Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicCountry-made liquor

Topic: Country-made liquor

How MP Excise Act systemically targets SC, ST, Vimukta communities

Researchers for CPA project analysed 540 FIRs and 5.62 lakh arrests under MP Excise Act to find the continuation of the colonial legacy of branding certain communities as ‘criminal tribes’.

Amarinder faces opposition heat, resignation demand as hooch tragedy death toll crosses 85

SAD alleges the illicit liquor trade in Punjab is running with Congress patronage, causing a loss of Rs 5,600 crore to the state. It demanded an independent probe by a high court judge.

38 people die in 3 days in Punjab after ‘consuming’ illicit liquor, 7 bootleggers arrested

CM Amarinder Singh has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the matter. Police said the toll could rise further as the spurious liquor network is spread across many areas.

How we gave birth to hooch tragedies and why they will continue to grow

No amount of crackdown will help because the underlying opportunity to run organised rings around excise law in many states still exists.

This Jharkhand tribe pays liquor as fine for every crime

The quantity depends on the nature of the crime - two bottles for a brawl, five for a theft and ten for more serious crimes.

On Camera

YourTurn

US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

India to allow duty-free import of soybean and sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and US President Joe Biden at the Quad Summit, in Tokyo, Tuesday | ANI

Quad action against ‘illegal fishing’ may also target China’s Indo-Pacific ‘political activities’

Indo-Pacific Partnership for Maritime Domain Awareness will use advanced & integrated satellite imagery & technology to combat illegal fishing & 'dubious operations' of Chinese maritime militia.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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