Friday, 27 May, 2022

Topic: Liquor

Own a liquor shop? Can’t name it after gods, heroes, ex-PMs or forts, orders Uddhav govt

List of heroes includes Chhatrapati Shivaji, ex-Presidents & PMs, Ambedkar, Savarkar, Bal Thackeray. Doesn't mention Modi or Kovind, but includes 'incumbent PM & President'.

Shaken, stirred & appreciated — these clubs are making connoisseurs of India’s liquor consumers

The idea behind clubs like All Things Nice & Dram Club was the realisation that whisky-obsessed India 'knows little about the spirit — or any other alcohol for that matter'.

Happy days for Delhi’s booze lovers: Kejriwal govt cuts dry days to 3 from 21 per year

The licensed liquor shops and opium vends will remain closed on Republic Day, Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanti, the order issued by the Delhi excise department said.

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.

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Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and former PM Imran Khan | Photos from Facebook

Jinnah said Pakistan would be a ‘laboratory’. Experiments by Imran, Shehbaz prove him so right

If Yasin Malik’s sentence is a call for condemnation, then why is the establishment forgetting Hafiz Saeed? But neither Shehbaz nor Imran Khan would take note.

RBI sets aside more money for rainy day, payout drops

The central bank approved the transfer of 303.1 billion rupees to the government from its surplus funds, a third of the 991.2 billion rupees it had given last year.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

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.