Alcohol

  • Acting with social, health issues in mind: Kerala government to HC on liquor policy 1 week ago

    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...
  • 'No alcohol in Kerala? Will the capital now be called Trivand'? Outraged tipplers take to Twitter to protest prohibition in 'God's Own Country' August 23, 2014

    India's wettest state is planning to dry out, drop by drop. Kerala, which has the country's highest alcohol consumption per capita, is moving to become alcoholfree within 10 years. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said the state government was in favour of "total prohibition". From next April, only 5star hotels...
  • Banning alcohol wil encourage black marketing: Mumbai locals August 23, 2014

    After the decision of government to ban sale of alcohol in Mumbai and Kerala this is how locals from Mumbai reacted. ...
  • Minors rounded up in illegal DJ party in Navi Mumbai July 17, 2014

    Mumbai: 225 children were rounded up in a police raid of an illegal DJ party in Navi Mumbai. Police raided Rain pub in sector 6 of Nerul, Navi Mumbai where an illegal party was under progress; with alcohol. Of those rounded up, 100 were girls and mostly under 21 years. ...
  • Text messages can help reduce binge drinking in youth July 13, 2014

    Washington: Text messages can motivate young adults to reduce their binge drinking by more than 50 per cent, according to a new study. Young adults who screened positive for a history of hazardous or binge drinking reduced their binge drinking by more than 50 per cent after receiving mobile phone text...
  • 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...
  • Nearly 100 pilots found drunk in preflight tests since 2011 July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Almost 100 pilots have been punished for being drunk ahead of flights between 2011 and June 30 this year, though there has been a declining trend of alcoholism among the cockpit crew, Rajya Sabha was told on Tuesday. From 2011 till June 30 this year, a total of 97...
  • A new cocktail calculator that tells alcohol content of your drink July 6, 2014

    Washington: Researchers have developed a new cocktail calculator that can help drinkers better understand the units of alcohol that they are consuming in different beverages. The calculator developed by The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is supposed to be used as an educational guide only, and consumers should...
  • No ban on bikinis or drinking alcohol: Goa Tourism Minister July 2, 2014

    Goa Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar on Wednesday said, "Whatever the minister said was his personal comment. The government has nothing to do with that." In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN, Parulekar said, "As a tourism minister, I can say that there can be no ban on bikinis or drinking. People...
  • Goa minister asks women not to wear short dresses or drink to stop crime July 1, 2014

    Panaji: Even as the furore over Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal's rape comment continues, another politician has sparked a row making a controversial comment on women. Goa's PWD minister Sudin Dhavalikar has said that women going to pubs in short dresses is not India's culture. While speaking to CNNIBN, he...
  • Alcohol behind last December riots: Committee of Inquiry June 30, 2014

    Singapore: The probe into last December's riots in Singapore, the worst in 40 years, on Monday cited alcohol as the "major contributory factor" that triggered the unrest. The riot on the night of December 8 in Singapore's Little India precinct was sparked by the death of an Indian national in...
  • Son held for raping mother in Kerala June 22, 2014

    Kottayam: A 25yearold man was on Sunday arrested in Kerala on charges of raping his mother, police said. "This was happening for some time and there used to be ruckus in their home over this. The neighbours were unhappy over this and filed a complaint and we arrested the man," a...
  • 30yearold man allegedly rapes Malaysian woman June 8, 2014

    A 30yearold man has been arrested for allegedly raping a Malaysian woman who was in Jaipur on a business trip. This latest shocker comes just days after a class 8th student was allegedly raped by her neighbour in Jaipur and set herself on fire. ...
  • 'Alcohol use in movies drive young adults to drink more' May 21, 2014

    London: Exposure to alcohol use in movies can encourage drinking in young people, a significant research shows. Moreover, exposure to alcohol portrayals in advertisements and digital media such as Facebook can also attract young adults towards drinking. According to researchers, since movie characters can be regarded as role models by young people,...
  • Elections 2014: Rs 331 cr cash, 225 lakh litre liquor, 1.85 lakh kg drugs seized May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Voting in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections is over and the data released by the Election Commission shows that over Rs 331 crore in cash was seized during the polls. The EC also seized 225 lakh litre liquor and 1.85 lakh kg drugs this election season. Andhra Pradesh...
  • Delhi starts drinking real young, before 18 May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: An astonishing 83.8 per cent boys and 64.6 per cent girls in Delhi start drinking before age 18, and 11.1 per cent boys and 2.1 per cent girls spend around Rs 8,000 on alcohol per month, revealed a survey released on Monday. The survey, Alcohol and Youth Survey...
  • Doctor arrested in inebriated state, released on bail April 23, 2014

    A government doctor at a Community Health Centre (CHC) in Bundi was arrested in an inebriated state for allegedly disturbing peace but was released on bail, police said on Wednesday. Ganesh Lal Meena, posted at the CHC in Indergarh was arrested on Tuesday and a case under section 107 (disturbing peace)...
  • A smartphone app that helps alcoholics stay sober March 27, 2014

    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, featuring...
  • Man kills alcoholic son during argument over drinking March 20, 2014

    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 state, he...
  • Drunk father forces 8yearold son to drive home from pub February 17, 2014

    A 38yearold heavily drunk father in Poland forced his eightyearold 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. The...
  • Bored? You need to see what happens when you pour beer on a hot frying pan February 6, 2014

    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 January 31, 2014

    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, on the...
  • Kerala: Drunk retired army officer opens fire, injures two January 30, 2014

    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 Manoj,...
  • Singapore to impose alcohol ban on Hindu festivals January 15, 2014

    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...