Saturday, 22 January, 2022

Topic: Liquor

BJP offer for Andhra alcohol consumers — ‘vote us to power, we’ll cut liquor price to Rs 75’

Andhra BJP chief Somu Veerraju says if state’s nearly '1 crore liquor consumers' vote for BJP, the party would slash liquor rates to Rs 75. Liquor prices are a controversial issue in Andhra.

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,

Delhi’s private liquor vends to shut for one-and-half months from 1 October

Under new excise policy of Delhi govt, all 850 liquor vends have been given to private firms through open tender. The new licence holders will start sale of liquor from 17 November.

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’.

Over 250 liquor bottles allegedly smuggled on Air India flight seized outside Leh airport

Eight cartons containing liquor and beer were seized by excise officials, who said they are sold to private hotels in Ladakh at higher prices due to shortage in the Union Territory.

PCI seeks report from UP govt on death of journalist who reported against liquor mafia

Press Council of India chairman Justice Chandramouli Kumar Prasad has taken suo motu cognisance of the matter and UP govt, DGP and Pratapgarh SP have been asked to send a report.

UP journalist who reported against liquor mafia dies in ‘motorcycle crash’

Reporter Sulabh Srivastava had recently written to police seeking protection. Police said the crash took place while he was returning after reporting on an illegal arms-producing unit.

Delhi govt orders liquor vends to deploy marshals at shops to ensure Covid-safe behaviour

Delhi government's Excise Department issued the order Sunday, which also directs liquor vends to coordinate with local administration and police to maintain security and order.

5 dead and 22 hospitalised as hooch tragedy strikes UP’s Aligarh again

Aligarh: Five people died and 22 more were hospitalised after consuming spurious liquor in a village here, days after another hooch tragedy resulted in the...

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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.