World  /  Published 31.05.21

High and dry on US flights

Two major airlines, American and Southwest, have postponed plans to resume serving alcohol on flights in an effort to stop a surge of unruly and sometimes violent behaviour by passengers who have shov...
By Maria Cramer and Michael Levenson in New York

Health  /  Published 12.05.21

Covid-19: Can you drink after the jab?

After a long year and a lot of anticipation, getting the Covid-19 vaccine can be cause for celebration, which for some might mean pouring a drink and toasting to their new immunity. But can alcohol in...
By Anahad O’Connor

Opinion  /  Published 02.01.21

Bottoms up: gendering of drinks

It is the time of dance and song and mirth — mostly virtual this year — and the poet’s longing for that divine beaker with beaded bubbles winking at the brim may have overtaken many ...
By The Editorial Board

Jharkhand  /  Published 07.10.20

Excise dept destroys 6,000 cartons of beer

Rana said that more pits were required for the disposal of the entire stock. Before the disposal, several youngsters hailing from the adjoining villages had gathered to retrieve the remainder of the ...
By Kumud Jenamani in Jamshedpur

Business  /  Published 08.09.20

New liquor levy not till November

The state excise department is also in favour of implementing an annual minimum guaranteed quantity of sale from retail vends of foreign liquor and country spirit. A concept under discussion, this wil...
By A Staff Reporter


Food  /  Published 01.09.20

Back in business: Calcutta’s bars

Davina Thacker, a fashionista and avid party goer, was all smiles when we contacted her for her reaction. “It’s high time this happened for the bars as slowly everything is getting back in...
By Pramita Ghosh

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

Calcutta  /  Published 31.08.20

Hoteliers to seek clarity on alcohol

An association of restaurant owners will write to the Bengal excise commissioner to seek clarity regarding serving alcohol. The Unlock 4 guidelines, issued on Saturday, have dropped bars from the pro...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 24.08.20

Axe on 8 cops for liquor fiasco

Dhanbad district administration has suspended eight policemen, including an assistant sub-inspector, while the management of the Covid hospital served showcause notices to a doctor, two nurses and a w...
By Our Correspondent in Dhanbad

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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