Liquor Tragedy

  • BJP demands Acharya's resignation on moral grounds May 11, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Opposition BJP in Odisha on Friday demanded resignation of state finance minister Prasanna Acharya in the wake of a Commission finding fault with the drugs administration for spurious liquor tragedy of February 2012 that claimed 41 lives. "Acharya, who was then the state's health minister should resign from the...
  • Hooch Tragedy: Guj for death penalty for convicts July 15, 2009

    Ahmedabad: In the wake of recent Hooch tragedy, the Gujarat government has introduced a Bill in the state Assembly to amend the Prohibition Law, thereby seeking stringent punishment, including death penalty, to deal with illicit liquor trade. "We have taken a historical step to introduce a Bill in the current...
  • Gujarat hooch tragedy: Death toll rises to 136 July 11, 2009

    Ahmedabad: The death toll in Gujarat's worst moonshine tragedy has risen to 136 with 26 more people dying in city hospitals after consuming illicit liquor, officials said on Saturday. This is the highest death toll in Gujarat from consuming moonshine since 1989 when 132 people had died in a matter of...
  • Gujarat hooch death toll rises to 105 July 10, 2009

    Ahmedabad: The death toll in one of Gujarat's worst moonshine tragedies rose to 105 even as doctors in four hospitals were trying desperately to save scores of other critically ill patients, officials said on Friday. People began dying on Monday after having consumed illicit liquor. By midnight Thursday, 105 lives had...
  • Protests in Ahmedabad after spurious liquor tragedy July 8, 2009

    Ahmedabad: Violent protests broke out in Ahmedabad, following the death of eight people from consumption of spurious liquor. Two of those affected in the hooch tragedy are still critical. Police used teargas shells to control the mob. Protesters were demanding immediate post mortem of the dead. The victims reportedly consumed alcohol...