Senjarul Sheikh, 25, has been associated with peddling heroin for a long time. In the last week of August, he took his father to Baishnabnagar in the pretext of filling up a form to build a mosque in his native village and handed him over to the members... read more
In a hut on the top of mountain in northern Laos, Vo Pali gets high on opium, a sap extracted from poppies grown illegally by the poor hill tribes. “It has damaged my life. I have no income. But I get sick without it,” the 60-year-old ethnic Hmong villager said in a barely audible rasp of his 30-year habit. The Hmong have grown and smoked opium as a medicine -- and as recreation -- for generations.
The Khanna police arrested the Nigerian national with 2-kg heroin during a special checking at the Neelon canal bridge in Samrala on Monday. The police also recovered 15-gm cocaine and 18-gm ice drug from the bag that the accused, Emecca Ekechi Okalia,... read more
As the landmark RK Studios in Mumbai is put up for sale, we speak to one of the leading ladies directed by the legendary showman Raj Kapoor on her memories of working there and how she feels about the sale. read more
The AIG said, “An STF team, led by inspector Sukhwinder Singh Randhawa, was patrolling on Tarn Taran-Patti road on Tuesday evening. The inspector got a tip-off that Davinder and Satpal were on their way from Moga to Patti to smuggle around 1 kg hero... read more
Police claim that Harbhajan has a family history of crime. His brother Shammi is a cross-border smuggler lodged in Amritsar jail and is accused of speaking regularly to his contacts in Pakistan from the prison itself. read more
Peddlers, who were arrested on Friday by the Haryana Special Task force (STF), have allegedly told the police that they used to supply heroin to different clubs, pubs and bars, most of which are on the MG Road read more
Chapal Bhaduri has spent a lifetime playing mythical heroines and goddesses on stage, and for years was the lone reigning star of the Bengali jatra theatre. Bhaduri was born in one of Kolkata’s most prominent theatre families-- his mother was actor Prabha Devi, and uncle, actor-director Shishir Bhaduri. For 20 years, Bhaduri, known better as Chapal Rani, ruled the Jatra stage, playing everything from Kaikeyi in the Ramayana to Razia Sultan.