Delhi downer: Cheaper liquor in Delhi, Maha hits Goa’s booze business

With Delhi and neighbouring Maharashtra reducing liquor rates, Goa’s liquor traders are left worried that they may further lose business from tourists visiting the sunshine state, who no longer purchase liquor from the state’s liquor vends like before.     The situation is such that the tourists visiting Goa … Read more

Liquor traders request Delhi govt to reinstate private vend licenses

The liquor traders in the city have requested the Delhi government to reinstate private liquor vend licences issued under old excise policy. Delhi Liquor Traders Association in a letter to Excise department, on Friday, urged for reinstatement of retail vend private licenses (L-7 and L-10) that were issued in old regime of … Read more

Sisodia writes to CBI, seeks probe into ex-LG’s stance on liquor shops

The tussle between the Centre and Delhi government over the Delhi excise policy row continued to brew as Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday demanded a CBI probe against former Lieutenant Governor (LG) Anil Baijal alleging his decisions had caused a loss to the exchequer. “The Lieutenant Governor (LG) took a … Read more

Gurugram liquor shops see hike in sales amid excise policy row in Delhi

Liquor vends in Gurugram reported 2-3 per cent rise in sales as Delhi faced a “dry day” like situation with all private liquor shops and bars remaining closed on Monday. Despite the one-month extension announced by the Delhi government, the liquor vends kept shutters down and no alcohol could be served in … Read more

Delhi LG approves extension of licenses of liquor vends, pubs by a month

Delhi Lt Governor VK Saxena on Monday approved the AAP government’s move to extend excise licenses of private liquor vends as well as hotels and bars by a month, holding out hope that alcohol supply would be resumed in a city that had to observe an unofficial dry day. No alcohol was … Read more

Section 144 extended till August 6 in Mangaluru, liquor ban for 2 more days

The Karnataka government on Sunday extended Section 144 and other restrictions for two more days in Mangaluru. “Section 144 has already been extended till August 6 in Dakshina Kannada police jurisdiction. Additional restrictions i.e. early closure of shops at 6 pm is also imposed in the entire district for next two days,” … Read more

Delhiites likely to face liquor shortage as govt withdraws excise policy

Delhi is staring at a major liquor shortage in the coming days with private wine and beer stores going to shut shop from August 1 after Kejriwal government’s decision to withdraw it’s new Excise policy 20221-22. The 468 private liquor shops operating in the city will be shut from August 1 as … Read more

Delhi govt to bring back old liquor policy from August 1 after backlash

Amid the ongoing tussle between Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government and Lieutenant General Vinai Kumar Saxena, the Delhi government is now set to bring the old liquor policy back. The decision will be implemented from August 1 onwards once the current policy expires on July 31, 2022. The re-implementation of the old liquor policy is not … Read more

Liquor firms ask Maharashtra govt to allow home delivery, drop ban

Companies have asked the Maharashtra government to reconsider its ban on home delivery of liquor, claiming reversing a pandemic-time policy will cause job loss. International Spirits and Wines Association of India (ISWAI), which represents the industry, has made representations to the state government. Maharashtra allowed home delivery of liquor … Read more