India  /  Published 12.06.20

Sanitiser alcohol content debate

The propriety of using alcohol-based sanitisers at mosques has sparked a debate, with clerics from the Barelvi and Deobandi sects offering divergent views.Dargah e-Ala Hazrat Bareilly Sharif, the main...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Jharkhand  /  Published 12.06.20

Home delivery choice: whisky

Whisky has emerged as the preferred choice of liquor for consumption procured through home delivery, while the service is gaining popularity in urban and semi-urban areas of Jharkhand amid the nationw...
By Our Special Correspondent in Bokaro

Business  /  Published 04.06.20

Swiggy deep dive into AI

Online food delivery service Swiggy is using artificial intelligence to comply with the minimum age requirement for sale of liquor. The company has started home delivery of liquor in Bengal, Jharkhand...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

India  /  Published 01.06.20

Kerala firm curbs sanitiser misuse

A state-run pharmaceutical company in Kerala has swum against elementary business wisdom and shut down its sole retail outlet when it found that queues were growing longer for its affordable hand san...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Jharkhand  /  Published 21.05.20

Tap app for liquor at home

Swiggy, a leading on-demand delivery platform, started delivering alcohol at home from Thursday. The service went live in Ranchi on Thursday after obtaining necessary approvals from the state governme...
By Pinaki Majumdar in Ranchi

Opinion  /  Published 11.05.20

The glass is empty

Sometimes, observing the sideshows thrown up by a major crisis reveals a lot about the chief figures who feature in the situation and the forces at play. While the ongoing tragedy of the gross cruelty...
By Ruchir Joshi in

India  /  Published 08.05.20

Supreme Court keeps hands off liquor sale

The Supreme Court on Friday suggested that it was for the states to explore the idea of “home delivery” and “indirect sale” of liquor to avoid the large-scale chaos in the wake of the Centre...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 06.05.20

Day 2: Booze queues grow longer in Calcutta

The queues outside liquor stores got longer on Tuesday as people travelled from faraway places and stood for hours to buy liquor.In Salt Lake, people from Dakshineswar, Baranagar and Burrabazar had qu...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Health  /  Published 29.04.20

Fatty liver: alchoholic and non-alchoholic

Abdominal pain is routinely evaluated with an ultrasound examination. In 25 per cent of the population, especially in middle-aged adults (both male and female), the report reads “fatty liver”. Sur...
By Dr. Gita Mathai in

West Bengal  /  Published 29.04.20

7 trucks laden with liquor seized

Police seized seven mini-trucks carrying foreign liquor from the official store of the excise department in Bankura’s Bhadul village after a group of residents detained the vehicles claiming that th...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bankura


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