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Tag: Excise

Excise sleuths bust illicit liquor business in Puri, arrest 3 persons

Puri: The Excise Department seized huge amount of illicit liquor after conducting raids in Balipatpur village under Krushnaprasad police limits in Puri yesterday and arrested three persons in connection with the case. After receiving a tipoff, a special squad of the Excise Department went to conduct raid in Paika Sahi area and seized about 300 […]

Brown sugar seized from ward member's house

Balasore: Excise officials today seized 20 grams brown sugar from the house of  a ward member at Rajpur village in Jaleswar of Balasore district this morning. The accused has been identified as Sheikh Ajbahar, a ward member of Rajpur. Acting on a tip-off, the excise sleuths conducted a raid on the house of the ward […]

Villagers up in arms against liquor unit in Nuapada

Nuapada: Residents of four panchayats under Sadar block in Nuapada district today staged agitation at Patora square in the district demanding closure of a country liquor manufacturing unit. The protesters blocked Dharambandha-Nuapada road for hours causing serious inconvenience for the commuters. Around hundred men and women from Dharamabandha, Bharuamunda, Chulabhati and Khutbanbhera gram panchayats joined […]

Brown sugar worth Rs 21 lakh seized in Khurda; 1 arrested

Khurda: A joint team of Excise officials and police late last night seized 105 grams of brown sugar worth Rs 21 lakh from Christiansahi in the town and arrested one person after a raid. The sleuths also seized Rs 58,000 cash from possession of the arrested person, identified as Brundaban Pradhan. Sources said Pradhan will […]

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Ganja plantations worth crores destroyed in Angul

Angul: Expediting raids on the illegal ganja farms, a special team comprising excise, police and revenue departments on Tuesday destroyed ganja plantations on 7 acres government land at Pitapalli and Bakala villages under Jarapada police limits of the district. As per reports, the teams destroyed around 24,000 ganja plants on 7 acres government land adjacent […]

Ganja crops worth over Rs 10 crore destroyed in Gajapati

Gajapati/Cuttack: A joint team of police and Excise officials destroyed ganja cultivation on 52 acres in Dumangpadar and Panaspadar areas under Adaba police limits in Gajapati district today. The joint squad set fire to 10.40 lakhs ganja plants worth around Rs 10.40 crore. The district administration has ordered to destroy such illegal ganja cultivation in […]

14 acre Ganja cultivation destroyed in Rayagada

Rayagada: A joint squad of Rayagada police and excise officials raided  Ganja cultivation fields near Sata village under Padmapur police limits in the district today. Standing crops of Ganja in about 14 acres were destroyed by the joint team. The team included district Additional SP Patitapaban Choudhury, Excise Superintendent Prasanna Kumar Acharya and the Gunupur […]

Multi-agency coordination committee formed to destroy ganja cultivation

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Police has formed a State Coordination Committee in association with officials from Revenue, Excise and Forest departments to smash ganja cultivation in the State. A decision on this was taken at a high-level meeting under the chairmanship of DGP RP Sharma on Wednesday. Among others, officials of Excise and Narcotics Control Board, […]

Student among 2 held near Kathajodi bridge for smuggling Ganja

Cuttack: Busting a contraband racket, Excise sleuths nabbed two persons including a student while they were illegally transporting one quintal Ganja in a car here today. The arrested were identified as car owner Basant Mohanty of Naha village in Keonjhar district and Nilakantha Hansa, a student, of Tikabali area of Kandhamal district. The excise squad […]

Taxes on petro products fetch government Rs 2.67 lakh crore

Bhopal: Crude oil prices in the international market have come substantially down, but surprisingly the prices of petroleum products in India are on the rise, pinching the common man’s pocket. But then where is the huge money, being earned through several hikes in indirect taxes, going? Well, according to the government’s response to an RTI […]

Excise Inspector in Vigilance net

Bolangir: Vigilance sleuths on Saturday conducted raids on establishments of Lalitmohan Mishra, Gunpur Excise Inspector in Rayagada district, on charges of amassing disproportionate assets. The Vigilance team conducted simultaneous raids at four places including Excise Inspector’s residence in Bolangir and office at Rayagada. Further details in connection with the anti-corruption wing raid are awaited.

Brown sugar worth Rs 20 lakh seized, 1 arrested in Khurda

Bhubaneswar: Excise sleuths today busted a brown sugar racket by arresting a trader from Thengahata near Samantarapur in Khurda district today. Contraband weighing 175 gram worth Rs 20 lakh, cash Rs 2.35 lakh, a gun and live bullets were seized from Somanath Bhujabal’s possession. He brings the illegal drug items from Jaleswar area in Balasore […]

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Ginger bags containing ganja worth more than Rs 1 cr seized

Bhawanipatna: Ganja worth more than Rs 1 crore concealed in 120 plastic bags packed with ginger was seized by Kalahandi District Excise staff from a truck which collided with a Bolero vehicle near Depur on Bhawanipatna-Chhatikuda road in Kalahandi district on Friday. The ganja bags seized during the illegal trafficking were brought to the District […]

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Excise dept kept in dark about denotification of State Highways: Dama Rout

Bhubaneswar: To circumvent Supreme Court’s liquor shop ban along national and state highways, the Odisha government’s recent announcement to denotify state highways as urban roads, hit the first hurdle after State Excise minister Damodar Rout on Tuesday alleged that his department was not consulted before taking such a decision. The minister stated though the decision […]

Wine shop relocation
Wine shop relocation worry for officials, protest brews

Paradip: Protest has been brewing among people of around 2000 highway-side villages in the state over relocation of wine shops into the village periphery. The issue of relocation was taken by the state government as per the Apex court ruling. The Supreme Court had issued directions to the states and union territories to desist from […]

Kerala Government
Kerala wants more time to move liquor vends away from highways

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government is approaching the Supreme Court to seek more time to implement its ban on serving liquor in hotels and restaurants within a 500 metres of the highways. Though liquor ban order of the Supreme Court came into effect on Saturday, affecting all 1,956 outlets that include five-star bars, beer and wine […]

Dharmendra Pradhan
IOCL ready for new agreement on Paradip Refinery project: Dharmendra

Bhubaneswar: Amid the ongoing dispute over VAT dues between the Odisha government and Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), Union Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that the oil company is ready to sign a new agreement in the current situation. “I have written to the Chief Minister of Odisha mentioning that the current government at Centre […]

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Vanaja Sarna CBEC's new Chairman

New Delhi: Vanaja N. Sarna on Friday was appointed as the new chairman of Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), following retirement from service of incumbent Najib Shah, an official statement said. “Sarna, presently holding the charge as Member (Administration), has been appointed as Chairman, CBEC. She is taking over on superannuation of Najib Shah […]

Milita Odisha Nisha Nibarana Abhijan
Anti-liquor body stages dharna before Excise Minister’s house

Bhubaneswar: Protesting against the renewal notice of liquor license, the Milita Odisha Nisha Nibarana Abhijan staged an indefinite dharna in front of the residence of Excise Minister Damodar Rout today demanding cancellation of the same. They alleged that the liquor license renewal notice for the year 2017-18 has been published in English language and only […]