Alcohol

  • Minors rounded up in illegal DJ party in Navi Mumbai 4 days ago

    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 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 not only...
  • Nearly 100 pilots found drunk in pre-flight 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...
  • 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 CNN-IBN, 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 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," a...
  • 30-year-old man allegedly rapes Malaysian woman June 8, 2014

    A 30-year-old 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 8-year-old son to drive home from pub February 17, 2014

    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. 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...
  • Singapore to impose alcohol ban along Hindu festival route January 15, 2014

    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 December 31, 2013

    A woman was allegedly beaten to death by her husband after she opposed his drinking habits, police said in Bijnor on Tuesday. The incident happened on Monday night at Rasidpur Garhi village when Mukhesh hit his wife Pooja repeatedly with a bed post, they said, adding that they frequently used to fight over Mukhesh's alcoholism. A case...
  • Singapore: Alcohol ban eased in riot hit 'Little India' December 19, 2013

    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 the...
  • No new liquor factory will be allowed in state: Shivraj December 17, 2013

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday announced that permission will not be granted to set up new liquor factory in the state henceforth. "Some days back, we received requests seeking permissions to set up two distilleries. However, we threw away the applications as we has decided not to allow any new distillery in the...
  • Singapore: Alcohol sale, consumption banned in riot hit 'Little India' on weekend December 10, 2013

    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 time...
  • Delhi: AAP releases video of alcohol being distributed by parties December 3, 2013

    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 November 26, 2013

    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 October 15, 2013

    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 Australian...
  • BSF effort to tackle alcohol misuse and abuse October 2, 2013

    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 and...
  • Zac Efron sought professional help after facing a relapse? September 20, 2013

    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 in a...