KATHMANDU, May 6: A team from the Narcotic Drugs Control Bureau Kathmandu and the Area Police Office Gajuri has arrested a person for possessing opium and marijuana this morning.

POKHARA, April 18: Drugs worth Rs 45 billion are transacted in the country annually. This information was shared in a news conference organised on the eve of the National Convention of Nepal Chemist & Druggist Association here today.

MUMBAI, April 15: India’s gold smugglers have slowed their operations over worries their shipments will be caught up in seizures of cash, bullion, booze and drugs that are aimed at controlling vote-buying in the country’s national elections, industry officials told Reuters.

MUMBAI, April 15: India’s gold smugglers have slowed their operations over worries their shipments will be caught up in seizures of cash, bullion, booze and drugs that are aimed at controlling vote-buying in the country’s national elections, industry officials told Reuters.

SURKHET, March 31: District Police Office here has registered 64 cases related to drug trafficking and drug abuse combined in the recent eight months. The District Police arrested 109 persons- 14 women and 95 men- in this connection and initiated investigation for the action.

41 tourists arrested in Pokhara

March 26, 2019 10:25 am

POKHARA, March 26: Acting on a tip-off, a team of Baidam Police Station on Sunday raided a restaurant in Khahare of Pokhara and arrested 41 foreign and 17 Nepali guests on the charge of possessing and consuming drugs.

Police seize 105 kg hashish from bus

March 11, 2019 09:30 am

KATHMANDU, March 11: Police on Sunday morning arrested three persons on the charge of smuggling 105 kg of hashish using a wedding party bus.  Police officials from the District Police Office (DPO), Dhading found the hashish hidden under the seats of the bus (Na 5 Kha 2812) en route to Birgunj from Kathmandu, at Gajuri, at around 2 am.

Three arrested with 105-kg hashish

March 10, 2019 11:30 am

DHADING, March 10: Police have arrested three persons in possession of 105 kilograms of hashish from Gajuri of Dhading this morning.

The immune system is incredibly important, thanks to its role in fighting off dangerous invaders in our bodies. But sometimes it gets it wrong, targeting harmless proteins from things like nuts or dairy products and triggering allergic reactions that ironically can themselves be fatal. Now, researchers from Michigan State University have identified a mechanism that helps keep the immune system in check, potentially paving the way for drugs that could prevent allergic reactions before they start.

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KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Police, on Sunday morning, arrested three Indian citizens from Dhading for "trying to smuggle 360 kilograms of hashish to India."

16 youths arrested with drugs in 11 days

February 11, 2019 03:30 am

BHAIRAHAWA, Feb 11: District Police Office (DPO), Rupandehi has arrested 16 people on the charge of selling and consuming drugs within the span of 11 days.

Police seize 160 kg of hashish

December 31, 2018 12:23 pm

PARSA, Dec 31: Police have arrested a person with 160 kilogram of hashish hidden inside the truck's body and false bottom of a truck. The truck, Na 4 Kha 2985 was en route to Birgunj from Manhari when it was stopped for a routine check along the Belwa-Milanchowk road section.

Little efforts, larger effects

November 2, 2018 09:24 am

For a very long time Nepal has been a breeding ground for transgressions of various forms. This has caused distress among the Nepali mass for quite some time now. Cases of drug abuse, human trafficking, child prostitution and more heinous offenses aren’t unfamiliar stories. Over the years, various groups of individuals and agencies have advocated and worked for the rehabilitation of the victims and ardently endeavored to prevent further wrongdoings. Sano Paila is one among many.

Two held with drugs

October 31, 2018 07:25 am

PARASI, Oct 31: Police arrested two persons in possession of drugs from Bardaghat of west Nawalparasi.

TORONTO, Oct 17: The Canadian government is ready to pardon those with a pot possession record of 30 grams or less after Canada becomes the second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace Wednesday.

Oct 16: Canada is set to become the largest country in the world to legalise marijuana for recreational use this week, following Uruguay’s lead last year.

UNITED STATES, Sept 21: President Donald Trump will call for global action on the world drug problem, lay out his vision of the US role in the world, and urge a halt to the spread of weapons of mass destruction during next week's gathering of world leaders at the UN General Assembly.

NEW DELHI, Sept 15: The Indian government has banned 328 combination drugs in a blow to both domestic and foreign pharmaceutical firms, but the ban has been cheered by health activists worried about growing antibiotic resistance due to the misuse of medicines.

BANKE, Sept 1: The number of narcotics drug users and those involved in its trafficking is found increasing in Banke district over the last few years, police said.

Police arrest seven with contraband

August 29, 2018 14:41 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 29: Police have arrested seven people from Sunsari (4) and Parsa (3) with drugs and contraband and seized a vehicle, Ba 11 Cha 4346 from Koshi rural municipality-4, Sunsari.

KATHMANDU, Aug 2: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has attributed the Kanchanpur incident to free export and import of narcotic drugs and consumption of alcohol.

KATHMANDU, May 17: Nepal Police, Narcotics Control Bureau has today made public two Indian nationals arrested with drugs.

KATHMANDU, May 1: It has been revealed that the Nepal Police Hospital procured drugs worth millions of rupees without following necessary procedures.

MYAGDI, April 13: Until a few years ago, Thas Bahadur Garbuja of Ramche, Annapurna Rural Municipality-8, often had to return home empty-handed from the local health post due to the lack of medicines.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Patients visiting government health facilities in all 77 districts are going to be deprived of essential medicines for at least the next three months as the government has failed to purchase and supply the drugs meant to be distributed free of cost.

JHAPA, Feb 15: Indian networking businesses, which earlier eased money, drugs and human trafficking, are now being used as medium to import illegal medicines from India and marketing them in Nepal.

DAMAK, Jan 23:  A woman in Jhapa has been held in possession of a large cache of drugs. Manju Dhimal of Damak-1 was arrested Monday on the charge of drug trafficking. Police have confiscated 366 capsules of drugs from Dhimal.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: Twenty-five domestic drugs manufacturers have been operating illegally. However, the Department of Drug Administration (DDA) has not taken any action.

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: The Ministry of Health has downplayed the report of the National Health Research Council (NHRC), which recently said some life-saving drugs supplied by the government and the private sector were found substandard.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26:  Life-saving drugs supplied to the health facilities and to the market by both the government and the private sector have been found substandard and a danger to public health.

Two new "breakthrough" drugs to treat breast cancer have been given the green light for use on the NHS.

KATHMANDU,Oct 19: Two persons were arrested in illegal possession of drugs from Kathmandu on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: The volume of all retail medicines traded across the India-Nepal border during the blockade period between September 2015 and early February 2016 decreased by 46.5 percent compared to the same months in 2014/2015, a study report revealed.

MANILA, August 17:  At least 26 people died overnight in police operations in the Philippines capital Manila, authorities said on Thursday, a second night of heavy bloodshed this week in an intensification of President Rodrigo Duterte's fierce war on drugs and crime.

ZAMBOANGA, July 30: Police in the southern Philippines said they fatally shot 15 people Sunday, including a city mayor who was among the politicians President Rodrigo Duterte publicly linked to illegal drugs, in the bloodiest assault so far in Duterte’s anti-drug crackdown.

KATHMANDU, July 17: Nepal Drugs Limited is all set to produce paracetamol from mid September this year.

2 held with arms and banned drugs

July 12, 2017 18:01 pm

SARLAHI, July 12: Police have arrested two people with weapons and banned drugs from Nawalpur in the district during a security check.

KATHMANDU, July 6: Police arrested a man for smuggling drugs from Kathmandu today. Sonu Kapar of Saptari was held during a security check at Nagdhunga check point. Police also seized 130 ampules of dizelab, 120 ampules of phenergan, 120 ampules of nurofen and 19 ampules of lupigesic from Kapar. The confiscated illegal drugs were being smuggled into the capital city.

KATHMANDU, June 8: The government has shown gross negligence over the  quality of medicines the public uses. Hundreds of medicines are available in the market, but the government has yet to set up a laboratory to test the quality of the medicines.

10 held with narcotic drugs

May 26, 2017 19:47 pm

BHAKTAPUR, May 26: Police have arrested 10 people with narcotic drugs from Byasi of Bhaktapur Municipality-2 on Friday.

KATHMANDU, May 20: In a bid to provide medicines  to the general public at cheaper rates, the Ministry of Health (MoH) is planning to itself  procure and supply  medicines  for  government hospitals and health institutions across the country.

KATHMANDU, April 9: A parliamentary panel has proposed revisions in the Drugs Act 2035 BS, proposing up mto life imprisonment for pharmaceuticals owners if they are found manufacturing or selling sub-standard drugs or drugs that have exceeded their shelf-life.

Three arrested with banned drugs

February 24, 2017 12:31 pm

MYAGDI, Feb 24: Police here have arrested three persons with contraband drugs from the district headquarters, Beni, Tuesday.

More students in Dang into drugs

January 21, 2017 00:20 am

DANG, Jan 21: Early on Thursday morning in Ghorahi of Dang district, a group of seven school students entered a local tea shop. After placing order for tea, one of the group members took out a small pouch, which consisted of drugs. Immediately they started preparation to take it. They spent a few minutes under the table, and after leaving the shop, they were clearly intoxicated.

4 arrested with illegal narcotic drugs

January 13, 2017 16:03 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: Police have arrested four people inclding Uttaam Karki, 21, of Nuwakot, currently staying in Balaju, with illegal narcotic drugs.

Two held with banned drugs

January 6, 2017 12:34 pm

KANCHANPUR, Jan 6: The Armed Police Force (APF) has arrested two people along with prohibited drugs of Nitravet brand name from Gaddachauki, the eastern Nepal-India border in Kanchanpur.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: Police has arrested Vicky Kumar Singh, 18, and Sajeet Kumar Singh, 17, of Bishunpura village of Champaran district, India with controlled narcotic drugs.

Two arrested with drugs

December 31, 2016 10:58 am

LAHAN, Dec 31: Police here have arrested two persons with contraband drugs today.

LOS ANGELES, Dec 26: Singer-songwriter George Michael, who was found dead on Sunday at his home in Oxfordshire, England, had once said that he had spent the past 20 years trying to sabotage his glittering career via a series of humiliating drug and sex scandals.