Liquor

  • Kerala liquor ban: HC dismisses appeals against closure of 418 bars Yesterday

    Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Saturday dismissed as infructuous the writ appeals challenging the closure of 418 bar hotels in the state in view of the new excise policy declared by the government. Dismissing the appeals by bar hotel owners, a division bench comprising justice KT Sankaran...
  • Kerala: Achuthanandan opposes more taxes to make up for losses after liquor ban 3 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala opposition leader VS Achuthanandan has come down heavily at the state Cabinet's decision to impose additional taxes. In a press statement he said that that a session of the Legislative Assembly has to be called immediately to discuss the proposal where the government through an order is aiming...
  • Losses from bars: Kerala jacks up taxes on liquor, cigarettes 4 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...
  • Acting with social, health issues in mind: Kerala government to HC on liquor policy 5 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government has filed an affidavit in the High Court on its new liquor policy. The government explained that it decided to go ahead with the liquor policy keeping in mind the social and health aspects of the people of the state. The government said the right to...
  • Liquor not a prerequisite for tourism: Stakeholders 1 week ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Amid growing concerns over the impact of Kerala Government's new liquor policy on tourism industry, many stakeholders in the sector believe that liquor is not a prerequisite for tourism promotion. Some resort operators said the new policy, envisaged to cut short the availability of liquor, might affect the tourism industry...
  • Always taken anti-liquor stand, says Kerala excise minister September 13, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Congress-led United Democratic Front has always taken an anti-liquor stand to bring in prohibition in a phased manner, Kerala Excise Minister K Babu said on Saturday. Babu said that the first file he inked after assuming charge as excise minister in 2011 was to cancel the permission given by...
  • 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. ...
  • Policy making elected government's prerogative: Congress on Kerala liquor ban September 11, 2014

    In a temporary relief for bar owners in Kerala, the Supreme Court has directed the Kerala government not to cancel bar licences till September 30. The apex court observed that if such a move has to happen, it should be in one go. ...
  • Gujarat is much safer after prohibition, why not ban all bars: SC to Kerala government September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Lashing out at the Kerala government for proposing a partial ban on liquor bars in the state, the Supreme Court on Thursday asked the government to ban bars across the state like Gujarat. "If you want to stop it, stop the whole thing in one go like Gujarat....
  • 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...
  • Kerala set to implemenmt new liquor policy, bar owners eyes on SC September 10, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: As Kerala is all set to implement the new liquor policy by Thursday night, there is some air of hope for the bar owners as the Supreme court will consider their case. The state government had decided on August 21 to close down all bars other than the five...
  • 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...
  • Can the liquor prohibition policy work in Kerala? September 9, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Oommen Chandy government in Kerala has ordered a ban on the sale of alcohol in all non-5 star outlets in the state. It remains to be seen whether the liquor prohibition in phases policy could work for Kerala. "When my husband was drunk, he would throw the food....
  • Kerala High Court asks state government to make new liquor policy into law August 26, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In more bad news for liquor lovers in 'God's own country', the Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to make its new liquor policy limiting bar licenses to just 5 star hotels into a law. The state government on Tuesday informed the court about its new liquor...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 22, 2014

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  • Kerala liquor ban prompted by political considerations? August 22, 2014

    There are mixed reactions in Kerala as one of India's top consumers of liquor heads for prohibition with a proposal to make God's Own Country alcohol-free in 10 years. The big question is whether the ban is prompted by political considerations and whether prohibition will actually work on the ground. ...
  • News 360: Braveheart takes on hecklers who assaulted her husband August 22, 2014

    In an inspiring story coming in from Meerut, a woman defended herself and her husband when a group of miscreants attacked them. ...
  • Does prohibition of alcohol work? August 22, 2014

    In a move that has sent ripples across Kerala, the state which was once infamous for its love for liquor is soon set to run dry. The state government has bowed down to pressure from within to announce that it will enforce prohibition in a phased manner. ...
  • Kerala: People will only end up paying more for liquor due to ban, say residents August 22, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a move that has sent ripples across Kerala, the state which was once infamous for its love for liquor is soon set to run dry. The state government has bowed down to pressure from within to announce that it will enforce prohibition in a phased manner. "Our aim...
  • 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...
  • Two smugglers bearing illicit liquor arrested August 17, 2014

    Two liquor smugglers were arrested for trying to smuggle illicit liquor from Shaberi village area in Greater Noida, police said on Saturday. Ram Kishan and Pintu were arrested on Saturday night with 48 bottles of illicit liquor by Bisrakh cops and booked under Excise Act, police said. ...
  • Police seize a truck bearing smuggled liquor August 8, 2014

    A truck allegedly carrying smuggled liquor was seized by excise officials and its driver arrested near Jait on Thursday. "Twelve hundred (1,200) boxes of whisky were recovered from the truck whose driver, Kamlesh Yadav, has been arrested. "However, the truck driver's associate, Bablu, managed to give the slip to the excise...
  • West Bengal: Main accused in student activist's murder case arrested July 9, 2014

    Kolkata: The main accused in the murder of a 20-year-old college student in West Bengal last week has been arrested and will be produced in court on Wednesday. After absconding for nearly a week, the accused was arrested on Tuesday night in Birbhum. The mutilated body of Sourav Chowdhury was found...
  • SC dismisses PIL on no liquor shops on highway July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to direct state governments to ban liquor shops on national highways saying it is for the legislature to enact a law in this regard. A bench, headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi, dismissed a PIL filed by a Chandigarh-based NGO Arrive Safe Society seeking...
  • SC dismisses PIL on no liquor shops on highway July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to direct state governments to ban liquor shops on national highways saying it is for the legislature to enact a law in this regard. A bench, headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi, dismissed a PIL filed by a Chandigarh-based NGO Arrive Safe Society seeking...
  • Student activist's murder: TMC rejects family's demand for CBI probe July 6, 2014

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress has rejected the demand for a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the killing of its student activist Sourav Chowdhury. The slain crusader's family had demanded an investigation by the CBI. The party has instead pointed fingers at BJP workers over the crime. The family had alleged that...
  • Bahraich gangrape: Liquor mafia threatened us, says victim's husband June 12, 2014

    With the increase in the crime against women, a woman was found hanging from a tree in Bahraich in Uttar Pradesh after being allegedly gangraped. Three people have been arrested and an FIR is being registered in the case. The husband of the woman claimed that they were facing threats...
  • Delhi: Proposal for liquor price hike sent to L-G June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Get ready to shell out more for your booze as Delhi government is all set to notify revised prices of liquor with the hike to be in the range of about 10-15 per cent. The hike proposal drawn up by the Excise department has been sent to Lt...
  • 1,200 litres illicit liquor seized in Arwal, 3 arrested June 6, 2014

    The police busted a gang involved in brewing illicit liquor and seized over 1200 litres of distilled and non-distilled country liquor from Rohai village in Arwal district. Three persons, Ramesh Chaudhary, Amarendra Kumar and Mahendra Vishwakarma, have been arrested in this connection. Arwal SP Shafiul Haq said the operation was conducted on...