Sunday, 16 January, 2022

Topic: alcohol

‘Officer’s Choice’ whiskey maker plans IPO, seeks nearly Rs 19,000 crore valuation

No final decision has been reached regarding the valuation or timing of the potential IPO, and Allied Blenders could still decide against proceeding with the plan.

More people drank excessively during the pandemic. We must address our alcohol problem

Alcohol addiction has existed for thousands of years. But an OECD report said that drinking habits have significantly changed since the pandemic.

Pandemic drinkers don’t view themselves as in need of help. That’s a problem

The relatively new term 'grey-area drinking' describes people who consume more than a moderate amount of alcohol but don’t meet the criteria for dependence.

Carlsberg India, United Breweries, others fined Rs 873 cr for cartelisation in beer sale

CCI directed United Breweries and Carlsberg India to pay penalties of approximately Rs 750 crore and Rs 120 crore, besides passing a cease-and-desist order.

Meat and liquor shops to be shut during Janmashtami in Chhattisgarh

The restrictions are a first in Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh. The instructions also said that organisers must only allow people without any symptoms of illness at the places of worship.

Lakshmibai drank, was promiscuous, British historians wrote. Then Savarkar changed it all

In 'A Begum & A Rani: Hazrat Mahal and Lakshmibai in 1857', historian Rudrangshu Mukherjee locates the stories of the prominent women in Indian history.

Alcohol drinking associated with 62,100 cancer cases in India last year, says Lancet study

The study highlights the contribution of even relatively low levels of drinking to rates of cancer but suggests that small changes to drinking behaviour can have a positive impact.

UP journalist who reported against liquor mafia dies in ‘motorcycle crash’

Reporter Sulabh Srivastava had recently written to police seeking protection. Police said the crash took place while he was returning after reporting on an illegal arms-producing unit.

Delhi will have to wait for alcohol home delivery, vendors don’t have licence yet

Approved by L-G Anil Baijal Thursday, Delhi (Amended) Excise Rules 2021 — allowing home delivery of liquor for orders via app/web portal, among other things — kicked in Friday.

‘1 by 1 we started falling ill’ — Aligarh hooch victims recall trauma, say want jobs, not cash

In Aligarh's Chandaniya, people don't want condolences or compensation, just employment, while in Akrabad, the residents are not even aware of govt's Rs 5-lakh relief package.

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RBI proposes changes to valuation of bank investments, relaxing of investment class rules

A Reserve Bank of India discussion paper Friday suggested removing caps on the Held-To-Maturity class of securities, and allowing more types of instruments to be held within them.


A visual from the crash site in Tamil Nadu. | Photo: Twitter/ANI

CDS chopper crash was caused by weather change, leading to Controlled Flight Into Terrain: IAF

In Friday statement, IAF says tri-service Court of Inquiry ruled out mechanical failure, sabotage or negligence as cause of accident involving Mi-17 V5 helicopter last month.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.