hooch tragedy

Four die in Andhra after consuming moonshine


May 11th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 11 (IANS) Four people died Friday after consuming moonshine in Vijayawada town of Andhra Pradesh, police said.According to police, two others are stated to be in critical conditions. ... Read more...

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Bengal hooch tragedy: Charge sheet against 23 filed


February 11th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 11 (IANS) The West Bengal Police's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Saturday filed a charge sheet against 23 accused in the December 2011 hooch tragedy case which claimed ... Read more...

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Calcutta HC stays compensation to hooch victims’ families


February 7th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 6 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Monday stayed the payment of compensation declared by the West Bengal government to the families of victims of last December's hooch ... Read more...

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Bengal hooch tragedy prime suspect surrenders (Lead)


January 16th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Noor Islam Sheikh alias Khora Badshah, prime suspect in the Sangrampur hooch tragedy in which 171 people were killed, surrendered before a court in West Bengal's ... Read more...

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Bengal hooch tragedy prime suspect surrenders


January 16th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Noor Islam Sheikh alias Khora Badshah, prime suspect in the Sangrampur hooch tragedy in which 171 people were killed, surrendered before a court in West Bengal's ... Read more...

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Toll in Andhra hooch tragedy rises to 18


January 2nd, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 2 (IANS) The death toll in the hooch tragedy in Andhra Pradesh's Krishna district rose to 18 Monday with another person succumbing at a hospital. The condition of ... Read more...

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Hooch kills 17 in Andhra (Second Lead)


January 1st, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 1 (IANS) The New Year began on a tragic note in Andhra Pradesh with 17 people losing their lives due to illicit liquor in two separate incidents since ... Read more...

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Toll in Andhra hooch tragedy mounts to 15 (Lead)


January 1st, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 1 (IANS) The death toll in the hooch tragedy in Andhra Pradesh's Krishna district rose to 15 with five more people succumbing Sunday, police said.Hours before the dawn ... Read more...

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Toll in Andhra hooch tragedy rises to 13


January 1st, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 1 (IANS) The death toll in the hooch tragedy in Andhra Pradesh's Krishna district rose to 13 with three more people succumbing Sunday, police said.Hours before the dawn ... Read more...

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Four arrested for Bengal hooch tragedy (Lead)


December 25th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 25 (IANS) The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the West Bengal Police Sunday arrested four people, including the wife of the prime suspect in the hooch tragedy earlier ... Read more...

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Three arrested in hooch tragedy case


December 25th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 25 (IANS) The Criminal Investigation Department of West Bengal police has arrested three people in connection with the hooch tragedy earlier this month that left at least 171 ... Read more...

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Hooch sellers to be helped into alternate trade: Mamata


December 23rd, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 23 (IANS) In the aftermath of West Bengal's worst hooch tragedy, the state government is mulling a social security scheme to enable sellers of illegal country liquor ... Read more...

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Mamata to lead rally against illegal liquor Dec 30


December 23rd, 2011 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 22 (IANS) Days after West Bengal's worst hooch tragedy, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will lead a rally from central Kolkata's College Square Dec 30 to spread social ... Read more...

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Mamata’s remarks about CPI-M defamatory: Left Front


December 22nd, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 22 (IANS) West Bengal's Left Front Thursday dubbed as "irresponsible" and "defamatory" Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's allegation that the Marxists had hatched a "conspiracy" to poison drinking ... Read more...

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Left Front walks out of all-party meeting on hooch


December 19th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 19 (IANS) West Bengal's Left Front representatives Monday walked out of an all-party meeting called in the aftermath of the recent hooch tragedy after the government refused ... Read more...

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Hooch tragedy triggers familiar political blame game (West Bengal Newsletter)


December 18th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) In the aftermath of the AMRI Hospital fire here, parties across the political spectrum in West Bengal had put up a united face, but in ... Read more...

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Many deaths in hooch tragedy due to government’s negligence: Left


December 17th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) West Bengal's Left Front Chairman Biman Bose Saturday lashed out at the state government for neglecting the victims of the hooch tragedy, saying that many ... Read more...

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WB Congress demands CBI probe in Hooch tragedy


December 17th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) The West Bengal state Congress unit Saturday demanded a CBI investigation into the recent Hooch tragedy in the state in which 171 people died after ... Read more...

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West Bengal hooch deaths rise to 171, official suspended (Roundup)


December 16th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Diamond Harbour (West Bengal), Dec 16 (IANS) The death count in West Bengal's hooch tragedy rose to 171 as more succumbed to the moonshine they had consumed. Around 90 ... Read more...

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Glass of death at Rs.10!


December 15th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Diamond Harbour (West Bengal), Dec 15 (IANS) A glass of liquor for just Rs.10! The allure of extremely cheap country liquor after a hard day's toil was too much to ... Read more...

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CPI-M men behind hooch tragedy: Bengal minister


December 15th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) The hooch tragedy that has claimed 128 lives in West Bengal so far has turned into a political issue, with state Industries Minister Partha Chatterjee ... Read more...

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Major hooch tragedies in India


December 15th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
More than 120 people were killed in a West Bengal village after consuming illicit liquor Tuesday night. Following are major hooch tragedies in India in the past few years:December 2011 - ... Read more...

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Mamata orders CID probe into hooch tragedy


December 15th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday ordered a probe by the Criminal Investigation Department into the hooch tragedy which has already left 128 dead ... Read more...

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Bihar’s hooch tragedy toll rises to 11


February 21st, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 21 (IANS) The deaths in Bihar's Samastipur district hooch tragedy rose to 11 Monday as two more people died since late Sunday, police said.At least three people are still battling ... Read more...

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13 held for hooch tragedy in Bihar


February 20th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 20 (IANS) Thirteen people were arrested in Bihar's Samastipur district Sunday in connection with a hooch tragedy that claimed nine lives, police said. Over 400 pouches of country-made liquor were ... Read more...

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Hooch kills 12 in Punjab, two held (Third Lead)


October 28th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hoshiarpur/Chandigarh, Oct 28 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed after consuming spurious country liquor in Punjab's Hoshiarpur district, police said Thursday. Two people have been arrested and a magisterial inquiry has ... Read more...

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12 die in Punjab hooch tragedy (Second Lead)


October 28th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Hoshiarpur (Punjab), Oct 28 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed and nearly 15 fell ill after consuming spurious country liquor in a village in Punjab's Hoshiarpur district, police said Thursday.The liquor ... Read more...

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Four killed in Uttar Pradesh hooch tragedy


October 16th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 16 (IANS) Four people were killed and 10 others fell ill after consuming illicit liquor in Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad district, police said Saturday. Two people have been detained.Several locals in ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh hooch tragedy toll 9, prime accused held


September 9th, 2010 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 9 (IANS) Two more people, including the prime accused, have been arrested in connection with a hooch tragedy that till now has claimed nine lives in Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad district, ... Read more...

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Two arrested in hooch tragedy in Allahabad


September 8th, 2010 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 8 (IANS) Two people, including a woman, have been arrested in connection with the hooch tragedy that claimed seven lives in Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad district, police said Wednesday. Six people died ... Read more...

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Toll in Kerala toddy tragedy rises to 23


September 7th, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Malappuram (Kerala), Sep 7 (IANS) The toll in the hooch tragedy in Kerala's Malappuram district has risen to 23 with six more deaths reported Tuesday, officials said. Among the dead were five people ... Read more...

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Kerala hooch death toll rises to 19


September 7th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Malappuram (Kerala), Sep 7 (ANI): The death toll in the twin hooch tragedy in Kerala's Malappuram district has risen to 19.The death toll is likely to go up as more people ... Read more...

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Toll in Kerala toddy tragedy rises to 17 (Lead)


September 6th, 2010 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Malappuram (Kerala), Sep 6 (IANS) The death toll in the Malappuram hooch tragedy rose to 17 Monday with the death of eight more people. The dead include five people from Tamil Nadu. The ... Read more...

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Probe ordered in Uttar Pradesh hooch tragedy


April 5th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, April 5 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered a magisterial probe into the hooch tragedy that claimed at least eight lives in the state's Varanasi and Bhadohi districts Monday, officials ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh to rein in illegal liquor trade


March 7th, 2010 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 7 (IANS) In the wake of a hooch tragedy that claimed four lives in Chhattisgarh Friday, the state government Sunday asked district officials to curb the illegal liquor business. "Expressing shock ... Read more...

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