Alcoholism

  • A smartphone app that helps alcoholics stay sober 27-03-2014 11:27 AM

    Chicago: A smartphone app for recovering alcoholics that includes a panic button and sounds an alert when they get too close to taverns helped keep some on the wagon, researchers who developed the tool found. The sober app studied joins a host of others that serve as electronic shoulder angels,...
  • Man kills alcoholic son during argument over drinking 20-03-2014 10:30 PM

    A man allegedly shot dead his 24-year-old son during an argument with him over his drinking habit in Dauseras village in Mathura on Thursday. "The father, Saurai Khan, would be nabbed soon," said SP City Manoj Sonkar, who visited the spot. "When Saurai Khan objected to his son Zamshed's inebriated...
  • Drunk father forces 8-year-old son to drive home from pub 17-02-2014 01:13 PM

    A 38-year-old heavily drunk father in Poland forced his eight-year-old son to drive him home from a pub, causing an accident in which both were injured. Mikolaj Tomaszewski faces five years jail after his son, Juliusz, crashed into another vehicle in Gielniow, Poland, when they were on their way home....
  • Bored? You need to see what happens when you pour beer on a hot frying pan 06-02-2014 10:38 AM

    Sick of the regular drinking games that people play. Try this one: put beer on a hot frying pan and be amazed. Watch this video of a person who tried this and is totally mesmerised by what happened next. ...
  • Ex school teacher stabs friend to death after a drunken argument 31-01-2014 10:16 AM

    The lesson from a stabbing death in Russia: Alcohol and literature can be a lethal mix. A former schoolteacher killed his friend after a drunken argument over which is superior, poetry or prose, investigators in the Sverdlovsk region said on Wednesday. "The literary dispute soon grew into a banal conflict,...
  • Kerala: Drunk retired army officer opens fire, injures two 30-01-2014 04:17 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: A retired Colonel opened fire at a group of people after an altercation related to giving side to the his s vehicle at Valiyavila in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday night. He started an argument with the people, later went home to bring his pistol and opened fire. Two people -...
  • Singapore to impose alcohol ban on Hindu festivals 15-01-2014 12:15 PM

    Singapore will impose an alcohol ban in the area where the Hindu religious festival Thaipusam is to be celebrated on Friday, police said. The ban would be in force from 6 pm on Thursday to 6 am local time next Monday in the Little India precinct, where weekend alcohol ban...
  • Singapore to impose alcohol ban along Hindu festival route 15-01-2014 11:06 AM

    Singapore: Singapore will impose an alcohol ban in the area where the Hindu religious festival Thaipusam is to be celebrated on Friday, police said. The ban would be in force from 6 pm tomorrow to 6 am local time next Monday in the Little India precinct, where weekend alcohol ban...
  • Bijnor: Husband beats wife to death for opposing his drinking habits 31-12-2013 02:08 PM

    A woman was allegedly beaten todeath by her husband after she opposed his drinking habits,police said in Bijnor on Tuesday. The incident happened on Monday night at Rasidpur Garhivillage when Mukhesh hit his wife Pooja repeatedly with a bedpost, they said, adding that they frequently used to fightover Mukhesh's alcoholism....
  • Singapore: Alcohol ban eased in riot hit 'Little India' 19-12-2013 11:36 AM

    Singapore on Wednesday loosened alcohol ban imposed after the December 8 riot in Little India, but the ban will remain for six months until the committee of inquiry makes its recommendations, police said. The alcohol ban will be in force every weekend, public holiday and eve of public holiday within...
  • No new liquor factory will be allowed in state: Shivraj 17-12-2013 12:02 AM

    Madhya Pradesh Chief MinisterShivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday announced that permission will notbe granted to set up new liquor factory in the statehenceforth. "Some days back, we received requests seeking permissionsto set up two distilleries. However, we threw away theapplications as we has decided not to allow any new distilleryin...
  • Singapore: Alcohol sale, consumption banned in riot hit 'Little India' on weekend 10-12-2013 11:09 AM

    Sale and consumption of alcohol will be banned this coming weekend in Little India's Race Course Road area where riot broke out on Sunday night after a fatal accident. Announcing the ban on Monday, Second Minister for Home Affairs S Iswaran said details of the ban, such as exactly what...
  • Delhi: AAP releases video of alcohol being distributed by parties 03-12-2013 07:40 AM

    New Delhi: As Delhi goes to polls on Wednesday, the Aam Aadmi Party has now released a video of how in violation of the Election Commission guidelines, alcohol is being distributed in Delhi by rival parties. Pointing fingers at the Congress and BJP, Arvind Kejriwal's party has filed a complaint...
  • Twitter adds age-screening feature, asks you to verify your age to follow alcohol brands 26-11-2013 11:10 AM

    New Delhi: Tweaking its policies, Twitter has now added the age-screening feature that makes it easier for alcohol brands to connect with an age-appropriate audience. Users will be asked to verify their age before they are allowed to access alcohol brands on Twitter, said Twitter in a blog post.To start...
  • Row over Cricket Australia sponsor censorship claims 15-10-2013 01:05 PM

    Sydney: Cricket Australia was Tuesday accused of censoring a sponsorship message warning against mixing alcohol and sport because it conflicts with lucrative drinks deals, media reports said. The advert was to be displayed around cricket grounds during a domestic one-day competition under way in Sydney, but has been reworded, the...
  • BSF effort to tackle alcohol misuse and abuse 02-10-2013 06:53 PM

    To address the problem of alcohol misuse and abuse in the force, the BSF,on Wednesday, launched a week-long alcohol de-addiction programme in association with Alcoholic Anonymous. BSF's Guwahati Frontier Inspector General S K Srivastava, inaugurating the programme, said so far "our approach to treating alcohol abuse tends to be old-fashioned...
  • Zac Efron sought professional help after facing a relapse? 20-09-2013 03:38 PM

    Los Angeles: Actor Zac Efron reportedly sought professional help twice this year after facing a major relapse for alcohol and drug addiction. The 25-year-old was addicted to alcohol and cocaine for two years, after which he decided to seek professional help in March this year. He left California and stayed...
  • Young women who drink alcohol at greater risk of breast cancer 29-08-2013 05:15 PM

    Washington: The more alcohol a young woman drinks before motherhood, the greater her risk of future breast cancer, a new study has warned. If a female averages a drink per day between her first period and her first full-term pregnancy, she increases her risk of breast cancer by 13 per...
  • 'Drunk man' leaning out of car's window gets smashed by roadside tree, dies 23-08-2013 09:04 AM

    A 22-year-old drunk man, who stuck his head out of a speeding car, died in New Delhi after being hit by a roadside tree, police said Thursday. His scared friends abandoned the car and left his body in the rear seat. Two people were detained. The body of Ashu, a...
  • Son hacks 'drunk' father to death for sexually torturing mother 08-08-2013 03:01 PM

    A teenaged boy allegedly hacked his father to death as he was miffed with him for torturing his mother in Madhya Pradesh's Mandla district. The boy was later arrested. The 15-year-old boy attacked his father Hari Prasad (46) with an axe on Wednesday night at their home in Satwas village...
  • Phensedyl worth Rs 19 lakh seized at India-Bangladesh border 07-08-2013 04:07 AM

    The Border Security Force (BSF) seized a huge consignment of phensedyl valued Rs 19 lakh at the India-Bangladesh border in Tripura, a BSF official said on Tuesday. The consignment was seized from east Barjala area in Tripura on Monday during a joint operation by police and BSF's 29 and 89...
  • Age no bar: Easy liquor for teenagers in Mumbai pubs 01-08-2013 12:24 PM

    Mumbai: Weeks after the Gurgaon pub was found serving liquor to more than 100 school children, a CNN-IBN investigation has revealed how rules are openly being flouted in pubs and bars in Mumbai. Bar owners in Mumbai seem ready to ignore the laws on the age limit for drinking. CNN-IBN,...
  • Age no bar: No checks, teenagers served liquor in Delhi bars 01-08-2013 09:07 AM

    New Delhi: The Gurgaon pub raid that brought to light how alcohol is easily served to school children has raised big questions. The biggest question is whether the 'no alcohol can be served to minors' rule exists only on paper and is openly flouted on the ground. Just weeks after...
  • Peer pressure lead youngsters to experiment with alcohol: Doctor 31-07-2013 08:41 PM

    Dr Sameer Malhotra, HOD of Mental Health at Max Healthcare says lifestyle changes and peer pressure lead many youngsters to experiment with alcohol. ...
  • Liquor smuggler, 2 thieves arrested in separate incidents 30-07-2013 01:38 PM

    A man has been arrested in Noida for allegedly smuggling liquor and 18 bottles of alcohol were recovered from him, police said on Tuesday. Babu Ram was arrested on Monday, police said. In another incident, Anil and Devraj were arrested by the Sector 24 police and a stolen motorcycle was...
  • Heroin, alcohol caused Cory Monteith's death: report 17-07-2013 01:04 PM

    Toronto: A mixed-drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol caused the death of 'Glee' star Cory Monteith, according to an initial autopsy report by the British Columbia Coroner's Service. The 31-year-old star was found dead in a hotel room in Vancouver on July 13. His body was discovered by the staff...
  • Face The People: Should 18 become the legal age for drinking? 16-07-2013 11:58 PM

    A pub in Gurgaon's DT City Mall is in trouble after police found that alcohol was being served to school children. At the time of the raid, 115 people between ages of 15 and 20 were present in the pub and consuming alcohol. ...
  • Gurgaon pub serves liquor to school children: Should 18 become the legal age for drinking?

    Tonight at 10:30, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discusses with a panel of experts whether 18 should become the legal age for drinking. You can...
  • Students caught consuming liquor: Gurgaon pub owner taken into custody 15-07-2013 03:17 PM

    New Delhi: The police are looking to have the licence cancelled of a pub in Gurgaon's DT City Mall after they found that alcohol was being served to over a 100 school children there. At the time of the raid, 115 people between ages of 15 and 20 were present...