Busting the myth of 1980's study titled 'The French Paradox', researchers have warned that even small amounts of wine a day can lead to stroke and heart failures. They also opined benefits of red wine are overstated. Earlier, the study had suggested that 'one glass of wine a day' protects heart. However, the European Society of Cardiology has warned that consuming 12 grams of ethanol a day increases risk of atrial fibrillation (AFib) by 16… read-more
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According to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) data, Bihar has surpassed Maharashtra in alcohol consumption. Interestingly, Alcohol sale and consumption have been banned in Bihar since 2016. As per reports, 15.5% males in Bihar above 15 years consume alcohol as compared to Maharashtra's 13.9%. However, consumption by women… read-more
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After consuming hand sanitiser in absence of liquor, at least seven people lost their lives and two others were in coma in Russia. As reported by The Moscow Times, all the nine people ordered a 5-litre sanitiser tank from a grocery store after they ran out of alcohol. With 69% methanol, the sanitiser acted as a poison for them as anything above 30 grams of methanol is toxic to humans.
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After requests from the Confederation of Indian Alcoholic Beverage Companies (CIABC), the West Bengal government has restructured the pricing scheme for alcohol retailers. The new price structure has 22 slabs for wine and beer. A CIABC official stated the government was supportive in altering the price tag ahead of the festive season. Earlier, the government had raised the prices to increase the revenue; however, it resulted in decline in… read-more
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To oppose the liquor ban in the state, former Gujarat CM Shankersinh Vagela has initiated a campaign on social media. He launched 'Against Liquor Ban Challenge' campaign on Twitter. He said that though liquor is banned, it is available in many parts of the state at a higher price and black marketers were making money. He opined that if the ban was lifted, this money would reach the state treasury.
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With the arrest of actors from various film industries- drug abuse, addiction and drug racket has gained limelight. However, drugs have been making rounds in India for a long while now and alcohol addiction has become a common sight. According to the data by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), 5.6% of the suicides in 2019 happened owing to drug abuse and alcohol addiction. In 2019, about 1,39,123 suicides were recorded, out of which, 7,860… read-more
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Banned gutka worth Rs 11 lakh was seized on August 16 by the Chandarlapadu police in Andhra Pradesh. Nandigama DSP Ramana Murty said that after receiving the "credible information", Chandarlapadu police were informed who further tracked the vehicle carrying banned gutka. Besides, 4Kg of cannabis and 25 liquor bottles were also seized. According to the official, four accused have been arrested, and vehicles have been seized as well.
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Crime against women in Rajasthan has seen a surge in various categories in May, where it had increased by 123 percent. Out of many crimes, domestic violence saw an alarming rise from 161 in April to 397 in May 2020. Experts said alcohol, lack of privacy, and household chores were some of the main reasons for domestic quarrels.
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