Drinking

  • New pocket-sized device can detect date rape drugs in your drink 12 hours 19 minutes ago

    Washington: A new pocket-sized device that can test your drink for common date rape drugs in a jiffy has been developed. The gadget, called pd.id, or the "personal drink ID", can be dipped into your drink, and it will scan for colour, conductivity and temperature. It then takes that information and compares...
  • Device that scans your drink for safety Yesterday

    New York: Next time you go to a party in a bar, do not hesitate if someone offers you a drink. Just dip this little stick clandestinely in the glass and get to know if the drink is spiked or not. Called pd.id (personal drink ID), just stick the pocket-sized...
  • Gujarat: Mother-daughter die after consuming local cold drink July 14, 2014

    Rajkot: A woman and her three-year-old daughter died after allegedly consuming a locally-made cold drink at their residence in Laxmivadi area on Sunday, police said. Forty-year-old Rekha Dhana and her minor daughter Hemangi started vomiting after consuming a local brand of cold drinks, LR Gohil, Police Sub-Inspector of Bhaktinagar police station...
  • 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...
  • Jaitley's 'healthy measures' in Budget 2014: Cigarettes, gutka, aerated drinks get costlier July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In what he called 'healthy measures', Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday increased excise duties on tobacco, gutka and aerated drinks. Making cigarettes expensive, Jaitley raised the excise duties on cigarettes and other tobacco products from 11 per cent and 72 per cent. Jaitley has also hiked excise duty...
  • Six fall ill after consuming cold drink July 8, 2014

    Six villagers fell ill after consuming cold drinks in Sonta village in the district, police said on Tuesday. The victims complained of headache and vomiting soon after consuming the drinks on Monday and were taken to a hospital immediately, they said. Police are probing the matter. ...
  • Follow Gujarat's water management model: Centre to states June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The NDA government has asked states to emulate the Gujarat water management model to address the problem of water scarcity. The Centre has forwarded a compact disc received from Gujarat government's Water and Sanitation Management Organisation on the subject "The state-wide water supply grid" to the states to...
  • Soft drink giant PepsiCo wins trademark case over 'Aquafina' June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Soft drink giant Pepsico India Holdings Pvt Ltd has won a legal battle in the Delhi High Court over the trademark 'Aquafina' used for its packaged drinking water. A bench of Justice G S Sistani restrained PSI Ganesh Marketing from using "deceptively similar" trademark 'Aqua Fies' and causing...
  • Delhi adjudged best destination for food & drink by travel magazine June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The national capital has been adjudged as the best destination for food and drink by a noted travel magazine. Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards, 2014 declared New Delhi as the 'Best Destination for Food & Drink' at a glitzy ceremony held in a Mumbai hotel last week. Chief...
  • US teens are drinking less, texting more: Study June 15, 2014

    New York: American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less. But they're texting behind the wheel and spending a lot of time on video games and computers, according to the government's latest study of worrisome behaviour. Generally speaking, the news is good. Most forms of drug use, weapons use...
  • Barmer to get purified drinking water for 10 paise per litre June 1, 2014

    Rajsthan government will provide purified drinking water in 160 villages of Barmer district for 10 paise per litre from next year. Under the National Rural Drinking Water Mission, about 160 RO (reverse osmosis) plants would start providing purified water in 160 villages by March 2015, additional Executive Engineer BL Jatol...
  • Jal Sewa, Agra's free water service, completes 30 years in quenching thirst April 14, 2014

    An initiative run by volunteers to provide free and cold drinking water to all completes 30 years of service in the Taj city. Each summer, a group of thirst quenchers who have branded themselves together in the Sri Nath ji Nishulk Jal Sewa, armed with buckets and trolleys set up water...
  • CJ Mushtaq highlights lack of safe drinking water supply in Srinagar March 24, 2014

    CJ Mushtaq Khan highlights the condition of unhygienic drinking water supply in the heart of Srinagar city in Jammu and Kashmir. The area called Telbal is a short distance from CM Omar Abdullah's residence, Says CJ. In the absence of clean driking water supply, the residents are forced to fetch...
  • Thane: Son kills mother after she refuses money for liquor December 28, 2013

    A 50-year-old tribal woman was beaten to death by her son near Thane as she refused to give him money for buying liquor, police said on Saturday. The accused, Shantaram Kakdya Wagh, a resident of Kakdyachiwadi village under Jahwar taluka, is absconding after committing the crime since Friday afternoon, Assistant Police...
  • Has Lindsay Lohan started drinking again? October 24, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actress Lindsay Lohan, who has been admitted to rehabilitation centre for alcohol addiction in the past, might be drinking again. A photograph, taken on Tuesday at Hollywood Hills here, has the actress extending her hand to grab a wine bottle. However, there are no pictures of her clutching the...
  • FSSAI to conduct periodic checks of soft drinks: Supreme Court October 22, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to monitor and conduct periodic checks of all carbonated soft drinks as the issue relates to citizens' fundamental right to life guaranteed under the Constitution. A bench of justices K S Radhakrishnan and A K Sikri...
  • Mumbai: Friend allegedly forces an 18-year-old girl to drink acid October 20, 2013

    Mumbai: An 18-year-old girl was allegedly forced to drink acid by her male friend on Saturday evening in Mumbai. The police claimed that her male friend also tried to push her into the sea. The incident took place at Gorai Beach in the western suburbs of Mumbai. The girl has...
  • TN: State govt allots Rs 717.32 crore for three integrated drinking water projects October 19, 2013

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has allocated Rs 717.32 crore for implementing integrated drinking water projects in Tiruppur, Erode, Thanjavur and Coimbatore districts, to benefit over 10 lakh people. An integrated drinking water project at a cost of Rs 495.70 crore would be implemented with Kollidam river as the source...
  • Britney Spears bans entourage from drinking during group meals October 9, 2013

    Los Angeles: Britney Spears' entourage reportedly struggled to stick to the singer's strict no booze ban during a group meal. The 'Work Bitch' singer has been determined to stay sober ever since leaving rehab in 2007 and refused to let her friends drink alcohol at the dinner table with her,...
  • After 'Amma canteen', Tamil Nadu CM to launch 'Amma mineral water' scheme September 15, 2013

    In yet another pro-people welfare measure, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa will launch a scheme on Sunday to provide mineral water for Rs 10 a litre. The Chief Minister will inaugurate the "Amma Drinking Water" plant at Gummidipoondy in nearby Tiruvallur district, the government said on Sunday. "Amma Drinking Water will be...
  • Jayalalithaa to launch scheme to provide mineral water at Rs 10 September 14, 2013

    Chennai: In yet another pro-people welfare measure, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa will launch a scheme on Sunday to provide mineral water for Rs ten a litre. The Chief Minister will inaugurate the "Amma Drinking Water" plant at Gummidipoondy in nearby Tiruvallur district, the government said on Saturday. "Amma Drinking Water...
  • Jayalalithaa approves drinking water scheme for wild animals August 26, 2013

    The Tamil Nadu government on Monday announced a Rs 2.81 crore drinking water scheme for wild animals covering four major tiger reserves and forest areas in the state. The measure was proposed in view of the animals straying into public places in search of water during dry spells, thus causing damage...
  • Drinking water shortage in China, over 3 million people affected August 18, 2013

    More than three million people are facing acute shortage of drinking water due to a persistent drought in southwest China which has affected more than 17 million people in 1,311 towns. There was a partial relief from the lingering drought in Guizhou Province due to rainfall in the past two days,...
  • Over 50 students taken ill after drinking water from a hand pump at a school August 3, 2013

    More than 50 children, mostly girls, were taken ill on Friday after drinking water from a handpump at a school in Bihar's Sitamarhi district. They are now out of danger, officials said. The incident took place at the Kasturba Gandhi middle school in Runnisaidpur of Sitamarhi, a district police officer...
  • Pub manager arrested for illegally serving liquor to underaged people August 2, 2013

    At least three dozen drunk foreigners and Indians, including underaged people barred from consuming liquor, were caught early on Thursday in a pub in Gurgaon, police said. The pub manager was arrested but the customers were released later. A team of excise and police officials raided the pub around 2.30...
  • Age no bar: Easy liquor for teenagers in Mumbai pubs August 1, 2013

    Mumbai: Weeks after the Gurgaon pub was found serving liquor to more than 100 school children, a CNN-IBN investigation has revealed how rules are openly being flouted in pubs and bars in Mumbai. Bar owners in Mumbai seem ready to ignore the laws on the age limit for drinking. CNN-IBN,...
  • Age no bar: No checks, teenagers served liquor in Delhi bars August 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The Gurgaon pub raid that brought to light how alcohol is easily served to school children has raised big questions. The biggest question is whether the 'no alcohol can be served to minors' rule exists only on paper and is openly flouted on the ground. Just weeks after...
  • Should the legal age for drinking be 18 years? August 1, 2013

    If you can vote, marry, drive a vehicle and even be sued at 18, why can't you be trusted to drink responsibly? CNN-IBN's Mumbai Bureau Chief Smitha Nair tries to uncover the mood of young Mumbaikers to bring to light their view on the contentious issue. ...
  • Peer pressure lead youngsters to experiment with alcohol: Doctor July 31, 2013

    Dr Sameer Malhotra, HOD of Mental Health at Max Healthcare says lifestyle changes and peer pressure lead many youngsters to experiment with alcohol. ...
  • Government plans to implement Rs 150 crore drinking water scheme July 31, 2013

    Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy on Tuesday announced in the assembly that the government had evolved a Rs 150 crore drinking water project exclusively for Karaikal to ensure that hygienically uninterrupted drinking water was available in the region. Replying to the complaints made by PR Siva (AINRC) during question time that...