Wednesday, 5 October, 2022
TopicAlcohol prohibition

Topic: Alcohol prohibition

Glass half full? Dry state Bihar to turn liquor bottles into bangles. Industrialists sceptical

In August alone, 3.7 lakh litres of liquor were impounded in the state, according to excise data. Nitish govt has roped in its social empowerment programme, JEEViKA, for the project.

42 deaths, 15 arrests, 6 suspensions: How ‘liquor crackdown led to’ hooch tragedy in dry Gujarat

42 people have died in Gujarat over the past few days in worst case of mass-poisoning by spurious alcohol in Gujarat since 2009, when a similar incident reportedly claimed over 125 lives. 

Red-eyed, lost young men in Bihar’s Seemanchal show how Nitish Kumar’s alcohol ban backfired

In Bihar, the focus is still on curbing alcohol. But there’s a problem Nitish Kumar didn’t see coming – drug addicts, crime and a new ‘Generation Nowhere’.

On Camera

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File photo of Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar | Reuters

Ishaq Dar, new Pakistan finance minister—a Nawaz Sharif’s mole in Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet

Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results, Albert Einstein said. But Paksitanis don't get it--Dar's been appointed FM for the fifth time.
Beneficiaries of the PM-GKAY PDS centre in Odisha | Representational image | ANI

Free grains, fuel tax deferred – Gujarat, HP on its mind, Modi govt puts politics over economy

RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.

Defence

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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