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Hooch Tragedy
India  /  Published 26.04.22

Three die after consuming 'hooch'

At least three people were killed while several others were battling for their lives  in a hooch case in Saran district of dry Bihar that surfaced on Monday. One youth has lost his eyesight in t...
By Dev Raj in Patna

India  /  Published 01.02.22

Ban, hooch deaths not linked: Bihar

Chief minister Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government claimed on Monday that the frequent hooch incidents were not connected in any manner to prohibition. It also asserted that some people with “ves...
By Dev Raj in Patna

India  /  Published 28.01.22

More deaths tied to hooch in Bihar

The brew becomes poisonous only if they mix methyl alcohol or industrial spirit to save on time and cost. However, the administration and police gave various reasons — from the cold exposure an...
By Dev Raj in Patna

India  /  Published 22.01.22

Saran hooch toll rises to 14, 52 held

Meanwhile, rattled by the deaths, police and excise officials launched raids in Amnour, Maker and Marhaura police station areas where the deaths occurred. Police arrested 52 persons and recovered arou...
By Dev Raj in Patna

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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India  /  Published 05.11.21

Diwali hooch kills 17 in Bihar

At least 17 people died after allegedly consuming hooch in two districts of dry Bihar on Diwali while around 20 more are said to be critical. The toll pushed the deaths due to suspected consumption o...
By Dev Raj in Patna

West Bengal  /  Published 03.08.21

Hooch tragedy accused gets life term

Noor Islam Fakir a.k.a. Khonra Badsha, the main accused in the 2011 Sangrampur hooch tragedy that claimed 172 lives and blinded many others, received a life sentence from the additional district and s...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 09.03.19

Tea group support for anti-hooch measures

The Assam Branch Indian Tea Association (Abita) has assured the state government that it would extend full cooperation to the prevention of brewing and selling of illicit liquor in tea gardens.Speakin...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 08.03.19

Suklabaidya opposed to transfer stay

The Assam excise department has directed its legal team to “strongly” oppose court stay orders on transfers carried out in the wake of the hooch tragedy.Over 150 people, mostly from the Upper Assa...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 03.03.19

Hariya pill to wean away sulai addicts

A section of doctors treating victims of the hooch tragedy in Assam feel that the moderate use of legally permissible drinks such as hariya could help wean away habitual tea garden drinkers from spuri...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Golaghat


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