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Tag: Liquor

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]