Friday, 7 October, 2022

Topic: alcohol

Alcohol abuse can change male DNA for three months after stopping, says NIMHANS study

The study has implications for treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder, mostly treated with abstinence which often results in relapse.

No major income tax relief in Budget, new agri cess won’t push up petrol & alcohol prices

Govt has levied an agriculture infrastructure and development cess on a host of items, but this is unlikely to impact the final consumer.

South Africa could ban alcohol as Covid cases cross 1 million

Restrictions on alcohol sales have been imposed since the lockdown in March, partly to lower hospital admissions from vehicle accidents and alcohol-related violence.

Yoga mats, BBQ grills, fish oil — what Delhi shopped most besides masks, booze to survive 2020

ThePrint takes a look at some of the most sold products in India in the year that saw a pandemic force a major shift in consumption patterns and habits. 

Sudan criminalises female genital mutilation, allows non-Muslims to drink alcohol

After almost 40 years of hardline Islamist policies, Sudan’s justice ministry has introduced many reforms, including cancelling a ban on religious conversion.

Once had with anti-malaria tonic, gin is now a stylish Indian drink with a ‘huge tiny’ market

New brands set to launch this month join a growing list of Indian craft gins that have changed the liquor’s image from stodgy to trendy.

Amazon & BigBasket could soon be home delivering alcohol in West Bengal

A report says the West Bengal State Beverages Corp issued a notice Friday stating that Amazon was eligible to register with authorities for liquor delivery.

After Jharkhand, Zomato & Swiggy start home delivery of alcohol in Odisha

Users will be required to upload a valid ID proof to be eligible for ordering which would later be verified by the delivery partner at the time of handing over the order.

India has no national alcohol revenue database. Covid crisis has shown why it is necessary

Each state taxes alcohol differently, but counts on it for a significant amount of revenue. The lack of transparency is a roadblock for policy researchers.

Ready-to-drink cocktails have turned living rooms into bars in lockdown

With restaurants and bars unlikely to reopen soon, and a near-guarantee of a second wave of Covid-19 infections, people have been drinking more at home.

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A woman walks past the logo of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), at its headquarters in Mumbai, India | Reuters

SEBI orders Indian credit agency Brickwork Ratings to shut down

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) cancelled the certificate of registration of the credit rating agency due to repeated lapses in the functioning.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.