The BSF troops in Meghalaya seized illegal liquor bottles from the international border of West Garo Hills and South Garo Hills, on April 17. The BSF troops seized nearly 1,200 liquor bottles, being smuggled illegally, confirmed Meghalaya Frontier BSF Headquarters. Notably, the BSF in Meghalaya is alert over the illegal smuggling and deployed additional force and manpower, to work towards a smuggle-free state and ensuring national security.… read-more
Bhushan Rai from Patna was held for smuggling liquor, stored inside an LPG gas cylinder. Upon getting a tip-off regarding liquor smuggling in the area, police raided the location. Over 50 litres of liquor has been recovered from inside the cylinder. Under the Bihar Prohibition and Excise Amendment 2022, a first-time rule violator can be imprisoned for even a month upon refusing to pay the fine.
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.
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Veterans of Karnataka's Alcohol Beverages Industry, in a press release, urged the government to revise the excise duties on liquor. The press release further claimed that the current excise duty rates make the cheap segments "cheaper" and premium segments more "expensive". "By imposing additional excise duty on spirits and beer, Karnataka government is putting additional burden on consumers," said Bishan Kumar, Editor-in-chief of Spiritz… read-more
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The Delhi government, on January 24, announced that the National Capital will have only three “dry days” in 2022. The New Excise Policy, which prohibit liquor sales for bars and pubs only on Republic Day, Gandhi Jayanti, and Independence Day, has been criticised by the BJP. Furthermore, the restriction won't be applicable for hotels with L-15 licenses, allowing liquor in rooms, to people above 21-year-old, the legal age for drinking.
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Andhra Pradesh people will get liquor for Rs 70, if BJP voted in power, said BJP's Somu Veerraju. On December 28, Veerraju addressed a public meeting and said, "Cast one crore vote to BJP we will provide liquor for just Rs 70, if we have more revenue left, then will provide liquor for just Rs 50". The scheme is aimed to woo AP voters, ahead of the 2022 Assembly polls.
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On December 13, a division bench of Delhi HC issued notice to the excise department over liquor license approval. The notice was in regard to a petition filed against approval of liquor shop in Shalimar Bagh, Delhi. Notably, the liquor shop had been approved in a residential area with several necessary commodities' shop, creating panic amongst people. The Delhi HC directed the department to file a reply by January 28.
Border guarding forces such as the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF), Border Security Force (BSF), and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) are set to sell liquor online to their staff. Reportedly, the trial run for the same has been started. The system will be centralised, allowing CAPF staff to book liquor online and pick from other canteens. However, the Indio-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has already been selling liquor online.
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Health Minister of Tamil Nadu, M Subramanian stated that the government has ordered the official authorities to take steps to restrict movement of people who are not yet vaccinated. While talking to ANI, Subramanian said, "We want to ensure that people get vaccinated without fail." He further added that buyers willing to buy liquor from… read-more
The Madhya Pradesh government is planning to levy a surcharge on products such as liquor and services offered by local governments in order to raise Rs 100 Crore to fund the state's cow shelters. According to reports, the cow shelter board is in need of Rs 160 crores to feed the cows living in 1,300 shelters. Hence, CM Shivraj Chauhan asked the districts to give a proposal at the earliest.
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