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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    Drugs war in state on smuggling highway

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi A former breadbasket, today Punjab is gripped by a drugs crisis that has seen 67 per cent of rural households succumb to addiction Drugs war in state ... in drug-related crime with a rate that is nearly ten times the national average, according to police records. In an affidavit submitted in 2009 to the state high court, the local government estimated ...

  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    Wife of Indian minister Shashi Tharoor 'died of drug overdose'

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Minister's wife killed by drug overdose: report The wife of Indian minister Shashi Tharoor, who was found dead in a luxury hotel after accusing her husband of having an affair, is thought to have died of a drug overdose. Tharoor, 57, the junior human resources development minister, found his wife Sunanda Pushkar dead on Friday in her ...

  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    Cancer drug maker Novartis loses India patent battle

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 01:58pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Landmark ruling could help the poor get access to affordable medicines India’s Supreme Court rejected on Monday a patent bid by Swiss drug giant Novartis in a landmark ruling that activists say will protect access to cheap generic drugs and save lives in developing nations. Novartis fought a seven-year legal battle to gain patent protection ...

  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    India Olympic boxer Vijender Singh 'took heroin 12 times'

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 03:18pm by AFP

    ... and a US$24-million drug haul last month. Police in northwestern Punjab said investigations showed both Vijender, who won a bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and fellow boxer Ram Singh procured the drug from the alleged dealer between December and February. “Vijender Singh consumed the drug about 12 times and Ram Singh about five times,” Punjab police said in a statement on Sunday that did ...

  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    Two men arrested in New Delhi over alleged gang-rape of Danish tourist

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 03:11pm by AFP

    ... Danish ambassador Freddy Svane said the embassy was providing assistance to the woman. The case comes after a Polish woman was allegedly drugged and raped by a taxi driver this month while ...

  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian diplomat strip-searched by police, US admits amid Delhi fury

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 03:28pm by AFP

    ... handcuffing, stripping and cavity searches, swabbing, in a holdup with common criminals and drug addicts were all being imposed upon me despite my incessant assertions of immunity," she wrote. ...

  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    Mumbai gang rape of photojournalist evokes Delhi horror

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 03:13pm by AP

    ... Mumbai police chief Satyapal Singh would not give any details. He said the men may be local drug dealers. The assault comes amid heightened concerns about sexual violence in India. The gang rape ...

  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian boxing star Vijender Singh tests negative after heroin charge

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 09:05pm by AFP

    ... Police, who while investigating his links to an alleged dealer in a US$24 million (HK$186 million) drug haul last month said the boxer had taken heroin 12 times. Police seized 26 kilograms ... in India after winning the Olympic medal, had strongly denied any link to the drug dealer and slammed as “ridiculous” the allegations against him. ...

  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian Olympic boxer Vijender Singh takes dope test after heroin charge

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 06:50pm by AFP

    ... The boxer had earlier refused to be tested by Punjab Police, who while investigating his links to an alleged dealer in a US$24 million drug haul last month said Vijender had taken heroin 12 times. ... denied any link to the drug dealer and has slammed as “ridiculous” the allegations against him. The high-profile sportsman has not been seen in public for the past few weeks, but his close friend ...

  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    Biden arrives in Delhi to fire up US-India ties

    Posted Jul 22nd 2013, 09:37pm by AFP

    ... as unfair trading practices. Among the points of contention is India’s championing of generic drugs – which advocates say save lives in poor nations – despite protests from Western drug firms. India ...




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