Kerala Excise Minister K Babu on Tuesday refuted bribery allegations levelled against him by Kerala Bar Hotel Owners' Association Working president Biju Ramesh and said it was part of a conspiracy to topple the Congress-led UDF government.
Liquor seizures by Delhi Police went up during the recent Delhi Assembly polls as compared to the previous election that was held merely 14 months earlier even though the amount of cash seized saw a steep fall.
A day after the Aam Aadmi Party registered a thumping victory in Delhi Assembly polls, Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Wednesday said its newly-elected MLA Naresh Balyan would be called for questioning within two days over the recovery of liquor bottles from a warehouse near his home.
The BJP Thursday claimed liquor was being smuggled into the prison cell of West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra who has been arrested for alleged involvement in the multi-crore Saradha scam and demanded a probe. The government denied the allegations.
Singapore on Friday said that 47 cases of rioting and 115 incidents of serious hurt linked to liquor consumption was reported in the country last year, prompting the government to restrict the sale and consumption of alcohol in public places.
The toll in the hooch tragedy in Lucknow and Unnao districts on Thursday climbed to 41 with the death of three more persons even as 2,939 persons were arrested in the state-wide crackdown launched by police against sale of spurious liquor.