HOOCH TRAGEDY

  • UP: Death toll in hooch tragedy rises to 42 October 21, 2013

    Azamgarh: Another 10 people have died in hospitals after drinking toxic bootleg liquor in Uttar Pradesh, police said Sunday, raising the death toll to 42 in the past three days. Some 40 people are being treated in hospitals in Uttar Pradesh state, said District Magistrate Neena Sharma. Police arrested 32 people for...
  • Toll in hooch tragedy climbs to 35; excise officials suspended October 20, 2013

    Azamgarh: With 13 more deaths, the toll in the hooch tragedy in several villages of Mubarakpur area climbed to 35 even as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav took serious note of the incident and suspended five excise department officials. Thirteen people have died since last night after consuming spurious liquor,...
  • Five more die in Bihar hooch tragedy, toll rises to 13 December 8, 2012

    Ara: Five more persons have died after drinking spurious liquor taking the toll to 13 on Saturday in Anaith village and adjoining areas under Nawada police station area in Bihar's Bhojpur district, a police official said. "The toll in the hooch tragedy has risen to 13 in the past 24...
  • Odisha excise minister quits over hooch tragedy February 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Odisha Excise Minister AU Singhdeo on Thursday resigned over hooch tragedy in Cuttack on moral grounds. The death toll has risen to 32 in number and as many as 67 people had fallen sick after consumption of a dubious medicinal concoction, which police claim was high in alcohol content...
  • Cuttack hooch tragedy: Death toll rises to 30 February 9, 2012

    Cuttack: The death toll in the Cuttack hooch tragedy has gone up to 30 while 12 others continue to be in a critical state. As many as 67 people had fallen sick after consumption of a dubious medicinal concoction, which police claim was high in alcohol content and cheaply available at...
  • 30 die after consuming spurious liquor in Cuttack February 9, 2012

    Cuttack: The toll in the hooch tragedy mounted to 30 on Wednesday with the death of 24 more ailing persons in different hospitals in Odisha. While 29 people died at the SCB Medical College Hospital in Cuttack, one succumbed at the Capital hospital in Bhubaneswar, official sources said. As many as 51...
  • 26 die after consuming spurious liquor in Cuttack February 8, 2012

    Cuttack: At least 26 people have died and 25 are serious after consuming spurious liquor in Cuttack. Most of the victims were daily wage earners and worked in a brick kiln in Cuttack. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has ordered a judicial enquiry into the tragedy. Two people have already been...
  • WB hooch tragedy: HC puts compensation on hold February 6, 2012

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court has put the compensation for the families of the hooch tragedy victims on hold for eight weeks. This came after a PIL was filed challenging the compensation announced by the state government for the victims. The PIL challenged the rationale behind the payment of the compensation. The...
  • WB: Hooch kingpin Khonara Badsha surrenders January 16, 2012

    Diamond Harbour: Noor Islam Fakir alias Khonra Badsha, the prime accused in West Bengal's worst ever hooch tragedy that claimed 172 lives, on Monday surrendered before a court, police said. Hunted by the CID for about a month after the incident at Sangrampur in South 24Parganas district on December 13,...
  • Mamata to raise awareness about illicit liquor December 30, 2011

    New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is set to begin a padyatra on Friday to raise awareness about the hazards of consuming illicit liquor. This in the wake of the hooch tragedy that claimed over 170 lives in December. The West Bengal CID earlier arrested wife of kingpin Badshah...
  • Three arrested in WB hooch tragedy case December 25, 2011

    New Delhi: The West Bengal CID has arrested wife of kingpin Badshah and two others in the hooch tragedy case. Over 150 people died after consuming illegal liquor in West Bengal. Nurjahan is the wife of prime suspect Badshah Khokon alias Khora Badshah. The two others nabbed are Bakkar and...
  • Mamata calls meet over West Bengal hooch tragedy December 23, 2011

    New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has called a meeting with all district SPs, district magistrates and senior excise officials in the wake of the recent deaths related to the consumption of illegal liquor. Over 150 people died after consuming illegal liquor in West Bengal last week. The local people...
  • Mamata to participate in antihooch padayatra December 22, 2011

    Kolkata: Close on the heels of the state's worst hooch disaster, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will take part in a padayatra on December 30 to raise awareness against consumption of illegal liquor. "On December 30, a padyatra will be held against this problem of illegal liquor. I'll also participate...
  • WB hooch tragedy: Families want Govt intervention December 17, 2011

    Kolkata: The hooch tragedy in West Bengal has claimed more than 160 lives. The villages affected have lost most of their men and their families now want the government to break the vicious narcotics nexus. One of the women from Sangrampur village, Murshida Bibi said, "Those who make gutkas, alcohol, hooch...
  • WB hooch tragedy: Govt suspends excise officer December 16, 2011

    Kolkata: The West Bengal Government has finally taken action in the hooch tragedy by suspending Radheswar Pandey, the excise officer who was in charge of Diamond Harbour, where the tragedy took place. A departmental inquiry found Pandey guilty of negligence. The death toll in the hooch tragedy has touched 155 and...
  • WB hooch tragedy: death toll reaches 155 December 16, 2011

    New Delhi: The horror continues to grow in West Bengal's hooch tragedy with the death toll reached 155 on Friday. Over 300 others were battling for their lives in hospitals. Twelve persons have been arrested so far for the toxic liquor deaths. Barely had West Bengal come to terms with the...
  • WB hooch tragedy: Angry locals blame police December 15, 2011

    Diamond Harbour: Barely had West Bengal come to terms with the horror of the AMRI tragedy, a second man made disaster struck the state, this time killing at least 140 people who consumed countrymade liquor which was contaminated with methyl alcohol. At the Diamond Harbour Sub Divisional Hospital it was chaos,...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai December 15, 2011

    The Opposition's demand for Chidambaram's resignation over 'conflict of interest' cornered the Lokpalhit UPA further. ...
  • Bengal hooch tragedy toll now 143, CID to probe December 15, 2011

    Kolkata: In one of the worst hooch tragedy in the country, at least 143 people have died and more than 300 others are battling for life in West Bengal. Most of the victims are poor labourers, rickshawpullers and hawkers, who fell ill after consuming the spurious liquor from several illegal...
  • WB hooch tragedy: 123 dead, Govt orders probe December 15, 2011

    Kolkata: The death toll in the hooch tragedy in West Bengal has climbed up steeply, with at least 123 people now dead. More than 300 people are battling for their lives in hospitals. The liquor samples have been sent for forensic examination. At least four people have been arrested in raids...
  • Worst hooch tragedy in West Bengal kills 101 December 15, 2011

    101 people have died after consuming illegal countrymade liquor in South 24 Parganas district, West Bengal. ...
  • Death toll in Bengal hooch tragedy reaches 115 December 15, 2011

    Kolkata: The death toll in the illicit liquor tragedy in West Bengal has touched 115. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has now ordered a CID probe into the incident. According to the police, four people have been arrested. Another 263 people are still being treated at several hospitals battling for...
  • West Bengal hooch tragedy: 86 dead, 4 arrested December 15, 2011

    Kolkata: In one of the worst hooch tragedies in the recent times in West Bengal, 86 people have died after consuming illegal countrymade liquor in South 24 Parganas district. According to police, four people have been arrested. Over a 100 others have been hospitalised. Many of the victims are labourers, rickshaw pullers...
  • WB hooch tragedy: 66 dead, locals protest December 15, 2011

    Kolkata: In one of the worst hooch tragedies in the recent times in West Bengal, 66 people have died after consuming illegal countrymade liquor in South 24 Parganas district. Over a 100 others have been hospitalised. Many of the victims are labourers, rickshaw pullers and hawkers. A medical team has been rushed...
  • Spurious liquor claims 40 lives in West Bengal December 14, 2011

    Canning (West Bengal): In one of the worst hooch tragedies in West Bengal, at least 40 people died and over 100 were admitted to hospitals on Wednesday after drinking toxic liquor at Mograhat in South 24Parganas district. "Thirtyfour people died and over 100 were admitted to hospitals at Diamond Harbour and...
  • Kerala hooch tragedy: Govt orders judicial probe September 8, 2010

    Malappuram, Kerala: Kerala Government on Wednesday sought the services of a sitting High Court judge to conduct judicial investigation into the hooch tragedy in Malappuram which claimed 23 lives. Five persons have already been arrested as part of the investigations and toddy shops closed down in three districts. With the fear...
  • Hooch claims nine lives in Kerala September 6, 2010

    Malappuram: Tragedy struck the sleepy town of Kuttippuram in Malappuram district, as the death toll in the suspected hooch tragedy in Kerala, has risen to nine, after reportedly consuming illicit liquor from a toddy shop at Kuttippuram on Monday. Out of the nine who had died, five people were from...
  • 2 Gujarat cops arrested in hooch tragedy case August 2, 2009

    Ahmedabad: In the first crackdown against policemen in connection with the hooch tragedy in Gujarat, two constables were arrested for their alleged nexus with bootleggers who had supplied the spurious liquor. "We have arrested two police constables Ranjit Dabhi and Baldev Rabari," a crime branch official said. This is...
  • Liquor laws: Guj pushes for death penalty July 28, 2009

    Ahmedabad: In the backdrop of the recent hooch tragedy in the state that claimed over 130 lives, the Gujarat Assembly on Tuesday passed a bill proposing stringent punishment up to death penalty to deal with illicit liquor trade. The Bombay Prohibition (Gujarat Amendment) Bill 2009 was passed with a majority...
  • Cong's mock assembly to mock at Modi's liquor laws July 27, 2009

    New Delhi: The Gujarat Congress staged a mock assembly session at the Town Hall in Ahmedabad on Monday to protest the Speaker not allowing a debate in the Assembly on the hooch tragedy. Wearing masks of Speaker Ashok Bhatt, Chief Minister Narendra Modi and other BJP leaders, a mock assembly...