Necessary steps have been taken in Odisha to ensure that no liquor is sold or served in restaurants and hotels 48 hours before polling and declare April 10 and 17, when polling would be held, as `dry days`.
The Uttar Pradesh government has allowed liquor brands to open their outlets in shopping malls, BJP today said, and accused it of continuing with the excise policy of the previous Mayawati regime.
Revenue from liquor sale has considerably come down despite two major celebrations of Christmas and New Year in the past one month.
The government has collected Rs 1,287 crore as excise tax between April 1 and September 27 against its collection of Rs 1,102 crore in the same period in 2010-11.
An amalgam of Muslim religious bodies on Thursday said it will launch a signature campaign for complete ban on liquor sale in Kashmir Valley.
CM Raman Singh said his govt has made up its mind to ban sale, manufacture of alcohol in Chhattisgarh.
A parliamentary panel thinks lifting of a ban will help in overcoming financial problems.
Besides helping themselves to earn
a livelihood, women members of Self Help Groups (SHGs) of a
village in Ambad tehsil of Jalna district have succeeded in
banning sale of liquor in their areas.
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