DRINKING

  • Anti-drinking warning in films? It spoils the creativity: Aamir Khan October 24, 2014

    Mumbai: After putting statutory warnings over smoking scenes, the Censor Board has now introduced anti-drinking warnings in scenes where actors are depicted consuming alcohol. However, actor Aamir Khan says there are other ways of conveying this message. "I feel the creativity of the film should not be affected. I don't think...
  • UNGA Summit: PM Modi raises concerns about sanitation, power and safe drinking water September 27, 2014

    Speaking at the UNGA Summit, Prime Minister on Saturday said, "Today, 2.5 billion people are out of reach of basic sanitation, 1.3 billion people are in Powerless, 1.1 billion people are not getting drinking water." ...
  • Narendra Modi asks Pepsi, Coke to blend fruit juices in fizzy drinks September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said multinational cola giants PepsiCo and Coca-Cola should help augment fruit sales for Indian farmers by adding fresh fruit juices to their fizzy drinks. "Millions of people buy Pepsi and Coke. I have asked these companies if they can put five per cent...
  • Age at first drink linked to binge drinking risk September 24, 2014

    Washington: Teenagers who have their first drink at an early age are more likely to become a binge drinker or even an alcoholic, a new study has warned. An early age of onset of drinking is a risk factor for subsequent heavy drinking and negative outcomes, scientists found. The study found...
  • J&K floods: Army ensures food, drinking water availability to people September 11, 2014

    en as relief and rescue teams evacuated around one lakh people and shifted them to safe shelters in the flood hit Kashmir Valley, there are many stranded people who are reluctant to leave their homes. For those who don't want to leave their homes, authorities said they are concentrating more...
  • Watch: The next time you take the Ice Bucket Challenge in India, watch this video to understand the struggles of those who walk miles to fetch water September 4, 2014

    The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, apart from raising money for a severe form of motor neuron disease, has also snowballed into a viral social trend with people dousing themselves with ice cold water on and nominating friends to the dare. Thousands of people have taken the challenge across the world...
  • Centre aims for a healthier India, asks PepsiCo to cut down sugar content in drinks August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The government is doing its bit to make the nation healthier. After levying an additional 5 per cent excise duty on carbonated beverages, the Processed Food Industries Minister has urged fast food giant PepsiCo to reduce the sugar content in their carbonated drinks. After a meeting between PepsiCo...
  • Government asks PepsiCo to bring down sugar content in its drinks August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has asked PepsiCo to bring down sugar content in its products. This was conveyed to PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi when she had a oneonone meeting with Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Wednesday. According to a statement from the Food Processing Ministry, Badal asked Nooyi...
  • Is it the time to overhaul railway catering? August 5, 2014

    The administration has clamped down on IRCTC after cockroaches were found on on board food items. The IRCTC has been fined Rs 1 lakh and we at CNNIBN asked Is it the time to overhaul railway catering? ...
  • 6 children faint, 20 fall ill after drinking water at a government primary school August 4, 2014

    At least six children fainted and 20 fell ill on Monday after drinking water at a school in Bihar's Bhojpur district, an official said. All were out of danger after receiving medical treatment. The incident took place at a governmentrun primary school in Bangawan in the district, about 60 km from...
  • New pocketsized device can detect date rape drugs in your drink July 28, 2014

    Washington: A new pocketsized device that can test your drink for common date rape drugs in a jiffy has been developed. The gadget, called pd.id, or the "personal drink ID", can be dipped into your drink, and it will scan for colour, conductivity and temperature. It then takes that information and compares...
  • Device that scans your drink for safety July 27, 2014

    New York: Next time you go to a party in a bar, do not hesitate if someone offers you a drink. Just dip this little stick clandestinely in the glass and get to know if the drink is spiked or not. Called pd.id (personal drink ID), just stick the pocketsized...
  • Gujarat: Motherdaughter die after consuming local cold drink July 14, 2014

    Rajkot: A woman and her threeyearold daughter died after allegedly consuming a locallymade cold drink at their residence in Laxmivadi area on Sunday, police said. Fortyyearold Rekha Dhana and her minor daughter Hemangi started vomiting after consuming a local brand of cold drinks, LR Gohil, Police SubInspector of Bhaktinagar police station...
  • Light drinking less healthy than thought, finds a new study July 11, 2014

    Paris: A glass or two of booze is good for your heart, according to longstanding medical advice that drinkers are often fond of citing. But, according to a study published on Friday, this cherished invitation to say "cheers" is well off the mark. Reducing even light consumption of alcohol will not only...
  • Jaitley's 'healthy measures' in Budget 2014: Cigarettes, gutka, aerated drinks get costlier July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In what he called 'healthy measures', Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday increased excise duties on tobacco, gutka and aerated drinks. Making cigarettes expensive, Jaitley raised the excise duties on cigarettes and other tobacco products from 11 per cent and 72 per cent. Jaitley has also hiked excise duty...
  • Six fall ill after consuming cold drink July 8, 2014

    Six villagers fell ill after consuming cold drinks in Sonta village in the district, police said on Tuesday. The victims complained of headache and vomiting soon after consuming the drinks on Monday and were taken to a hospital immediately, they said. Police are probing the matter. ...
  • Follow Gujarat's water management model: Centre to states June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The NDA government has asked states to emulate the Gujarat water management model to address the problem of water scarcity. The Centre has forwarded a compact disc received from Gujarat government's Water and Sanitation Management Organisation on the subject "The statewide water supply grid" to the states to...
  • Soft drink giant PepsiCo wins trademark case over 'Aquafina' June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Soft drink giant Pepsico India Holdings Pvt Ltd has won a legal battle in the Delhi High Court over the trademark 'Aquafina' used for its packaged drinking water. A bench of Justice G S Sistani restrained PSI Ganesh Marketing from using "deceptively similar" trademark 'Aqua Fies' and causing...
  • Delhi adjudged best destination for food & drink by travel magazine June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The national capital has been adjudged as the best destination for food and drink by a noted travel magazine. Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards, 2014 declared New Delhi as the 'Best Destination for Food & Drink' at a glitzy ceremony held in a Mumbai hotel last week. Chief...
  • US teens are drinking less, texting more: Study June 15, 2014

    New York: American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less. But they're texting behind the wheel and spending a lot of time on video games and computers, according to the government's latest study of worrisome behaviour. Generally speaking, the news is good. Most forms of drug use, weapons use...
  • Barmer to get purified drinking water for 10 paise per litre June 1, 2014

    Rajsthan government will provide purified drinking water in 160 villages of Barmer district for 10 paise per litre from next year. Under the National Rural Drinking Water Mission, about 160 RO (reverse osmosis) plants would start providing purified water in 160 villages by March 2015, additional Executive Engineer BL Jatol...
  • Jal Sewa, Agra's free water service, completes 30 years in quenching thirst April 14, 2014

    An initiative run by volunteers to provide free and cold drinking water to all completes 30 years of service in the Taj city. Each summer, a group of thirst quenchers who have branded themselves together in the Sri Nath ji Nishulk Jal Sewa, armed with buckets and trolleys set up water...
  • CJ Mushtaq highlights lack of safe drinking water supply in Srinagar March 24, 2014

    CJ Mushtaq Khan highlights the condition of unhygienic drinking water supply in the heart of Srinagar city in Jammu and Kashmir. The area called Telbal is a short distance from CM Omar Abdullah's residence, Says CJ. In the absence of clean driking water supply, the residents are forced to fetch...
  • Thane: Son kills mother after she refuses money for liquor December 28, 2013

    A 50yearold tribal woman was beaten to death by her son near Thane as she refused to give him money for buying liquor, police said on Saturday. The accused, Shantaram Kakdya Wagh, a resident of Kakdyachiwadi village under Jahwar taluka, is absconding after committing the crime since Friday afternoon, Assistant Police...
  • Has Lindsay Lohan started drinking again? October 24, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actress Lindsay Lohan, who has been admitted to rehabilitation centre for alcohol addiction in the past, might be drinking again. A photograph, taken on Tuesday at Hollywood Hills here, has the actress extending her hand to grab a wine bottle. However, there are no pictures of her clutching the...
  • FSSAI to conduct periodic checks of soft drinks: Supreme Court October 22, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to monitor and conduct periodic checks of all carbonated soft drinks as the issue relates to citizens' fundamental right to life guaranteed under the Constitution. A bench of justices K S Radhakrishnan and A K Sikri...
  • Mumbai: Friend allegedly forces an 18yearold girl to drink acid October 20, 2013

    Mumbai: An 18yearold girl was allegedly forced to drink acid by her male friend on Saturday evening in Mumbai. The police claimed that her male friend also tried to push her into the sea. The incident took place at Gorai Beach in the western suburbs of Mumbai. The girl has...
  • TN: State govt allots Rs 717.32 crore for three integrated drinking water projects October 19, 2013

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has allocated Rs 717.32 crore for implementing integrated drinking water projects in Tiruppur, Erode, Thanjavur and Coimbatore districts, to benefit over 10 lakh people. An integrated drinking water project at a cost of Rs 495.70 crore would be implemented with Kollidam river as the source...
  • Britney Spears bans entourage from drinking during group meals October 9, 2013

    Los Angeles: Britney Spears' entourage reportedly struggled to stick to the singer's strict no booze ban during a group meal. The 'Work Bitch' singer has been determined to stay sober ever since leaving rehab in 2007 and refused to let her friends drink alcohol at the dinner table with her,...
  • After 'Amma canteen', Tamil Nadu CM to launch 'Amma mineral water' scheme September 15, 2013

    In yet another pro-people welfare measure, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa will launch a scheme on Sunday to provide mineral water for Rs 10 a litre. The Chief Minister will inaugurate the "Amma Drinking Water" plant at Gummidipoondy in nearby Tiruvallur district, the government said on Sunday. "Amma Drinking Water will be...