1.47 crore Indians consume arsenic contaminated drinking water

1.47 crore Indians consume arsenic contaminated drinking water

NEW DELHI, May 12, 2018: A population of 1.47 crore faces a major health hazard owing to arsenic contaminated drinking water, according to The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. Arsenic is present in drinking water above the permissible limits in 16,889 areas while 12,029 areas have high levels of flouride and 2384 habitations have […]

Meghalaya: ‘Water supplied by PHE, SMB unfit for consumption’

Meghalaya: ‘Water supplied by PHE, SMB unfit for consumption’

SHILLONG: The KHNAM State youth wing has approached the Central Pollution Control Board over allegations that water supplied to the residents of Shillong by the Public Health Engineering department and the Shillong Municipal Board was unfit for human consumption. KHNAM State youth wing president Thomas Passah, in a memorandum submitted to the chairman of the […]

5 Hollywood Celebrities Who Got Drunk On Set

5 Hollywood Celebrities Who Got Drunk On Set

For most of us, the end-of-the-day cocktail serves as a reward for surviving another workday. Actors spend a lot of time hanging out, waiting for scenes to get shot and sometimes to alleviate boredom, resort to drinking. Similarly, some actors pour themselves into their roles and imbibe in the name of keeping it Method. Whatever […]

Here are the NE states that spend most to get high!

Here are the NE states that spend most to get high!

The kind of money spent on alcohol and other intoxicants, tells a lot about the intoxication habits of a state. Here’s a look at how different states spend on drinking, smoking cigarettes, or simply getting stoned. CIGARETTES Mizoram: Although the government in Mizoram raised the tax on cigarettes in 2014, it has not stopped people […]

Good Girls Do Not Drink In India?

Good Girls Do Not Drink In India?

Indira Laisram A teenage girl walks out of a bar; she is molested and beaten up by some 20 men. Her crime: she was at a bar. A passerby records and uploads the video, the images of which are horrific. The men are having a field day pulling the girl by the hair, groping, slapping […]

Wine shops multiply in the city; But at what cost?

Wine shops multiply in the city; But at what cost?

Months ago, many eyebrows were raised in Shillong when a bunch of youth were caught drinking in Ward’s Lake. This happened when the police made a surprise check at some of the  thriving tourist hotspots. While we applauded the efforts made by the state police to keep check of such nuisance, let us take a […]