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1,000 held in Shanghai for using narcotics


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, June 3 (IANS) This Chinese business hub is facing a significant surge in narcotics cases. Over 1,000 people have been arrested this year for using drugs - an increase ... Read more...

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Drug users may face jail under new Russian bill


March 20th, 2012 - 10:21 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian anti-drug watchdog has prepared a bill introducing punishment of up to two years in jail for drug users.According to the RAPSI news agency, ... Read more...

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Indonesia may become top ecstasy drug maker in Asia


March 1st, 2012 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, March 1 (IANS/AKI) Indonesia may soon become Asia's largest producer of synthetic drug ecstasy, even as officials continue to crack down on drug traffickers, according to a UN narcotics ... Read more...

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Keep off Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham areas: UN official


February 28th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 28 (IANS) A top UN official has asked people not to visit certain areas of Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham as those were places where the law was losing ... 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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Alarming HIV/AIDS surge among Pakistan’s drug addicts


January 23rd, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) There is an alarming surge in HIV/AIDS cases among injecting drug users (IDUs) in Pakistan, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) says.HIV/AIDS prevalence among IDUs in ... Read more...

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Pakistan witnesses surge in AIDS


January 23rd, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) There has been an alarming rise in the number of AIDS cases among the injecting drug users (IDUs) in Pakistan, a Canadian aid agency has said.The ... Read more...

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Russia leader wants pot, prostitution made legal


January 20th, 2012 - 8:09 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A lawmaker in a city government in Russia has called on Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to legalise prostitution and cannabis in his city in Russia's ... 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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Lives in peril: Inside Manipur’s drug zone


December 13th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Churachandpur (Manipur), Dec 13 (IANS) A litter of cigarette stubs, abandoned syringes and used contraceptives greet a visitor to one of the four drug hangout joints in Manipur's second largest ... Read more...

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Pakistan has nearly 100,000 HIV/AIDS patients


December 3rd, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 3 (IANS) Nearly 100,000 people in Pakistan are living with HIV/AIDS, a media report has said.Of the 97,400 people living with HIV/AIDS in the country, 40,000 are in ... 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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UN backs Iran’s counter-narcotics battle


July 19th, 2011 - 12:39 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations (UN) senior official on Monday began a three-day visit to support Iran's fight against illegal drugs and promote HIV prevention measures.Chief of UN Office on ... Read more...

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Civil society demands talks on amending narcotics act


June 30th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Asking for a humanitarian approach towards the rehabilitation of drug users, activists Thursday demanded a consultation with various stakeholders on the law used to deal ... 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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18,000 drug suspects arrested in China


June 10th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 10 (IANS) Around 16,000 narcotics cases were reported to police in China this year leading to the arrest of 18,000 suspects, the ministry of public security said Friday.During ... Read more...

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Community groups meet for AIDS control in northeast


June 10th, 2011 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Members of the civil society and community groups from the northeast met Thursday to prepare recommendations for the fourth phase of the National AIDS ... Read more...

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China held 100,000 for drug crimes in 2010


June 2nd, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 2 (IANS) Around 100,000 people were arrested in China last year due to their alleged involvement in narcotics-related crimes, a government report said.The report issued by the the ... Read more...

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Russia launches hotline to fight drug promotion


June 1st, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian foundation has launched a hotline on the internet to fight the promotion of drug use, the foundation's director has said.Friendly Runet foundation director ... 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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Russian schools may launch mandatory drug tests


May 17th, 2011 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Mandatory drug tests in schools may soon be introduced in Russia if substance abuse among schoolchildren does not come to a halt, the country's top ... Read more...

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NGO demands parliamentary bill for protection of HIV patients’ rights


April 30th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Apr 30(ANI): A Non-Government Organisation in Hyderabad has demanded a parliamentary bill for the protection of the rights of HIV positive patients.World Vision, which works with AIDS and HIV positive ... Read more...

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Medvedev wants drug treatment for drug abusers


April 19th, 2011 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has given the government two months to consider the possibility of replacing jail terms for drug abusers with drug treatment."I instruct ... Read more...

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HIV vaccine design program launched in India


March 3rd, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 3 (ANI): The Translational Health Sciences and Technology Institute (THSTI), an autonomous institute of the Government's Department of Biotechnology, and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) has jointly announced ... Read more...

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Soon, an ‘interview’ to detect drug users


December 12th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 12 (IANS) A new tool to detect drug users on verbal cues alone may replace cumbersome doping tests, a study suggests. Forensic psychology masters student Catherine Stipis from the ... Read more...

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37 Bangladeshis died due to AIDS in 2010


December 1st, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 1 (IANS) Thirty-seven people died this year due to AIDS as the total number of HIV/AIDS cases in Bangladesh rose to over 2,000, the country's health minister said Wednesday.The number ... Read more...

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Sex now the main source of AIDS spread in drug-plagued China province


November 29th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.29 (ANI): Sexual transmission appears to have overtaken drug use as the main cause of the spread of the HIV/AIDS virus in southwest China's Yunnan Province.According to a Xinhua news ... Read more...

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Transgenders at higher risk of HIV infection: UN


November 23rd, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Transgenders are at a higher risk of contracting HIV infection, said a UN report on AIDS epidemic released Tuesday.The 2010 UNAIDS report on the global AIDS epidemic ... Read more...

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Immigration bringing TB back to Britain


November 4th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 4 (IANS) Fuelled by overseas immigration, tuberculosis has reared its head after 30 years in Britain.There were 9,040 infections last year, the highest recorded since 1979 when there were 9,266 ... Read more...

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Lohan walks free on $300,000 bail


September 25th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 25 (IANS) Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan has defied the odds again and has been released from jail after a Los Angeles Superior Court judge overturned a decision to put ... Read more...

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LiLo to wear SCRAM bracelet after jail release


September 25th, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 25 (ANI): Lindsay Lohan, who is expected to be released from jail soon following bail, will have to get a SCRAM bracelet within 24 hours.And under the terms of ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to ban those below 18 from political activity


September 16th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 16 (IANS) Those who are below 18 years of age may be banned from political activity in Bangladesh under a draft policy for children announced here by the government. The age ... Read more...

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Undercover Police Presence High at ‘Burning Man’ Annual Event in Nevada


August 31st, 2010 - 2:56 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Aug 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The annual arts and counter-cultural event which is held in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, known as the ‘Burning Man’ event since it features the burning ... Read more...

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Parental monitoring may protect ‘bad’ boys from heavy drug use


August 18th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): Bad boys with aggressive nature and low parental monitoring are more likely to befriend people the same nature and become heavy drug users as teens, according to a ... Read more...

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Drug abuse rampant in Islamabad’s Walled City


July 12th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 12 (ANI): The Walled CityIslamabad - known for its rich heritage and culture - is teeming with drug addicts today, according to a new survey.During the last six months, the ... Read more...

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