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Mumbai: FDA holds workshop on healthy food in schools

The workshop is part of the FDA’s drive to replace existing menus in educational institutes with healthier options.

Maharashtra: Showcause notice to 167 ayurvedic, homeopathic retailers

Between June and July, drug officials seized stocks of medicine and syrups worth Rs 20 lakh.


Maharashtra: FDA reimposes ban on gutka, paan masala

A government resolution, issued on July 20, renewed the ban on gutka, paan masala and supari that is either flavoured, scented or mixed with additives.

Murder in Mohali

Killing of Neha Shoree must shake Punjab government out of complacency, revive urgency in efforts to tackle drug menace

‘Eat right’ campaign: FDA to improve food quality at school, college canteens

The campaign, whose ambassador will be actor Rajkummar Rao, will begin by June, said FDA Commissioner Pallavi Darade. The campaign aims to reduce excessive consumption of salt, fats and sugar that have escalated lifestyle diseases like obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure.

A day in the life of Bableen Kaur, a drug inspector in Punjab: In frontlines of drug war, living cautiously, a month after murder

Kaur’s office is a mere 10-minute drive from the District and Sessions Court. An old Public Works Department building in the Civil Surgeon Office has been renovated to make space for the drug inspectors.


Punjab FDA officer’s murder: ‘Brilliant student... she worked on anti-cancer drug delivery system’

Neha’s father Capt Kailash Kumar Shoree (retd) said he always feared for his daughter’s life considering the challenges she faced while discharging her official duties.

Punjab FDA officer’s murder: Not aware of his arms licence, say kin of accused

The Ropar district administration had initiated a probe into how Balwinder managed to get an arms licence on which he subsequently purchased a .32 bore revolver that was used in the crime.

Punjab FDA officer shot dead: 'Fought in 1971; the drug mafia killed my daughter', father grieves

Neha Shoree, daughter of 1971-war veteran Capt. Kailash Kumar Shoree (retd), was shot dead by Balwinder Singh of Morinda, whose drugs licence she had cancelled back in 2009.

Punjab: His licence cancelled, chemist kills drug officer in front of niece

The officer, Neha Shoree, was a resident of Panchkula and posted as the state FDA’s Zonal Licensing Authority since 2016. Police said Shoree’s six-year-old niece was present in her office in Kharar during the shooting.