Five-star hotels must give explanations for charging exorbitant rates for bananas, eggs: Ram Vilas Paswan
The minister wondered how five-star hotels could charge Rs 442 for two bananas and Rs 1,700 for two eggs when these items were sold in the open market at very cheap rates.
Last-minute efforts by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah failed to save Bengaluru's pubs from the Supreme Court ban on liquor outlets, and about 600 pubs, bars and liquor shops located within 500 metres of highways will go dry
Bar owners in Kerala had earlier approached the court challenging the government's decision to close over 700 bar hotels in the state, maintaining it was discriminatory.
Unveiling an austerity drive to cut non-plan expenditure by 10 percent, the government has barred bureaucrats from travelling First Class on overseas visits and have been asked to use video conferencing as much as possible.
The Kerala HC upheld the government's liquor ban on bars in the state. However bars in four and five star hotels would still be permitted to function.
In their affidavit filed in the court, the bar owners said a substantial revenue of the government is augmented from the taxes, duties, and rentals collected from the Abkari business.
Kerala Government on Tuesday informed the High Court that it was its 'avowed' policy to reduce liquor consumption in the state.
Kerala government on Tuesday said the concerns of the tourism sector on the impact of the new liquor policy would be looked into.
The bar owners in Kerala will be able to serve liquor till 30 September as the Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a status quo till then.
International liquor companies are upset with the Kerala government's new liquor policy, said Congress.
Kerala CM Oommen Chandy made it clear that his government would not go back on its new liquor policy of limiting bar licenses to only 5-star hotels.
Kerala cabinet on Wednesday ratified the new liquor policy of the Congress-led UDF government.
ow, US-based Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc is in talks with the same owner to take over management of the property under its St. Regis brand, people familiar with the matter said, part of a shake-out at the luxury segment of India's ailing hotel industry.