Senior police officer Ashok Kumar said 26 died in two separate incidents in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, while 13 others died in the neighbouring state of Uttarakhand.
The autopsies are not yet complete, Pandey said, and the death toll is likely to rise.
"We can't give you the exact death toll as post-mortems are awaited in many cases", a senior official in Uttar Pradesh told Xinhua. Officials said the liquor was first consumed in neighboring Uttarakhand where villagers from Saharanpur attended a funeral, and was then smuggled back to Saharanpur district by a villager who then sold it to others.
Eight more deaths were reported in another tragedy blamed on tainted liquor in Kushinagar, also in Uttar Pradesh.
"The viscera examination on more bodies is yet to be conducted to find out if these too were alcohol-related deaths", an official said.
Manchester City stun Chelsea with four in first half
Just as Leicester pressed for an equalizer, Son Heung-min scored a breakaway goal in the first minute of stoppage time. A 4-0 defeat to Bournemouth in their last away game was Chelsea's heaviest league defeat since 1996.
Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh governments have launched a major crackdown to nab those responsible for the distribution of illicit liquor in the states. Officials said several people have been detained for questioning.
Several officials associated with excise and police departments have been suspended.Police are conducting raids to tighten noose around illicit liquor vendors.
An average of 1000 people, mostly from poorer sections of society, die in India each year after consuming illegally-brewed alcohol, according to National Crime Records Bureau.
Later Saturday, authorities in both states announced compensation of $2,800 each to the relatives of those killed. Illicit liquor is cheap and often spiked with chemicals such as pesticides to increase potency.
In the Premier League, Tottenham remain within five points of Liverpool and Manchester City after beating Leicester. Pochettino has claimed that, however the season ends for his Spurs players, in his eyes they are heroes.
Officials shut down a 20-mile stretch of Interstate 90 east of Ellensburg due to blowing and drifting snow and poor visibility. A worker walks across a snow-covered parking lot, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle.
More than 7,000 people have donated on the fundraising page, with many posting messages of condolence to his family. It led to the discovery of the Piper PA-46 Malibu aircraft and a body, which was formally identified as Sala.
Domino's is also running a contest on social media for National Pizza Day 2019, and the victor will get free pizza for a year. Saturday 2.9.19". (That's a serious bargain.) This deal is carry-out only, which may be ideal for a pizza party.
Dolly and Molly remained on stage as Maren joined them for a three-part vocal performance of " After The Gold Rush ". Cyrus and Parton grew close when the famed " 9 to 5 " singer appeared on Cyrus former show, "Hannah Montana".
On Jenner's birthday, Kylie shared adorable photos and video of her little girl on Instagram , along with a special message. Travis was all smiles as he danced with his daughter while Pinkfong characters performed the children's song "Baby Shark".
The enclave's health ministry says more than 220 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli troops at the protests. In the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, meanwhile, thousands of Palestinians attended the funerals of the teenagers.
He is now averaging just over seven points and three rebounds per game and can become a free agent after this season. After asking for a trade to seek more playing time , Thon Maker may have found a new home.
The nominations are dominated by Drake and Kendrick Lamar , with eight and seven nods, respectively. The main performers for this year includes Lady Gaga , Mark Ronson , Dua Lipa, St.
'Yellow vest' protest intensifies as it enters 13th week
Paris police said a demonstrator lost four fingers when riot officers stopped protesters from storming the National Assembly. An injured policeman in riot gear is given help during a demonstration by the yellow vests in Paris on February 9, 2019.
‘Aladdin’ trailer shows first glimpse of Will Smith’s Genie
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Rumored Samsung Galaxy Watch Active specs surface
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Gay Serial Killer Bruce McArthur Gets Life Sentence
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Latest winter storm takes aim at Northwestern Wisconsin
The Seattle Times reports storms have delivered more snow to Seattle in the first days of February than it usually gets in a year. Pacific Northwest residents who are more accustomed to rain than snow are digging out from a winter storm and bracing for more.