Liquor: News

15 May 2023

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu: 13 dead after consuming spurious liquor, 9 arrested

At least 13 people have died and many others have been hospitalized in critical condition after allegedly consuming spurious liquor in two districts of Tamil Nadu over the last three days, India Today reported.

Chhattisgarh: ED busts multicrore 'liquor scam'; Congress mayor's brother arrested 

In a major development, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Sunday claimed to have busted a Rs. 2,000 crore liquor trade scam in Chhattisgarh involving large-scale corruption and money laundering.

11 Apr 2023


Can your dog become an alcoholic? Possibly.

The idea of dogs drinking alcohol may seem far-fetched, but it is a reality that can't be ignored.

15 Dec 2022

Nitish Kumar

Those who drink alcohol will die: Nitish on hooch tragedy

As the number of deaths related to the Saran hooch tragedy rose to 39, Bihar's Chief Minister Nitish Kumar underlined the need for strict implementation of the state's liquor ban and urged people to refrain from drinking.

06 Aug 2022


11 die after consuming spurious liquor in 'dry state' Bihar

Eleven people have passed away and 12 have become gravely ill, with many losing their eyesight, as a result of drinking spurious liquor in the district of Saran in Bihar, as per officials.

03 Jun 2022


Kolkata: Start-up to deliver liquor in 10 minutes at doorstep

In a first, a Hyderabad-based startup has launched a 10-minute express liquor delivery service in Kolkata.

01 June 2022


World's largest whisky bottle sold for $1.4 million at auction

According to Lyon and Turnbull, the world's largest whiskey bottle, dubbed "The Intrepid," has sold for around $1.4 million.

05 Nov 2021


24 dead in Bihar after allegedly consuming spurious liquor

At least 24 people have died and several others fell ill after allegedly consuming spurious liquor in two districts of Bihar over the last two days, news agency PTI reported.

20 Sep 2021

West Bengal

Celebrity Breweries will invest over Rs. 100cr in West Bengal

City-based Celebrity Breweries Private Limited plans to invest more than Rs. 100 crore in the West Bengal beer market, a top company official said.

10 Aug 2021


Empty liquor bottles found in Maharashtra secretariat; government orders probe

Several empty liquor bottles were found dumped in a duct in the Maharashtra secretariat complex in south Mumbai on Tuesday, prompting the state government to order a probe.

23 Jul 2021


Assam: First phase of online liquor sale limited to Guwahati

The first phase of the online sale of liquor in Assam has been limited to the Guwahati Municipal Corporation area. It will be extended to state's other parts gradually.

21 Jul 2021

Madhya Pradesh

MP: Four cops suspended after video shows them consuming liquor

Four police constables, including two women, were suspended after a video surfaced in which they were purportedly seen consuming liquor near a patrolling vehicle in Madhya Pradesh's Khargone district, officials said on Wednesday.

06 Jul 2021


Bars open till 3 am, microbreweries promoted: Delhi's liquor policy

The Delhi government made its excise policy for 2021-22 public on Monday with the aim to clean up malpractices and user experience.

11 Jun 2021

Delhi Government

Rules for home delivery of liquor come into force today

The Delhi government notified the rules allowing home delivery of liquor for orders placed through mobile applications and websites on Thursday, which will come into effect from Friday.

09 Jun 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Tanker driver carrying liquor robbed, killed by unknown persons

A tanker driver carrying liquor in his vehicle from a distillery was allegedly killed after being robbed by some unknown persons near under construction Faridpur toll plaza in Bareilly, police said on Wednesday.

03 Jun 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Aligarh: Hooch tragedy strikes again; five dead, 22 hospitalized

Five people died and at least 22 took ill after allegedly consuming spurious liquor in a village in Aligarh district, police said on Thursday.

01 Jun 2021

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi allows home delivery of liquor via app, website

People in Delhi can now order home delivery of Indian and foreign liquor through a dedicated mobile app or website, the city's government says.

01 Jun 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Aligarh hooch tragedy: Death toll rises to 36, officials suspended

The death toll in the Aligarh hooch tragedy rose to 36 on Monday with authorities confirming 11 more deaths, even as the Uttar Pradesh government cracked the whip on UP Excise Commissioner P Guruprasad, and suspended two other senior officials.

24 Mar 2021

Excise Act

Now order full liquor bottle on table in Delhi clubs

Delhiites will soon have an option to order a full bottle of liquor on their tables in hotels and clubs as a Group of Ministers headed by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia recommended several steps that are part of excise reforms.

23 Mar 2021

Delhi Government

Lowering of drinking-age will stop 'booze visits' to NCR: Officials

The excise policy reforms, reducing the drinking age from 25 years to 21 years, are expected to prevent young people of Delhi from going to NCR cities to quench their thirst for alcohol, officials said.

22 Mar 2021

Manish Sisodia

Delhi lowers legal drinking age from 25 to 21

The legal drinking age in Delhi has been lowered from 25 to 21, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced on Monday.