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Apr 05, 2019
Socialism will return, a new generation will take it forward: Nitish KumarNitish Kumar says socialism has been let down by those who swore by it but the ideology remains relevant and will never wither away
Mar 22, 2019
Mizoram Assembly passes bill to bring back total prohibition on alcohol production, consumptionMizoram Assembly has passed a bill to bring back total prohibition of liquor in the northeastern state after four years
Oct 04, 2018
In dry state of Bihar, 'drunkard rats' target police store rooms as alcohol vanishes from confiscated bottlesDrunkard rats in dry state Bihar appears to have been stealing alcohol from police store rooms in order to keep themselves in high spirits and evade prohibition
Oct 24, 2017
Watch: More than 70,000 people have been arrested in Bihar since the alcohol prohibition law came into effectMore than 70,000 people have been arrested in Bihar, after a draconian prohibition law came into force in April 2016. And while activists say the ban has pushed drinking underground and stigmatises poor communities, the booze ban idea has drawn national attention.
Jan 12, 2017
Nine months into Bihar liquor ban: Cognisable crime up by 13%, contradicts CM NItish Kumar's claim of decline in rateNine months–or 270 days–into the ban, an IndiaSpend analysis of Bihar Police crime data, reveals that cognizable crime–which the police can investigate without a magistrate’s order–rose 13% between April and October 2016, from 14,279 in April to 16,153 in October (latest available data).
Aug 08, 2016
Ambition lies behind Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's draconian liquor prohibition lawQuite apart from challenges with implementation there are worries related to return of licence raj. Kumar will face a shortfall in revenue, hitting many of his social sector schemes while bootlegging will increase, liquor mafias will distribute spurious liquor and a complicit police will pocket some extra cash.
Aug 01, 2016
Nitish Kumar's latest amendment will punish you if your family drinks booze... no, reallyCleared by the Nitish Kumar Cabinet, the draconian changes in the new bill was circulated before the opening day of five-day monsoon session, for feedback.
Apr 12, 2016
Tamil Nadu Assembly polls: Will DMK's manifesto be the 'hero' of another election?The DMK is hoping to reverse its fortunes in 2016 with farm & educational loan waivers as well as some freebies. But will it work?
Apr 10, 2016
The Aakar Patel column: It’s a bogus argument that prohibition produces a better and more moral societyProhibition will, of course, ultimately fail in Bihar as it has failed in Gujarat. It may remain as a law, but drinkers will find a way around that law, the police will become criminalised and the state will miss out on revenue.
Apr 24, 2013
We drink to get drunk: India's booze problemGang rapes and traffic accidents often have one thing in common - alcohol. A new study says the problem is not that we drink but how we drink. Indians need to sober up about drinking responsibly.