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Hooch Death
North East  /  Published 09.03.19

Plea to keep sulai antidote handy

The Assam excise department will formally move the state health department with a request to make available the antidote to methanol in every tea garden and district hospital to check/minimise hooch-r...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 01.03.19

Hooch menace in fringe areas

The victims of the worst hooch tragedy to have struck Assam last week do not belong to the tea community alone.As many as 23 victims, not belonging to the tea worker community, hail from villages on t...
By Umanand Jaiswal

North East  /  Published 26.02.19

Rawat blames BJP govt for hooch deaths

The AICC general secretary in-charge of Assam, Harish Rawat, on Monday alleged that the incumbent BJP-led state government provides “political protection” to hooch rackets owing to which nearly 15...
By Avishek Sengupta in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 23.02.19

KMSS sniffs syndicate link for hooch tragedy

Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) adviser Akhil Gogoi on Saturday held “molasses syndicate”, active in Upper Assam’s Golaghat district, responsible for the hooch tragedy.He alleged that a rack...
By Avishek Sengupta in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 22.02.19

Assam suspends 2 excise staff after hooch deaths

Dispur on Friday suspended two excise officials for allegedly not giving due importance to drives against illegal liquor dens while ordering dismantling of all such dens in tea garden areas.The hooch ...
By Avishek Sengupta in Guwahati

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West Bengal  /  Published 28.11.18

Hooch link to 10 Nadia deaths

Ten persons, including a woman, died and 26 fell ill on Wednesday after they allegedly consumed illicit liquor here. The Bengal government has ordered a CID probe and suspended 11 excise officials as ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri

North East  /  Published 02.03.19

Call for vigilance on tea wage days

Families affected by the hooch tragedy want the Assam government to ensure patrolling by police in tea garden areas on days the workers get their weekly wages, to check supply and sale of spurious li...
By Umanand Jaiswal

North East  /  Published 23.02.19

Congress and Akhil Gogoi target excise minister

The Assam unit of the Congress and the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) on Saturday demanded excise minister Parimal Suklabaidya’s resignation, holding him and the BJP-led state government respon...
By Avishek Sengupta in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 22.02.19

Hooch toll in Assam tea garden mounts to 27

The hooch tragedy in Upper Assam’s Golaghat district has claimed over 27 lives, while the unofficial death toll stands at 30.The incident occurred at the Halmira tea estate, owned by the Newar Group...
By Ritupallab Saikia in Golaghat

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.10.18

Excise squads to cork festive hooch trade in Jharkhand

Three special excise squads have been formed to stop the manufacture and sale of spurious liquor in and around the city during Durga Puja, the move coming in the wake of six hooch deaths in Ranchi ear...
By Our Correspondent in Jamshedpur


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