Thursday, 26 May, 2022
TopicLiquor Prohibition

Topic: Liquor Prohibition

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. 

Urban India’s opposition to alcohol prohibition shows its ostrich-like & elitist attitude

When Andhra CM Jaganmohan Reddy announced liquor prohibition, India’s opinion shapers again called it an intrusion. But few know cost of liquor havoc.

Statehood & prohibition: Nitish Kumar’s wish list for Delhi ahead of assembly polls

Nitish Kumar's JD(U), an ally of the BJP, is eyeing migrant voters from Poorvanchal and Bihar to make an impact in Delhi when it goes to polls next year.

2.08 lakh Prohibition cases pending, HC asks Nitish govt how it plans to dispose of them

Court tells Bihar govt to file affidavit by 25 September explaining if it plans to appoint judges and set up courts that deal only with Prohibition law violations.

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Feeding world must take backseat, Modi govt should deal with India’s ‘chapati’ crisis first

German agriculture minister Cem Ozdemir said imposing export restrictions or closing markets would worsen the crisis. Actually, the opposite might be true.
A petrol pump staffer refills fuel in a two-wheeler in New Delhi, on 29 March 2022 | ANI photo

Modi govt won’t borrow extra this year to fund tax cuts, inflation target to stay at 4%

The cut in excise duty last week, coupled with an increase in fertiliser and food subsidies, is expected to cost the exchequer around Rs 3 lakh crore in the current financial year.


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What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

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.