Quit alcohol, win scholarships for kids – Maha villages try new way to kick the habit

Pune, Aug 14 (PTI) Family members of 40-year-old Mohan Kopnar are a happy lot as he is among a handful of alcohol addicts who would be taking a ‘pledge’ in front of their village on August 15 to give up liquor consumption forever. However, this de-addiction programme comes with an added incentive – scholarships for… Continue reading Quit alcohol, win scholarships for kids – Maha villages try new way to kick the habit

EU lawmakers to vote on whether to warn drinkers off all alcohol – or only too much

STRASBOURG, Feb 15 (Reuters) – EU lawmakers will vote over the next two days on whether to warn Europeans against all alcohol consumption to fight cancer – or only against drinking too much. The European Parliament will discuss a resolution based on the European Commission’s “Beating Cancer Plan”, outlined last year. That seeks to reduce… Continue reading EU lawmakers to vote on whether to warn drinkers off all alcohol – or only too much

No liquor ban in UP, CM says

New Delhi, Jan 25 (PTI) A day after the Uttar Pradesh government made obtaining license mandatory for buying, transporting or possessing over six litres of alcohol, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanth on Monday indicated he was not in favour of forcefully imposing ban on liquor in the state. He however, made it clear that his government… Continue reading No liquor ban in UP, CM says

People with substance use disorders are more susceptible to COVID-19 infection

Washington DC, Sep 15 (PTI) People with substance use disorders (SUDs), including those who excessively use tobacco, alcohol, opioid, cannabis, and cocaine, are more susceptible to COVID-19 and its complications, according to a study which assessed the electronic health records (EHR) of millions of patients in the US. The research, published in the peer-reviewed journal… Continue reading People with substance use disorders are more susceptible to COVID-19 infection

What should I look for in a hand sanitizer?

What should I look for in a hand sanitizer? Pick one that contains mostly alcohol, and has few other ingredients. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says hand sanitizers should be at least 60% ethyl alcohol or 70% isopropyl alcohol. Other approved ingredients may include sterile distilled water, hydrogen peroxide and glycerin, according… Continue reading What should I look for in a hand sanitizer?

Walmart’s Flipkart eyes alcohol delivery foray with Indian startup, letters show

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Walmart’s e-commerce platform Flipkart has partnered with a startup backed by spirits giant Diageo to deliver alcohol in two Indian states, according to government letters seen by Reuters, months after Amazon planned a similar foray. Flipkart and Amazon’s interest in delivering alcohol in India marks a bold move to make inroads… Continue reading Walmart’s Flipkart eyes alcohol delivery foray with Indian startup, letters show

India’s Zomato targets push into alcohol deliveries – document

New Delhi: Indian food delivery company Zomato aims to branch out into delivering alcohol, according to a document seen by Reuters, as it seeks to cash in on high demand for booze during the country’s coronavirus lockdown. Zomato has already diversified into grocery deliveries as the restrictions on movement shuttered some restaurants and people hesitated… Continue reading India’s Zomato targets push into alcohol deliveries – document

Delhi imposes 70% ‘corona tax’ on alcohol to deter large crowds

New Delhi: Officials in India’s capital imposed a special tax of 70% on retail liquor purchases from Tuesday, to deter large gatherings at stores as authorities ease a six-week lockdown imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Taxes on alcohol are a key contributor to the revenue of many of India’s 36 states and… Continue reading Delhi imposes 70% ‘corona tax’ on alcohol to deter large crowds

Tipplers’ joke on alcohol’s efficacy to kill coronavirus gets official hue

Kota: If alcohol-based sanitisers can kill coronavirus on hands, there is no reason why alcoholic drinks may not kill the virus in tipplers’ throats, a Congress MLA has argued, seeking reopening of liquor shops in Rajasthan. Congress MLA Bharat Singh Kundanpur put forward the argument in all seriousness in his letter written to Rajasthan Chief… Continue reading Tipplers’ joke on alcohol’s efficacy to kill coronavirus gets official hue

‘Drinking alcohol will remove coronavirus from throat’: Congress MLA urges Ashok Gehlot to reopen liquor shops

Sangod (Rajasthan): Claiming that “drinking alcohol will surely remove coronavirus from the throat”, Congress MLA from Sangod, Rajasthan, Bharat Singh Kundanpur, has in a letter to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot urged the reopening of liquor stores in the state, which have been closed in the wake of nationwide lockdown. “When coronavirus can be removed by… Continue reading ‘Drinking alcohol will remove coronavirus from throat’: Congress MLA urges Ashok Gehlot to reopen liquor shops