Saturday, 22 January, 2022

Topic: excise

‘Those who drink don’t lie’: MP district to sell you booze after 2 Covid jabs but no proof needed

District Excise Officer in Madhya Pradesh's Khandwa has directed liquor stores to sell alcohol only to those who have received both Covid shots. But buyers need not show vaccine certificate.

Delhi govt to earn Rs 10,000 crore revenue under new excise policy, Sisodia says

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia also said that AAP govt made 41% less revenue last year due to Covid pandemic and has earned 23% less in the current financial year.

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’.

Calcutta court awards life imprisonment to main accused in 2011 Bengal hooch tragedy

Khora Badshah's sentence was based on the complaints filed in connection with 64 out of 172 deaths caused by the incident. Seven other co-accused were acquitted for lack of proof.

Modi govt’s excise collections on petrol, diesel jump 88% in FY21

MoS for Finance Pankaj Choudhary informed the Lok Sabha that total excise collections in April-June this year stands at Rs 1.01 lakh crore.

Petrol price crosses Rs 100/litre mark in Leh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana after latest hike

Petrol price was increased by 27 paise per litre and diesel by 28 paise a litre in the 18th hike in the last one month, taking fuel prices across the country to a historic high.

After Delhi’s ‘special corona fee’, many states hike liquor prices for much-needed revenue

The hike in liquor prices have resulted in a massive fiscal boost for states like Rajasthan, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh.

Nitish’s prohibition pain: Bihar’s loss may be neighbours’ gain

The annual growth in the excise revenues of UP, Jharkhand & West Bengal in 2017-18 and 2018-19 has been the highest since 2001-02.

Talk Point: GST anti-profiteering body may increase corruption, red tape

The anti-profiteering body does have a good chance of becoming another bureaucratic layer which needs to be bribed to keep your restaurant/business running

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The BBC Broadcasting House in London

BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.


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Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.