A scientist named David Nutt has developed a synthetic alcohol substitute he calls Alcarelle.
Victims and beneficiaries of Bihar prohibition law live cheek by jowl; those who continue liquor trade blame lack of jobs
With the Lok Sabha election approaching, prohibition will, once again, be used as an important poll plank in Bihar.
Bhupesh Baghel govt says alcohol ban in Chhattisgarh 'impractical', rejects recommendations of panel set up by BJP govt
In 2017, the previous Raman Singh government had set up an 11-member committee, comprising MPs, MLAs, social activists and others, to study the prospects of alcohol ban and its sale in the state under government supervision
Alcohol ban: Bihar buying better clothes, eating better and nutritious food, finds state-commissioned study
According to two studies commissioned by Nitish Kumar's Bihar government in Bihar, the liquor ban in the state has resulted in a dip in criminal cases, women feeling their opinion was valued more and in people spending their money in clothes and food items instead of alcohol.
Sri Lankan president restores ban on women buying liquor just days after his finance minister had lifted restriction
Sri Lanka's president on Sunday reimposed a four-decade-long ban on women buying liquor, just days after his finance minister had lifted the restriction.
Day after Nitish Kumar asks for nationwide ban on alcohol, CPM says prohibition will lead to illegal trade
Brinda Karat said a nationwide ban on alcohol will lead to illegal trade, even as she supported a regulated policy with people's participation to curb the abuse.
Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) president Nitish Kumar on Sunday pitched for a nationwide ban on alcohol, and asked party activists here to raise awareness among people.
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the state government will enact a law which would provide for death penalty for those involved in illicit liquor trade.
Highway liquor ban: Delhi govt orders re-verification of 40 outlets after owners claim restoration of licences
The Delhi government has ordered the physical re-verification of around 40 hotels, clubs and restaurants in the city which were sealed due to the Supreme Court's order banning sale of liquor within 500 metres of highways
Supreme Court said that roads within cities can be denotified as national highways, opening a window for liquor shops that were set to lose their license.
"We estimate that out of 29 states, after implementation of loan waiver and UDAY, only 8 states will have now less than 2.5 percent fiscal deficit," the report said.
The motive behind the human chain is to ensure that the liquor ban is made successful in the state and that our society is made free from the distressing clutches of alcohol addiction, says Harivansh, a co-ordinator of the anti-alcohol human chains in Bihar
Iraq's parliament on Saturday voted to ban the sale, import and production of alcohol, in a surprise move likely to anger some minorities but also to please influential religious parties.
'No risk, no gain': Nitish Kumar tells Akhilesh Yadav to come out of family shadow, impose liquor ban in UP, win polls
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar made an overture to his Uttar Pradesh counterpart Akhilesh Yadav, who is locked in a family feud, to enforce prohibition which he said will help him come out of the "family shadow" and win the state Assembly elections.
Nitish Kumar brings in stricter prohibition law after govt sets aside previous law: All you need to know
Undeterred by the high court order, on 2 October the Bihar government came out with the draconian Bihar Prohibition and Excise Act, 2016 with stricter provisions.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has reasons to celebrate and, at the same time, sulk today.
Liquor, which brought about Rs 12, 000 crore to the state a year, is a major source of the government’s revenue. Kerala which grapples with a public debt of Rs 1.35 lakh crore cannot absorb such a huge loss in revenue.
Dry days in West Bengal reduced: Mamata Banerjee govt puts fiscal realities ahead of divisive politics
In a move that has been more celebrated than denounced in West Bengal, the Mamata Banerjee-led state government has decided to drastically decrease the number of dry days in West Bengal from 12 to 4.5
Kerala Tourism Minister AC Moideen on Thursday sought a "relook" on closure of liquor bars in tourist hotspots in the state which has seen a fall in arrivals causing a loss to the tourism industry.
At least 11 people died overnight under mysterious circumstances in Gopalganj district of Bihar. The administration on Wednesday morning ordered a probe after families claimed it to be a hooch tragedy, police said