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Alcohol Consumption
West Bengal  /  Published 23.06.19

Jadavpur University drive against drinking

Jadavpur University will initiate a drive against drinking on the campus following a recent incident of drinking at a hostel that led to the suspension of a research scholar.Vice-chancellor Suranjan D...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Science  /  Published 19.03.19

Alcoholism successfully reversed in mice

Scientists claim to have successfully reversed the desire to drink in alcohol-dependent rats, paving the way for future therapies to treat alcoholism in humans.The team was able to use lasers to tempo...
By PTI in Boston

Health  /  Published 07.03.19

Military stress

Military personnel (like Abhinandan Varthaman) are subjected to severe stress when they go on missions, especially if there is an adverse result. All over the world, many soldiers return with psycholo...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 13.03.19

Depression decoded

Everyone — children, teenagers , adults and older people — is prone to negative thoughts and feelings of sadness. If these last consistently for two weeks or more, it is likely to be depression. C...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

West Bengal  /  Published 06.07.19

Calcutta police start refusal probe

Lalbazar has started a probe into the alleged refusal by officers of at least two police stations to respond to a man’s call for help after an alleged incident of road rage early on Friday. Accordin...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Health  /  Published 13.11.18

How much alcohol is safe? None

Just one alcoholic drink a day slightly increases an individual’s risk for health problems, according to a large new study. No level of alcohol consumption conferred any health benefits, the authors...
By Nicholas Bakalar / New York Times News Service in

Books  /  Published 06.12.18

Humour steeped in tipple

A reader with an abstemious bent of mind must pick Mark Forsyth’s latest book with caution. A Short History of Drunkenness is, by all means, a book of excesses. As a serious academic discipline, his...
By Sumit Chakrabarti in

India  /  Published 26.09.19

Delhi High Court clears air over age of drinking

The Delhi Excise Act does not prescribe 25 years as the minimum age for drinking, it merely prohibits liquor sales to people below that age, Delhi High Court ruled on Thursday.It dismissed a petition ...
By PTI in New Delhi

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

Calcutta  /  Published 05.05.20

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


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