With Kerala deciding to close all the 730 bars to bring about prohibition in a phased manner, Tourism Minister AP Anil Kumar on Wednesday said they would study Gujarat model of a dry state for tourists.
Kerala cabinet on Wednesday ratified the new liquor policy of the Congress led UDF government which envisaged to shut down bars attached to hotels below the five-star category as part of its plans to reduce availability of liquor.
Goa BJP leader Dr Wilfred Mesquita has dismissed the possibility of Goa toeing the line of Kerala, which is outlining a ban on sale and consumption of alcohol in a phased manner, saying that consuming liquor is a part of the state`s culture.
Visiting Goa during the next tourist season? Here`s a heads-up. Drinking in the open on beaches and cooking in public is out, but CCTVs on all major beaches and courteous policemen eager to help out tourists might be in.
Following reports of drunkards creating nuisance in several areas of the city, causing harassment especially to women and children, police have prohibited consumption of liquor in public places for a week.
Days after a minister in Manohar Parrikar-led government set off a controversy by denouncing "pub culture", a BJP MLA has invoked mythology saying "pub and liquor are very much part of Indian culture" and opposed any move to ban them in the name of culture and religion.
Five persons were arrested this morning and 1,200 litres of illicit country made liquor was recovered from them in Shankerpura Kanjar colony under Dablana police station area of the district here, police said.
In poll related checking to curb misuse of money and liquor in the Lok Sabha elections, police personnel on Thursday seized foreign currency worth Rs 40 lakh from a SUV at Anjanpir Chowk in Bihar`s Vaishali district.
In a crackdown on illegal flow of liqour, sales of which has been banned for three days till the Lok Sabha polls on Thursday in Tamil Nadu, police arrested 17 persons and seized more than 1,000 bottles of liqour.
Stepping up its efforts to prevent the use of blackmoney and other means to influence voters during the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, the Election Commission has so far seized Rs 240 crore in cash and crores of litres of liquor and drugs.