Liquor Ban

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After Bihar, Mizoram to become dry state from April 1

23 Mar 2019

After Bihar, Mizoram to become dry state from April 1

Mizoram, the hill state, is again going to be a dry state from April 1, 2019.

Uttar Pradesh: Rats 'drank' 1,000L of alcohol in Bareilly

28 Dec 2018

Uttar Pradesh: Rats 'drank' 1,000L of alcohol in Bareilly

We are all aware of how Indians love to drink.

Bihar: Minor girl molested after being forced to drink liquor

20 Oct 2018

Bihar: Minor girl molested after being forced to drink liquor

A minor girl was molested in Lakhisarai in Bihar after being made to consume liquor by a friend of hers and a 35-year-old man.

Bihar: Four held with 700 bottles of foreign liquor

13 Oct 2018

Bihar: Four held with 700 bottles of foreign liquor

Four persons were arrested and 700 bottles of foreign liquor seized from their possession in Muzaffarpur, Bihar yesterday.

Bihar: Liquor worth Rs. 10 lakh seized in Muzaffarpur

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.

Bihar gets 20 specially-trained dogs to bust illegal alcohol trade

10 Jun 2018

Bihar gets 20 specially-trained dogs to bust illegal alcohol trade

In a crackdown against liquor sale in the state, the Bihar government has requested 20 special dogs from Telangana to sniff out alcohol.

Bihar: Government planning to ban 'khaini', tobacco-form everyone's addicted to

08 Jun 2018

Bihar: Government planning to ban 'khaini', tobacco-form everyone's addicted to

The Bihar government is planning to put a blanket ban on sale and purchase of khaini (a processed tobacco product). In the state, liquor was banned two years ago.

2 railway employees arrested with illegal liquor in Bihar

01 May 2018

2 railway employees arrested with illegal liquor in Bihar

Two railway employees were arrested from a Patna-bound train near the city on Tuesday for trying to smuggle liquor to dry Bihar.

Kamal Haasan: His party doesn't believe in prohibition or freebies

02 Mar 2018

Kamal Haasan: His party doesn't believe in prohibition or freebies

When he launched his political party "Makkal Needhi Maiam" last week, superstar Kamal Haasan shied away from taking a stand on issues. However, now, Haasan has made his party's stance clear on two pertinent issues prevalent in Tamil Nadu: giving out freebies and alcohol prohibition.

Delhi: 'Serve liquor to those below 25 yrs, face action'

26 Feb 2018

Delhi: 'Serve liquor to those below 25 yrs, face action'

If any restaurant, bar/club or vendor is caught serving liquor to anyone under 25 years, strict action like suspending license or imposing heavy fine will be levied on it, said Delhi government.

Are North Korean diplomats involved in Pakistan's illicit liquor business?

09 Nov 2017

Are North Korean diplomats involved in Pakistan's illicit liquor business?

Last month, the home of a North Korean diplomat in Islamabad, was robbed.

You might not be able to drink at Goa's beaches

18 Sep 2017

You might not be able to drink at Goa's beaches

Goa will soon ban alcohol consumption in public places to minimize drunken brawls and related nuisance, state chief minister Manohar Parrikar announced on Sunday.

Maharashtra: Major relief to liquor vends after five dry months

06 Sep 2017

Maharashtra: Major relief to liquor vends after five dry months

Bringing relief to over 15,000 liquor outlets in Maharashtra, State Excise Commissioner Ashwini Joshi issued orders for renewal of their suspended licenses.

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

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.

Bengaluru: SC says liquor businesses in municipal areas can reopen

25 Aug 2017

Bengaluru: SC says liquor businesses in municipal areas can reopen

After two dry months, several pubs, bars, and restaurants in Bengaluru are set to re-open.

Karnataka: State govt to open 900 liquor stores

24 Jul 2017

Karnataka: State govt to open 900 liquor stores

Following huge dent in Karnataka's excise revenue in light of SC banning sale of alcohol on highways, state government is all set to open 900 liquor stores across Karnataka, including 30 in Bengaluru.

Delhi police denies, bar staff confirms ban on 'Ladies Night'

16 Jul 2017

Delhi police denies, bar staff confirms ban on 'Ladies Night'

With Delhi Police claiming to have hiked security at Hauz Khas and not banning 'Ladies Night', situation on ground zero seems to be different from what they claim.

Health Ministry seeks alcohol exemption in Bihar for TB tests

14 Jul 2017

Health Ministry seeks alcohol exemption in Bihar for TB tests

The liquor ban in Bihar, its positive effects notwithstanding, has taken a toll on healthcare.

Arunachal Pradesh exempted from liquor ban by Supreme Court

13 Jul 2017

Arunachal Pradesh exempted from liquor ban by Supreme Court

After the exemption granted to other hilly states like Sikkim, Meghalaya, the SC granted an exemption to Arunachal Pradesh from its liquor ban.

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

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.

Misappropriation of funds by Teesta Setalvad: Gujarat Govt. to SC

06 Jul 2017

Misappropriation of funds by Teesta Setalvad: Gujarat Govt. to SC

Gujarat Government's counsel on Wednesday accused noted social activist Teesta Setalvad for spending the money meant for Gujarat riots victims on liquor and her personal expenses.

Apex court says nothing wrong with denotifying highways within cities

04 Jul 2017

Apex court says nothing wrong with denotifying highways within cities

The Supreme Court said that there is nothing wrong with denotifying highways passing through cities.

Highways within cities exempt from liquor ban: SC clarifies

04 Jul 2017

Highways within cities exempt from liquor ban: SC clarifies

In a major relief to businesses, the SC said that bars on city roads will be exempt from the highway liquor ban.

Bengaluru bit by yoga bug, from old to young everyone's practising

19 Jun 2017

Bengaluru bit by yoga bug, from old to young everyone's practising

Bengaluru has reached a yoga frenzy with people as old as 79-year-old to young men, women practising yoga and not missing it for a single day.

Politics over liquor: Mizoram Govt. tight-lipped on revenue from liquor

06 May 2017

Politics over liquor: Mizoram Govt. tight-lipped on revenue from liquor

States allowing liquor don't fret over revealing liquor revenue, but that isn't the case with Mizoram.

Liquor ban: Cyber Hub serves first drink in 35 days

05 May 2017

Liquor ban: Cyber Hub serves first drink in 35 days

In major relief to tens of businesses and lakhs of customers, Gurugram's Cyber Hub has been cleared for serving alcohol after the SC's liquor ban pushed it into limbo.

Goa: Drinking in public places can land you in jail

05 May 2017

Goa: Drinking in public places can land you in jail

Public drinking can now land people behind the bars in Goa.

SC's liquor ban: 4 pubs in Gurugram may face closure

21 Apr 2017

SC's liquor ban: 4 pubs in Gurugram may face closure

With the SC's ban on sale of alcohol within 500 metres of the highway, Sector 30 and Sohna Road in Gurugram may witness the closure of four pubs/bars.

Bengaluru: Vegetable prices increase due to scarcity of water

19 Apr 2017

Bengaluru: Vegetable prices increase due to scarcity of water

Markets across Bengaluru are witnessing vegetable prices soar as compared to prices last week.

Liquor ban: MMRDA seeks denotification of Western, Eastern Express highways

13 Apr 2017

Liquor ban: MMRDA seeks denotification of Western, Eastern Express highways

To protect 500 bars and wine shops on the Western Express and Eastern Express Highways from the recent SC liquor ban, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority has reportedly sought to take them over from the state PWD; if approved, they will no longer be considered highways.

SC liquor ban: Gurugram's Cyber Hub, Ambience Mall change entrances

04 Apr 2017

SC liquor ban: Gurugram's Cyber Hub, Ambience Mall change entrances

Gurugram's famous Cyber Hub and Ambience Mall have changed their entrances in violation of sanctioned plans to circumvent the SC's 500-metre liquor ban. Other developers are mulling similar options.

States attempt to circumvent SC's liquor ban

03 Apr 2017

States attempt to circumvent SC's liquor ban

Several states in the country have been aggrieved by the Supreme Court's decision to ban the sale of liquor around national highways.

Liquor shops around NH58 exempt from ban

02 Apr 2017

Liquor shops around NH58 exempt from ban

80 liquor shops around NH58, have been exempt from the Supreme Court enforced ban on liquor sales around highways. NH58 and NH58E, were denotified last year, but are yet to officially become State Highways.

SC: No liquor sales on highways from 1 April

01 Apr 2017

SC: No liquor sales on highways from 1 April

The Supreme Court has barred the sale of liquor in shops and bars within 500 meters of national and state highways from April 1. It also barred liquor advertising in the vicinity.