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Rave Parties, Narcotic Drugs In Bhubaneswar, Cuttack Under Scanner Says Police Commissioner
Rave Parties, Narcotic Drugs In Bhubaneswar, Cuttack Under Scanner Says Police Commissioner

Taking a cue from the developments elsewhere in the country, the Commissionerate police have now decided to mount surveillance for any such rave parties in the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.

Ganja Seized
Odisha Police Busts Massive Drug Racket; 2100 Kg Ganja Seized, 26 Arrested

In a major success, Gajapati Police busted a massive drug racket and arrested 26 persons, including seven women in R Udayagiri on Monday (Aug 23). During the operation, police seized 2100 kg ganja (21 quintal) estimated to be worth over Rs 1.5 Crore.

Contractual Peon Under BMC Disengaged From Service After Being Arrested For Selling Drugs

Bhubaneswar: A contractual peon attached to Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) was on Wednesday disengaged from service following arrest after being caught red-handed with brown sugar. The peon was arrested by a drug task force of Commissionerate Police earlier today. Brown sugar weighing 7.64 grams, 40 grams of gold, cash of Rs 42,050, 5 cell phones […]

Bollywood’s Tryst With Drugs And Addiction

By Collin R The Narcotics Control Bureau has registered a case against Rhea Chakraborty after it was reported that she dealt in banned drugs. Kangana Ranaut has tweeted about the kind of drugs, which are commonly used in the film industry, stating that she was willing to help the police, provided she was given protection. […]

Sushant Singh Rajput death case
Rhea Chakraborty’s Chat On Weed Found In Bhubaneswar: Odisha DGP Reacts

Cuttack: A day after Rhea Chakraborty’s alleged chat on availability of weed (Ganja/ dry cannabis) in Bhubaneswar became the point of discussion in national media and brought a new twist in Sushant Singh Rajput case, Odisha DGP Abhay on Thursday stated that there is no clarity on the matter as of now. It is pertinent […]

New Drug Shows Efficacy Against Advanced Prostate Cancer

New Delhi: An immunotherapy drug in a major trial has shown to be effective in some men suffering from advanced prostate cancer, according to a media report said. The BBC reported that the men participating in the trials had stopped responding to the main treatment options. A small proportion of men — described as “super […]

Column: A Deadly Trade

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The signs are ominous. The seizure of brown sugar and other narcotics by the police in the last one year or so is believed to be just the tip of the iceberg. Drug mafia appears to be well entrenched in the state with its tentacles spreading everywhere. What is worrisome is […]

Glue-Sniffing To Get High On Rise Among Teens In Rourkela

Rourkela: Frequent use of adhesives by teenagers to get intoxicating effect has raised major concern for the local administration in Rourkela. Due to cheap rates and easy availability in the market, many young boys especially street children are reportedly opting for it. “Whenever I earn some money I buy a bottle of adhesives and use […]

People more likely to try drugs during summer

New York: Researchers have found that teenagers and adults are more likely to try illegal or recreational drugs for the first time in summer. “First-time users may be unfamiliar with the effects of various drugs, so it is important to first understand when people are most likely to start these behaviours,” said Joseph J. Palamar, […]

Familial breast cancer may be preventable by medicines

Vienna: Breast cancer passed down in families may be preventable by the medication Denosumab, which is undergoing a five-year study in Austria. The Austrian Breast and Colorectal Cancer Study Group is leading the work as it examines the drug’s effectiveness on 2,950 patients with a hereditary disposition to this particular form of cancer, according to […]

Drugs show promise in stroke, dementia prevention

London: Two drugs, in use for treating heart disease and angina, have shown promise in an early trial in preventing stroke and dementia caused by damage to small blood vessels in the brain. The drugs — cilostazol and isosorbide mononitrate — were tested in a group of patients in Britain. The results published in the […]

Anti-inflammatory drugs may put you at heart attack risk

New York: If you have been hit by the winter cold and are thinking about taking medicines that relieve your aches, pains and congestion, be careful. Those may also put your heart at risk, the American Heart Association has warned. A study has showed that both decongestants and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), found in many cold […]

Repurposing cancer drugs may help treat HPVs

New York: Researchers have identified cancer drugs that might be repurposed to treat infections caused by human papillomaviruses, or HPVs. HPV infections caused an estimated 266,000 deaths from cervical cancer worldwide in 2012, according to the World Health Organization. Routine screening by Pap smears or HPV DNA tests has reduced death rates in developed countries […]

youth tobacco survey
E-cigarette use among US youth becomes an 'epidemic'

Chicago: Just days after the US city of Chicago took eight online retailers to court for illegally selling e-cigarettes to underage residents, federal agencies confirmed astonishing increases in nationwide youth use of e-cigarettes. According to the 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey, released on Thursday by US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centres for […]

Drugs worth Rs 25 cr seized in Delhi, 3 foreigners held

New Delhi: Delhi police have busted an international drug cartel and arrested three foreign nationals from capital’s Saket area. Heroin worth Rs 25 crore has been seized from the accused, police said on Saturday. The accused have been identified as Esmatullah (40), Khalilullah (22), from Afghanistan and Victor Osondu (37) from Nigeria. Deputy Commissioner of […]

kids and medicines
Combining antibiotics may help kill deadly bacteria

Los Angeles: In a promising find, a team of biologists at the University of California-Los Angeles has discovered thousands of four-and five-drug combinations of antibiotics that are more effective at killing harmful bacteria than the prevailing views suggested. The findings, published in the journal npj Systems Biology and Applications, could be a major step toward […]

Anaemia drug could help recovery after a heart attack: Study

London: Drugs currently undergoing development to treat anaemia — lack of blood — could be repurposed to help prevent people with Type-2 diabetes from developing heart failure, according to a new research. Researchers found that after a heart attack, a protein called HIF acts to help heart cells survive. In people with diabetes, fats accumulate […]

22000 arrested in Bangladesh for trafficking drugs

Dhaka: Bangladesh law enforcers have arrested 22,000 people since launching a crackdown on drug trafficking last month, the country’s Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said on Monday. He made the remarks at a press conference in capital Dhaka organised on the occasion of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, which falls on Tuesday, […]

Asaram believed sexual exploitation of girls not a sin for 'brahmagyani', says witness

  Jodhpur: During the trial of self-styled godman Asaram, a prosecution witnesss had deposed to the court that the the former believed sexual exploitation of girls is not a sin for ‘Brahmgyani’ or a highly enlightened person. Asaram also used to take medicines to increase sexual prowess, said prosecution witness Rahul K Sachar, an Asaram’s […]

Inflammation linked to belly fat in elderly: Study

New York: Excess belly fat in older adults could be linked to inflammation, a finding that can help develop drugs that could enable elderly people burn fat, and decrease their odds of developing chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and strokes, researchers led by one of Indian-origin have found. Older adults, regardless of body […]

Jetlag drug could prevent chemotherapy pain

London: A drug that eases the effects of jetlag could help prevent painful side effects from cancer medicines, new research has found. The study in rats, published in the Journal of Pineal Research, showed that the drug – known as melatonin – blocked harmful effects of chemotherapy on nerve health. “These results are promising, especially […]

I only pray my son is not like me: Sanjay Dutt

New Delhi: Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt, whose life was caught in a web of drugs and legal hassles, says as a father, he does not want his son to be like him. The son of late veteran actors Sunil Dutt and Nargis, Sanjay fought a battle with drugs and went to rehab as well as served […]

WADA receives Russia's new national anti-doping plan

Moscow: The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) received Russias recently proposed national plan on the fight against abuse of performance enhancing drugs and is already studying the material, the international agency said. “WADA can confirm that we have received Russia’s National Anti-Doping Strategy and we are currently in the process of reviewing it,” WADA said in […]

Cuttack DCP Sanjeev Arora
Brown sugar worth Rs 2L seized; one held

Cuttack: In a major crackdown on the increasing drug racket in Cuttack, the Manglabag police arrested a 25-year-old drug dealer from Maachhua Bazar area on Monday. Police said, 28 grams of  brown sugar has been seized from the accused, identified as Munna aka Manoj Kahali. The market value of the contraband will be around Rs 2 […]

Bargarh SDPO
Bargarh police nab nine persons over illegal drugs trade

Bargarh: The district police has arrested nine persons for their alleged involvement in illegal drugs trade. Bargarh SDPO Suresh Kumar Nayak informed that they have seized large quantities of cough syrups and drug pills during the raids. A special squad formed under the instruction of Bargarh SP had arrested the nine persons during raids conducted […]