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Tag: Liquor Shops

Jay Panda & Smriti Irani
Union Min Smriti Irani, BJP National VP Jay Panda Address Virtual Rally Against Delhi’s New Excise Policy

Senior party leader and Union Minister Smriti Irani, National Vice President and Delhi In-Charge, Baijayant Panda addressed a virtual rally demanding the closure of liquor outlets near schools, temples and other religious non-permissible locations.

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 […]

No Proposal As Of Now to Make Odisha Liquor Free: Minister

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has no such proposal to introduce a law for making the State liquor free, informed Excise Minister, Niranjan Pujari while replying to a starred question in the Assembly on Monday. Responding to BJP MLA Nityananda Gond, Pujari stated “As there is no ban on the sale of liquor in neighbouring States, it […]

BJP MLA moves privilege motion against Odisha Excise Minister

Bhubaneswar: Alleging that Excise Minister Niranjan Pujari presented misleading statement in Odisha Assembly, Sambalpur BJP MLA Jayanarayan Mishra today moved a privileged motion against the minister in the House. On July 22, while replying to a query made by Opposition chief whip and Keonjhar BJP MLA Mohan Majhi in the House, Pujari said that no […]

Liquor shops, slaughterhouses on Kanwars' route to be shut

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked officials to ensure no liquor shops and unauthorised slaughterhouses function on the route of the upcoming Kanwar yatras to various Shiva temples in the state. The month-long yatra will start from July 17 with the beginning of the Hindu month of ‘Saawan’. Officials have been directed […]

Liquor shops add to traffic chaos in Smart City Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Increasing traffic chaos particularly near several liquor shops is now giving nightmares to residents of the smart city Bhubaneswar. The situation has assumed serious proportions in Capital Hospital traffic square, route between Jaydev Vihar and Ekamra Kanan road, Damana area and Patia main road where people can be seen parking their vehicles on road […]

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 […]

CS Aditya Prasad Padhi
March 31 deadline for shifting of 1712 liquor shops along NH, SH: CS Padhi

Bhubaneswar: Acting on the orders of the Supreme Court, Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi today announced that all liquor shops along the National and State Highways will be shifted within March 31. Padhi instructed all District Collectors that if the 1712 liquor shops along the National and State Highways are not shifted within the given […]

AP Padhi
Liquor shops within 500 mtrs from NH, SH to be shifted by Apr 1

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to shift all liquor shops which have come up within 500 metres from the National Highways and State Highways, by April 1 this year. A decision to this effect was taken at a high level review meeting presided over by Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi at the State Secretariat […]

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 […]

Bishnupada Sethi
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 […]