Snoop around music fests for drug deals: Goa minister tells media

Goa Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar Tuesday promised free passes as well as authority to journalists to snoop around music festival venues for drug use, and said police were not able to tackle the drug mafia in the state.

Jackie Chan's son prosecuted on drugs charge
Jackie Chan's son prosecuted on drugs charge

Jaycee Chan, son of Chinese kung fu star Jackie Chan, was prosecuted in Beijing Monday for allegedly providing a venue for drug users, according to the People`s Procuratorate of Beijing`s Dongcheng district.

Health ministry intensifying drugs treatment programme

The health ministry is intensifying the drugs treatment programme on the evidence of United Nations's Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT) Programme, an official said Friday.

Common anti-inflammatory pills may help reduce skin cancer risk

A new study has revealed that some anti-inflammatory drugs have the potential to prevent the second most common type of skin cancer.

Booby Shmurda pleads not guilty to drug, gun charges
Booby Shmurda pleads not guilty to drug, gun charges

Rapper Bobby Shmurda has pled not guilty to gun and drug charges.

Govt has to make Goa drug free: Deputy CM

The government has to do better to ensure that drugs are not easily available in Goa and a lot more is to be done to make the state drug free, Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza said Friday.

Set up anti-narcotics task force in Goa: Congress

The Congress on Friday demanded a special anti-narcotics task force and implementation of recommendations made by legislative committee probe on the police-politician-drug mafia nexus in order to made Goa drug-free by 2016.

615 drugs under control regime, more steps in offing: Govt

Informing that 615 essential drugs have been brought under price control mechanism, government on Thursday told the Lok Sabha that the costs of medicines have reduced over the last six months and more steps are in the offing to check prices.

53 existing drugs may block Ebola

In a ray of hope against the deadly Ebola virus, researchers have found that 53 existing drugs may help keep the virus from entering human cells - a key step in the process of infection.

Goa CM orders probe into drug nexus allegations against him

 Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar Wednesday ordered a police probe into allegations made by Congress spokespersons that he and several BJP ministers were involved in drug trade in the state.

Contraband smokers more likely to use illicit drugs: Study

Teens who smoke contraband or illegally procured cigarettes are more likely to use illicit drugs, a new study has warned.

E-cigarettes use rising among US teenagers: Survey

While use of cigarettes, alcohol and abuse of pain relievers among US teenagers has declined since 2013, use of e-cigarettes has gone up considerably, a survey says.

People who use cocaine, amphetamines at double suicide risk

People who use cocaine and amphetamines face almost two-fold greater risk of suicidal behaviour between people who inject drugs.

Sukhbir Badal wants PM Modi to stop drugs inflow into Punjab

Two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned about the acute drug problem in Punjab in his `Mann ki Baat` programme on radio, state Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Tuesday said Modi and the home minister should take steps to stop the entry of drugs into the state.

Some tourists come to Goa only to do drugs: Laxmikant Parsekar

Acknowledging that drug menace exits in the state, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Tuesday said "some tourists come here only to do drugs".

DNA analyses Pak hockey team's tradition of ill behaviour

DNA analyses Pakistan hockey players' behaviour at different matches all these years. The team was caught on camera making obscene gestures towards Indian fans and media after their victory over India in the semi-final clash of Champions Trophy on Saturday.

Indian arrested for carrying drugs at Kuala Lumpur airport

An Indian has been arrested at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport for allegedly carrying 5.34 kilogrammes of illegal drugs worth USD 288,155.

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PM Modi's 3rd 'Mann Ki Baat' radio programme: As it happened
PM Modi's 3rd 'Mann Ki Baat' radio programme: As it happened

In an attempt to curb down prevailing drug addiction menace, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the nation through his 'Mann Ki Baat' programme on All India Radio. He had earlier thanked the people for sharing their thoughts on the drug addiction issue.

Delhi court directs top cop to take action against erring officials

The Delhi Police Commissioner has been directed to take "appropriate action" against two erring policemen for their shoddy probe in an drug haul case by a local court which acquitted four accused from whom 12 kg charas was allegedly recovered.