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Mar 10, 2019
Rising demand for hooch during elections, used to influence voters, increases risk of more spurious liquor-related deathsOver 100 people died in hooch tragedies in February in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur and Kushinagar and in Haridwar in Uttarakhand.
Mar 07, 2019
Travels through the Hindi belt: In dry state Bihar, youths resort to bootlegging as unemployment rises at an alarming 19.4%Much like the state of Gujarat with a prohibition law for decades, Bihar, too, has slipped into clandestine liquor trade with several jobless youths joining in to make money
May 10, 2017
Bihar authorities destroy 28,000 litres of illicit liquor seized by Excise DepartmentFollowing reports of "rats guzzling down liquor" stored in police stations of Bihar, the authorities have now started destroying seized contraband, with a staggering 28,000 litres being destroyed on Tuesday and Wednesday, officials said.
Feb 17, 2017
Bihar liquor ban: No govt official allowed to drink liquor anywhere in the world, says Nitish KumarAfter making Bihar a dry state in keeping with his 2015 Assembly election promise, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has taken his policy to a whole new level.
Oct 07, 2016
Supreme Court stays Patna HC order quashing Bihar liquor ban lawSupreme Court on Friday stayed the operation of the Patna High Court judgement quashing the Bihar government's law banning sale and consumption of all types of liquor in the state.
May 31, 2016
Let's be clear: Prohibition is more about women's votes than their securityProhibition is not the best way to serve gender justice. But it has become a convenient tool for mobilising the emerging constituency of women voters.
Aug 23, 2014
Kerala liquor ban: Pro alcohol lobby to seek legal redressWith the Kerala government deciding to close all the 730 bars in the state to bring about prohibition in a phased manner, the pro-liquor lobby has gone into a huddle on how to handle this situation.