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Bihar Police arrest poor caretaker for smuggling Royal Stag

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Bihar Police arrest poor caretaker for smuggling Royal Stag

Even though Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his ‘moralistic’  imposition of prohibition is far from popular in  ‘civilized circles’ in  Bihar, the police are doggedly doing their duty, we hear. A police team raided the ‘official residence’ allotted to one Dr. Chandeshwar Choudhary, a retired medical officer of a Primary Health Centre (PHC) at […]

Kid sentenced to Community Service for making ‘Moonshine’

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Kid sentenced to Community Service for making ‘Moonshine’

Sheikhpura (Bihar): Even as Bihar CM conducted his ‘grand illusion’ of having a human chain eleven thousand kilometres long in orchestrated ‘support’ of his draconian anti-prohibition law, juvenile courts are having to deal with a new breed of underage bootleggers and hooch makers!  Community Service as punishment  for kid caught running a hooch still A […]

Bihar’s Human Chain: Nitish – Lalu held hands for 45 minutes !

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Bihar’s Human Chain: Nitish – Lalu held hands for 45 minutes !

Patna: The optics was complete. The world’s ‘longest’ human chain was accomplished in Bihar,  primarily through  the use of government might, such as the education department browbeating colleges and schools into participation, and so on. Of course, Bihar witnesses another ‘spectacle’ in the face of deteriorating governance, but no matter. Bihar today claimed to have […]

Politicians Pussy-foot around Bihar Prohibition Cat

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Politicians Pussy-foot around Bihar Prohibition Cat

It takes courage to bell the Prohibition cat. Though Total Prohibition is one of the most problematic things that have happened in Bihar, and privately most politicians say it’s a bad idea, they all pussy-footed around the issue, only demanding that some ‘stringent’ stuff be rolled back. At an all-party meeting held in Patna recently, […]

Is ‘Janus-faced’ Nitish losing support?

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Is ‘Janus-faced’ Nitish losing support?

Sir, While not being political, I must say there is a point made by the BJP. Nitish Kumar is indeed getting more double-faced by the day. The BJP’s Jharkhand unit has termed Bihar government’s decision of tax holiday to liquor factories in that state as “contradictory’ while demanding a ban on booze in other states. […]

Bihar CM will not ‘allow’ criticism of Prohibition

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Bihar CM will not ‘allow’ criticism of Prohibition

Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday( November 2)  said he is seeking ‘suggestions’ from the general public on how to make prohibition ‘more acceptable’. He also threatened that he would  ‘not allow anybody to indulge in unnecessary criticism of prohibition without any basis’. He categorically ruled out any dilution of prohibition, but hinted  that […]

Nitish and his strange Liquor law!

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Nitish and his strange Liquor law!

Sir The Nitish Kumar government appears to be using liquor and the prohibition ‘law’ to settle political scores. It is really illogical.  Over one thousand ex-servicemen have been arrested under these draconian and illogical laws. Look at the new decision of Nitish Government to  allow consumption and possession of liquor in cantonment areas and air […]

All cops suspended, because 16 died of hooch!

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All cops suspended, because 16 died of hooch!

The Bihar government has suspended 25 police officers for negligence after 16 people died from drinking suspected toxic liquor. This is the fourth month since the state introduced prohibition. The entire staff of a local police station Gopalganj,  Bihar were suspended for “dereliction of duty” amid an inquiry to establish their role in the deaths […]

Jharkhand launches colour-coded booze bottles

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Jharkhand launches colour-coded booze bottles

Ranchi: From today, residents of Jharkhand can easily identify ‘genuine’ liquor. The Jharkhand excise department has hit upon an excellent idea to root out spurious liquor, especially the hooch from the infamous Namkum stills. The state excise department has introduced holographic adhesive labels on each bottle of liquor being sold across Jharkhand from February 1.This, […]

Tipplers brace for dry Spring as Bihar bans Booze

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Tipplers brace for dry Spring as Bihar bans Booze

Patna: A jolt for beer drinkers throughout Bihar! A dry spring is coming! Thanks to Chief Nitish Kumar, booze will be banned in Bihar. One of India’s poorest states is set to get poorer, by about Rs 4,000 crore annually. Chief minister Nitish Kumar will stick to a promise made in July this year by […]