EC teams to be on lookout for drugs, liquor ahead of Punjab assembly polls

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 21:00

Chandigarh Jan 4 (IANS) Special teams constituted by the Election Commission (EC) will keep a wary eye on the distribution of drugs and liquor and carrying of cash ahead of the February 4 Punjab assembly elections, a senior electoral officer said on Wednesday.


BSF recovers heroin along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab

Sun, 10/16/2016 - 21:44

Chandigarh, Oct 16 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) on Sunday said it has recovered 3.75 kg of heroin, valued at over Rs 18.75 crore in the international market, along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab.


Drugs and narcotics batter Himachal youth, courts concerned

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 11:58

Shimla, Sep 10 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh, like neighbouring Punjab, is facing a deadly menace -- drugs and narcotics. In just three months, 274 narcotic-related cases were registered and 320 people were arrested, police records show.


BSF seizes 21 kg heroin in Punjab

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 15:34

Amritsar, July 13 (IANS) Just a day after it shot dead three Pakistani intruders in the Gurdaspur sector, the Border Security Force (BSF) on Wednesday seized 21 kg of heroin in the Amritsar sector of the border along with an Italian-made shot-gun and Pakistan-made ammunition.


Haryana warns job aspirants against drug abuse

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 22:00

Chandigarh, July 3 (IANS) With three candidates mysteriously dying after undergoing physical tests for police recruitment in Haryana's Kurukshetra district in recent days, the Haryana Staff Selection Commission on Sunday warned candidates that they would be disqualified if it was found that they had taken performance enhancing drugs for the recruitment.


Four held with heroin worth Rs 16 crore in Delhi

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 21:30

New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Four members of an inter-state drug cartel have been arrested for trafficking a consignment of 4 kg heroin, valued at Rs 16 crore in the international market, police said on Monday.


Social environment may influence drug, alcohol abuse

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 16:06

New York, June 27 (IANS) Social relationships including family and friends play a key role in an individual's recovery from substance-abuse problems and at the same time may also negatively influence them to become an addict, finds a study.


China arrests 134,000 for drug-related crimes

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 15:44

Beijing, June 26 (IANS) A total of 134,000 persons with suspected links to nearly 113,000 drug-related crimes over the past year have been arrested in China, the National Narcotics Control Commission (NNCC) said on Sunday.


Punjab drug addiction: 16% or - as Badal says - 0.06%?

Sat, 06/18/2016 - 15:22

"Out of the 2.77 crore population of the state, only 0.06 per cent was found abusing drugs, which is the lowest percentage across the nation," said Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal in February 2016, citing a 2015 study as he criticised Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for projecting Punjab as a drug haven.


US hands over top drug lord to Mexico

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 08:28

Mexico City, June 16 (IANS) US authorities handed over Mexican drug lord Hector "El Guero" Palma Salazar to officials at a border crossing city, after serving almost a decade in an American prison.


Drug used for anxiety may increase risk of birth defects

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 15:00

London, May 19 (IANS) A drug commonly used to treat pain, epilepsy, anxiety and other mental health disorders may be associated with an increased risk of major birth defects, a study warns.