Spurious

  • 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,...
  • UP: 6 dead after consuming spurious liquor in Azamgarh October 18, 2013

    Azamgarh: Six people have been killed after consuming spurious liquor in Azamgarh. Police said another 24 others were taken ill after consuming spurious liquor in several villages in Mubarakpur area. While some people died at home after consuming the country-made liquor yesterday, others died at a hospital, Superintendent of Police Arvind...
  • Major pharmaceutical firm under scrutiny for producing spurious drugs October 17, 2013

    Ambala: Fake drugs are one of India's worst kept secrets. Almost 45 per cent of drugs distributed in the country are manufactured in Himachal Pradesh and a major company based in the state, Vardhaman Pharmaceuticals, is under scrutiny for producing and distributing spurious drugs across the country. Filthy machines prepare spurious...
  • J&K: Fake drugs racket busted, Omar government orders probe May 31, 2013

    Srinagar: A shocking fake drug racket has been busted in Jammu and Kashmir. CNN-IBN has found that spurious medicines are being administered in place of life-saving drugs at various hospitals. Kashmir has been consuming drugs of clay and chalk literally over the past two years. Around a dozen life-saving drugs...
  • BJP demands Acharya's resignation on moral grounds May 11, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Opposition BJP in Odisha on Friday demanded resignation of state finance minister Prasanna Acharya in the wake of a Commission finding fault with the drugs administration for spurious liquor tragedy of February 2012 that claimed 41 lives. "Acharya, who was then the state's health minister should resign from the...
  • J&K: Crime Branch to probe spurious drug scam April 21, 2013

    Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered separate probes by the Crime Branch and the Vigilance Department into the purchase and supply of spurious drugs in the state. These spurious drugs were being administered to patients over the last three years according to reports. A shutdown was observed in...
  • Pakistan: Toxic cough syrup kills 12 more, toll 40 December 29, 2012

    Lahore: At least 12 more men have died after drinking adulterated cough syrup in Pakistan's Punjab province, taking the death toll since November to 40, officials said on Saturday. The total number of deaths this week has risen to 20, health officials said. Eighteen deaths occurred in Gujranwala and Toba...
  • 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...
  • Bihar: Seven die after consuming spurious liquor December 7, 2012

    Patna: At least seven people, including a woman, died after they consumed spurious liquor in a village in Bihar's Bhojpur district, police said on Friday. The incident happened late Thursday in Anitha village in Bhojpur district. The villagers started complaining of stomach pain and began vomiting after consuming the liquor. "Police...
  • Hooch claims 7 lives in West Bengal November 13, 2012

    Hooghly: Seven persons have died after drinking illicit liquor at Payradanga village in this district, police said on Tuesday. About 20 villagers drank liquor on Sunday night and fell sick, following which they were brought to Panduah rural hospital. After their condition deteriorated, they were shifted to the Imambara Sadar Hospital...
  • News360: IPS officer killed in MP for trying to stop illegal mining March 8, 2012

    Sub divisional police officer Narendra Kumar was run over while trying to stop a tractor carrying stones mined illegally. ...
  • AP liquor scam: Ministers hand-in-gloves with mafia February 25, 2012

    Hyderabad: CNN-IBN has accessed documents that expose the full extent of the liquor scam in Andhra Pradesh. Reportedly, not only have excise and police officials taken bribes to allow the illegal liquor business to flourish, they also loaned money to the tune of Rs 2 crore to the mafia to...
  • Spurious liquor kills eight in Andhra village December 31, 2011

    Hyderabad: What could have been New Year's Eve celebrations turned into mourning and tragedy in a village in Andhra Pradesh's Krishna district on Saturday as eight people died and at least 10 others were battling for their lives after consuming spurious liquor, police said. According to police, among the eight dead...
  • Spurious liquor claims 63 lives in West Bengal December 15, 2011

    Diamond Harbour At least 63 people, mostly rickshaw pullers and labourers, died and 80 others were hospitalised on Wednesday after consuming spurious liquor in a West Bengal village. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the government was contemplating demolition of illegal liquor dens. Four people have been arrested for supplying the moonshine...
  • 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 24-Parganas district. "Thirty-four people died and over 100 were admitted to hospitals at Diamond Harbour and...
  • Beware of spurious sweets this Diwali October 25, 2011

    New Delhi: With the sale of thousands of kilograms of sweets being sold this Diwali, adulteration is on the rise and is making news. Agencies are carrying out raids across the country in order to avoid the sale of spurious sweets. Lucknow Additional City Magistrate Arun Kumar said, "We...
  • 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...
  • Dry state Gujarat reels under hooch tragedy July 10, 2009

    New Delhi: Gujarat Opposition has demanded Chief Minister Narendra Modi's resignation over the hooch tragedy in Ahmedabad in which at least 76 people have been killed. Even though one of accused in the case, Harishankar Kahar alias Hari Om, was arrested on Wednesday night but the Opposition created a ruckus in...
  • Govt cracks down on companies making spurious drugs July 26, 2008

    Gurgaon: The Drug Control Department on Friday confiscated more than 2 lakh fake Ciprofloxacin tablets from a company called Chem Pharma in Gurgaon. The department got information about the company on July 4. It collected samples from the company for testing, and the results that came on Friday showed the medicines...
  • Bitter medicine: quarter of drugs in India fake July 25, 2008

    New Delhi: Sooner or later, if you are in India, you will eventually buy a fake; though its tempting to view this trade as harmless -the dark side of the business, however, is not imitation of imported items but drugs. ...
  • 160 killed in K'taka, TN after consuming illegal hooch May 22, 2008

    Bangalore/Hosur: At least 160 people, around 90 of them in Bangalore and its neighbourhood, have died in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu after drinking spurious liquor Sunday, the police said Wednesday. In Krishnagiri district in Tamil Nadu, at least 45 people lost their lives while in Kolar district in Karnataka more than...
  • Hooch toll mounts to 85, five arrested in Karnataka May 20, 2008

    New Delhi: The spurious liquor has claimed 85 lives in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The death toll is rising every day. 13 more have died at Bowring Hospital in Bangalore in the last 12 hours. Total 43 people have died in Bangalore. Nearly 30 in neighbouring Kolar and 19 others...
  • Spurious liquor claims 47 lives in Karnataka, TN May 19, 2008

    Bangalore: Over 41 people died in Karnataka and six people in neighbouring Tamil Nadu after drinking illicit liquor. Forty others have been admitted to hospitals and some of them are in a very serious condition. The incident seems to be the biggest hooch tragedies in Karnataka in the recent years....