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Alcohol
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

Opinion  /  Published 21.01.22

Letters to the Editor: The Royal Shakespeare Company must be lauded for pushing boundaries

Cast anew Sir — Stories must be retold according to the changing needs of the time. The Royal Shakespeare Company has set its new production of Much Ado About Nothing in an Afro-futuristic worl...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 03.12.21

Nitish Kumar, prohibition and Bihar

As little and as ordinary a thing as an empty bottle is found on the hallowed premises of the Bihar assembly. But that bottle isn’t an ordinary thing, nor a matter that can, by any yardstick, be...
By Sankarshan Thakur

Lifestyle  /  Published 15.11.21

Eight homegrown gins for the best winter tipple

Coriander and vetiver from around Jaisalmer, sweet orange from Central India, Cubeb berries and lemongrass from Southern India, Darjeeling green tea from Eastern India and lemons from the west. Ingred...
By Ujjainee Roy

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

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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

Business  /  Published 09.08.21

Liquor needs tariff cut, price policy rejig

A joint report of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) and law firm PLR Chambers has suggested a reduction in the tariffs on alcoholic beverages to facilitate i...
By Pinak Ghosh 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

Travel  /  Published 18.07.21

Maldives: Paradise unpacked

Karen Anand is a culinary consultant, food writer and entrepreneur. In recent times her name has been synonymous with farmers’ markets. Follow her on www.facebook.com/karenanand and on Instagram...
By Karen Anand


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