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Kerala officials to get extra bonus for hooch seizure


September 17th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 17 (IANS) The Kerala government in its efforts to see that no spurious liquor reaches toddy shops in the state has decided to reward officials with 10 percent ... Read more...

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Spurious liquor kills four in Bihar


April 20th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 20 (IANS) Four members of a wedding band have died and two are in the hospital after they consumed spurious liquor in Bihar's Arwal district, police said Friday.The ... 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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Odisha hooch toll 30, government blames medicines


February 9th, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 9 (IANS) The death toll due to alleged consumption of spurious liquor has risen to 30 in Odisha, but the authorities have held two medicines responsible for the ... Read more...

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Hooch kills 29 in Odisha, 10 held (Night Lead)


February 8th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 8 (IANS) At least 29 people died and about 40 others were battling for their lives in hospitals in Odisha after consuming spurious liquor laced with drugs, officials ... Read more...

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Hooch kills 29 in Odisha, 10 held (Fourth Lead)


February 8th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 8 (IANS) At least 29 people died in Odisha after consuming spurious liquor laced with drugs, officials said Wednesday. A total of 10 people have been arrested.The victims ... Read more...

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Hooch kills 26 in Odisha, probe ordered (Third Lead)


February 8th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 8 (IANS) At least 26 people died in Odisha after consuming spurious liquor laced with medicines, officials said Wednesday. A total of eight people have been arrested.The victims ... Read more...

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Hooch kills 24 in Odisha (Second Lead)


February 8th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 8 (IANS) At least 24 people died in Odisha after consuming spurious liquor laced with medicines, authorities said.The victims from Cuttack and Khordha districts fell ill Tuesday after ... 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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Spurious liquor kills eight in Andhra village (Lead)


December 31st, 2011 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 31 (IANS) What could have been New Year's Eve celebrations turned into mourning and tragedy in a village in Andhra Pradesh's Krishna district Saturday as eight people died ... Read more...

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Spurious liquor kills six in Andhra


December 31st, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 31 (IANS) At least six people, including a woman, died after consuming spurious liquor in Andhra Pradesh's Krishna district Saturday, police said.According to police, the condition of 10 ... 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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Hooch sellers want financial package from Mamata


December 22nd, 2011 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 21 (IANS) A week after one of India's worst hooch tragedies unfolded in West Bengal that claimed the lives of at least 171 people, hooch sellers 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 167 (Lead)


December 16th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Diamond Harbour (West Bengal), Dec 16 (IANS) More people continued to die in West Bengal after consuming spurious liquor with the toll mounting to 167 Friday afternoon. Nearly 100 ... Read more...

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West Bengal hooch deaths rise to 156


December 16th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Diamond Harbour (West Bengal), Dec 16 (IANS) More people continued to die in West Bengal after consuming spurious liquor with the toll mounting to 156 Friday morning. Over 100 ... Read more...

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West Bengal: Killer liquor dens exist near police camp


December 16th, 2011 - 2:33 am ICT by IANS
Diamond Harbour (West Bengal), Dec 16 (IANS) The illegal country liquor dens in West Bengal's Sangrampur which sold spurious liquor that claimed almost 150 lives were located close to a ... Read more...

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Second tragedy for West Bengal, moonshine kills 148 (Second Intro Roundup, correcting figure in headline)


December 16th, 2011 - 1:45 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) India saw one of its worst liquor tragedies, as at least 148 people died and over 100 were hospitalised in rural West Bengal after they ... Read more...

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Second tragedy for West Bengal, moonshine kills 143 (Intro Roundup)


December 16th, 2011 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) India saw one of its worst liquor tragedies, as at least 148 people died and over 100 were hospitalised in rural West Bengal after they ... Read more...

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Sip of death leaves families bereft of hope


December 15th, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Diamond Harbour (West Bengal), Dec 15 (IANS) Sisters mourn their brothers, the old and infirm grieve inconsolably for their sons who used to earn for the family, and new widows ... Read more...

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Second tragedy for West Bengal, moonshine kills 143


December 15th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Diamond Harbour (West Bengal), Dec 15 (IANS) In one of India's worst liquor tragedies, at least 143 people died and over 100 were hospitalised in rural West Bengal after ... 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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All pervasive corruption behind repeated hooch tragedies: Former cops


December 15th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) Lure of more money leads liquor manufacturers to take to setting up spurious liquor distilleries, with the administration as well as politicians turning a blind eye ... 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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Moonshine kills 63 in Bengal village


December 15th, 2011 - 2:21 am ICT by IANS
Diamond Harbour (West Bengal), Dec 15 (IANS) At least 63 people, mostly rickshaw pullers and labourers, died and 80 others were hospitalised Wednesday after consuming spurious liquor in a ... Read more...

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Panchayat orders Rs.5,000 fine on spurious liquor sellers


November 28th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 28 (IANS) A panchayat in Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor district has decided to slap a penalty of Rs.5,000 on those who sell and consume spurious liquor, a villager ... Read more...

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Illicit liquor kills four in Uttar Pradesh


October 27th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 27 (IANS) Three women and a man died while three other people were hospitalised after they consumed illicit liquor in Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli district, police said Thursday.A ... Read more...

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