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Ayurveda expert Dr Malhar Deshmukh is giving a new life to patients

UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 04:45 PM IST
Dr Malhar Deshmukh believes in the idea of people standing up for each other and admires the courage of people around him who do so.
Police arrested seven people, including the girl’s 20-year-old sister, a man and his two sons on Sunday.(REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Police arrested seven people, including the girl’s 20-year-old sister, a man and his two sons on Sunday.(REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

Class 10 student drugged by sister, forced into prostitution: Police

Bhopal, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 05:37 PM IST
In her statement registered with the police, the minor said she was raped for the first time two years ago when she was just 13 years old
Kangana Ranaut met Sanjay Dutt in Hyderabad.
Kangana Ranaut met Sanjay Dutt in Hyderabad.

Kangana Ranaut meets Sanjay Dutt in Hyderabad to check on his health: ‘Surprised to see him look even more handsome’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 03:05 PM IST
Kangana Ranaut and Sanjay Dutt are at the same hotel in Hyderabad so she decided to check on his health and pay him a visit. However, not all her followers are happy with their meeting.
Vials containing banned drugs have been seized from a Chandigarh woman who started a career in crime with petty thefts.(AP/For representational purposes)
Vials containing banned drugs have been seized from a Chandigarh woman who started a career in crime with petty thefts.(AP/For representational purposes)

58-year-old ‘drug queen’ held with 104 vials of banned drugs

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Shailee Dogra
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 09:51 PM IST
This illiterate mother of four was introduced to the world of crime by Kamala, a close associate and drug peddler, and the two started committing petty thefts. In 1999 Bala started supplying smack
(Representative image/Reuters)
(Representative image/Reuters)

Mobile-based survey rolled out in Himachal to assess Covid’s impact on mental health

By Navneet Rathore
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 12:16 AM IST
Around 75,000 people from Shimla, Mandi, and Chamba will be sent the questionnaire
In Pablo Escobar’s death, one cog in the wheel was removed but the problem of drug usage and addiction remained(REUTERS)
In Pablo Escobar’s death, one cog in the wheel was removed but the problem of drug usage and addiction remained(REUTERS)

Campaign against drugs, save young people | Opinion

By Shashi Shekhar
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 07:06 PM IST
It is clear that our TV channels are either incapable of or uninterested in providing a healthy balance of different kinds of news, especially during a crisis of this magnitude.
Ravi Kishan has reacted to Anurag Kashyap’s recent claim about him.(ANI)
Ravi Kishan has reacted to Anurag Kashyap’s recent claim about him.(ANI)

Ravi Kishan responds to Anurag Kashyap’s claims of smoking weed: ‘I’m saddened he would not support me’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 08:07 PM IST
Anurag Kashyap recently claimed in an interview that Ravi Kishan used to smoke weed and that everyone knew about it. Now, Ravi has responded to Anurag’s claims about him, saying that he is ‘saddened’ by it.
Anurag Kashyap has spoken about Ravi Kishan.
Anurag Kashyap has spoken about Ravi Kishan.

Anurag Kashyap claims Ravi Kishan used to smoke weed, opens up on his own struggle with hard drugs a decade ago

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 08:12 PM IST
Anurag Kashyap has said that Ravi Kishan, who recently spoke about the ‘drug abuse problem’ in the Parliament, used to smoke weed himself. He said that he doesn’t agree with Ravi’s self-righteous stand.
A view of Dombivli in Mumbai, where much of the action of Gangster on the Run is set.(Shashi S Kashyap/HT PHOTO)
A view of Dombivli in Mumbai, where much of the action of Gangster on the Run is set.(Shashi S Kashyap/HT PHOTO)

Excerpt: Gangster on the Run by Puja Changoiwala

Hindustan Times | By Puja Changoiwala
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 05:50 PM IST
The story of hitman and extortionist Rahul Jadhav, Gangster on the Run reveals his descent into crime, his alcoholism and drug addiction, his time in jail and finally his amazing reformation. He is now an ultramarathoner. This excerpt focuses on an incident that’s both violent and funny and was the beginning of a reign of terror in the Mumbai suburb of Dombivli
A still from Priyanka Chopra-starrer Fashion.
A still from Priyanka Chopra-starrer Fashion.

Glamorizing or keeping it real?: The intoxicating drug connect in Bollywood films

Hindustan Times | By Juhi Chakraborty
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 12:16 PM IST
Films such as Dev D (2009), Page 3 (2005), Udta Punjab (2016), Sanju (2018), Fukrey (2013), Go Goa Gone (2013), Fashion (2008), Shaitan (2011) have dealt with the theme of drugs.
Addicts’ desperation for drugs is causing them to flee, staffers said.
Addicts’ desperation for drugs is causing them to flee, staffers said.

36 ‘addicts’ fled from Delhi govt school shelters last month

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2020 01:55 AM IST
According to shelter home staffers as well as the police, most of those who escaped are drug addicts who were brought here from North Delhi areas like Kashmere Gate and Yamuna Bazar.
Smokers and alcoholics may face withdrawal symptoms as Covid-19 lockdown continues.(Unsplash)
Smokers and alcoholics may face withdrawal symptoms as Covid-19 lockdown continues.(Unsplash)

Smokers and alcoholics may face withdrawal symptoms as Covid-19 lockdown continues

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2020 06:08 PM IST
People who are heavily dependent on alcohol or smoking --- often face a range of cognitive and physical symptoms when they abruptly stop consuming. Alcohol and nicotine are sedative drugs that slow brain function.
UGC has directed varsities in the country to constitute “say no to drugs”.(Representational image)
UGC has directed varsities in the country to constitute “say no to drugs”.(Representational image)

Drug abuse: UGC directs varsities to constitute “Say no to drugs” student bodies

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2020 03:39 PM IST
The student bodies should act as an early warning system in case any misuse or abuse of drugs is detected, by informing regulatory agencies for cutting supplies.
The researchers suggest that social support is a key tool in the treatment of drug addiction.(Unsplash)
The researchers suggest that social support is a key tool in the treatment of drug addiction.(Unsplash)

Social stimulus may be key in reducing interest in drugs. Here’s why

London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2019 11:34 AM IST
According to a recent study, social interaction could constitute a valuable component in the treatment of substance use disorders by reducing the salience of the drug.
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HIV cases via infected syringes, needles up five-fold in 6 years in Punjab

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Avtar Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2019 11:22 PM IST
RTI data shows that of about 10,000 patients detected with the disease since 2014, over 3,000 have contracted it in just eight months till August this year
For 967 prisoners, Burail jail has only four medical personnel.(HT PHOTO)
For 967 prisoners, Burail jail has only four medical personnel.(HT PHOTO)

Burail jail’s health care worst among all UTs in country: NCRB report

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Shub Karman Dhaliwal
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2019 12:52 AM IST
Other UTs such as Delhi fare comparatively better with 248 medical officials for nearly 15,161 prisoners, which means that each officials looks after around 61 inmates
Last month police rescued more than 300 male students from a similar boarding school in the same neighbourhood.(Reuters File Photo)
Last month police rescued more than 300 male students from a similar boarding school in the same neighbourhood.(Reuters File Photo)

Nigeria rescues 147 from ‘torture house’: state govt

Kano, Nigeria | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2019 08:14 AM IST
Two Cameroonians and two people from Niger were among those rescued, she said. There were also four children at the school.
Google doodle of Herbert Kleber.(Google)
Google doodle of Herbert Kleber.(Google)

Google celebrates Herbert Kleber, the man who changed how we look at drug addiction

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2019 09:06 AM IST
Herbert Kleber looked at addiction as a medical condition, not a moral failure.
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HT Image

Drug peddler, snatcher land in Ludhiana police net

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2019 11:37 PM IST
Balkaur Singh(HT Photo)
Balkaur Singh(HT Photo)

Haryana Assembly Polls: Balkaur Singh, Kalanwali MLA

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2019 10:19 PM IST
He is the lone MLA of the Shiromani Akali Dal in Haryana.
The outpatient department of the Civil Hospital in Sector 10 sees around 20 patients .(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
The outpatient department of the Civil Hospital in Sector 10 sees around 20 patients .(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Government de-addiction centre in Gurugram closed due to expiry of licence

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 10:53 AM IST
The centre, Haryana’s first de-addiction centre in a government-run hospital, is mandated to have 10 beds for patients dealing with substance abuse, among other facilities such as space for cooking and ventilation.
Punjab food and drug administrator KS Pannu (right) and ADGP Gurpreet Deo talking to the media in Mohali, July 16, 2019.(Ravi Kumar / HT Photo)
Punjab food and drug administrator KS Pannu (right) and ADGP Gurpreet Deo talking to the media in Mohali, July 16, 2019.(Ravi Kumar / HT Photo)

Only 1,000 chemists in Punjab to sell ‘habit-forming’ drug Tramadol

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Shailee Dogra
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 01:09 PM IST
The opioid-based Tramadol tablet is a ‘Schedule H’ drug under the NDPS Act and used as a painkiller, and can be sold only on prescription. A strip of 10 Tramadol tablets costs Rs 56 and the same is sold to drug abusers for Rs 500-600.
Sinha sought the intervention of the Prime Minister and Union home minister to check the problem and even demanded death penalty for peddlers encouraging children to consume drugs.(Shutterstock)
Sinha sought the intervention of the Prime Minister and Union home minister to check the problem and even demanded death penalty for peddlers encouraging children to consume drugs.(Shutterstock)

MPs flag drug use after report in Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 04, 2019 11:53 PM IST
The members asked the government to draft stronger laws to punish peddlers and tackle the drugs crisis.
The state government is yet to prepare a plan to tackle the menace.(Representative image)
The state government is yet to prepare a plan to tackle the menace.(Representative image)

‘Street children being trapped into substance abuse in UP’

Hindustan Times, Luckow | By Saurabh Chauhan
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 03:42 PM IST
Majority of children rescued by child rights authorities across the state is into drug abuse. The kids are being trapped by other youths for easy money.
Dr Shailendra Singh Chaudhary stressed on the importance of preventing youths from falling into the traps of addiction and abuse.(Representative Image)
Dr Shailendra Singh Chaudhary stressed on the importance of preventing youths from falling into the traps of addiction and abuse.(Representative Image)

‘Drug abuse and addiction are two different conditions’: Experts

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 12:04 PM IST
Dr Shailendra Singh Chaudhary, associate professor, social and preventive medicine at SN Medical College of Agra clarified that drug abuse and addiction were two different conditions.
Drug addiction is pervading homes of the comparatively rich at a faster pace than the poor in Bihar.(Representative Image)
Drug addiction is pervading homes of the comparatively rich at a faster pace than the poor in Bihar.(Representative Image)

Drug addiction up in Bihar after liquor ban

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Megha
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 11:18 AM IST
Figures made available by them for the year 2018-19 reveal that while in the last one year, only 365 addicts with a monthly salary of up to Rs 5,000 came for de-addiction.
The NGO is involved in rehabilitating runaway children.(www.safesociety.in)
The NGO is involved in rehabilitating runaway children.(www.safesociety.in)

From street-side drug addicts to trained artists

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2019 05:29 PM IST
Safe Society, an NGO, is engaged in rehabilitating runaway children and those into rag-picking and unauthorised vending at Gorakhpur railway station, home to hundreds of such vulnerable children and youths.
Oxytocin plays a role in(Unsplash)
Oxytocin plays a role in(Unsplash)

‘Love hormone’ may help treat alcoholism: Study

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2019 09:10 AM IST
A nasal spray of ‘love hormone’ oxytocin may help treat alcohol use disorder, according to a study.
The police said that duo had resorted to stealing vehicles to fund their drug addiction.(File Photo)
The police said that duo had resorted to stealing vehicles to fund their drug addiction.(File Photo)

Two thieves who sold bikes in Mewat, Delhi held

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2019 01:41 PM IST
The bikes were in turn used to snatch valuables and mobile phones of commuters, said police. The accused were identified as Rahul Chauhan of Mainpuri, UP and Rahul Kumar of Rajpura, MP.
Three more held in connection with sale of Methadone in Gurugram. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Three more held in connection with sale of Methadone in Gurugram. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Three more held in connection with sale of Methadone in Gurugram

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2019 03:22 AM IST
The three were arrested in connection with the 1.8-kg seizure of Methadone, worth 25 lakh in the international market, police said on Monday.
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