Saturday, 25 June, 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.

On Camera

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1990s house music and fashion are back — unfortunately, so is a 1970s economy

It may be fear of recession that’s driving today’s obsession with all things early ‘90s. The period was characterised by a dismal economy and large-scale unemployment.
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Three charts show trouble for Indian stocks and why its unlikely to end anytime soon

The S&P BSE Sensex Index has fallen more than 15% from its October high, nearing the 20% loss that denotes a bear market.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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