Wednesday, 6 July, 2022

Topic: alcohol

Bhagwant Mann’s new gaffe — British left India 200 years ago, built bus station in space

Punjab CM also exhibits questionable knowledge of geography, saying Jalandhar could see snow-capped mountains like Everest during pollution-free Covid days.

‘Slash alcohol tariffs from 150% to 75% under India-UK FTA,’ demands international liquor body

I.P. Suresh Menon of International Spirits & Wines Association of India said it's seeking an immediate reduction in duty on alcohol, which could make Scotch whisky in India cheaper.

Viral video claiming ‘change in Punjab has begun’ by showing drunk police officer is from 2017

The video takes a jibe at AAP and Punjab chief minister-designate Bhagwant Mann, who has often been targeted by the opposition for alleged alcoholism.

‘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.

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(L-R) Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, and Narendra Modi | ThePrint

India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.