Tagged: India

NEWS: India: Supreme Court Bans Liquor Sale On Highways

India: Supreme Court Bans Liquor Sale On Highways In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of the Republic of India issued a ban on the sale of liquor on national and state highways. As per the ruling, liquor outlets within a 500-meter radius of the highways are not permissible. The ruling is limited to alcohol outlets. All… Read more »

NEWS: AB InBev Fined For Bribery

The world’s largest brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has been fined $6 million for paying bribes to officials.
AB InBev has been fined $6 million after being caught bribing Indian officials to boost sales of its beer – and then trying to silence a whistleblower by threatening them with a $200,000 fine.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of the United States said that AB InBev would pay $6 million to settle charges that an Indian unit of the beer giant made unethical payments to Indian government officials and then threatened a whistleblower who reported the misconduct…

BLOG: TASMAC Shops — Delusive Paradises

Tamil Nadu suffers from the burden of alcohol harm and the government-owned alcohol wholesale and retail monopoly TASMAC is fueling much of the alcoholism epidemic in the Indian state; what can be done to reverse the trends…

NEWS: Alcohol Kills Indian Every 96 Minutes

On global level, alcohol kills 3.3 million people every year. That amounts to one human being dying of an alcohol-related cause at a staggering rate of every 10 seconds. In the second most populated country on earth, India, 15 people die every day – or one every 96 minutes – from the effects of consuming alcohol, data from an IndiaSpendanalysis of 2013 National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) shows…

BLOG: New Alliance To Prevent NCDs In India

To my mind, this was a timely meeting. It is, in fact, high time to come together as civil society and join efforts for preventing and reducing the NCD burden on India. I see HIA as an engagement of multi-sectoral CSOs to tackle NCDs by generating awareness, building capacity, empowering people effected and affected by NCD and advocating for health promoting norms to reduce premature NCD mortality by 25% by 2025. We are coming together to prevent NCDs in India…

BLOG: Alcohol Promotion By Celebrities Is Health Hazard

Increasingly celebrities in India seek to make loads of money in a short period of time, and choose collaboration with unethical companies, promoting harmful products. And then there are powerful role models who choose another path…

BLOG: Young India Needs Alcohol Awareness

Our young people are the backbone of India, as per current statistics, 65% of our 1.25 billion population are younger than 35 years of age. To my view, a fundamental fact is that the lifestyle choices of this young generation will have tremendous bearing on India’s immediate and long-term future…