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Tag: Excise Department

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Brown Sugar Worth Rs 15 Lakh Seized At Jaleswar, 2 Arrested By Excise Department

In a major drug haul, Excise department officials in Balasore's Jaleswar seized 150 gram of brown sugar worth around Rs 15 Lakh at Chalanti Square along NH-60 in the area on Thursday (Aug 26).

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Odisha: Excise Department Seizes 9K Litres Of Country Liquor, Arrests 8 In Bhubaneswar

In a massive liquor haul, the Excise department seized as much as 9 thousand Litres of country liquor at Salia Sahi area of Bhubaneswar on Friday (Aug 20). The liquor allegedly was being illegally produced and sold in the market.

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Brown Sugar Worth Rs 14 Lakh, Country Liquor Seized In Bhadrak, 2 Held

A special intelligence team of Excise department seized 138 gms of brown sugar and 15 liters of country liquor from two youths near Bonth square in Bhadrak on Tuesday.

Odisha Allows Reopening Of Bars With All Covid-19 Norms In Place
Odisha Allows Reopening Of Bars With Covid-19 Norms

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Wednesday issued a notification allowing bars, bear parlours and clubs to resume services in strict adherence to Covid-19 norms. “The Government after careful consideration in exercise of powers conferred under section-93 of the Odisha Excise Act-2008 allows consumption of liquor in the Restaurant ‘ON’ / Hotel ‘ON’ / Beer Parlour […]

Bhubaneswar: Huge Quantity Of Ganja Loaded In Bolero Seized, 1 Held
Bhubaneswar: Huge Quantity Of Ganja Loaded In Bolero Seized, 1 Held

Bhubaneswar: Huge quantity of banned cannabis was seized from a goods carrier from Bharatpur area Khordha by the State Excise department on Friday. One person has been arrested in connection with the smuggling of the contraband weighing around 93 kg. Acting on a tip off that the smuggled Ganja (cannabis) was being transported in a […]

Illegal Medical Store Raided, Sealed In Balasore
Illegal Medical Store Raided, Sealed In Balasore

Balasore: In a joint operation, the district drug department along with the Excise officials raided and sealed a medicine store at Gambharia under Bhogaria block in the district on Friday for allegedly operating illegally. According to sources, drug inspector including officials from Excise department raided the shop named ‘ Ram Krishna Health Care Chemist and […]

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Opening Of Liquor Shops In Odisha: FL Trader Associations Demand Over-The-Counter Sale

Bhubaneswar: A day after Odisha government allowed online sale of liquor in the State, the foreign liquor (FL) trader associations on Sunday demanded over-the-counter sale of alcohol apart from the online sale. “Once the liquor shops are opened, we will have to pay the fixed taxes and it will not be possible for us to […]

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Bar In Bhubaneswar Raided For Selling Liquor ‘Illegally’ During COVID-19 Lockdown

Bhubaneswar: At a time when most of the tipplers across the State are running dry, a bar in Bhubaneswar was busy raking in moolah by allegedly selling liquor ‘illegally’ during COVID-19 lockdown. The concerned bar located in Cuttack Road area was raided today jointly by a Quick Action Team (QAT) and Laxmisagar Police and huge […]

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Home Delivery Of Liquor In Odisha From Tomorrow, 50% COVID Fee Imposed

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Saturday gave its nod for the resumption of liquor sale in the State by starting home delivery and imposed a ‘special Covid fees’ on MRP of the alcohol. The home delivery of liquor will begin in the State from tomorrow (May 24). As per a notification issued by the Excise department, […]

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Trouble For Bhubaneswar Dance Bars! Fire Safety NOCs Cancelled

Bhubaneswar: The fate of dance bars in Bhubaneswar that were recently granted permission to operate with some conditions, seems shrouded by clouds of uncertainty again as Odisha Police on Tuesday cancelled the ‘No Objection Certificates (NOC) issued to them by the Fire Services Department. Senior officials informed that Police DG BK Sharma cancelled the NOCs […]

Brown Sugar Worth Over Rs 1.5 Lakh Seized In Khurda

Bhubaneswar:  In yet another crackdown on illegal drug trade, the Excise department today seized brown sugar weighing 17 gram and worth over Rs 1.5 lakh from Gurujanga area in Khurda district and arrested one person in connection with the incident. In a bid to curb the rise in incidents of illegal trade of narcotics in […]

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Fake liquor manufacturing unit busted in Dhenkanal; 4 arrested

Dhenkanal: The Excise department today busted a fake liquor manufacturing unit in Nua Bhuban village under Bhuban area of Dhenkanal district. Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of Excise sleuths of Dhenkanal division, mobile squad and Bhuban police conducted raids in Nua Bhuban and busted the liquor factory which was being run from a […]

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3 engineering students held with 32 kg ganja in Cuttack

Cuttack: The Central Excise Intelligence officials on Sunday arrested three students on the charges peddling ganja (dry cannabis) following a raid near Link Road in Cuttack. All the accused are students of a private engineering college in Bhubaneswar. Senior officials informed that 32 Kg ganja worth Rs 4 lakh has been seized from their possession. […]

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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 […]

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Brown sugar worth Rs 13 lakh seized in Khurda, 1 arrested

Khurda: The flying squad of Excise Department today busted a brown sugar racket by arresting a drug peddler from Samantarapur area in Khurda district today. The accused, identified as Sunil Dalai, used to smuggle brown sugar from Balasore and used to sell in different parts of the district. Acting on a tip-off, a joint team […]

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Woman held while selling brown sugar in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: With a spurt in drug peddling incidents in the past couple of months, it seems the capital city has now turned into a hub for illicit narcotics trade. The Excise officials today arrested a woman on charges of selling brown sugar in Bari area under Khandagiri Police limits in Bhubaneswar today. Acting on a […]

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Brown sugar worth Rs 3 lakh seized in Balasore; one arrested

Balasore: Continuing its crackdown on illegal sale of drugs, the Excise department today seized brown sugar worth nearly Rs 3 lakh from Jhadeswar slum of Balasore district and arrested a suspected drug peddler. Acting on a tip-off, the Excise department conducted raids in the slum area and seized 23 grams of brown sugar from one […]

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240 grams brown sugar seized in Khurda, two arrested

Bhubaneswar: A day after officials of the Excise department seized brown sugar worth Rs 38 lakh from Chintamaniswar and Haldipadia area in Bhubaneswar, the sleuths today seized 240 grams of the contraband item in Khurda and arrested two suspected peddlers. Reports stated a joint team of the Cuttack Excise Intelligence and Khurda Excise departments conducted […]

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Brown sugar worth Rs 38 lakh seized in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: In a major breakthrough, officials of the Excise Department today seized brown sugar worth Rs 38 lakh from Chintamaniswar and Haldipadia area in Bhubaneswar. Three persons including two women have been arrested while further investigation in this connection is on, said inspector-in-charge of Excise department flying squad (Cuttack), Sarat Chandra Bhanja. The accused have […]

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Fake liquor manufacturing unit busted in Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: A fake liquor manufacturing unit operating from Gujurihaat village under Bhuban block of Dhenkanal district was busted by officials of the Excise department today. Acting on a tip-off, the team raided the house of one Ranjan Guru early today morning today and seized 255 bottles of fake liquor, 150 litre of spirit, 20 litre […]

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Brown sugar worth Rs 16 lakh seized; 1 arrested

Balasore: Continuing its crackdown on illegal sale of drugs, the Excise department today seized brown sugar worth Rs 16 lakh from Basta area of Balasore district and arrested a suspected drug peddler. Acting on a tip-off, the Cuttack Central Excise Intelligence conducted raids in Basta area and seized 155 grams of brown sugar from one […]

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Brown sugar seized in Khurda, woman arrested

Khurda: Continuing its crackdown on illegal drugs trade, officials of the Excise department seized nearly 76 gm brown sugar after a raid in Bhaliabadi under Town Police limits of Khurda district today. The price of the seized contraband item is worth nearly Rs 8 lakh, informed sources. Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of […]

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Brown sugar seized in Cuttack, one arrested

Cuttack: Continuing its crackdown on illegal drugs trade, officials of the Excise department seized nearly 60 gms of brown sugar after a raid in Cuttack today. The price of the seized contraband item is worth nearly Rs 6 lakh, informed sources. Acting on a tip-off, a team of excise sleuths conducted a raid in Jagatpur […]

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CM Naveen has made corruption a policy of Govt: Dama Rout

Bhubaneswar: Expelled from the BJD a few days back, senior leader Damodar Rout does not seem to relent from making scathing attacks on almost all BJD leaders including the party president and CM Naveen Patnaik. Continuing the tirade, Rout today once again lambasted CM Patnaik alleging that he has made corruption a policy of the […]

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Brown sugar seized from Haladipadia slum in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Excise Department officers seized 100 grams of brown sugar from Haladipadia slum of Laxmisagar area in Bhubaneswar today and arrested a woman in connection with the case. Value of the seized brown sugar is estimated to be Rs 20 lakh, informed sources. As per reports, the contraband items were being sold in small packets […]

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Ganja worth Rs 10 lakh seized from Keonjhar

Keonjhar: A flying squad of excise department on Tuesday raided a house at Naupur village under Nandipada police limits and seized ganja worth Rs 10 lakh. The officials accompanied by excise sleuths from Bhadrak and Balasore division raided the residence of one Kanhu Jena and seized more than one quintal of the contraband. While, Kanhu […]

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Brown sugar worth Rs 1.5L seized in Balasore; Two arrested

Balasore: Continuing its crackdown on the illegal trade of drugs, the Jaleswar police today seized nearly 10 grams of brown sugar worth Rs 1.5 lakh and arrested two youths involved in the racket. Acting on a tip-off, the police conducted a raid near Chalanti Chhak in Jaleswar and nabbed both the accused while they were […]

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Excise dept turning a deaf ear to license renewal: Bar owners

Bhubaneswar: A day after two dance bars were raided and sealed on charges of operating without license in the capital city, the Odisha Bar and Restaurant Association on Sunday blamed the State Excise Department for non-renewal of licenses. Satya Mohanty, secretary of the association, said after the Orissa High Court’s order, the Commissionerate Police had […]

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Bhubaneswar slums turning into 'den for drug peddlers'?

Bhubaneswar: Two days after narcotics worth around Rs 3 lakh were seized from a slum in the city, excise sleuths today busted another drug racket and arrested two persons for possessing brown sugar worth lakhs of rupees. Acting on a tip off, officials of excise department raided a house at Haladipadia slum under Laxmisagar police […]

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Drug racket busted in Bhubaneswar slum; two arrested

Bhubaneswar: Continuing its crackdown on illegal smuggling of narcotics, excise sleuths today seized brown sugar worth lakhs of rupees from a slum in Bhubaneswar and arrested two persons in connection with the case. Acting on a tip off,  the officials conducted surprise raids at Keutasahi in Haladipadia under Laxmisagar police limits of the city and […]

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OTV IMPACT: Excise constable caught on camera with drug peddlers suspended

Bhubaneswar:  A day after he was caught on camera striking a deal with drug peddlers, constable of the Excise Department Biswambar Biswal was placed under suspension today. Confirming the development, Khurda Collector Nirmal Chandra Mishra informed that the constable has been placed under suspension based on prima facie evidence though inquiry is pending. “Already Excise […]

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Minor girl 'thrashed' by govt official during raid in Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: A minor girl was allegedly thrashed and injured by an Excise official during a raid at Baisinga village in Kamakshyanagar block of Dhenkanal district. As per sources, the Excise Department had conducted a raid on the house of one Bijay Behera on charges of hoarding liquor. It has been alleged that the officials thrashed […]

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Brown sugar worth Rs 30 lakh in Cuttack

Cuttack: The flying squad of Excise department on Monday seized 280 grams of brown sugar worth nearly Rs 30 lakh following raids at two places in Cuttack.   Two drug peddlers from Aradabazar area in Balasore have also been arrested in this connection. The accused have been identified as Sk Sahid (30) and Jada Soren […]

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Brown sugar worth Rs 15 lakh seized in Balasore; woman held

Balasore: The Excise department sleuths seized brown sugar worth Rs 15 lakh from a woman at Arada Bazaar in Balasore town today. As per sources, the officials arrested the woman, identified as Sahele Bibi for possessing 150 gram brown sugar which was found during a raid on a house in Arada Bazaar. The excise department […]

Brown Sugar, Ganja seized from two different places in Balasore

Balasore: In a major crackdown on the illegal drug smuggling in Jaleswar, Sadar police today raided two villages in Balasore district and seized over 20 grams of brown sugar and 50 kg ganja worth more than Rs 2 lakhs. According to sources, a special police team raided one Salima Bibi’s house in Sekhbad village under […]

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Liquor outlets on highways within city limits to reopen in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Clarifying its decision of banning sale of alcohol within 500 meters of State and National Highways (NHs), the Supreme Court, on Wednesday, clarified that the ban does not apply within city limits, thereby allowing reopening of all the liquor shops on highways coming under Municipality areas across Odisha. The decision of the apex court […]

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670 cr excise revenue collected in 2017-18

Bhubaneswar: The State government has collected excise revenue of Rs 670 crore in the current financial year 2017-18 as against Rs 659 crore in the last fiscal year. Excise Department Secretary Vir Vikram Yadav informed this at a review meeting on excise revenue held here today under the chairmanship of chief secretary AP Padhi. The […]

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Spurious liquor trade thriving in Kendrapara village

Kendrapara: The statutory warning, expiry rule and other guidelines on sale of liquor do not deter the liquor mafia, who are doing brisk business by selling the spurious contraband items in parts of Kendrapara district. Even as the illegal trade has become rampant in the area, local administration and excise department have utterly failed to […]

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Odisha seals 1167 liquor outlets, likely to lose Rs 1200 crore

Bhubaneswar: Odisha is likely to incur a loss of revenue to the tune of Rs 1200 crore per annum as 1167 liquor shops in the state closed down following the Supreme order banning liquor sale along highways. The 1167 liquor shops closed down from midnight of March 31 included 456 off shops, 205 restaurant on […]

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A Remedy Worse Than The Malady

By Sandeep Sahu It has been just two days since the Supreme Court imposed a ban on liquor shops within 500 meters of national highways and we have already got a taste of the kind of problems the decision may lead to. There certainly is a lesson for the government in what happened in Nuapada […]

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