Liquor

  • Age at first drink linked to binge drinking risk 6 days ago

    Washington: Teenagers who have their first drink at an early age are more likely to become a binge drinker or even an alcoholic, a new study has warned. An early age of onset of drinking is a risk factor for subsequent heavy drinking and negative outcomes, scientists found. The study found...
  • Kerala: Government is duty bound to control use of intoxicants, says Kapil Sibal 1 week ago

    Kochi: Kerala Government is 'duty bound' to control use of intoxicants and there is no legal bar for it to promulgate a policy restricting sale of Indian Made Foreign liquor in the state, Senior advocate Kapil Sibal said before the High Court on Tuesday. The entire policy is to be viewed...
  • Kerala liquor ban: HC dismisses appeals against closure of 418 bars September 20, 2014

    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 September 18, 2014

    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 September 17, 2014

    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 postbudget exercise of Additional Resources Mobilisation...
  • Acting with social, health issues in mind: Kerala government to HC on liquor policy September 16, 2014

    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 September 14, 2014

    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 antiliquor stand, says Kerala excise minister September 13, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Congressled United Democratic Front has always taken an antiliquor 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. CNNIBN 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...
  • Dday 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 5star...
  • 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 Keralabased 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 Keralabased 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 non5 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

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • 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 alcoholfree 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. ...
  • Is the decision of banning alcohol political & not ideological 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. ...
  • 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 20yearold 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 Chandigarhbased 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 Chandigarhbased 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...