Alcohol

  • Text messages can help reduce binge drinking in youth 13-07-2014 03:10 PM

    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...
  • Light drinking less healthy than thought, finds a new study 11-07-2014 12:14 PM

    Paris: A glass or two of booze is good for your heart, according to long-standing 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...
  • Nearly 100 pilots found drunk in pre-flight tests since 2011 08-07-2014 07:47 PM

    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...
  • A new cocktail calculator that tells alcohol content of your drink 06-07-2014 05:13 PM

    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...
  • Goa minister asks women not to wear short dresses or drink to stop crime 01-07-2014 12:20 PM

    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 CNN-IBN, he...
  • Alcohol behind last December riots: Committee of Inquiry 30-06-2014 07:18 PM

    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 22-06-2014 04:40 PM

    Kottayam: A 25-year-old 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,"...
  • 'Alcohol use in movies drive young adults to drink more' 21-05-2014 04:10 PM

    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...
  • Elections 2014: Rs 331 cr cash, 225 lakh litre liquor, 1.85 lakh kg drugs seized 13-05-2014 10:37 AM

    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 12-05-2014 05:11 PM

    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 -...
  • Doctor arrested in inebriated state, released on bail 23-04-2014 03:33 PM

    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...
  • A smartphone app that helps alcoholics stay sober 27-03-2014 11:27 AM

    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,...
  • Man kills alcoholic son during argument over drinking 20-03-2014 10:30 PM

    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...
  • Drunk father forces 8-year-old son to drive home from pub 17-02-2014 01:13 PM

    A 38-year-old heavily drunk father in Poland forced his eight-year-old 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....
  • Bored? You need to see what happens when you pour beer on a hot frying pan 06-02-2014 10:38 AM

    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 31-01-2014 10:16 AM

    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,...
  • Kerala: Drunk retired army officer opens fire, injures two 30-01-2014 04:17 PM

    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 -...
  • Singapore to impose alcohol ban on Hindu festivals 15-01-2014 12:15 PM

    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...
  • Singapore to impose alcohol ban along Hindu festival route 15-01-2014 11:06 AM

    Singapore: 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 tomorrow to 6 am local time next Monday in the Little India precinct, where weekend alcohol ban...
  • Bijnor: Husband beats wife to death for opposing his drinking habits 31-12-2013 02:08 PM

    A woman was allegedly beaten todeath by her husband after she opposed his drinking habits,police said in Bijnor on Tuesday. The incident happened on Monday night at Rasidpur Garhivillage when Mukhesh hit his wife Pooja repeatedly with a bedpost, they said, adding that they frequently used to fightover Mukhesh's alcoholism....
  • Singapore: Alcohol ban eased in riot hit 'Little India' 19-12-2013 11:36 AM

    Singapore on Wednesday loosened alcohol ban imposed after the December 8 riot in Little India, but the ban will remain for six months until the committee of inquiry makes its recommendations, police said. The alcohol ban will be in force every weekend, public holiday and eve of public holiday within...
  • No new liquor factory will be allowed in state: Shivraj 17-12-2013 12:02 AM

    Madhya Pradesh Chief MinisterShivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday announced that permission will notbe granted to set up new liquor factory in the statehenceforth. "Some days back, we received requests seeking permissionsto set up two distilleries. However, we threw away theapplications as we has decided not to allow any new distilleryin...
  • Singapore: Alcohol sale, consumption banned in riot hit 'Little India' on weekend 10-12-2013 11:09 AM

    Sale and consumption of alcohol will be banned this coming weekend in Little India's Race Course Road area where riot broke out on Sunday night after a fatal accident. Announcing the ban on Monday, Second Minister for Home Affairs S Iswaran said details of the ban, such as exactly what...
  • Delhi: AAP releases video of alcohol being distributed by parties 03-12-2013 07:40 AM

    New Delhi: As Delhi goes to polls on Wednesday, the Aam Aadmi Party has now released a video of how in violation of the Election Commission guidelines, alcohol is being distributed in Delhi by rival parties. Pointing fingers at the Congress and BJP, Arvind Kejriwal's party has filed a complaint...
  • Twitter adds age-screening feature, asks you to verify your age to follow alcohol brands 26-11-2013 11:10 AM

    New Delhi: Tweaking its policies, Twitter has now added the age-screening feature that makes it easier for alcohol brands to connect with an age-appropriate audience. Users will be asked to verify their age before they are allowed to access alcohol brands on Twitter, said Twitter in a blog post.To start...
  • Row over Cricket Australia sponsor censorship claims 15-10-2013 01:05 PM

    Sydney: Cricket Australia was Tuesday accused of censoring a sponsorship message warning against mixing alcohol and sport because it conflicts with lucrative drinks deals, media reports said. The advert was to be displayed around cricket grounds during a domestic one-day competition under way in Sydney, but has been reworded, the...
  • BSF effort to tackle alcohol misuse and abuse 02-10-2013 06:53 PM

    To address the problem of alcohol misuse and abuse in the force, the BSF,on Wednesday, launched a week-long alcohol de-addiction programme in association with Alcoholic Anonymous. BSF's Guwahati Frontier Inspector General S K Srivastava, inaugurating the programme, said so far "our approach to treating alcohol abuse tends to be old-fashioned...
  • Zac Efron sought professional help after facing a relapse? 20-09-2013 03:38 PM

    Los Angeles: Actor Zac Efron reportedly sought professional help twice this year after facing a major relapse for alcohol and drug addiction. The 25-year-old was addicted to alcohol and cocaine for two years, after which he decided to seek professional help in March this year. He left California and stayed...
  • Young women who drink alcohol at greater risk of breast cancer 29-08-2013 05:15 PM

    Washington: The more alcohol a young woman drinks before motherhood, the greater her risk of future breast cancer, a new study has warned. If a female averages a drink per day between her first period and her first full-term pregnancy, she increases her risk of breast cancer by 13 per...
  • 'Drunk man' leaning out of car's window gets smashed by roadside tree, dies 23-08-2013 09:04 AM

    A 22-year-old drunk man, who stuck his head out of a speeding car, died in New Delhi after being hit by a roadside tree, police said Thursday. His scared friends abandoned the car and left his body in the rear seat. Two people were detained. The body of Ashu, a...