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  • 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,...
  • World View: Pakistan teenage activist Malala misses Nobel Peace Prize October 14, 2013

    The Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban last October for advocating education for girls missed the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the body overseeing Syrian chemical weapons destruction, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2013. ...
  • Full text of the announcement of Nobel Peace Prize 2013 October 11, 2013

    Oslo: The Norwegian Nobel Committee on Friday announced the Nobel Peace Prize for 2013 which has been awarded to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons. Here is the full text of the announcement of Nobel Peace Prize 2013:...
  • OPCW, chemical weapons watchdog in Syria, wins Nobel Peace Prize October 11, 2013

    Oslo: The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the body overseeing Syrian chemical weapons destruction, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2013. Experts from the Hague-based global chemical weapons watchdog, supported by the United Nations, aim to help destroy Syria's chemical weapons production facilities and weapons-filling equipment by November...
  • Body overseeing Syria chemical arsenal destruction may win peace Nobel October 11, 2013

    Oslo: Norwegian public broadcaster NRK said that the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which is overseeing the destruction's of Syria's arsenal, will win the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. Experts from the Hague-based global chemical weapons watchdog, supported by the United Nations, aim to help destroy Syria's...
  • Syria discloses some details of its chemical arsenal to arms watchdog, more to come September 21, 2013

    Syria gave details of some of its chemical weapons to a UN-backed arms watchdog at The Hague on Friday but needs to fill in gaps by next week to launch a rapid disarmament operation that may avert US air strikes. At the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the agency...
  • Court raps police for arresting woman after sunset December 25, 2012

    Mumbai: Rapping police for illegally detaining and arresting a woman after sunset, the Bombay High Court has directed the Maharashtra Director General of Police and City Police Commissioner to issue instructions to all police stations to not arrest or detain any woman after sunset and before sunrise. A division bench...
  • Coat-wearing monkey caught outside Toronto store December 11, 2012

    Toronto: Shoppers at an Ikea store in Toronto weren't monkeying around when they reported a primate on the loose. Customers spotted a monkey, clad in a pint-sized shearling coat, wandering around the store's parking lot on Sunday afternoon. The baby monkey, named Darwin, made its way through rows of parked cars...
  • Cabinet amends Indecent Representation of Women Act October 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved a slew of legislations and amendments to several existing Acts, which included the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act. The Act will now cover audio-vidual media and the Internet too. Violators can now get up to three years imprisonment and will pay a...
  • Kerala Police registers case against SRK December 22, 2011

    Kochi: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is in a spot with police here, which registered a case against the actor today for violating provisions of Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act 1986. Shah Rukh, who was here on December 4 in connection with the inauguration of the showroom, had performed the...
  • Liquor laws: Guj pushes for death penalty July 28, 2009

    Ahmedabad: In the backdrop of the recent hooch tragedy in the state that claimed over 130 lives, the Gujarat Assembly on Tuesday passed a bill proposing stringent punishment up to death penalty to deal with illicit liquor trade. The Bombay Prohibition (Gujarat Amendment) Bill 2009 was passed with a majority...
  • Hooch Tragedy: Guj for death penalty for convicts July 15, 2009

    Ahmedabad: In the wake of recent Hooch tragedy, the Gujarat government has introduced a Bill in the state Assembly to amend the Prohibition Law, thereby seeking stringent punishment, including death penalty, to deal with illicit liquor trade. "We have taken a historical step to introduce a Bill in the current...
  • Minors employed at hooch manufacturing units in Guj July 12, 2009

    A shocking face of the hooch trade is exposed. Minors are being employed at hooch manufacturing units in Vadodara, Gujarat. ...
  • Modi snubs Mallya for spirited, unsolicited advice July 12, 2009

    The hooch tragedy in Gujarat that has claimed a 140 lives- has sparked off a debate over prohibition. Now liquor baron Vikay Mallya has asked the Gujarat CM to shed "political hypocrisies" and allow liquor in the state. The Modi govt is not taking well to the unsolicited advice. ...
  • Mallya calls prohibition 'farce', Modi govt snubs him July 11, 2009

    New Delhi: Liquor baron Vijay Mallya believes the deaths caused by spurious liquor in Gujarat should make politicians realise that prohibition is a “farce” and it cannot be enforced. “The farce of prohibition which cannot be enforced leads to illegal, unhygienic and unsupervised production of deadly cocktails which claim innocent lives....
  • Liquor flow to stop before midnight in Chennai February 5, 2008

    Chennai:The Tamil Nadu Government has once again issued notices to pubs in Chennai to shut shop by 11 pm. As expected, pub-hoppers and pub-owners are unhappy with the decision. DJ Michael's day starts in earnest only at 9 every night for that is when the guests start flooding in, and his...
  • Ban re-imposed, police stop Singur rally June 15, 2007

    New Delhi: West Bengal Police on Wednesday stopped a Trinamool Congress-backed rally in Singur after the state government warned it would prevent the violation of prohibitory orders at the site of the proposed Tata Motors' small car factory. Police stopped the rally – taken out by the Krishi Jami Raksha Committee...
  • India, Pak N-list to mark New Year June 15, 2007

    New Delhi: India and Pakistan on Monday exchanged lists of nuclear installations and facilities covered under a 1988 Agreement on the Prohibition of Attack against Nuclear Installations and Facilities between the two countries. The lists were exchanged through diplomatic channels simultaneously at New Delhi and Islamabad, an External Affairs Ministry spokesman...
  • Dry Gujarat gives SEZs liquor permit June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Relaxing the prohibition law, Gujarat government on Saturday said liquor will be made available to the people living in Special Economic Zones (SEZ), who carry the required liquor card. Over a dozen SEZ's are expected to come up in the next two years in Gujarat. The liquor cards, with three-year...