Liquor Ban News
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.
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
Karnataka: Women-led march to Bengaluru, demanding liquor ban in state, to end with silent protest at Vidhana Soudha today
The 200-kilometre march, where protestors were demanding a liquor ban in Karnataka, was held under the banner of the Madya Nisheda Andolana, a women-led anti-alcohol movement. It started from Chitradurga on 19 January.
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel says 'no question' of withdrawing security forces from Naxal-affected areas
Bhupesh Baghel took charge as chief minister a week ago after the Congress posted a landslide victory in the just held Assembly polls in Chhattisgarh.
Women in Chhattisgarh helped sway poll mandate from BJP to Congress; anger palpable in seats when fewer men voted
Of the 21 constituencies in Chhattisgarh where more women voted than men, the Congress won 17 seats, while the BJP bagged only two and the other two went to the BSP and JCC.
Gita Gopinath, the new chief economist at IMF: A ‘neo-liberal’ who spooked Left’s old ideological guard
Gopinath joins the list of top economists India could have retained but now India's loss is IMF's gain
Sale and consumption of alcohol was completely banned in Bihar by the Nitish Kumar government over two years ago.
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.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar says liquor ban to remain in force, stringent new provisions will prohibit misuse of law
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar said the liquor ban would remain in force and that he wants all kinds of intoxicants to be banned in the state
'They will suffer from jaundice': UP minister threatens those who attend political rivals' rallies with bizzare curse
UP minister Om Prakash Rajbhar has sent out a bizarre warning to those attending rallies of his political rivals — they will be "cursed" with jaundice.
Om Prakash Rajbhar urges Narendra Modi to implement Gujarat model in Uttar Pradesh by banning liquor
Reminding Prime Minister Narendra Modi of his pre-poll promise to implement the "Gujarat model" in Uttar Pradesh, state minister Om Prakash Rajbhar on Sunday said he should ban liquor in Uttar Pradesh to open new avenues for development.
Sri Lanka lifts 39-year-old ban on women buying alcohol, govt says aim is to 'restore gender neutrality'
Sri Lanka has lifted a 39-year ban on women buying alcohol or working in places that sell or manufacture liquor
A journalist of a Hindi daily was beaten up by liquor mafia in Bihar's Nawada district, police said on Saturday
As Kerala mulls liquor vending machines, NGO releases report saying 34% people consume alcohol everyday
At a time when the Kerala government is mulling installing liquor vending machines in the state, an NGO has come out with an alarming report that claims 34 percent of the state's population consume alcohol everyday
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.
BJP, Congress cry foul over Kerala CPM's 'bucket collection' drive to raise funds for EK Nayanar Academy
Opposition parties in Kerala have alleged that the state CPM unit might have received bribes from owners of liquor bars for the construction of the proposed EK Nayanar Academy in Kannur
Goa chief Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said that the state will ban the drinking of liquor in public places to curb the nuisance created by people in a drunken state.
Kerala liquor ban: Activists allege underhand deals as prohibition lobby surrenders to CPM's pro-boozer stand
Local reports allege that the CPM government in Kerala has bought the church's silence over liquor ban by threatening to cancel teacher's appointments in govt-aided schools
Bihar liquor ban: 14.25 lakh litres of alcohol seized, 71,419 arrests made in one year under new law
Altogether 71,419 persons have been arrested under the new liquor law enacted by the Nitish Kumar government in Bihar in a year since its proclamation in April 2016
SC liquor ban: Goa to amend law to denotify city roads as highways, move will give relief to liquor shops
The Goa government has proposed to amend the State Highways Act to provide relief to liquor vends located in the cities.