Indore: Ahead of the Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh next year, the Janata Dal (United) Monday demanded a complete prohibition in the state on the lines of Bihar.
Bhopal: Union minister Uma Bharti has said that during her stint as the Madhya Pradesh chief minister in 2003-04, a plan had been prepared to implement liquor ban in the state.
Supreme Court’s ruling to shift bars and liquor retail outlets 500 meters away from national highways has sparked fears in Kerala of illicit alcohol, drugs.
Uttarakhand liquor ban: CM Trivendra Singh Rawat says alcohol shops to stay open between 3 pm to 9 pm
Starting from 1 May, liquor shops in Uttarakhand will remain open only for six hours from 3 pm to 9 pm, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said on Tuesday
If I was a Supreme Court judge I would be pretty miffed at the manner in which politicians in various states are attempting to circumnavigate my orders. Here I am, with my peers, seated on the highest court in the land—trying to make a decision that, as I understand it, involves several thousand livelihoods—but also makes the lives of people safer by creating a cordon sanitaire across India’s highways.
Bihar banned liquor a few months ago. Madhya Pradesh is planning to phase out liquor shops over the next few years. Chhattisgarh is considering a complete ban on liquor. Protests against liquor shops is gathering momentum across Rajasthan.
The state can bring in regulations to manage matters, but by resorting to total bans it only makes apparent its inability to tackle a problem
We will soon be a nation on the sly rather than the fly. Carry on like this and it is a given. Slyly imbibing alcohol in states that are dry. Slyly finding connections to bootleggers. Slyly concealing our booze so we cannot be reported. Slyly chewing kebabs and keema cutlets when no one is looking. Slyly looking for a salmon steak.
The SC verdict had come on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) alleging that nearly 1.42 lakh people died per year in road mishaps and the drunken driving is a major contributor.
Got a problem? The solution, apparently, is to ban things. Following the Supreme Court order banning sale of liquor within 500 metres of state and national highways, my neighbourhood wise guy was livid.
SC liquor ban: Forget ease of doing biz, states should work out ways to at least guarantee certainty
The way out would be to minimise collateral damage while working with stakeholders like the state, the citizens and the central government
Supreme Court's highway liquor ban can be criticised for being simplistic, but not for judicial overreach
The Supreme Court order on 31 March reaffirming its earlier decision (15 December, 2016) to ban liquor vending along the national and state highways has given rise to a whale of protest.
The money the gangsters and fixers lost on 8 November 2016 by way of demonetisation should be swiftly made up by the bootlegging operations and the supply spike in providing alcohol for truckers and other drivers and their vehicular occupants.
If your friendly neighbourhood bar or hotel has recently gone dry courtesy of the liquor ban on highways, take heart. Harman Sidhu, the man who filed the original petition which made its way to the Supreme Court wants you to know that he feels your pain.
After 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.
Intensifying the campaign for complete ban on alcohol in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Wednesday that no license would be provided to any liquor manufacturing unit from the next financial year.
Gujarat Government on Tuesday said Governor OP Kohli has given a "positive" response to granting approval to an ordinance that seeks to tighten rules against sale and consumption of alcohol in the State and enhance punishment for offenders.
Hailing the Supreme Court order to ban all liquor shops on national and state highways across the country, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Friday that it vindicated prohibition decision in the state.
Hailing the Supreme Court order to ban all liquor shops on national and state highways across the country, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said it vindicated prohibition decision in Bihar
In low-economy rural areas of Bihar's Beguserai, life has not come to a halt. People have found innovative jugaads to run their economy and sustain life.