Maharashtra sells over 16 lakh litres of alcohol, nets Rs 62 cr revenue on Day 2, with just one-third shops open
The state has over 10,000 licensed shops that sell country liquor, IMFL, wine and beer of which merely 3,500 operated on Monday and Tuesday
A number of women are among the casualties in the Assam hooch tragedy. Many of those that drank the liquor were tea plantation workers who had just received their weekly wages, according to a state government official.
Assam hooch tragedy: Over 80 tea plantation workers dead after consuming spurious liquor in Golaghat, Jorhat districts
Police say at least 50 people have died and another 50 fallen sick after drinking tainted liquor in two separate incidents in Assam
Six people have died and thirty others were critically injured after consuming toxic alcohol in Burdwan district of West Bengal, reports said.
The central government's decision to demonetise higher-value currency notes has had an unlikely victim; sale of alcohol has been hit badly in the state of Maharashtra
Eleven years after a hooch tragedy took the lives of 107 people in Mumbai, the police and excise department seem to have not learnt a thing.
The decision was announced in the new excise policy of the Punjab government for the year 2015-16.
At about 2:30 in the morning a truck carrying a large amount of country liquor overturned. While no one was injured, bottles were strewn all over the road with locals and cops clearing the area.
Though the Congress also has had great affinity for liquor mafiosi, it jumped at the opportunity of alleging a secret understanding between the BJP and the liquor barons.