ALCOHOL

  • Watch: Kerala government to declare Sundays as non-dry days 21 hours 47 minutes ago

    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 21 hours 51 minutes ago

    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 4 days ago

    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...
  • '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 22, 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. ...