Friday, 24 March, 2023

Topic: alcohol

Battle of the booze policies, and the jumbo task awaiting Shinde-Fadnavis

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Devdas at 20: It’s time Bollywood stopped showing alcoholism as romance and rebellion

20 years ago, Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Devdas renewed the old toxic Indian problem of looking at alcoholism through the lens of romantic loss, and not for the problem that it is.

Bhagwant Mann’s new gaffe — British left India 200 years ago, built bus station in space

Punjab CM also exhibits questionable knowledge of geography, saying Jalandhar could see snow-capped mountains like Everest during pollution-free Covid days.

‘Slash alcohol tariffs from 150% to 75% under India-UK FTA,’ demands international liquor body

I.P. Suresh Menon of International Spirits & Wines Association of India said it's seeking an immediate reduction in duty on alcohol, which could make Scotch whisky in India cheaper.

Viral video claiming ‘change in Punjab has begun’ by showing drunk police officer is from 2017

The video takes a jibe at AAP and Punjab chief minister-designate Bhagwant Mann, who has often been targeted by the opposition for alleged alcoholism.

‘Officer’s Choice’ whiskey maker plans IPO, seeks nearly Rs 19,000 crore valuation

No final decision has been reached regarding the valuation or timing of the potential IPO, and Allied Blenders could still decide against proceeding with the plan.

More people drank excessively during the pandemic. We must address our alcohol problem

Alcohol addiction has existed for thousands of years. But an OECD report said that drinking habits have significantly changed since the pandemic.

Pandemic drinkers don’t view themselves as in need of help. That’s a problem

The relatively new term 'grey-area drinking' describes people who consume more than a moderate amount of alcohol but don’t meet the criteria for dependence.

Carlsberg India, United Breweries, others fined Rs 873 cr for cartelisation in beer sale

CCI directed United Breweries and Carlsberg India to pay penalties of approximately Rs 750 crore and Rs 120 crore, besides passing a cease-and-desist order.

Meat and liquor shops to be shut during Janmashtami in Chhattisgarh

The restrictions are a first in Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh. The instructions also said that organisers must only allow people without any symptoms of illness at the places of worship.

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Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.