ALCOHOL

  • Kerala government launches campaign 'Subodham' to help people overcome alcohol, drug abuse 4 days ago

    Kochi: The Kerala government on Sunday launched a major campaign "Subodham" to help people in the state overcome alcohol, drug and other substance abuse. The project was launched by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Art of Living Foundation founder Sri Sri Ravishankar in the presence of religious leaders, representatives of student...
  • UAE convicts 28 over 'sex and alcohol' boat party April 6, 2015

    Dubai: Twenty-eight men and women have been fined or jailed for attending an alcohol-fuelled sex party on a yacht in Dubai, reports said on Monday. The Court of Misdemeanours sentenced two men and three women to one year each in prison for having sex outside of marriage, the local media reported....
  • Drunken driver is like a suicide bomber: Delhi court March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: A drunken driver is like a suicide bomber who has set out to kill himself and other road users, a city court said on Tuesday and proposed stingent punishment to the offenders. The court made these observations while setting aside the sentence of an autorickshaw driver who found driving...
  • Javed Akhtar answers fan's question about battling with alcoholism through a social media application March 31, 2015

    'Frankly.me' is an Android/IOS application that enables its users to go to their favorite celebrity's or brand's profile, ask anything, and get a video response from them. It allows a very candid, one-to-one conversations between celebs and their fans. 'Frankly.me' has more than 200 celebrities on board, the notable ones...
  • Car with alcohol testers in the making; won't let you drive if you are high March 22, 2015

    New York: Researchers are working on an in-built blood alcohol level tester that can prevent people under its influence from driving. The team at the University of Michigan studied the impact of installing these alcohol ignition interlock devices in all newly-purchased vehicles over a 15-year period. Their estimates of injury prevention and...
  • Actor Aditya Pancholi arrested by Mumbai Police following brawl at nightclub March 8, 2015

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Aditya Pancholi arrested by police on Sunday morning after he got into a brawl at a Mumbai nightclub. According to the police, it all started after the actor had a tiff with the DJ over the songs that were playing at the club. Pancholi allegedly abused the...
  • Liking alcohol-related posts on Facebook may promote drinking February 10, 2015

    Washington: The more a Facebook user gets involved in alcohol-related pages or posts - whether it's a like, share or comment - the more likely that person is to consider drinking alcohol, a new study has found. Researchers from Michigan State University asked 400 participants about their feelings after they...
  • 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...
  • No alcohol, seafood: Jet Airways pilots observe safety week February 1, 2015

    New Delhi: No alcohol for one week. This is what the pilots of private carrier Jet Airways have decided as part of a novel way to observe a flight safety week at the airline from January 30 to February 5. The airline pilots, who have seldom found themselves at the receiving...
  • Alcohol TV ads linked with underage drinking: Study January 21, 2015

    Washington: Watching alcohol advertisements on TV may prompt drinking, binge drinking and hazardous drinking among underage youth, according to a new study. Researchers examined the reach of television advertising and its effect on drinking in young people. They conducted telephone-and web-based surveys with 2,541 adolescents and young adults between the...
  • 608 prosecuted for drunken driving on New Year eve January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Traffic Police challaned nearly 1000 motorists for violating traffic rules out of which 608 were prosecuted for drunken driving on the eve of New Year on Thursday night while one person was killed in an accident. "Traffic Police had deployed 86 teams, armed with breath analyzers, to check...
  • Mel B was hospitalised for mixing drugs with alcohol? December 22, 2014

    Los Angeles: Spice Girl Mel B was hospitalised last weekend because the singer had reportedly an accidental overdose of tranquilisers and alcohol. Controversy has swirled around the 39-year-old singer and TV judge after she apparently split from husband Stephen Belafonte, reported Radar online. "Mel B was hospitalised because she mixed tranquilisers,...
  • Watch: Kerala government to declare Sundays as non-dry days December 19, 2014

    The Kerala government on Thursday decided to dilute its new liquor policy, after pressure from various quarters, by sanctioning the functioning of beer and wine parlours and lifting the resolve to declare Sundays as dry days. ...
  • Kerala government dilutes its liquor policy December 19, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government on Thursday decided to dilute its new liquor policy, after pressure from various quarters, by sanctioning the functioning of beer and wine parlours and lifting the resolve to declare Sundays as dry days. The 418 liquor bars, which were closed due to the new policy that limited...
  • 19-year-old ends life after being scolded for taking alcohol December 15, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: A 19-year-old youth allegedly committed suicide after being reprimanded by parents for taking alcohol at Nanu Khera village, police said on Monday. The body of Sunil Kumar was found hanging from a tree on Sunday. He allegedly took the extreme step after his parents scolded him for drinking alcohol,...
  • 2002 hit-and-run case: Experts tell court alcohol content found in Salman Khan's blood was higher than normal December 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Salman Khan's blood had alcohol content after he was made to undergo a test in the 2002 hit-and-run case, according to a chemical analysis expert who testified in a Mumbai Sessions Court on Wednesday. The expert claimed in the court that the alcohol content found in Salman...
  • Stomach hormone triggers alcohol craving: Study October 30, 2014

    Washington: A hormone released by the stomach also has the potential to stimulate alcohol craving, a new study has found. Ghrelin is a hormone released by the stomach and it stimulates appetite and food intake. Alcohol is commonly viewed as a psychoactive substance that primarily affects brain function, but it...
  • 'LOL, should we order milk for you?': 12 problems every teetotaller goes through every weekend while partying with friends October 28, 2014

    Do awkward silences and surprised expressions usually follow when you tell your friends you don't drink? Of course, not consuming alcohol is a good habit. But one might think otherwise when you enter a party that serves no non-alcoholic drinks.For a teetotaller every party is about gorging on food and...
  • 'Alcohol. Because no great story started with someone eating a salad': You need to see 31 of these world's funniest pub signs October 4, 2014

    The weekend is upon us, that time of the week when the pub calls out to you like a mother calls her lost cubs in the wilderness. You may have noticed signs outside pubs advertising their day's special. But some pubs with a wisecracking intern decided to take it up...
  • Chronic alcohol exposure disrupts sleep September 30, 2014

    Washington: Chronic alcohol abuse can lead to disruptions in the sleep cycle, which can last for months and even years after someone stops drinking, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found. Clinical assessments and research indicate that individuals with alcohol use disorders frequently suffer from severely disrupted sleep. This can...
  • Washington state teen calls police to break up his own party rife with underage drinking and drugs September 25, 2014

    Seattle: A Washington state teenager who threw a party rife with underage drinking and drug use while his parents were away called police to intervene after a rowdy throng busted a neighbors fence and fights broke out, local media said on Wednesday. The 16-year-old, whose parents were in Portland, called the...
  • 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...
  • Acting with social, health issues in mind: Kerala government to HC on liquor policy September 16, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government has filed an affidavit in the High Court on its new liquor policy. The government explained that it decided to go ahead with the liquor policy keeping in mind the social and health aspects of the people of the state. The government said the right to...
  • Can the liquor prohibition policy work in Kerala? September 9, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Oommen Chandy government in Kerala has ordered a ban on the sale of alcohol in all non5 star outlets in the state. It remains to be seen whether the liquor prohibition in phases policy could work for Kerala. "When my husband was drunk, he would throw the food....
  • School students take oath to abstain from alcohol, drugs September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Scores of school students on Wednesday took pledge to abstain from alcohol, tobacco and all types of drugs during a programme held in the Mehrauli area. The oathtaking programme, Anuvrat, was organised by Archarya Tulsi Birth Centenary Committee at Adhyatmik Sadhna Kendra. It saw participation of eminent personalities like...
  • Feni from Goa, Tongba from Sikkim, and Yu from Manipur: 9 traditional liquors brewed locally in India September 2, 2014

    The language, cuisine, and traditions in India change every few kilometres as you start travelling from one state to another. There's a wide variety of food and beverages that are exclusive to a particular state. What we cook and how we cook it changes considerably if you compare the cuisines...
  • Tharoor slams Kerala government's decision to ban alcohol, says it will hit revenue, tourism September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Kerala government continues to face criticism over its decision to ban alchohol in the state. Congress MP from Kerala Shashi Tharoor has said that the decision will hit revenue and tourism in the state. Tharoor said, "It is a widely popular decision, but there are issues with...
  • Kerala High Court asks state government to make new liquor policy into law August 26, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In more bad news for liquor lovers in 'God's own country', the Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to make its new liquor policy limiting bar licenses to just 5 star hotels into a law. The state government on Tuesday informed the court about its new liquor...