After adopting the new liquor policy, the Delhi govt ordered all private liquor shops to remain shut between October 1 to November 16. The government liquor stores will completely stop operating from November 17. Reportedly, Delhi currently owns 573 stores out of 849, and the rest 276 shops are run by private sellers. However, a government official said, ''Thing will improve for sure, once the new stores are open.''
Ratan Tata, the chairman of Emeritus of Tata Sons has clarified that he never said, ''Liquor sales should be sold through Aashaar card'' following some miscreant netizens claimed that Tata said so. The 83-year-old tycoon also shared the screenshot of the fake claim on his Instagram account and wrote, ''This wasn't said by me. Thank you.'' The post also claimed, ''Government food subsidies should be stopped for alcohol buyers.''
Gujarat HC reserved its order on August 23 challenging the constitutional validity of the Gujarat Prohibition Act,1949 on the grounds of the right to privacy to drink alcohol at home. Advocate General Kamal Trivedi uplifted preliminary objections to the challenge. Senior Advocate Mihir Joshi said that restrictions imposed by the legislature on the right of citizens to consume alcohol were not been disputed given Directive Principles of State… read-more
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Holders of the L-13 license in Delhi have been permitted for home delivery of alcohol as the state government on May 31 officially amended its Excise Rules. The government's gazette notification stated that the delivery can be made solely by the license holders that too only for orders made through mobile app or online portal. However, the notification warned that no delivery should be made to hostels, offices and institutions.
Chhattisgarh clocked in online liquor orders of Rs 4.32 crore till 5pm of May 10, the date from when the state government had allowed the home delivery service during the lockdown. As for the total 29,000 orders placed, each customer spent an average of Rs 1,483. As per the guidelines, each customer is allowed to purchase five litres at a time, with Rs 100 for delivery within 15km, from 9AM-8PM.
Bhupesh Baghel-led Chhattisgarh government on May 9 allowed the online sale of liquor with home delivery option, starting from May 10. The deliveries will be done from 9am-8pm and it intends to curb illegal manufacturing, sale, transportation and possession of liquor during lockdown, said an official. Meanwhile, opposition BJP has slammed the decision accusing the ruling Congress of being more concerned about delivering liquor than medicines… read-more
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Uttar Pradesh Etah district police on March 28 started a probe into a weird claim by certain officials that rats caused disappearance of 1,450 cartons of seized liquor from a strongroom. Reportedly, the Kotwali Dehat police officials, in a general diary, had mentioned that 239 cartons were damaged by rodents. However, senior officials called it an act to "cover the good-up". Meanwhile, two officials from the police station concerned have been… read-more
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Delhi government on March 22 announced to reduce the legal liquor drinking age to 21 years from 25 years. Leveraging age-limit on the lines of the Centre’s new liquor excise policy, Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia stated that no new liquor shops would be opened in Delhi. Moreover, Sisodia stressed on equitable distribution of liquor shops to shun liquor mafias. Reportedly, the Delhi government runs 60% of the UT's liquor shops.
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The Punjab cabinet, by amending the Punjab Excise Act, 2014 has initiated death penalty provision for those selling spurious liquor in the state. Amending various sections, the act makes culprit liable for death penalty or life imprisonment besides fine by Rs20 lakh. Moreover, while for the disabilities the perpetrators will be liable for minimum six-year imprisonment with Rs 10L fine, even for cases of no injury bears Rs 2.5L fine and six… read-more
The UP's excise department is eyeing to reduce the home stock limit of liquor bought for private consumption. As per Excise commissioner P Guruprasad, the current 26-litre of possession limit is "unreasonable". He also stated that stocking liquor above the prescribed limit without license will be an offense. However, the new permissible limit has not been disclosed yet. Earlier, the UP government had passed a new excise policy mandating… read-more
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