Hooch Death
India  /  Published 01.06.21

Aligarh hooch toll: 36

The toll in the Aligarh hooch tragedy climbed to 36 on Monday with 11 more deaths being confirmed by the district authorities. Viscera samples of 35 other people, who are suspected to have died after...
By PTI in Aligarh

India  /  Published 30.05.21

Inaction cry over hooch

Twenty-two people from four Aligarh villages have died after drinking hooch on Thursday amid allegations that police had earlier ignored complaints against the main accused, a panchayat member, and go...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 03.04.21

Hooch toll rises to 14 in dry Bihar

By Dev Raj in Patna

India  /  Published 01.04.21

8 hooch deaths in dry Bihar

At least eight persons died and several others were battling for their lives in hospitals after allegedly consuming spurious liquor in two separate incidents during Holi celebrations in dry Bihar. Th...
By Dev Raj in Patna

North East  /  Published 02.03.19

Demand for laligur ban

The state excise department, facing flak for the hooch tragedy that has left over 150 dead since February 22, on Saturday sought a “ban on import, storage and sale” of laligur (a kind of molasses)...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati


North East  /  Published 26.02.19

A tea industry-made tragedy

The hooch tragedy affecting the tea community which has lost more than 150 people should be a wake-up call, rather, a distress alarm to the people of Assam. The tragedy is only the tip of the iceberg....
By Amiya Sarma

North East  /  Published 25.02.19

Spurious hooch leads to vision loss in Assam

Abhiram Khesh, one of the survivors of the Assam hooch tragedy which has claimed over 144 lives since Thursday, has promised not to touch another drop of liquor as long as he is alive.But the vow may ...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Golaghat

North East  /  Published 10.03.19

Tea garden wedding opts for sweeter, safer brew

Sweet tea was served in place of sulai or hariya for a change as refreshments during a wedding in the tea garden workers’ community.Poonam and Swapnna Tanti, both teachers from the garden workers’...
By Manoj Kumar Ojha in Doomdooma

North East  /  Published 09.03.19

Broad strategy to check spurious liquor

The Assam excise department’s fledgling steps to prevent a repeat of the recent hooch tragedy could see the involvement of at least eight more government departments to make it broadbased and effect...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 26.02.19

2 more die in Golaghat in hooch tragedy

The two main accused in the hooch tragedy at Borholla in Upper Assam’s Jorhat district, Jitu Sonowal and Sunil Baruah, who were arrested from Baksa district late on Sunday night, could not be produc...
By Devajit Baruah and Ritupallab Saikia in Golaghat


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