Hooch Tragedy

  • UP: Death toll in hooch tragedy rises to 42 21-10-2013 09:57 AM

    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...
  • Toll in hooch tragedy climbs to 35; excise officials suspended 20-10-2013 02:26 PM

    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...
  • Odisha excise minister quits over hooch tragedy 09-02-2012 03:17 PM

    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...
  • Cuttack hooch tragedy: Death toll rises to 30 09-02-2012 08:37 AM

    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...
  • 30 die after consuming spurious liquor in Cuttack 09-02-2012 03:21 AM

    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...
  • 26 die after consuming spurious liquor in Cuttack 08-02-2012 10:58 AM

    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...
  • Mamata to raise awareness about illicit liquor 30-12-2011 06:41 AM

    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...
  • Three arrested in WB hooch tragedy case 25-12-2011 01:20 PM

    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 23-12-2011 08:41 AM

    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...
  • Mamata to participate in anti-hooch padayatra 22-12-2011 06:51 PM

    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...
  • WB hooch tragedy: Families want Govt intervention 17-12-2011 09:20 AM

    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,...
  • WB hooch tragedy: Govt suspends excise officer 16-12-2011 01:32 PM

    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...
  • WB hooch tragedy: death toll reaches 155 16-12-2011 10:21 AM

    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...
  • WB hooch tragedy: Angry locals blame police 15-12-2011 10:49 PM

    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 country-made liquor which was contaminated with methyl alcohol. At the Diamond Harbour Sub Divisional Hospital it was...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 15-12-2011 10:34 PM

    The Opposition's demand for Chidambaram's resignation over 'conflict of interest' cornered the Lokpal-hit UPA further. ...
  • Bengal hooch tragedy toll now 143, CID to probe 15-12-2011 04:39 PM

    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, rickshaw-pullers and hawkers, who fell ill after consuming the spurious liquor from several illegal...
  • WB hooch tragedy: 123 dead, Govt orders probe 15-12-2011 03:16 PM

    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...
  • Worst hooch tragedy in West Bengal kills 101 15-12-2011 01:46 PM

    101 people have died after consuming illegal countrymade liquor in South 24 Parganas district, West Bengal. ...
  • Death toll in Bengal hooch tragedy reaches 115 15-12-2011 11:30 AM

    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...
  • West Bengal hooch tragedy: 86 dead, 4 arrested 15-12-2011 09:22 AM

    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,...
  • WB hooch tragedy: 66 dead, locals protest 15-12-2011 08:29 AM

    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...
  • Spurious liquor claims 40 lives in West Bengal 14-12-2011 07:53 PM

    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 24-Parganas district. "Thirty-four people died and over 100 were admitted to hospitals at Diamond Harbour...
  • Kerala hooch tragedy: Govt orders judicial probe 08-09-2010 04:41 PM

    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...
  • Hooch claims nine lives in Kerala 06-09-2010 07:02 PM

    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...