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Hooch hauls and arrests in Benaras

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Hooch hauls and arrests in Benaras

Varanasi (Benaras, UP): The bye-lanes of the Holy city are swimming in hooch, it would seem! Eight persons were today arrested and 65 litres of illicit liquor was seized during different raids conducted at various places across the city, police said. Now that the elections are on and the eye of the EC monitors things […]

Supreme Court bans Liquor shops on National, State Highways

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Supreme Court bans Liquor shops on National, State Highways

New Delhi: No  more beer in the pubs along the national highway! The Supreme Court has ordered all liquor shops along National and State Highways closed. Now, Shillong bound travellers, no longer can you stagger in to Stagger Inn to slake your thirsty tonsils with a cool draught of chilled beer! The Supreme Court on […]

Army gets right to drink in Bihar

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Army gets right to drink in Bihar

The Spirit will be back in the Army posts of Bihar. Cantonment areas, military and air force stations in Bihar, which had gone dry after total prohibition was clamped, will get back their liquor licences. The Bihar government has decided to renew liquor licences for their canteens for the financial year 2016-17 in “the interest […]

Cops seize 3,000+ litres of booze in Bihar

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Cops seize 3,000+ litres of booze in Bihar

Following new and more stringent laws against consumption of liquor in Bihar, large volumes of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) was seized from two districts of Bihar on October 15. Seven persons were arrested, in stepped-up drive to enforce the prohibition in the state.  Police seized 3,286 litres of IMFL, smuggled from Haryana, in Nalanda […]

Bihar’s ‘dry laws’ thrown out by High Court

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Bihar’s ‘dry laws’ thrown out by High Court

The Patna High Court on Friday cancelled  the Bihar government’s controversial Prohibition of Liquor Act, calling it illegal. This is not ‘good news’ for boozers, rather, it is that the punishments given under this law were undemocratic and unconstitutional. Imagine that the penalty of possessing a bottle of liquor was more severe than penalty for […]