DRINKING

  • Want to host a Holi party? These 5 five steps will make it a memorable event 10 hours 0 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Now unforgettable things are rare and come once in a long time. So to throw a party which makes a lasting impression on your friends' memory would be a hard thing to do but can be managed if you follow these steps and work a little hard. Invitees:...
  • YouTube videos showing liquor consumption considered funny, attractive: Study February 23, 2015

    Washington: In the YouTube universe, consuming alcohol is funny, drinkers are attractive and consequences minimal, a new study has found. The study of the content of leading YouTube videos involving alcohol intoxication has found the videos commonly juxtaposed intoxication with humour and attractiveness while infrequently depicting negative clinical outcomes. Brian A...
  • Energy drinks trigger hyperactivity in school children February 10, 2015

    New York: Middle-school children who consume heavily sweetened energy drinks are 66 percent more likely to be at risk for hyperactivity and inattention symptoms, reveals a new study. The finding has implications for school success and lends support to existing recommendations to limit the amount of sweetened beverages school children drink. The...
  • Do you like alcohol-related posts on Facebook? You're more likely to consider drinking alcohol February 10, 2015

    New York:The more a Facebook user gets involved in alcohol-related posts, the more likely he or she is to consider drinking alcohol, a new study says. "What we found is if people actually feel so engaged with that message and want to do something about it - like, share or comment...
  • These 'political' drinking games will make sure you are completely sloshed in less than half an hour! February 9, 2015

    Get your booze ready, switch on any random news channel and get ready to become drunk out of your wits! Akshar Pathak of Minimal Bollywood Posters fame has come up with these fun drinking games that will be an immediate success in any house party. From chugging your drink every...
  • Binge drinking most likely to kill middle-aged Americans, CDC says January 7, 2015

    Reuters: It's not college students or teenagers but rather middle-aged Americans who are most likely to die from drinking too much alcohol too quickly, according to a study released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday. An average of six people die each day in the United...
  • From door-to-door delivery to major drink in Indian restaurants: The rise of Cobra beer January 6, 2015

    Launched in 1989, Cobra beer has risen from door-to-door delivery in London to a major drink in Indian restaurants in 24 years. ...
  • 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...