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The Insidious Growth Of Alcoholism

“Drink makes a man forget himself. He ceases to be a man, becomes less than a beast for the time being. It never does the slightest good. I hope, therefore, that you will combat the curse with all your strength”, was how Mahatma Gandhi had cautioned the country way back in 1925. Some 35 years later, in 1960, Gandhiji’s birth state, Gujarat, prohibited alcohol. Following Gujarat’s example, Nagaland, Manipur, Bihar, and Lakshadweep too prohibited alcohol later.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
August 16 - 31, 2018

Why Is The Combination Of Antidepressants And Alcohol Harmful?

There are certain reasons as to why certain things are not consumed as a combination since they can affect the well-being of a person.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
August 16 - 31, 2018

Underage Drinking

Although the stereotypical alcoholics are often assumed to be middle-aged or adults, alcoholism among teenagers has always been a huge problem,which is only growing with each passing year.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
August 16 - 31, 2018

Socio-Economic Impact Of Drinking

“My husband would come home drunk after work and take his anger out on me. He would shout at our kids. Sometimes, his anger was expressed through physical abuse. My children would get scared of their father and keep away from him. It was very hard for us. So I decided to work and earn a living” Dola Thakur, a 32 year old housewife and houseworker told BE.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
August 16 - 31, 2018

Prohibition In Bihar Has Caused No Deficit

Bihar has banned the consumption and sale of alcohol. This is noteworthy because the state has banned alcohol at a time when many other states earn a sizeable revenue from excise out of the sale of alcohol. In an exclusive interview with BE’s Kishore Kumar Biswas, Vijendra Prasad Yadav, Minister in Charge, Power, Excise, State Government of Bihar, spoke about the success of banning alcohol and the challenges the government faced.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
August 16 - 31, 2018

Know How To Manage And Not Gag The Media

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) of the Government of India has sent a note recently to the service providers like Airtel, Reliance Jio, Vodaphone and BSNL to find out ways how to ‘block’ social media apps like Facebook and Whatsapp.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
August 16 - 31, 2018

How To Combat Issues Related To Alcohol Abuse In Community

Alcohol is banned in certain states of India like Manipur and Gujarat but it is legally consumed in a majority of Indian states. There are believed to be around 62.5 million people in India who drink alcohol occasionally.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
August 16 - 31, 2018

From West To East To West Again Seekers And Pilgrims In Haridwar And Rishikesh

"So Parmarth seems to be more of a ‘city’ ashram, then, rather than a traditional ‘forest’ ashram, wouldn’t you agree?” the interviewer queries. He is a young man from Bombay doing a story on Rishikesh, gurus and the spiritual path in general.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
August 16 - 31, 2018

Dry States And Their Current Dryness

Indian alcohol stands as the second, third or fourth largest revenue generator in different states in terms of contribution to a state’s coffer.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
August 16 - 31, 2018

Death Of A statesman

In Indian politics, there are politicians and then there are statesmen. Somnath Chatterjee, who was associated with the Communist Party of India (Marxist) till 2008 was a celebrated parliamentarian and statesman who rose above paltry political differences and commanded respect even from his staunchest adversaries. Bengal lost one of its best parliamentarians as Chatterjee passed away early in the morning in a private nursing home in Kolkata on August 13, 2018.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
August 16 - 31, 2018

De-Stressing With Alcohol Only Leads To Distress

K.Viswanath, a Kolkata-based Psychologist and Rehabilitation Consultant and Founder Secretary of Mukti Rehabilitation Centre, Kolkata, shared his practical experiences of fighting alcoholism with BE’s Ellora De.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
August 16 - 31, 2018

Cheque Bounce Case Can Lead To Big Penalty

A cheque bounce case can now lead to bigger penalties after the Indian Parliament passed ‘The Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2018’ on July 23, 2018, allowing a court to try offences related to cheque bounce promptly and “direct the drawer to pay a minimum of 20% of the cheque amount as interim compensation.”

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
August 16 - 31, 2018

Can India Reap The Benefit Of Its Demographic Dividend?

Sanjeeb Sanyal, Principal Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance, Government of India attended an interactive session in Kolkata conducted by the Bharat Chamber of Commerce.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
August 16 - 31, 2018

Alcohol - A Doctor's Point Of View!

Alcohol is the most common “drug” used and abused in this world.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
August 16 - 31, 2018

SREI Foundation Organised A Seminar On Prevention Of Crime

SREI foundation organised a seminar on Prevention of Crimes: Awareness, Rebuilding of lives, Rehabilitation on July 13, 2018 at Vivekananda Hall, Ballygunje in the presence of H.P. Kanoria, Chairman, SREI Foundation.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
August 1 - 15, 2018

Player, Playboy And Now Prime Minister

The media has always enjoyed describing the conquests of Imran Khan as a playboy, along with his victories in the cricket field.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
August 1 - 15, 2018

Some Relevant Issues On MSME Sector

At times, profit is not reflected in a proper way. This may lead to a weakening balance sheet of the business, which may lead to difficulties in getting financial loan in future.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
August 1 - 15, 2018

Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Andul Performed Extracorporeal Radiotherapy Case

Doctors at Narayana Super-speciality Hospital (NSH), Howrah performed the first Extracorporeal Radiotherapy (ECRT) case in Eastern India on July 19, 2018.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
August 1 - 15, 2018

Market For Handicrafts

Aritra Mitra, Aniket Panja and Rohit Prasad

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
August 1 - 15, 2018

Kumortuli –The Hub Of Art And Artists

The name ‘Kumortuli’ is associated with the art of idol making and sculpturing, which is deeply connected with the tradition and heritage of Bengali culture.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
August 1 - 15, 2018

Handicrafts Of India

The handicraft sector is an important segment of the Indian economy and generates sizeable employment as well.

5 mins read
BUSINESS ECONOMICS
August 1 - 15, 2018

Handicraft Industry As One Of The Major Sources Of Foreign Currency Earnings For India

The Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) is responsible for promotion of Indian handicrafts. O. P. Prahladka, Chairman, EPCH spoke to BE’s Ellora De regarding export related issues.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
August 1 - 15, 2018

GST Impeding The Handicrafts Sector

Readers familiar with Bengali literature are likely to be acquainted with Manik Bandyopadhyay’s famous short story Shilpi (artist).

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
August 1 - 15, 2018

Belarusian Automobile Manufacturer Eyeing Indian Markets

A 4-Member delegation representing one of the leading automotive manufacturers of the Republic of BelarusMinsk Automobile Plant (MAZ) visited Bharat Chamber of Commerce on July 21, 2018 to explore the possibilities of procurement of automotive spare parts and raw materials from Indian manufacturers, particularly those in West Bengal.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
August 1 - 15, 2018

‘PSC Does Not Think Privatisation Is An Answer To Banking Crisis'

Parliamentary Standing Committee of Finance is very keen to solve the stressed assets of the banking industry in India. It has talked with various heads of organisations like RBI, SBI and other Public Sector Banks in phases. It is observing the internal and external factors behind the financial crisis and the management problem of the banking industry. In an exclusive interview Prof. Saugata Roy, MP, and a member of Standing Committee of Finance talked to BE’s Kishore Kumar Biswas on various issues related to banking industry.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
July 16 - 31, 2018

Why Is The Xiaomi's Mi TV 4 Your Best Budget Buy?

LED (light emitting diode) televisions have fundamentally changed the experience of TV viewing.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
July 16 - 31, 2018

We Are Hopeful About The Turnaround By March 2019 - Pawan Bajaj

If you talk of a turnaround of the banking sector then yes, a turnaround has started.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
July 16 - 31, 2018

The Vedas : A Science Ahead Of Modern Sciences

“India –the land of the Vedas, the remarkable works contain not only religious ideas for a perfect life, but also facts which science has proved true. Electricity, radium, electronics, airship, all were known to the seers who founded the Vedas.” – Ella Wheeler

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
July 16 - 31, 2018

The Battle of Tariffs in the G7 Summit Affects India

American President Donald Trump has suggested to the G7 leaders that the world should eliminate all tariffs, trade barriers, and industrial subsides to promote free trade.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
July 16 - 31, 2018

Strict Surveillance Needed For Promotion Of Animal Rights

Every country is replete with innovations in policy: things that make life better for everyone. If we had a team in Niti Ayog, whose only job was to look through the Net and find these new strategies, then they could pass them on to the ministries.

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS
July 16 - 31, 2018