India  /  Published 30.04.19

Businessman Ness Wadia sentenced in Japan

Wadia Group scion and co-owner of IPL team Kings XI Punjab, Ness Wadia, has been sentenced to a two-year jail term by a court in Japan over alleged possession of drugs, according to a media report.The...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 31.05.20

Kerala firm curbs sanitiser misuse

A state-run pharmaceutical company in Kerala has swum against elementary business wisdom and shut down its sole retail outlet when it found that queues were growing longer for its affordable hand san...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

World  /  Published 12.02.19

US jury convicts drug lord El Chapo on all counts

Mexico's most notorious drug lord, Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of gr...
By AP in New York

Entertainment  /  Published 14.12.18

Ben is back is very much Julia Roberts's film

When the title character shows up early in Ben Is Back — just before Christmas, at his family’s big house in a suburban town north of New York City — the mood tilts from domestic drama toward do...
By A.O. Scott/The New York Times News Service in

India  /  Published 05.02.20

5-year jail for misleading remedy ads

The health ministry has proposed legislative changes to enhance the punishment for misleading advertisements for products to promote hair loss, fair skin and sexual performance, among other conditions...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 01.01.19

Pact to develop herbal drugs

Three government agencies on Monday signalled their intentions to jointly develop multiple plant-based medicines to treat arthritis, diabetes, epilepsy, gastric ulcers, and neurodegenerative brain dis...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 19.12.18

Johnson & Johnson baby powder samples collected

Indian drug authorities on Wednesday took samples of Johnson and Johnson’s (J&J) baby powder following a Reuters report last Friday that the firm knew for decades that cancer causing asbestos wa...
By Our Bureau and Reuters in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 25.02.19

Assam government's anti-drug body lacks funds

The state anti-drug and prohibition council, a statutory body formed by the Assam government in 1974 to spread awareness against drugs and alcohol, has met with little success owing of lack of funds, ...
By Pankaj Sarma in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 18.03.20

BRIEFS: Robbery attempt

Robbers barged into Assam Gramin Vikash Bank at Jugijaan in Hojai district on Tuesday. They could not break the locker but broke the locks of almirahs. Later in the day, locals and bank staff informed...
By The Telegraph in Hojai

India  /  Published 21.02.20

DGCA proposes testing for psychoactive drugs

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has for the first time proposed testing of aviation personnel for psychoactive substances such as cannabis, opioids and their variants, officials said....
By The Telegraph in


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