Alcohol Consumption
India  /  Published 27.03.22

A drink a day makes your brain age

Researchers exploring how alcohol consumption impacts brain volume loss have discovered that even one or two drinks a day can impact its structure and accelerate ageing. A study by US researchers has...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 24.01.22

Delhi: Only 3 dry days

The Delhi government under its new excise policy has reduced the number of dry days to just three from 21 last year, according to an official order issued on Monday. The licensed liquor shops and opi...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 05.11.21

Hooch death toll reaches 33 in Bihar

The death toll in the latest hooch tragedy in Bihar climbed to 33 on Friday, while arrests were made and errant officials punished in connection with sale of illicit liquor, even as Chief Minister Nit...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Patna, Bettiah, Gopalganj

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

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


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