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Liquor worth Rs 150.38 crore was sold during Christmas (December 24 and 25) in Kerala, according to figures issued by the Kerala State Beverages Corporation (BEVCO). BEVCO controls the retail sales of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and beer in the state.
According to the Corporation, on Christmas eve (December 24) BEVCO outlets accounted for sale of liquor and beer worth Rs 65.88, while Kerala State Cooperatives Consumers' Federation (Consumerfed) outlets sold Rs 11.5 crore.
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Likewise the next day while BEVCO recorded sales of Rs 65 crore, Consumerfed accounted for Rs 8 crore. Incidentally the BEVCO outlet at the heart of the state capital city Power House road on December 24 sold a record Rs 73 lakhs worth of liquor.
An earlier study had revealed that around 32.9 lakh people out of the 3.34 crore population in the state consume liquor, which includes 29.8 lakh men and 3.1 lakh women.
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Around five lakh people in Kerala consume liquor on a daily basis. Of this, around 83,851 people including 1,043 women are addicted to alcohol, according to state government statistics. (IANS/SP)
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Five policemen, including a Circle Inspector, were injured after two groups of guest workers at Kizhakkambalam in Ernakulam district of Kerala fought against each other and also directed their ire at the police, setting police vehicles on fire.
The incident occurred on Saturday night following a dispute over the Christmas Carol music team. Around 500 guest workers under the influence of alcohol working for a prominent private industry in Kizhakkambalam fought against each other.
Police arrived at the scene and tried to disperse the crowd of clashing guest workers, who attacked the police with stones and rods. Five policemen were injured and have been admitted to the hospital.
The guest workers also burnt two police jeeps. A strong police contingent arrived at the scene and lathi-charged the workers bringing the situation under control.
Ernakulam rural superintendent of police Karthik told the media persons that 150 guest workers were arrested and are in police custody and cases have been registered against them.
He said that the situation got out of control after two groups of workers from an industry fought against each other and police arrived at the scene on getting information from the public. However, police were also attacked.
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While the new tribe of influencers post 'selfies', travelogues and promotional gifts to spread festive cheer on their social media platforms, some, and by some we mean those who are influencers in the real sense of the term, prefer to keep things traditional.
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For the festive season, these power couples and iconic families choose to do things the good old fashioned way, spreading cheer through holiday cards with loved ones. So without further ado we present the best Holiday greetings, from their homes and hearts to yours:
Duke and Duchess of Sussex
"This year, 2021, we welcomed our daughter, Lilibet, to the world. Archie made us a 'Mama' and a 'Papa', and Lili made us a family. As we look forward to 2022, we have made donations on your behalf to several organizations that honor and protect families- from those being relocated from Afghanistan to American families in need of paid parental leave," said the note accompanying Meghan and Harry's 2021 holiday card.
Victoria & David Beckham
Last year Victoria Beckham posted a video and a series of pictures trying to get her family to pose in one frame, this year the designer chose to keep it candid together with her beau. Victoria posted this picture of herself and David Beckham in their Christmas sweaters on social media commenting, " Now that's a Christmas Jumper Mr Beckham!?? kisses @davidbeckham."
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, photographed with their children posted their annual Christmas card on Instagram commenting stating, "Delighted to share a new image of the family." The family is pending the holidays at their country home and will be joined by members of the Middleton family.
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"This year more than ever, I wanted to find the perfect card to send our love to friends and family. And WOW did @simplytoimpress shine!" captioned her holiday card on Instagram. "Christmas might look a little different this year, but I think everyone will feel our love, hope and joy, no matter how near or far."
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There are a variety of spirits and liqueurs to choose from and there is something for everyone. Whether you prefer the refreshing flavor of Aperitivo Espresso for your brunch or an Old Fashioned Vodka for your Happy Hours, here's a rundown of how to make a sphosticated drink for yourself from the experts at Grey Goose.
A great aperitif for the afternoon! To give it the freshness needed to liven up any day, coffee and vodka are combined with tonic water and orange zest. This drink best suits the mood for Aperitif, Brunch.
Ingredients: Wine Glass, Grey Goose Vodka- 1 part, Unsweetened Coffee- 1 part, Tonic water, Orange zest
Method: Build in wine glass in this order: Grey Goose Vodka, Coffee, Tonic water, Orange zest
As one of the world's oldest cocktails. It's simple to see why it's endured for so long. Instead of whiskey, try it with a simple Vodka twist. This drink best suits the mood for Aperitif, Cocktail Hour, Digestif.
Ingredients: Rocks Glass, Grey Goose Vodka- 50ml, Demerara Brown Sugar- 2tsp, Dash Of Hot Water, Dash Of Angostura Aromatic Bitters, Orange Zest
Method: Add the sugar and water to a rocks glass, then stir to dissolve, Add orange zest.
Slowly trickle in Grey Goose and cubed ice, piece by piece, stirring throughout.
Top with cubed ice to serve.
You are all set to cheer up your mood for the winter festivities.
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