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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.

Sage gets US approval for first postpartum depression therapy

Postpartum depression affects one in nine women and is a common complication of childbirth, with onset typical during pregnancy or within four weeks of delivery.

FDA set to crack whip on food aggregators: Girish Bapat

After finding that 122 establishments did not have registration, the FDA issued notices to the food aggregator portals — Swiggy, Zomato, Foodpanda, and Uber Eats — which delivered food from these outlets.

US FDA proposes to ban menthol cigarettes

Popular among first-time smokers, the FDA has proposed to ban menthol cigarettes which might pose a greater risk of addiction and may also be more harmful to health than the regular ones.