Excise Act: News

03 Apr 2022


Delhi: Liquor shops can now offer up to 25% discount

The Delhi government has permitted private shops to offer up to 25% discount on the maximum retail price (MRP) of liquor.

24 Jun 2021


Show-cause notice to liquor store for flouting COVID-19 guidelines

The state excise department issued a show-cause notice to a liquor store in the national capital for not maintaining social distancing norms amid the COVID-19 pandemic, finding it fit to suspend the store's L-6 license with immediate effect.

24 Mar 2021


Now order full liquor bottle on table in Delhi clubs

Delhiites will soon have an option to order a full bottle of liquor on their tables in hotels and clubs as a Group of Ministers headed by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia recommended several steps that are part of excise reforms.

09 Aug 2019


Another violation hits JW Marriott, Chandigarh; hotel fined Rs. 5L

Recently, actor Rahul Bose shared a video, voicing his concern of being charged an outrageous Rs. 442 for two bananas at the JW Marriott hotel, Sector 35.

10 Jul 2019


#CareerBytes: All about the life of an IRS officer

Joining the Indian Civil Services is a dream for many. While the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most sought-after, the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) is also a coveted Civil Service in the country.

07 Mar 2019


Gurugram Police re-launches Operation Romeo after two years, 125 held

After almost two years, the Gurugram Police revived their 'Operation Romeo'.

04 Oct 2018


Bihar: In dry state, rats are drinking seized alcohol

In the dry state of Bihar, a large number of rats are likely to die due to liver cirrhosis as they are drinking seized alcohol.

09 Sep 2018

Delhi Government

Deploy guards, install CCTV to curb open drinking: Delhi govt

The Delhi government has directed liquor vends to deploy an adequate number of guards to curb open drinking near the outlets.

21 Jul 2018


Bihar: Liquor worth Rs. 10 lakh seized in Muzaffarpur

Police today seized a huge consignment of Indian-Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL), worth Rs. 10 lakh, from Sujawalpur Chowk in Muzaffarpur district of "dry" Bihar.

12 Jul 2018


After criticism, Bihar dilutes anti-liquor laws

More than two years after implementing stringent prohibition, the Bihar government is taking a step back, clearing at least five dilutions in the Bihar Prohibition and Excise Act.

21 May 2018


Changing tunes: Live music to replace recorded-songs in Delhi bars

Delhi government's new directive is ought to change your experience in the state's bars.

20 May 2018


Five dead in Kanpur hooch tragedy, at least 10 ill

A man died this morning at a private hospital in Kanpur after allegedly consuming spurious liquor, raising the toll of the hooch tragedy in Kanpur district to five.

05 Apr 2018


How has two years of liquor ban changed Bihar?

Bihar police conducted a raid every two minutes and seven people were put behind bars every hour in the last two years since the state banned alcohol.

27 Feb 2018


Rajasthan proposes stricter laws to check cow smuggling

Clamping down on illegal cow slaughter, Rajasthan has ruled that vehicles used in unauthorized transportation of bovines will be seized and the accused arrested.

09 Jan 2018


Bootleggers may now get death penalty in UP

Bootleggers dealing in illicit liquor might soon face the death penalty or life imprisonment in Uttar Pradesh after the governor cleared a bill for the same.

27 Oct 2017


Bihar government to fire employees promoting dowry, child marriage

In another attempt to rid Bihar of social and civic malpractices, the Nitish-Kumar led government will now sack its employees if found demanding or promoting dowry and child marriage.

21 Sep 2017


In Yogi's UP, trading hooch is punishable by death

UP CM Yogi Adityanath to crack down on individuals involved in illicit liquor (hooch) trade has decided to amend the 107-year old UP Excise Act, 1910.

06 Sep 2017


Delhi: Liquor stores on highways in municipal areas to re-open

After five dry months, several liquor shops and bars in Delhi are set to resume businesses, thanks to Delhi Government's directions to deseal liquor vends within 500m of highways under municipal areas.

11 Jul 2017


Uninterrupted power supply for Karnataka's 1,260 'model villages'

The Congress-led Karnataka government has proposed a scheme of providing 24X7 electricity supply to 1,260 villages in the next one year.

24 Mar 2017


Oil, gas production sharing pacts get CCEA approval

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by PM Narendra Modi, approved a policy for extending the term of over two dozen pre-NELP (New Exploration Licensing Policy) oil and gas Production Sharing Contracts (PSC).