Man beats up wife for refusing to pay for liquor in Odisha

A woman was seriously injured after husband allegedly beat her up for refusing to give him money to buy liquor at a village in Jajpur district, the police said today.

Four dead, 98 critical after consuming hooch in Assam

Four persons have died and 98 others, including 25 children, are battling for their lives after consuming illicit liquor in Jorhat district, police said today.

Kerala Excise Minister denies graft charges

Kerala Excise Minister K Babu on Monday denied charges that he received Rs 10 crore in bribe for reducing the annual liquor fees of bars.

Liquor worth Rs 10 lakhs seized, one held in Maharashtra

The city crime branch on Monday seized foreign liquor worth about Rs 10 lakhs stocked allegedly for distribution during municipal poll campaigning here, police said.

Women to take out anti-liquor rally in Yavatmal

Scores of women from various villages of the district will take out an anti-liquor rally here from Azad Maidan to the collectorate on April 20, activist Sangeeta Pawar said on Wednesday.

Kerala Excise Minister rejects bar owner's allegations

Kerala Excise Minister K Babu on Tuesday refuted bribery allegations levelled against him by Kerala Bar Hotel Owners' Association Working president Biju Ramesh and said it was part of a conspiracy to topple the Congress-led UDF government.

Maharashtra: Chandrapur bar workers fear losing jobs after liquor ban

With Maharashtra's Chandrapur set to become a 'dry' district from April 1, the local wine and bar workers are concerned over the ban rendering them jobless.

Liquor worth Rs 206 crore destroyed in Gujarat in 5 years

Liquor worth Rs 206 crore was destroyed in Gujarat in the last five years by the police department, the government informed the Assembly on Monday.

Liquor seizure surged during Delhi polls, but cash haul saw decline

Liquor seizures by Delhi Police went up during the recent Delhi Assembly polls as compared to the previous election that was held merely 14 months earlier even though the amount of cash seized saw a steep fall.

49 arrested from Rajasthan village; arms, liquor seized

Police on Wednesday arrested 49 persons from Tasai village in Alwar district of Rajasthan and seized firearms, live cartridges and liquor from them.

Manjhi's grandson beaten up by liquor traders

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's grandson was severely beaten up allegedly by some liquor traders, over police raids at their outlets at Ranipur village here.

High-profile party busted, 66 arrested, liquor seized in Ghaziabad

Police busted a high-profile party following a raid at a hotel in the city and arrested 66 persons, including six girls.

Recovery of liquor bottles: Cops to quiz AAP MLA within 2 days

A day after the Aam Aadmi Party registered a thumping victory in Delhi Assembly polls, Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Wednesday said its newly-elected MLA Naresh Balyan would be called for questioning within two days over the recovery of liquor bottles from a warehouse near his home.

Alcohol smuggled to jailed Trinamool minister: BJP

The BJP Thursday claimed liquor was being smuggled into the prison cell of West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra who has been arrested for alleged involvement in the multi-crore Saradha scam and demanded a probe. The government denied the allegations.

Singapore saw 47 liquor-related riot cases in 2014: Govt

Singapore on Friday said that 47 cases of rioting and 115 incidents of serious hurt linked to liquor consumption was reported in the country last year, prompting the government to restrict the sale and consumption of alcohol in public places.

Recipe: Berry Sangria praline
Recipe: Berry Sangria praline

Blueberries in liqueur covered with red wine Ganache

Makes: 20 pcs
Prep time: 20smins
Cook time: 1.30hr


Blueberry Preparation:
Fondant paste: 200gm
Blueberries: 200gm (frozen will do)
Kirsch liquor: 4tsp

First and last day of month to be 'dry day' in Assam

Assam has declared the first and last day of every month, except December 31, as "dry day" and prohibited sale of any type of alcoholic product in the state.

Most Expensive Liquors
Most Expensive Liquors

Nikhil Merchant shows you how to indulge

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NHRC notice to UP govt over hooch tragedy in Lucknow

The National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports on hooch tragedy resulting in the death of many people in Malihabad near Lucknow and its bordering Unnao district.

Hooch toll mounts to 41, UP police intensifies crackdown

The toll in the hooch tragedy in Lucknow and Unnao districts on Thursday climbed to 41 with the death of three more persons even as 2,939 persons were arrested in the state-wide crackdown launched by police against sale of spurious liquor.