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Punjab hooch tragedy: 12 more held, taking total arrests to 37; toll crosses 100
India

Punjab hooch tragedy: 12 more held, taking total arrests to 37; toll crosses 100

A manhunt has been launched for Ludhiana-based paint business owner Rajesh Joshi, who had initially allegedly supplied the three drums of spurious liquor that had triggered the wave of deaths

Barabanki Hooch Tragedy: 16 dead, three arrested; Uttar Pradesh govt announces 2 lakh compensation
India

Barabanki Hooch Tragedy: 16 dead, three arrested; Uttar Pradesh govt announces 2 lakh compensation

Following the unfortunate death of 16 people due to consumption of spurious liquor, Uttar Pradesh police have arrested three people while the state government has announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each for the deceased.

Hooch tragedy: 10 people die in Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki after consuming spurious liquor; district official, police officers suspended
India

Hooch tragedy: 10 people die in Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki after consuming spurious liquor; district official, police officers suspended

Months after Saharanpur and Kushinagar hooch tragedy, at ten least people, including four members of the same family, died after consuming spurious liquor in Ramnagar area of Barabanki district on Tuesday.

Victims and beneficiaries of Bihar prohibition law live cheek by jowl; those who continue liquor trade blame lack of jobs
India

Victims and beneficiaries of Bihar prohibition law live cheek by jowl; those who continue liquor trade blame lack of jobs

With the Lok Sabha election approaching, prohibition will, once again, be used as an important poll plank in Bihar.

Why India’s deprived still consume hooch
India

Why India’s deprived still consume hooch

Long ago, the country made a promise to end booze, but 71 years later, only six states prohibit alcohol, in varying degrees

Rising demand for hooch during elections, used to influence voters, increases risk of more spurious liquor-related deaths
India

Rising demand for hooch during elections, used to influence voters, increases risk of more spurious liquor-related deaths

Over 100 people died in hooch tragedies in February in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur and Kushinagar and in Haridwar in Uttarakhand.

NHRC issues notice to UP government over spurious liquor production in Mainpuri; 150 women lost husbands to hooch, say reports
India

NHRC issues notice to UP government over spurious liquor production in Mainpuri; 150 women lost husbands to hooch, say reports

NHRC took suo motu cognizance of reports that in Pusaina village, out of 300 families, 150 have widows whose husbands died after consuming spurious liquor

In Uttar Pradesh Assembly, Opposition blames Yogi Adityanath for hooch deaths, demand his resignation
India

In Uttar Pradesh Assembly, Opposition blames Yogi Adityanath for hooch deaths, demand his resignation

The uproar by Opposition members — over the hooch tragedies in Saharanpur and Kushinagar districts last week — led to adjournment of the entire Question Hour.

Beyond political slugfests and SITs cracking down on illegal units, hooch deaths are shockingly regular across India
India

Beyond political slugfests and SITs cracking down on illegal units, hooch deaths are shockingly regular across India

While the recent hooch tragedy may have catalysed the already charged political landscape of the country, what makes these incidents more poignant is the shocking regularity in which these take place

Toll in hooch tragedy crosses 80; over 200 arrested in Uttar Pradesh after crack down on sale, distribution of illicit liquor
India

Toll in hooch tragedy crosses 80; over 200 arrested in Uttar Pradesh after crack down on sale, distribution of illicit liquor

After poisoning from illicit liquor led to over 80 deaths in Uttar Pradesh and neighbouring Uttarakhand, authorities launched a crackdown on the sale and distribution of spurious alcohol and took action against excise and police officials.

UP-Uttarakhand hooch tragedy: As toll rises to 92, govt must fix broken system to regulate alcohol consumption
India

UP-Uttarakhand hooch tragedy: As toll rises to 92, govt must fix broken system to regulate alcohol consumption

The current rising toll from such illicit hooch consumption in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarkhand is a cruel travesty of the effort to ban alcohol.

Hooch tragedy: Toll rises to 70; 24 died in Uttarakhand's Haridwar district, 46 others in UP's Saharanpur and Meerut
India

Hooch tragedy: Toll rises to 70; 24 died in Uttarakhand's Haridwar district, 46 others in UP's Saharanpur and Meerut

The viscera of some more people reported killed in the hooch tragedy since Friday is still being examined to determine if those deaths are also alcohol-related.

34 die in Saharanpur and Haridwar after drinking hooch in Uttarakahand village; probe launched, 17 suspended
India

34 die in Saharanpur and Haridwar after drinking hooch in Uttarakahand village; probe launched, 17 suspended

Eighteen from Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur district and 16 from Uttarakhand's Haridwar district died on Friday allegedly after drinking hooch (spurious liquor) at a village in Haridwar during a mourning ritual

Madhya Pradesh plans to include death penalty in law for liquor ban, says CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan
India

Madhya Pradesh plans to include death penalty in law for liquor ban, says CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the state government will enact a law which would provide for death penalty for those involved in illicit liquor trade.

Death penalty in UP following hooch tragedies may be another way of introducing blanket ban on liquor
India

Death penalty in UP following hooch tragedies may be another way of introducing blanket ban on liquor

The Uttar Pradesh government's decision to introduce the death penalty for culprits found guilty of producing hooch may be another way of introducing a blanket ban on liquor consumption.

Uttar Pradesh govt to add death penalty section in Excise Act for hooch deaths
India

Uttar Pradesh govt to add death penalty section in Excise Act for hooch deaths

Acting tough on illicit liquor manufacturers, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to add a new section in the Excise Act to provide for death penalty for spurious liquor makers if its consumption causes death or permanent disability.

SC liquor ban: In Kerala, apex court ruling sparks fear of ascend to drugs, illicit alcohol
India

SC liquor ban: In Kerala, apex court ruling sparks fear of ascend to drugs, illicit alcohol

Supreme Court’s ruling to shift bars and liquor retail outlets 500 meters away from national highways has sparked fears in Kerala of illicit alcohol, drugs.

Tamil Nadu Elections 2016: Why Jayalalithaa’s freebies are not so bad
Politics

Tamil Nadu Elections 2016: Why Jayalalithaa’s freebies are not so bad

In a political environment where votes can be purchased through freebies, a system that allows for proper accounting is better than a system that blurs accounting and accountability.

Prosecutor in Salman Khan hit-and-run case appointed as special public prosecutor in hooch case
Mumbai

Prosecutor in Salman Khan hit-and-run case appointed as special public prosecutor in hooch case

Advocate Pradeep Gharat, the prosecutor in the hit-and-run case involving actor Salman Khan, has been appointed as the special public prosecutor in the Malwani hooch tragedy case in Mumbai.

Mumbai hooch tragedy: Local court remands accused to police custody till 3 July
Mumbai

Mumbai hooch tragedy: Local court remands accused to police custody till 3 July

A local court on remanded Mansoor Ali alias Atiq, the alleged supplier of illicit liquor which claimed lives of 102 persons in suburban Malvani last week, in police custody till 3 July.