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Tag: Liquor

Anti-liquor Protest in Odisha: Women Take To Streets, Men Take The Spoils

Women launch anti-liquor protest. These are pictures of women ransacking a liquor shop. But all of it had a rather ironic ending. What you see here is people scrambling to collect liquor bottles, the ones that the women came out to destroy in the first place.

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Liquor To Be Available At Doorstep During Lockdown In Odisha?

Bhubaneswar: Permission has been sought from the Odisha Government to allow home delivery of liquor during the 14-day lockdown in the State. In a letter to the Special Relief Commissioner…

Prices Of Petrol, Diesel, Liquor Drastically Slashed In This North-Eastern State, Check Details

Guwahati: Petrol and diesel will become cheaper by Rs 5 in Assam from Friday midnight, while the 25 per cent additional cess on liquor will also be removed. The Assam government had removed the additional cess of Rs 5 levied on both the fuels last year at the peak of Covid-19 pandemic. While presenting the […]

Women Take Pledge To Make 2 Odisha Panchayats Liquor-Free

Phulbani: Women of Dimiriguda and Nuapadar, two tribal dominated gram panchayats (GP) in Kandhamal district have taken a pledge to make their panchayats liquor-free. Hundreds of women under the banner of Maa Mahila Mahashakti Mahasangh have firmly decided to impose ban on sale and consumption of liquor in the two panchayats. According to the forum […]

Failing To Get Liquor, 9 Consume Sanitizer; Die

Amaravati: Unable to get liquor due to the Covid induced lockdown in place, nine people died after consuming sanitizer in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh, police said on Friday. While three people died on Thursday, six succumbed on Friday. The incident occurred in Kurichedu mandal headquarters in Prakasam district. As the liquor shops in town […]

Even 40ml Liquor Daily May Put You At Death Risk

Toronto: Moderate drinkers, beware. Even consuming 350ml of beer, 140ml of wine or 40ml of liquor daily within weekly low-risk drinking guidelines can result in hospitalisation and death, researchers have warned. Moderate drinkers “are not insulated from harm,” said researchers led by Adam Sherk from Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research at the University of […]

Binge Drinking Can Lead To Drunkorexia In Young Women

Sydney: Whether it is Mojito or a simple glass of fizz, if you find yourself bingeing on more than a few, you could be putting your physical and mental health at risk because binge drinking can contribute to drunkorexia, say researchers in a study that involved young women. Drunkorexia is a damaging and dangerous behaviour […]

Liquor Sale: SC Asks States To Consider Home Delivery

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday observed that the state governments should consider online sale or home delivery of liquor during the nationwide lockdown that’s in place to fight the coronavirus pandemic. The remarks came from a bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and B.R. Gavai during the hearing of a PIL […]

Liquor Consumption Increases Risk Of COVID-19 Infection

Hyderabad: On the eve of the World Liver Day, being observed amid the coronavirus pandemic, medical experts have warned that excessive liquor consumption weakens the immune system, making one more vulnerable to infections like COVID-19. A substance called ethanol or ethyl alcohol present in alcoholic beverages harms the immune system of an individual. Other toxic […]

Sell more liquor, get award! New proposal in Odisha triggers row

Bhubaneswar: Amidst liquor deaths across Odisha, the standing committee of Excise Department of Odisha government has come up with a suggestion to open more Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) shops and reward successful licensed traders. The panel, which is headed by BJD MLA Subrat Tarai, sought more IMFL-off shops to generate more revenue and to check […]

Money, musclemen & liquor mar polls; Odisha 18th in country

Bhubaneswar: What could be termed as a big blot on our democracy, political parties in Odisha have made the 2019 polls not only bloodier, but pumped in large scale black money and liquor to influence voting behaviour or say mobilised all the vices only to buy out votes in the State. Sample the contrast. Odisha […]

Cash, liquor seizures in Odisha before polls raise serious concern

Rourkela/Kalahandi/Bhubaneswar: With multiple incidents of cash and liquor seizures reported in Odisha just before the elections, concerns are being raised over free and fair conduct of polls across the State. A special flying squad for elections on Wednesday recovered cash worth Rs 27.49 lakh during inspection of vehicles at Mahapani chhak in Bisra area of […]

Locals stage anti-liquor protest in Jagatsinghpur

Jagatsinghpur: Protesting lack of measures by the authorities to put a check on illegal sale of liquor, locals hit the streets by staging a road blockade at Dihasahi under Erasama block in the district today. According to sources, over hundreds of women from different self-help groups (SHGs) of the locality staged anti-liquor protest and blocked […]

Opposing beer factory, villagers guard trees in Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: Call it their love for nature that an entire village has now come forward to save a forest in Dhenkanal. Moreover, the villagers mostly women are now guarding the trees inside Jhinkargadi forest where the Odisha government wants to set up a beer factory. According to sources, the proposed beer factory is expected to […]

Country-made liquor, molasses seized in Puri

Puri: A special team of Puri district excise officials conducted raids at Bhoi Sahi in Gendapada village under Brahmagiri block of the district and seized country-made liquor and molasses yesterday night. Seven persons were also arrested in this connection. As per police reports, 135 litres of country-made liquor, 1500 litres of molasses and four motorcycles […]

Brown sugar worth Rs 24 lakh seized in Khurda; 1 arrested

Khurda: The Excise department officials today arrested a person from Khurda after seizing 120 grams brown sugar and cash worth Rs 48,000 from his possession. While the value of the contraband is estimated to be Rs 24 lakh, the arrested has been identified as Dhaneswar Pradhan, police sources said. This apart, the officials also seized […]

Women block road over illegal liquor sale in Cuttack

Cuttack: A day after the violent anti-liquor protest in Kendrapara, women of Badhamal village under Banki area in Cuttack district today took to streets opposing illegal sale of liquor in the area. Demanding a liquor free village, hundreds of women of Badhamal blocked Kalapathar-Kantilo road by burning tyres. This disrupted movement of vehicular traffic on […]

Concerns raised over plan to serve liquor to VIPs during Hockey World Cup

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Sports department’s plan to serve liquor in the VIP Lounge of Kalinga Stadium during the upcoming Men’s Hockey World Cup has raised many eyebrows. Although liquor will be served only to the foreign delegates and officials of International Hockey Federation (FIH) and members of other associations, many have raised questions over the misuse […]

From narcotics to illicit videos, inmates having free run in Bargarh Sub-Jail

Bargarh: A lot of people may remember the raids conducted on jails across Odisha last year in which a large haul of narcotics and other objectionable items were seized. It was a warning for jail authorities to mend their ways but it seems to have had no effect on the authorities and inmates of Bargarh […]

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 […]

Two die after eating food in feast in Ganjam 

Berhampur: Two persons died while two others were taken ill after having food in a feast at Karadabada village under Patrapur block in Ganjam district last night. Sources said the four had attended a feast organised in the village last night. They had reportedly consumed alcohol along with food. Though the exact cause behind the […]

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Anti-liquor protest across Odisha: Children take part; govt blamed

Bhubaneswar/Berhampur/Angul: The anti-liquor protest is gaining momentum in the State with protests staged at least three different places today against the sale of liquor. Protesters even ransacked a liquor shop in the Capital city. Scores of women on Sunday joined an anti liquor movement and went on a rampage to demolish a liquor outlet in […]

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Liquor prices hiked in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Customers buying liquor will now have to pay Rs 5-15 more per bottle after the price was hiked by the Odisha State Beverages Corporation Limited (OSBC) following the approval of new excise policy by the State Government on April 01. A letter in this regard has been sent by OSBC to the State Government […]

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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 […]

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Bihar sets up special court to try prohibition cases

Patna: Bihar has set up its first special court for speedy trial in cases relating to violations of the new prohibition law that seeks a total ban on liquor in the state, officials said. “A first special court has been set up in Patna civil court here following a directive of the Patna High Court […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Odisha Excise Policy fails to attract investors

By Shubhankar Behera Bhubaneswar: Despite a slew of measures announced by Odisha government in its Excise Policy 2016-17 including slashing of deposit fee from Rs 80 lakh to Rs 20 lakh for setting of new units, no investors have evinced interest to establish new facilities in the State. Official sources said, no proposals have been […]

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Excise revenue in Odisha declines on account of demonetization

Bhubaneswar: Following demonetization of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 notes, excise revenue collection has declined in Odisha this year as compared to last year. According to the Secretary of Excise department, Bishnupada Sethy revenue collection during the year has declined to the tune of Rs 20 crore on account of demonetization. Retail liquor business has […]

New guidelines for dance bars; highway liquor shops to close at 8PM

Bhubaneswar:  As dance bars have been have finally received a nod following lot of debates and discussions, the State government has come out with a set of guidelines to ensure safety, security and dignity of dancers performing at these establishments. Moreover, as per the new guidelines, provisions have been made to shut liquor shops on […]

Four arrested for making illegal liquor

Rourkela (Odisha): Four persons were arrested by excise sleuths during a raid on alleged illicit liquor traders and huge quantity of materials for preparing liquor were seized from their possession in Odisha's Sundargarh district.

Two bootleggers arrested

Greater Noida: A District Excise Department team today raided a house at Swaran Nagar and seized two cars loaded with 22 cartons of smuggled liquor bottles. Two persons were arrested while two others managed to escape during the raid. “The car was having a police logo. On interrogation the arrested men revealed that they used […]