Friday, 2 December, 2022

Topic: alcohol

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.

Delhi govt orders liquor vends to deploy marshals at shops to ensure Covid-safe behaviour

Delhi government's Excise Department issued the order Sunday, which also directs liquor vends to coordinate with local administration and police to maintain security and order.

Key accused in 28 May Aligarh hooch case arrested near Bulandshahr border

Nearly 50 people have died in Aligarh from consuming spurious liquor on two different occasions recently, and at least 35 of which were victims of the 28 May hooch case, say police.

Even moderate drinking damages your brain, study finds

The liver isn’t the only organ that can be damaged by drinking – the brain can be damaged, too.

Women don’t care for Delhi’s reduced drinking age — they still have to pay high morality tax

You can be 25 or 50, wear ripped jeans or a saree. If you are a woman with a glass in your hand, you are a threat to sanskar.

On Camera


Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.