Liquor

  • 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...
  • Will disclose names of BJP leaders close to liquor mafia Ponty Chadha: Congress May 31, 2014

    Hitting back at BJP for accusing the Himachal government of changing the excise policy to benefit a "particular liquor dealer", ruling Congress on Friday said it will not hesitate to disclose names of BJP leaders close to the liquor mafia. Congress leader and Chief Minister Harish Rawat's media in-charge Surendra Kumar...
  • Will disclose names of BJP leaders close to liquor mafia: Congress May 31, 2014

    Hitting back at BJP for accusing the Himachal government of changing the excise policy to benefit a "particular liquor dealer", ruling Congress on Friday said it will not hesitate to disclose names of BJP leaders close to the liquor mafia. Congress leader and Chief Minister Harish Rawat's media in-charge Surendra Kumar...
  • Elections 2014: Rs 331 cr cash, 225 lakh litre liquor, 1.85 lakh kg drugs seized May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Voting in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections is over and the data released by the Election Commission shows that over Rs 331 crore in cash was seized during the polls. The EC also seized 225 lakh litre liquor and 1.85 lakh kg drugs this election season. Andhra Pradesh...
  • 1,200 litres liquor seized, police arrest five May 4, 2014

    Five persons were arrested this morning and 1,200 litres of illicit country made liquor was recovered from them in Shankerpura Kanjar colony under Dablana police station area of the district in Bundi, police said. Acting on a tip off, a raid was conducted in Shankerpura Kanjar colony this morning and 1,200...
  • Man brutally thrashed by youths for refusing to give money to purchase liquor May 2, 2014

    A 35-year-old man was brutally beaten up by two youths when he refused to give them money for buying liquor in Modinagar area of Ghaziabad on Friday. The victim, whose condition is said to be critical, has been identified as Debesh Shukla. The incident took place last night when Shukla was going...
  • EC makes 1.86 lakh preventive arrests ahead of Gujarat polls April 28, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The State Election Commission has made 1,86,460 preventive arrests so far under CrPC to instill a sense of safety among voters and organise free and fair polls in Gujarat. The Election Commission made these arrests with the help of local police, a statement issued by the office of the State...
  • Women agitated over illegal sale of liquor set shop ablaze April 13, 2014

    A group of women allegedly set a shop on fire on Bhopa road in Muzaffarnagar for illegally selling liquor, police said on Sunday. The agitated women have alleged that they had complained to the district authorities earlier but no action was taken against the shop owner, they said. The accused owner escaped...
  • Liquor worth Rs 4.85 crore seized in MP ahead of LS polls April 7, 2014

    With an aim to conduct free and fair Lok Sabha elections, poll officials have seized 1.75 lakh litre liquor worth Rs 4.85 crore from different parts of Madhya Pradesh. Besides, nearly Rs 1.01 crore cash, gold and silver items worth Rs 2.80 crore, narcotic drugs worth Rs 2.40 crore and other...
  • ABVP opposes liquor godown near school April 1, 2014

    The ABVP on Tuesday strongly opposed the East Singhbhum district administration's proposal to open a liquor godown in the premises of Krishi Bazar Samity in Parsudih and demanded abrogation of an agreement signed with the Jharkhand State Beverage Corporation in this regard. Amitabh Senapati, National Executive Committee member of Akhil Bharatiya...
  • AP: Jagan vows to restrict liquor sale, promises 5 important decision March 28, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Expressing anguish at the youth going astray with liquor addiction, YSR Congress Party chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy vowed to remove the belt shops from all villages in the state by restricting them to constituency headquarters and star hotels. Addressing a huge YSR Jana Bheri public meeting at Yalamanchili...
  • Liquor mafia attacks police officials in a bid to free their jailed associates March 27, 2014

    Miscreants associated with liquor mafia injured at least eight policemen after allegedly pelting stones and freed three persons from police custody who were arrested in connection with selling illegal liquor at Khatoli town in Muzaffarnagar. A team of Excise and Police department had arrested three liquor mafia during raids on Wednesday,...
  • Panchayat bans girls from wearing jeans, consuming liquor March 25, 2014

    A mahapanchayat of Yadav community has barred their girls from wearing jeans and banned consumption of liquor. The mahapanchayat, held at Rahera village in Mathura on Sunday, also decided to ban child marriages, use of DJ at weddings, grant of dowry and gambling by members of the community. "The decision will help control...
  • EC surveillance team seizes Rs 10 lakh cash in Nalanda March 25, 2014

    The Election Commission's Static Surveillance team on Monday seized Rs 10 lakh from a person in Patna’s Nalanda district. Additional Chief Electoral Officer R Lakshmanan told  reporters that the person, who was riding a bike, was stopped and searched after which Rs 10 lakh was seized from him. The police...
  • Police seize over 25 lakh litres of illicit liquor in Bihar March 20, 2014

    As part of the drive against election malpractices, over 25.02 lakh litres of illicit liquor have been seized from across Bihar, since the Model Code of Conduct for elections came into force, Election Commission sources said on Thursday. The seizure of liquor illegally stocked, transported without permission and distribution among people,...
  • Over 97,000 litres of illicit liquor seized ahead of polls March 18, 2014

    Over 97,000 litres of illicit liquor has been seized by teams of Excise and Income Tax departments in Uttar Pradesh since March 5 when the model code for the parliamentary elections came into force. "After the announcement of Lok Sabha polls schedule, 97,642 litres of illicit liquor worth Rs 2.12 crore...
  • Delhi Police seizes 5,000 quarter bottles of illicit liquor March 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Police has seized around 5,000 quarter bottles of illicit liquor from different parts of the city since it launched a special drive to check its smuggling in the run up to the general elections. According to police, smugglers are purchasing liquor from Haryana on a large scale in...
  • Police seize truck carrying 800 cartons of liquor March 16, 2014

    State excise officials on saturday seized a truck loaded with 800 cartons of liquor bottles, on the Delhi-Agra highway near Farah here. Excise inspector Sanjay Yadav said that two persons were arrested for trying to smuggle the liquor allegedly meant for distribution in the area ahead of Lok Sabha polls. The seizure...
  • 132 cartons of smuggled liquor seized March 15, 2014

    As many as 132 cartons of illegal liquor was seized and 12 persons arrested in connection with the seizure here, officials said on Friday. The District Excise Depatment, in a joint operation with the police, seized 132 cartons of illegal foreign liquor meant for distribution to voters, and arrested 12 liquor...
  • EC to mount a vigil for cash, liquor at railway stations March 14, 2014

    The Election Commission (EC) on Friday said a strict vigil will be maintained at railway stations in Bihar to watch movement of cash, liquor, gold and any other undesirable items in the run up to the elections. This is being done with an intention to monitor poll-related expenditure during the upcoming...
  • 700 boxes of liquor worth lakhs seized from Yamuna Expressway March 13, 2014

    Seven-hundred boxes of liquor worth over Rs 21 lakh in market was seized on the Yamuna Expressway on Thursday, police said. "On a tip-off, three members of the smuggling gang including the driver have been arrested and 700 boxes of wine were recovered from their canter," they said. The Kanpur-bound vehicle was...
  • Police seize cartons of illegal liquor meant for elections March 12, 2014

    As many as 87 cartons of illegal liquor, meant for distribution during election time, were seized from a godown at Bisrakh area in Greater Noida on Wednesday. Police also seized an SUV with beacon light and fake licence plate, crime branch in-charge Gamai Prasad Yadav said. The illegal liquor was brought from Haryana...
  • Monitor illegal flow of money, liquor in Delhi: EC March 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Monday directed the excise and the income-tax departments to strictly monitor the flow of illegal alcohol and flow of money in the national capital prior to the Lok Sabha polls. Delhi's seven constituencies go to polls on April 10. In a clear instruction, both...
  • CPI-ML shutdown hits transport in Bihar February 23, 2014

    Road and train traffic in Bihar was partly hit on Sunday during a shutdown called by the CPI-ML to protest against the power tariff and licensing policy for alcohol shops. Activists of the Communist Party of India-Marxist Leninist squatted on rail tracks, halting several trains, officials said. Thousands of CPI-ML supporters took...