#liquor

On Sunday in a police crackdown,  9,269 litres of hooch was seized in Uttar Pradesh and 1,066 litres was recovered from Uttarakhand, according to sources.

A total of 215 persons have been arrested in Uttar Pradesh, while cases against 297 persons have been registered. Forty-nine cases have been registered in Uttarakhand.

Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh government has seized 326,094 bulk litres of liquor in the state, the state Election Commission said on Wednesday, a day ahead of the polling for 68-seat assembly. It said in a statement that cash totalling Rs 1,48,07,615 was seized, including Rs 14,13,460 recovered on Wednesday. The state will go to the polls …

Patna: Despite a total prohibition on liquor in Bihar, five persons on Saturday died in Rohtas district after consuming moonshine, while one continues to battle for his life. According to district police officers, the five deaths were reported in Danwar village. “After the end of four-day-long Chhath festival, a group of villagers consumed liquor late …

New Delhi: In controversial remarks that were later expunged, Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal on Wednesday linked the names of Hindu Gods with alcohol, sparking protest by the BJP in the Rajya Sabha. The ruling members objected to the comments which Agarwal withdrew and apologised. He had initially refused to apologize to the “contractors of the …

Lucknow: The government has kept five things – liquor, petrol, diesel, aviation fuel and electricity – out of Goods and Services tax ambit for obvious reasons. These are the biggest revenue generating things for the state and central governments. Petrol and diesel already attract 57 per cent taxes inclusive of VAT and other taxes. So, …

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said the main focus of the state’s agriculture road map is on increasing income of farmers and ensuring sustainable development of the sector. He also assured farmers of providing them minimum support price (MSP) with 50 per cent additional incentive. “Kisano ki aamdani mein vriddhi karna hamara …