'Centre watching impact of liquor ban on Kerala tourism'

The Centre is keenly watching the impact of Kerala government's decision to drastically reduce availability of liquor in the state on its flourishing tourism sector, Union minister Shripad Yesso Naik said on Friday.

Kerala eyes toddy to fill liquor's gap

Kerala's decision to close 730 bars in the state under a new liquor policy has sparked off a sudden interest in toddy, the state's traditional drink.

Kerala govt tells hoteliers to shut bars within 15 days

Firming up plans to drastically reduce availability of liquor, the Congress-led UDF Government today decided to issue notices to hoteliers below the five-star category to shut their bars by September 12.

Kerala`s march to be zero-alcohol state sparks debate

Even as the Congress led UDF government headed by Oommen Chandy won laurels in the initial round of debates over its "bold decision" to shut over 700 liquor bars, questions have surfaced if the cash-strapped state would be able make up the huge revenue loss left by the clampdown on liquor trade.

Kerala bar owners to seek legal redress over liquor prohibition

The Kerala Bar Hotel Association on Sunday decided to seek legal redress against the state government`s decision to make Kerala a dry state with a new liquor policy.

Panchayat in Bikaner imposes penalty on consuming liquor

A village Panchayat in Bikaner district has ordered the imposition of cash penalty for consumption of liquor and hunting animals.

Liquor ban affecting tourism in Mizoram: Minister

Ban on consumption of liquor in Mizoram is affecting the tourism industry in the mountainous state, a minister said.

Bihar panchayat imposes ban on liquor, gambling

A panchayat in Bihar`s Madhepura district has set an example by imposing a ban on consumption of liquor and gambling by the menfolk.