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Alcohol Consumption
Business  /  Published 13.08.21

Wanted: more Swiggys to deliver swigs at home

Twenty-two-year-old Mukta Roy gets to deliver around 24-25 food packets a day, but dispatching a bottle of liquor is a no-no for her. Roy says it is because of her gender that she is restric...
By Arnab Ganguly in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 13.08.21

Bengal second in alcohol consumption

Bengal ranked second after Uttar Pradesh in terms of absolute number of people who consume alcohol, a joint study by economic research agency ICRIER and law consulting firm PLR Chambers said. Accordi...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 19.07.21

Covid: Lift liquor ban, Park Hotel pleads

The Park authorities have written to the excise department requesting it to reconsider a ban on serving liquor in the 10 bars as well as the rooms of the Park Street hotel. The ban was imposed after ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 01.09.20

Aged couple in Parnasree abused for drink protest

An elderly couple in Parnasree have alleged that a few drunks hurled abuses at them when they protested against the men drinking outside their home and creating a ruckus on Sunday night. They have al...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 24.08.20

Wine unit sale hurts Diageo

Diageo, the  world’s leading spirits maker,  incurred a loss of £2 million on the sale of its Indian wine business last year, the company’s annual report has said. Diageo-...
By PTI in New Delhi

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Business  /  Published 21.08.20

Liquor firms asked to give cost breakup

The Bengal government has proposed a change in the sourcing policy of liquor asking companies to disclose information relating to a buildup of costs that will determine ex-distillery price. The chang...
By Pinak Ghosh 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

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

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


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