Wednesday, 17 August, 2022

Topic: alcohol

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.

Delhi govt lowers legal drinking age to 21 years, decides not to open new liquor shops

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced a new excise policy under which the state govt, which presently runs 60% of the liquor shops in Delhi, will not run any liquor stores.

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Pakistan: Imran Khan's Instagram account hacked, doubious crypto link posted

Imran Khan’s becoming costly for Pakistan govt. But army won’t completely remove him from scene

Imran Khan is so tuned into Pakistan’s domestic politics, he sees foreign policy more as a ploy. That’s why he can surprise his rally audience with a Jaishankar video.

India’s ‘salaried class’ shrank during Covid, Muslims hit hardest, govt data suggests

India’s salaried class shrank by 2.7 percentage points during pandemic, govt’s Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) shows. But data for religious minorities, women is even bleaker.


The two frigates under construction at Yantar shipyard in Russia | Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Not dependent on Ukraine for engines, want to be part of Make in India initiative, says Russia

India had procured gas turbine engines from Ukraine & handed over to Russia to install them on the Admiral Grigorovich-class guided-missile stealth frigates being made for the Navy.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.