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  • Intend to prohibit liquor in phased manner: Kerala government to HC 4 days ago

    Kochi: Total prohibition or complete liberalisation of liquor was not its policy, the state government told the Kerala High Court. Arguing on behalf of the state on a batch of appeals against its liquor policy for 2014-15 before a division bench, senior Supreme Court lawyer Kapil Sibal said the government...
  • Liquor worth Rs 206 crore destroyed in Gujarat in 5 years 6 days ago

    Gandhinagar: Liquor worth Rs 206 crore was destroyed in Gujarat in the last five years by the police department, the government informed the Assembly on Monday. Sale and consumption of liquor is totally prohibited in Gujarat. As per the standard procedure, all the liquor, including the country-made, Indian made foreign...
  • Liquor seizure surged during Delhi Assembly elections, but cash haul saw decline March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Liquor seizures by Delhi Police went up during the recent Delhi Assembly polls as compared to the previous election that was held merely 14 months earlier even though the amount of cash seized saw a steep fall. As per the information revealed in an RTI query filed by...
  • Gujarat: Goats fell unconscious after consuming liquor March 20, 2015

    Ahmedabad: In a bizarre incident, some goats in Kheralu town of Mehsana district fell unconscious after they consumed liquor that had accumulated in an open plot after police there destroyed liquor bottles seized in raids. "The goats of cattle-rearer, Ramesh Patni, fell unconscious after they consumed liquor, bottles of which were...
  • News 360: PM Modi says there is no space for religious intolerance in India February 17, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that there is no space for religious intolerance in India and that his government will ensure that there is complete freedom of faith. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories February 17, 2015

    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 Palki S Upadhyay February 17, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Indian-American shot dead in US February 16, 2015

    New York: A 28-year-old Indian-American, who was shot by unknown gunmen in his family-owned liquor shop in the US, has succumbed to his injuries. Amit Patel from Edison was shot and killed in New Jersey inside Roseway Liquors in Irvington on Sunday. When police arrived at the store, they found Patel...
  • Liking alcohol-related posts on Facebook may promote drinking February 10, 2015

    Washington: The more a Facebook user gets involved in alcohol-related pages or posts - whether it's a like, share or comment - the more likely that person is to consider drinking alcohol, a new study has found. Researchers from Michigan State University asked 400 participants about their feelings after they...
  • Police allow AAP candidate Naresh Balyan to appear for interrogation after Delhi elections February 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Naresh Baliyan will be interrogated by the Delhi Police crime branch after Delhi elections in connection with liquor found at a warehouse owned by him. Delhi Police had said Balyan had to join the probe otherwise they will take legal action in the recovery...
  • Illicit liquor seizures rise in poll-bound Delhi February 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Seizure of illegal liquor in poll-bound Delhi continued on Friday with Election Commission-appointed surveillance teams having recovered over 42,000 bottles till now including 9,000 of these seized in the last two days. According to a latest data submitted by the EC-appointed flying squads and expenditure observers to the poll...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay February 3, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • First and last day of month 'dry day' in Assam January 28, 2015

    Guwahati: Assam has declared the first and last day of every month, except December 31, as "dry day" and prohibited sale of any type of alcoholic product in the state. "The government has decided to stop selling any type of alcoholic products on the first and last day of every...
  • Alcohol TV ads linked with underage drinking: Study January 21, 2015

    Washington: Watching alcohol advertisements on TV may prompt drinking, binge drinking and hazardous drinking among underage youth, according to a new study. Researchers examined the reach of television advertising and its effect on drinking in young people. They conducted telephone-and web-based surveys with 2,541 adolescents and young adults between the...
  • Bootleg liquor kills 28 in Uttar Pradesh; death toll may rise January 13, 2015

    Lucknow: A batch of bootleg liquor has killed at least 28 people in India, where tainted illegal alcohol often kills poor villagers unable to afford licensed spirits. Fifteen people died on Tuesday and about 90 remained in hospital, said Debashish Panda, principal home secretary of Uttar Pradesh, taking the total death...
  • UP's hooch tragedy: Death toll reaches 27, many critical January 13, 2015

    Lucknow: The toll in Monday's hooch tragedy in Uttar Pradesh's and Unnao risen to 27 Tuesday, as nine people undergoing treatment at various hospitals died here during treatment, officials said. Over 122 people have been admitted to medical facilities, with condition of 12 of them continues to be critical. Many have...
  • Delhi Police constable shot dead by unidentified person January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: A 30-year-old Delhi Police constable was shot dead on Monday night by an unidentified assailant, police said on Tuesday. Karamveer was patrolling near Jhangola village in west Delhi's Alipur with a Delhi Police home guard when he received information that some people in the area were trying to smuggle...
  • Thirteen die after consuming spurious liquor in Uttar Pradesh January 12, 2015

    Lucknow: Thirteen people died in two separate incidents on Monday after consuming illicit liquor in Uttar Pradesh, on the outskirts of the state capital, police said. More than two dozen people were admitted in various hospitals in Lucknow where the condition of 18 is said to be "very critical". The first incident...
  • Left front holds dharna across Kerala, demands CM Chandy's resignation over bribe January 5, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Left Democratic Front (LDF) has held a state wide dharna demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in the Solar scam case and of Finance Minsiter K M Mani in the liquor bribe case. Biju Ramesh, the bar owner who raised allegation of giving brine to...
  • Government asks bars to promote 'responsible drinking' this New Year December 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of New Year celebrations, the Delhi government has asked city's restaurants and bars to promote "responsible drinking" by serving liquor to "a limit" keeping customer safety in mind and even arrange cabs for those who are not in a position to drive. "Persons, who consume alcohol beyond their...
  • Watch: Kerala government to declare Sundays as non-dry days December 19, 2014

    The Kerala government on Thursday decided to dilute its new liquor policy, after pressure from various quarters, by sanctioning the functioning of beer and wine parlours and lifting the resolve to declare Sundays as dry days. ...
  • Kerala government dilutes its liquor policy December 19, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government on Thursday decided to dilute its new liquor policy, after pressure from various quarters, by sanctioning the functioning of beer and wine parlours and lifting the resolve to declare Sundays as dry days. The 418 liquor bars, which were closed due to the new policy that limited...
  • Kerala High Court orders liquor shops on highways to shift, gives 2 weeks' time to act November 10, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court on Monday directed the state government to shift all retail liquor shops located on the national and state highways. Acting Chief Justice Ashok Bhushan passed the order while hearing a public interest litigation that such shops on the highways make it easy for vehicle drivers to...
  • Kerala liquor ban: KM Mani in a fix, probe ordered over bribery allegations November 2, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a huge blow to Kerala Finance Minister KM Mani, an investigation has been ordered against him for allegedly demanding Rs 5 crore bribe for renewing licenses of closed bars. Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala has ordered a vigilance enquiry against Mani following a letter from Leader of Opposition VS...
  • Kerala: KBHA President accuses KM Mani of demanding Rs 5 crore bribe for renewing licenses November 1, 2014

    The Kerala Bar Owners Association has accused the state's Finance Minister of demanding a bribe of Rs 5 crore for renewing the licenses of closed bars. "The allegation against him is baseless. I can say this because it has been alleged that I was in the know, but this is...
  • Kerala: Bar owners' body accuses Minister of demanding Rs 5 crore bribe for renewing licenses November 1, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In what means major trouble for the Oommen Chandy government in Kerala, the Kerala Bar Owners Association has accused the state's Finance Minister KM Mani of demanding a bribe of Rs 5 crore for renewing the licenses of closed bars. The association claimed that it gave in to the...
  • Relief for Kerala bar owners, 250 hotel bars allowed to function for a month October 31, 2014

    Kochi: In a relief for Kerala bar owners, the High Court division bench stayed the court's single bench order permitting bars only in four star and heritage hotels in the state to serve liquor. All 250 hotel bars will be allowed to function for a period of one month. ...
  • Kerala: HC nod for closure of 700 liquor bars, CM Chandy welcomes October 30, 2014

    Kochi: In a blow to bar owners, the Kerala High Court on Thursday upheld the validity of the Congress-led UDF government's new liquor policy, paving the way for closure of 700 bars attached to small and medium hotels in the state. The court, however, gave...
  • Kerala High Court allows bars only in 4 star, heritage hotels; those in 2, 3 star hotels to close down October 30, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Backing the Kerala government decision, the high court on Thursday allowed bars only in four star and heritage hotels. The court has ordered that bars in all two star and three star hotels to be closed down. The government had announced its new liquor policy on August 14 this year and...
  • Kerala liquor sale falls after new liquor policy October 24, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Sales have fallen with the new liquor policy being in force in Kerala since September, a minister said on Friday. Excise Minister K Babu told reporters that ever since the Congress-led UDF government assumed office in 2011, the rate of growth of liquor sales, which stood at 21 per cent,...