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Long queues at liquor shops give a lie to official claim of a dip in alcohol consumption in isles

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ANOLA MIRANDA Port Blair, September 1: They say “ Seeing is believing” and as it goes, the long queues at the wine shops in Port Blair city and elsewhere in the Islands, speaks volume of the hefty rise in the number of liquor lovers here and other places in the territory. This scenario, however, belies Read More

Minimum distance of bar botels reduced in Kerala

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Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 1 (PTI) The Kerala government has reduced the minimum distance to be maintained for bars in hotels with Four star and above rating from places of worship and educational institutions from 200 meters to 50 metres. Announcing this, State Excise Minister T P Ramakrishnan told reporters at Kozhikode today that necessary amendments in Read More

The Editor’s Desk: Taboo most murky

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A 12-year-old girl in Tamil Nadu allegedly committed suicide after she was shamed by her teacher for staining her uniform with menstrual blood. The class 7thstudent jumped off a 25 feet high building in her hometown leaving a suicide note. The lady teacher is facing abetment of suicide charges. Shocking as it may be, this Read More

Ever burgeoning suicide rate stares Andamans in the face, experts clueless about stemming the tide

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ANOLA MIRANDA   PORT BLAIR, AUG 31:  Suicide rates in the Andaman Islands are some of the highest in the country with the numbers reaching as high as 34.5 per lakh recorded suicides. In a recent case, a 15-year-old boy near Port Blair  committed suicide due to a trivial argument that he had with his family. “He Read More

‘Pink Patrol’ leaves secret lovebirds red faced

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RAZIA BEGUM   PORT BLAIR, AUG 31: A tap on the window of cars parked  in some dark  corners and isolated places breaks  the unsuspecting love-locked  couples’  embrace.  “Pink Patrol” is on the prowl.  Call them spoilsport, but it’s their duty to prevent public places being misused for satisfying carnal desire. Launched by the Islands’ Lt. Guv, on 19th May this year, the Read More

The Editor’s Desk: Wake up, Mumbai, or it will be too late!

3 months ago TPP Comments Off on The Editor’s Desk: Wake up, Mumbai, or it will be too late!
  Year after year, lip service is paid to controlling the onslaught of the monsoon in Mumbai but come next year, the deluge is back again with the same ferocity, disrupting normal life and putting the residents to untold misery and suffering. The story is repeated in cities across the country. We talk of ‘smart Read More