The Supreme Court of India refused to entertain a plea seeking regulation of consumption of Alcohol in Delhi. The plea was filed by BJP spokesperson and advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, and seeked to frame an effective policy to prohibit the consumption, except for medicinal purposes. “Some people say that drinks taken in small quantities can be good for health,” observed the court.
The Odisha government announced "dry day" for five days, starting from March 22, in view of urban polls. The announcement has come following the instruction of State Election Commission. As per the order, in the said days, liquor will not be sold or distributed after 5 pm in the polling areas. Elections will be conducted for 109 urban local bodies including three municipal corporations on March 24.
Courtesy: Press Trust Of India