Kerala to study 'Gujarat model' of dry state

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.

Tipplers may head to Kerala borders to get their fill

Liquor vends at Kerala's borders are likely to see a jump in sales as the state will see the introduction of prohibition in a phased manner.

Kerala cabinet ratifies new liquor policy

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.

PMK protest for closure of liquor shops in residential areas

PMK, which has been demanding prohibition, today announced staging a protest here demanding closure of liquor shops located in residential areas.

Kerala cautious in closing down 312 bars

The Kerala government on Monday said it would move very cautiously in closing down the 312 bars now operating in the state.

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.

Liquor is part of Goa`s culture: BJP leader

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.

Drinking in the open out, CCTVs in on Goa`s beaches

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.

418 bars closed but Kerala on a high

What if 418 bars in Kerala have not opened this fiscal -- liquor sales in the remaining 313 bars in the state have risen 95 percent compared to the same period of last year.

Hyderabad police ban consumption of liquor in public places

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.

Pubs, liquor very much part of Indian culture: BJP MLA

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.

Car bomb at liquor store in northern Iraq kills 12

A car bomb exploded outside a liquor store in northern Iraq overnight, killing at least 12 civilians, a senior police officer said today.

Massive cash seizure ahead of polls

Over 2.13 crore litres of liquor and Rs 283 crore cash have been seized in the run-up to the elections, with the maximum recoveries made in Andhra Pradesh.

Fate of 418 closed bars in Kerala uncertain

The decision on re-opening 418 bars in Kerala that have been closed since April 1 this years hangs in balance as the ruling party is divided over the issue.

Five arrested; 1,200 litres liquor seized in Rajasthan

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.

Foreign currency worth Rs 40 lakh seized in Bihar

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.

LS polls: Seventeen held, 1,088 liqour bottles seized in Chennai

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.

Over six lakh litres liquor, Rs 10 cr cash seized in Punjab

A total of 6.15 lakh litres of liquor and Rs 10.75 crore of cash has been seized in the poll-bound state of Punjab till now.

Election Commission seizes Rs 240 crore in cash, liquor

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.

Money and liquor trail: Rs 240 crore cash, 1.3 crore litre liquor seized

Money and liquor seems seems to lining the electoral trail this election, if the latest figures of the Election Commission are anything to go by.