

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Gaddafi forces using schoolboy conscripts to regain Misurata


April 16th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Apr 16 (ANI): Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is reportedly using schoolboy conscripts as young as 15 in a bid to regain the rebel-held town of Misurata.Young government troops captured ... Read more...

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Catherine Zeta Jones ‘received treatment for manic depression’


April 14th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 14 (ANI): It has emerged that Catherine Zeta-Jones recently sought treatment for manic depression over the stress of husband Michael Douglas's battle against cancer."After dealing with the stress of the ... Read more...

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