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21 killed drinking toxic Christmas Eve liquor in Pakistan

21 killed drinking toxic Christmas Eve liquor in Pakistan

Islambad – Twenty-one people, mostly Christians, were killed and dozens more affected after consuming toxic liquor on Christmas Eve in central Pakistan, police said Tuesday. The incident happened in a Christian colony in Toba Tek Singh city, 338 kilometres south of Islamabad. “Residents in Mubarakabad Basti brewed liquor on Christmas Eve and consumed it. The […]

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Supreme Court bans liquor shops on national, state highways across India

Supreme Court bans liquor shops on national, state highways across India

The Supreme Court today ordered a ban on all liquor shops on national as well as state highways across the country and made it clear that licenses of existing shops will not be renewed after March 31 next year. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur also directed that all signages indicating […]

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India tribunal halts US$75m payout to liquor baron

India tribunal halts US$75m payout to liquor baron

India – An Indian tribunal Monday halted a US$75 million (RM305.64 million) severance payout from spirits giant Diageo to Vijay Mallya, a beleaguered liquor baron accused of defaulting on hundreds of millions of dollars in loans. Heavily indebted Mallya has been deep in a financial fight over his now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines, which owes more than […]

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Bootleg liquor kills at least 24 in Indonesian village

Bootleg liquor kills at least 24 in Indonesian village

Jakarta – Bootleg liquor has killed at least two dozen people in a village in Indonesia’s Central Java province over the last few days, MetroTV said on Sunday quoting police. Police have arrested two people in the village of Sleman for selling homemade liquor that was believed to have contained harmful substances. Twenty-two others are […]

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FT Ministry to shut down 11 liquor shops in Brickfields

FT Ministry to shut down 11 liquor shops in Brickfields

Kuala Lumpur – Several liquor shops in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, are facing closure after the Federal Territories Ministry issued notices on April 10 saying their licences will not be renewed, Malaysia Nanban reported. The 11 shops which were issued the notices are in Jalan Tun Sambanthan and Jalan Thambi­pillay. The notices were reportedly issued by the […]

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Tainted liquor kills 7 in Indonesia

Tainted liquor kills 7 in Indonesia

JAKARTA – At least seven people died after drinking contaminated alcohol in an Indonesian town, reports said Monday. The victims fell ill last week after drinking liquor allegedly mixed with energy drinks and mosquito repellent in Kota Prabumulih on Sumatra island, the Kompas daily cited local police as saying. Dozens of Indonesians die every year after […]