Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicBihar prohibition

Topic: bihar prohibition

Bihar govt amends liquor law after SC rap, drinkers can now pay fine to avoid jail time

Accused will still face 1 month in jail if unable to pay, but fine amount has not been specified. State’s 2016 prohibition law had faced criticism from SC for clogging courts.

Ask consumers to be informers, go after suppliers: Bihar’s new plan to implement prohibition

Top excise official says liquor consumption is a social evil and people can be reformed, minister says amendment to prohibition law to be introduced in current legislative session.

Schools shut for Covid, Bihar teens find new way to pass time & earn — deliver illegal booze

Liquor trade has been flourishing in Bihar despite a ban since April 2016. Procuring alcohol is a punishable offence, yet the law has served as little impediment to the trade.

‘Change name to prohibition’ — Bihar teachers tell education department for liquor lookout letter

Letter from state education department directs teachers in govt schools to report alcohol consumption & sale in their areas & ensure school premises are not used for liquor consumption.

Fines, not jail — how Bihar plans to dilute liquor law after CJI’s criticism & clogged courts

Proposed amendments likely to be placed before Bihar assembly in February, following criticism by CJI Ramana on the way cases under prohibition law are clogging courts.

Nitish govt needs to learn from hooch tragedies. Prohibition, punishing officials are no solution

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Why Nitish, who mocked spurious liquor deaths, is now set to review Bihar’s Prohibition laws

A spate of deaths due to consumption of spurious liquor has put the chief minister in a spot, forcing him to promise a crackdown on the problem.

Indians bottomed up 40 days of social distancing. Now states count on them to fill coffers

The violation of social distancing norms across India during liquor sale shows the challenges Modi govt has to face ahead once the economy opens up more.

Everything that’s wrong with Nitish Kumar comes together in the failure of prohibition

It would be wise for Nitish Kumar to eat humble pie and undo prohibition. There are better ways to tackle alcoholism.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

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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