Bars

  • Losses from bars: Kerala jacks up taxes on liquor, cigarettes 2 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Faced with a grim fund crunch arising from its policy of sharply cutting down on the liquor business, Kerala government today steeply increased taxes on liquor, cigarettes, water charges and fees for various services to mop up over Rs 1,500 crore. In a major post-budget exercise of Additional Resources Mobilisation...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 11, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey September 11, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: 200 dead, lakhs rescued, over 6 lakhs still stranded in J&K floods September 11, 2014

    Even as relief and rescue teams evacuated around one lakh people and shifted them to safe shelters in the flood- hit Kashmir Valley, there are many stranded people who are reluctant to leave their homes. ...
  • Liquor prohibition: Do partial bans work? September 11, 2014

    It is a big day for the bar owners in Kerala, whose plea against cancellation of their licences will be heard in the Supreme Court on Thursday. CNN-IBN asks whether the partial liquor bans work. ...
  • Relief for Kerala bar owners, SC directs state not to cancel their licences till September 30 September 11, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a temporary relief for Kerala bar owners, the Supreme Court directed the Kerala government not to cancel their licences till September 30. The SC asked Kerala HC to hear the petition challenging the state government's prohibition policy as soon as possible. Hitting out hard on the state government, the...
  • D-day for Kerala bar owners, SC to hear plea against liquor ban order today September 11, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: It is a big day for the bar owners in Kerala, whose plea against cancellation of their licences will be heard in the Supreme Court on Thursday. The SC had on Wednesday questioned the logic behind the state government's new liquor policy for limiting bar licences to only 5-star...
  • SC asks Kerala not to cancel licences of hotels selling alcohol till Thursday September 10, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a relief for Kerala-based hotels, the Supreme Court has asked the Kerala government not to cancel their licences or take any coercive action till Thursday. Agreeing to hear the plea of Kerala-based hotels against the state government's decision not to grant them bar licence, the SC has posted the...
  • Capital gets its second Monkey Bar September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Monkey Bar, a popular gastropub, has now opened in Connaught Place. It is its second outlet in the capital. Owned by Olive Cafés South Private Limited, a subsidiary of Olive Bar and Kitchen Pvt. Ltd, Monkey Bar's first Delhi outlet is located in Vasant Kunj.. The new outlet, perched high...
  • Kerala HC refuses to stay Government decision to close down bar hotels September 3, 2014

    Kochi: Giving its approval to the state government's new liquor policy, Kerala High Court on Wednesday declined to stay the closure of over 700 bar hotels below five star categories. A division bench comprising justice Thothathil B Radhakrishnan and justice PB Suresh Kumar declined to stay the operation of the order...
  • Kerala: Partial prohibition on liquor from April 2015 August 21, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram:United Democratic Front has decided to impose partial prohibition on liquor in Kerala from April 2015. Bars will be allowed only in five star hotels in Kerala. Chief Minister Oommen chandy and Muslim league have been pushing for prohibition. Bar licences will not be issued for 418 closed bars and licences...
  • BRC appeals to chief justice to form committee to end lawyers' strike August 14, 2014

    Bar Council of Rajasthan has appealed to the chief justice of Rajasthan High Court to constitute a Complaint Redressal Committee in order to resolve the on-going standoff between the bar and the bench. Council has also appealed to the lawyers' associations to call off their strike and resume work, keeping...
  • 'Alcohol. Because no great story started with someone eating a salad': You need to see 31 of these world's funniest pub signs July 26, 2014

    The weekend is upon us, that time of the week when the pub calls out to you like a mother calls her lost cubs in the wilderness. You may have noticed signs outside pubs advertising their day's special. But some pubs with a wisecracking intern decided to take it up...
  • HC issues contempt notice to lawyers for boycott call July 15, 2014

    The Rajasthan High Court has issued contempt notice to some lawyers, including the president of Bar Association, in connection with the boycott call given by advocates of lower judiciary. Justice Bela M Trivedi took suo motu notice of the boycott call and issued notices. The lawyers had given the boycott call...
  • Maharashtra Cabinet passes law banning dance bars in state June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Maharashtra Cabinet on Friday passed a law banning dance bars across the state. The Maharashtra Cabinet had on Thursday approved a draft bill to amend the Dance Bar Prohibition Act to remove a 'legal lacuna' on the ground of which the Supreme Court had struck down its...
  • Maharashtra bans dance bars June 12, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Cabinet on Thursday approved a draft bill to amend the Dance Bar Prohibition Act to remove a 'legal lacuna' on the ground of which the Supreme Court had struck down its 2005 order to ban dance bars. The move comes as a blow to thousands of bar girls...
  • Bangalore nightlife extension to continue, pubs to be open till 1 am June 7, 2014

    Bangalore: In good news for Bangalore residents, the Karnataka government has decided to continue with the city's nightlife extension for a year. This came after a meeting with the city's police commissioner and senior state officials on the matter. Earlier this year, the state government had extended the limit for...
  • Hookah bars contain harmful indoor air pollution: Study May 30, 2014

    Washington: Frequent hookah bar visitors, beware! Water-pipe smoking creates higher levels of indoor air pollution than cigarette smoking, scientists have warned. Smoking water-pipes, or hookahs, creates hazardous concentrations of indoor air pollution and poses increased risk from diminished air quality for both employees and patrons of water-pipe bars, a new...
  • Lawyer shot dead in Muzaffarnagar, 4 accused lynched May 19, 2014

    A lawyer was allegedly shot dead on Monday morning by four unidentified persons who were later lynched by a mob at Kheri Gani village in Muzaffarnagar, police said. Sanjiv Malik, former general secretary of Budhana Bar Association was shot dead over an old enmity, SSP HN Singh said. Tension prevailed in the...
  • 'SMS alert' service to start soon in all Thane courts May 17, 2014

    Thane: Lawyers of the petitioners and respondents in all courts of the district may soon get SMS alerts regarding status of the pleas filed, on their mobile phones through new service called Case Information System (CIS). In a circular, Thane District Courts Bar Association recently asked its members to submit their...
  • Bihar BJP's founder member Tarakant Jha passes away May 11, 2014

    Former Bihar Legislative Council Chairman and senior JD(U) leader Tarakant Jha died on Sunday at a private hospital in Patna after a brief illness. Jha was 86 and is survived by his wife, a son and two daughters, family sources said. He was Chairman of the Upper House between 2009 and...
  • Ghaziabad courts closed following lawyer's murder April 30, 2014

    Courts in Ghaziabad remained closed on Wednesday after a lawyer was found murdered in Bhoorgarhi locality. Ghaziabad Bar Association president Anil Pandit said senior lawyer Jaivir Sharma was found murdered on Wednesday morning. After coming to know of the murder, association members held a condolence meeting and passed a resolution to suspend...
  • Agreement on bar licences to be arrived at after discussion: Kerala CM April 30, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Admitting that there were problems in taking a decision on liquor policy, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday said an agreement would be arrived at in Congress and ruling UDF through discussions. Responding to reporters' queries during a Cabinet briefing on the issue of granting licences to 418...
  • Customs seizes gold from passenger's rectum at Goa airport April 1, 2014

    Panaji: The customs department arrested a passenger from Chennai on Tuesday, for allegedly trying to smuggle gold into the country by hiding it in his rectum. The person, whose identity has not been disclosed, was arrested at the newly built Goa airport terminal, after he arrived on an Air India flight...
  • Abdur Rehman barred after bowling three illegal full tosses March 4, 2014

    Mirpur: In a curious turn of events, Pakistan's leftarm spinner Abdur Rehman was on Tuesday barred from bowling after he delivered three consecutive beamers, leaving him with bizarre figures of 0-0-8-0 in the Asia Cup match against Bangladesh. Rehman failed to deliver a legal ball as he was taken off duty...
  • Bar Council to hear 'tampering with evidence' case against Bharti January 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bar Council of Delhi is scheduled to hear a complaint seeking disciplinary action against Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti on Monday. Bharti has been indicted by a court for "tampering of evidence" in a case in which he had appeared as a defence lawyer. The move by Bharti...
  • Delhi: Somnath Bharti surrenders Bar Council license January 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti on Saturday surrendered his Bar Council license after the Delhi Bar Council threatened to take action against him. Bharti was to have quit his membership of the Bar Council soon after taking over as a minister. The Bar Council will meet on January...
  • Bar Council of Delhi to hear complaint against Somnath Bharti January 17, 2014

    Bar Council of Delhi will hear a complaint seeking disciplinary action against Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti on Monday, council secretary Murari Tiwari said on Friday. "We will on January 20 discuss the complaint regarding disciplinary action against Bharti in a bar council meeting," he said. Bar Council of Delhi is an...
  • Mumbai: 45 people held in bar raids; three girls rescued December 25, 2013

    As many as 45 persons, including eight bar girls, were arrested and three girls rescued during separate raids on bars for alleged involvement in obscene activities. Acting on a tip off, a raid was conducted at Lakshdeep bar and restaurant on Gajdarbhandh road in Santa Cruz at around 11.40 PM on...
  • Man pushed out of bar by bouncers, dies of injuries December 22, 2013

    Kolkata: A man was allegedly pushed from the first floor of a bar by bouncers leading to his death following which angry locals ransacked the building and torched a vehicle in Dum Dum in the northern fringes of the city. The victim, identified as Madhab Das, was a resident of Dum...