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The Aravallis provide a grand backdrop to signage for local bars at Ratanpur village in Rajasthan | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

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. 
A liquor shop in Delhi | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

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.
File image of Nitish Kumar | Photo: ANI

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.
Patna High Court

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.
A man carrying bottles of liquor

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.
A man carrying bottles of liquor

Why the women’s march for prohibition in Karnataka was bound to fizzle out

The women had pinned their hopes on CM Kumaraswamy but various factors are at play, from a liquor lobby & huge revenues to even history being against them. 

On Camera

A Harley Davidson dealership (Representational Image ) | Photographer: David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

Harley-Davidson riding away reflects poorly on both US icon and Modi’s ‘Make in India’

Modi’s ambitious plans to ‘Make in India’ could have been helped by a symbolic gesture to hold on to Harley, a premium manufacturer with an outsize brand.

Defence

Representational image | ANI

India, China working on Ladakh peace formula — alternate week patrolling, after disengagement

Patrolling in alternate weeks has been the established practice in the Northeast, and has worked well, barring the occasional face-off.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?