Archive for January, 2012

Permanent NSG Regional Hub Comes Up in Hyderabad

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

The anti-terror National Security guard regional hub was inaugurated in 22 acres of land in Tirumulgherry in Secunderabad at a cost of Rs.37.96 crore. Though there are three functional NSG’s in Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata, this hub is the first one to have permanent infrastructure. The regional hub here will have 241 commandos, ready... »

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India Stands High in the List of Most Corrupted Nations

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Transparency International, a Berlin based anti-corruption agency, has conducted a study called ‘Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index’ trends on corruption across the world. The study was conducted in 2011 and has ranked 183 countries based on the perceived levels of corruption in public sector. The ranks of various countries are based on the scores... »

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Government Should Forcibly Discourage Smoking: Amartya Sen

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

During the second foundation lecture of Cancer Foundation of India, Nobel Laureate, Prof. Amartya Sen said that the government should forcibly discourage smoking in India. He also said that though the smokers have a personal liberty for deciding on their habit, the habit causes harm to others and hence, it should be discouraged. By... »

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Study Finds that Increase in Alcohol Prices will Reduce Drinking

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

According to the findings by Canadian researchers, which was also published in the journal Addiction, it was found that for every 10 percent increase in the price of beer, liquor and alcohol, 3.4% of decrease in overall alcohol consumption was seen, even after considering all the general economic indicators. These findings were based on... »

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City Traffic Police Struggling to Catch the Drug Abusing Drivers

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

The breathalyzers used by the traffic police to curb the road accidents due to drunken driving is of least help. The city’s alcohol abusing youth due to the fear of getting caught by the traffic police are now found turning towards the drugs, whose abuse is not detected by the breathalyzers. This highlights the... »

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City’s Pharma Company Found to Manufacture and Export Banned Drug

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

A recent investigation conducted by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) officials has revealed that a banned narcotic substance called ephedrine is being manufactured and transported by a city based pharmaceutical company, Kopplem Pharma Chemicals Ltd., situated in Jeedimetla. The DRI officials have seized 10 tins of ephedrine, worth Rs.33 crore in the company. The... »

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Yemeni National with 20kg Kath Leaves Found in the City

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

In view of illegal drug trafficking being rapid in the city, another illegal drug peddling case came in to the light. The city police caught a Yemeni national at Puranapul, possessing 20kg of Kath leaves (banned narcotic substance), brought from Ethiopia from air. This incident took place on the eve of New Year. The... »

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3 Persons Arrested for Illegal Selling of Ganja

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Another incident, in which 3 marijuana drug peddlers got arrested, reinforces the fact that the city is becoming the obvious destination for peddling of contrabands. These three marijuana peddlers were recently booked under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act by the city police. One of the victims was caught at his residence in... »

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Mumbai Based Cocaine Peddler Got Arrested in the City

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

The Hyderabad task force police arrested Jaweed, a Mumbai based boutique owner (Emperor boutiques) while he was waiting for his clients at City Center Mall in Banjara Hills, Road No.1. Police seized 40gms of cocaine packed in an empty fruit packet. Jaweed came to city to sell cocaine for the New Year. He resided... »

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One of the Biggest Cocaine Hauls Recovered by Delhi Police

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

A Nigerian was held in Delhi just before the day of New Year for possessing 175 grams of cocaine which is worth 1.75 crore, when he was selling the illicit drug to one of his high profile clients. This recovery is said to be the biggest cocaine hauls in recent past. As per the... »

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