Punjab fighting a war on drug menace: Parkash Singh Badal

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said the state was fighting a war on drug menace and his government has taken a number of bold decisions to stamp out this curse.

Manish Sisodia inspects govt school after drug complaint

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday made a surprise visit at a government school in South Delhi's Bhati Mines area after he received a complaint that drugs were allegedly being supplied inside it.

Scientists mine Twitter to discover drug side-effects
Scientists mine Twitter to discover drug side-effects

Using Twitter data, scientists have invented a new technique for discovering potentially dangerous drug interactions and unknown side-effects.

Eight arrested over Albania `cannabis kingdom` shootout

Police arrested eight people overnight Saturday in connection with a deadly shootout in an Albanian village known as a "cannabis kingdom" for its industrial-scale production of the drug.

Upcoming film Mohalla Assi trailer tainting Kashi's image?

The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Friday issued notice to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) on the promos of Bollywood film 'Mohalla Assi' which have been released over the last week.

Iran burns 100 tonnes for anti-drugs meeting

Iran burned 100 tonnes of drugs recovered from traffickers in a ceremony on Saturday to coincide with an international anti-drug day meeting in Tehran, local news agencies reported.

549 generic medicines to be included in essential drugs list

549 generic medicines are to be included in the essential drugs list.

New hope for 'migraine' cure

Now you may soon find relief from migraine headaches as a new class of drugs is in the works to cure the pain.

New possible drug target may help fight malaria

A new study has identified a target for inhibiting malaria parasite invasion.

Cancer drug shows potential to slow ageing

A drug normally used to treat skin cancer has been found to delay the onset of age-related deaths by slowing the ageing process in fruit flies.

Drugs issue: Badal asks political parties not to malign Punjab

Taking exception to statements by opposition parties on drug menace in Punjab, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday said that instead of "maligning" the state, parties should join hands to support the state government in "fighting the battle".

Three students held for trafficking drug on national highway in UP

Three college students here have been arrested on charges of drug trafficking and allegedly 450 grams of heroin and charas seized from their possession, police said on Wednesday.

De-addiction cum rehabilitation centres to come up in Punjab

The Centre will "soon" start 26 de-addiction cum rehabilitation centres across Punjab to curb the menace of drug abuse, Union Minister Vijay Sampla said on Tuesday.

Acid-reducing meds may up C. Diff. infection risk in kids

A new study has found that infants and children, who take acid-reducing medications, could have a significantly greater risk of developingClostridium difficile infection.

Punjab being defamed for fighting war against drugs: Parkash Singh Badal

Stressing that Punjab was fighting the "nation's war" against drug menace, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said on Sunday that the state was being "belittled by some inimical forces."

Pak's anti-narcotics force seizes drugs worth 2.6 bln rupees
Pak's anti-narcotics force seizes drugs worth 2.6 bln rupees

 Pakistan's Anti-Narcotics Force today seized 11 tonnes of drugs worth 2.6 billion rupees in the southwestern Balochistan province and the southern port city of Karachi, in the biggest haul in the force's history.

Nigerians jailed for smuggling drugs into New Zealand
Nigerians jailed for smuggling drugs into New Zealand

 Four Nigerian nationals and a New Zealander have received jail terms for their involvement in an international drug smuggling ring, New Zealand Police said on Friday.

Nigerian man gets 1 year in jail for possessing 9 gms cocaine

A 34-year-old Nigerian national has been sentenced to one year in jail for possessing nine grams of cocaine and living illegally in India on fake visa and passport by a Delhi court which took a lenient view towards him considering his young age.

John Stamos arrested for alleged DUI

 Actor John Stamos has been arrested for allegedly driving under the influence, the Beverly Hills police department confirmed.

Health Ministry wants doctors to write in caps to reduce prescription errors!

In a move that would help ease the pain of the common man, the government is set to come out with gazette notification asking doctors to prescribe medicines in capital letters to make them 'legible'.