Passenger arrested at Kolkata airport for carrying psychotropic substance

first_imgKolkata: A passenger, resident of Uttar Panchpota, North XXIV Parganas, travelling to Doha by Qatar flight no. QR- 541 was arrested on Tuesday at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, for carrying 1865 tablets of amphetamine. Amphetamine is a psychotropic substance under NDPS (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) Act, 1985. A customs office press release read, 1865 pieces of amphetamine, weighing 200 grams, were seized under Section 43 of NDPS Act, 1985. The passenger was arrested under the provision of the act ibid. Further investigation is in progress.last_img

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Apparently You Can Become Addicted to Google Glass

first_imgOctober 15, 2014 Doctors in San Diego have documented what they describe as the first reported case of “Internet addiction disorder” involving the overuse of Glass. The patient was a 31-year-old enlisted service member who checked in to the U.S. Navy’s Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP) this summer for treatment of alcoholism. He was exhibiting withdrawal symptoms that doctors initially thought were solely related to alcohol. But it turned out he was having a hard time functioning also because of his withdrawal from Google Glass.The man had been wearing Glass for up to 18 hours a day, using it fastidiously at work and taking it off when he went to sleep or bathed, said Dr. Andrew Doan, head of addictions and resilience research at Naval Medical Center San Diego and a co-author of a paper published in the journal Addictive Behaviors describing the case.The man told his treatment providers that the withdrawal symptoms from Glass were “much worse” than withdrawing from alcohol, Doan told NBC News.Moreover, “when the therapist would ask him a question, he would have this repeated movement of placing his index finger to the right side of face, similar to trying to turn on the Glass,” Doan said. The man even began experiencing his dreams as if they were viewed through the eyeglass-like smart headset.The patient successfully completed the 35-day residential treatment program and is experiencing fewer withdrawal symptoms, Doan said. He is now following up with outpatient treatment. Google did not immediately respond to a request from NBC News or comment on the case.Though “Internet addiction” isn’t included in the American Psychiatric Association’s latest version of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Doan insists it’s a real malady. He expects to see more cases of behavioral disorders linked to technology as connected gadgets proliferate. One disorder to be on the lookout for, he said, is “nomophobia” — short for “no-mobile-phone” phobia — or the fear of being out of mobile phone contact. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals This story originally appeared on CNBC Register Now » 2 min readlast_img read more

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