India  /  Published 31.05.20

Kerala firm curbs sanitiser misuse

A state-run pharmaceutical company in Kerala has swum against elementary business wisdom and shut down its sole retail outlet when it found that queues were growing longer for its affordable hand san...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 12.06.20

Sanitiser alcohol content debate

The propriety of using alcohol-based sanitisers at mosques has sparked a debate, with clerics from the Barelvi and Deobandi sects offering divergent views.Dargah e-Ala Hazrat Bareilly Sharif, the main...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

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 30.12.18

Ban on booze, boat selfies at picnic spots

The authorities have banned loud music, alcohol, thermocol plates and plastic at Rondiha dam and Durgapur barrage in West Burdwan and selfies on boats by picnickers to check pollution and untoward inc...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur


North East  /  Published 25.02.19

Assam government's anti-drug body lacks funds

The state anti-drug and prohibition council, a statutory body formed by the Assam government in 1974 to spread awareness against drugs and alcohol, has met with little success owing of lack of funds, ...
By Pankaj Sarma in Guwahati

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

Bihar  /  Published 10.10.18

Welcome to Bihar where it’s happy hour for rats

Bihar is a state of unbelievable contradictions. Historically, politically and socially, there is hardly any other state which can compare to the endearing complexities of the Bihari heart, mind and s...
By Pratishtha Singh

Jharkhand  /  Published 26.04.20

Booze delivery con uncorked

Cyber criminals in the capital are cheating people in the name of liquor home delivery and asking people to make online payments.The fact came to light after the state excise and prohibition departmen...
By Vijay Deo Jha in Ranchi

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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