Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicLiquor Prohibition

Topic: Liquor 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.

Public taboo, private brew: Hooch to foreign booze, ‘dry’ Gujarat has never had alcohol shortage

Prohibition has done little to stop people from drinking in Gujarat. What it has impacted is how and what they drink — sometimes with fatal consequences, especially for the poor.

Gimmick or crusade? BJP in a fix over Uma Bharti’s anti-liquor drive ahead of MP civic poll

Ex-CM threw dung at liquor shop Tuesday, continuing campaign for prohibition. Some BJP leaders say it's a response to being 'sidelined' politically, but aide calls it 'purely social issue'.

Stop ‘abominable practice’: Uma Bharti steps up attack on MP’s liquor policy, targets CM Chouhan

In a series of tweets, the BJP leader called for stopping delivery of liquor & closing shops where people protest. New excise policy slashing liquor rates came into force Friday.

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.

Empty liquor bottles in Bihar assembly — Nitish fumes, Tejashwi hits out, Speaker stumps both

Half a dozen empty liquor bottles were recovered from the assembly premises Tuesday, prompting Opposition barbs for CM Nitish. Bihar has been a 'dry state' since 2016.

Outrage as police search bridal rooms at Patna wedding venues for liquor, Nitish defends action

Days after Bihar CM decided to penalise officers for not implementing Prohibition, Patna police teams raided over 50 marriage halls. No confirmation of any seizures or arrests.

Prohibition 2.0? Bihar SHOs & chowkidars face 10-yr suspension for liquor trade on their turf

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar held a marathon review meeting with top officials and ministers Tuesday following Oppn flak for deaths of over 40 people who consumed spurious liquor,

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

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Lockdown’s a relief for this Rajasthan village — it has kept Gujarat’s booze tourists away

Residents of Ratanpur say the lockdown has brought welcome relief from the ‘loutish’ behaviour of liquor seekers from Gujarat who frequent the border bars. 

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Representational image| File photo of students writing a test | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

More Dalit students going to Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.
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

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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