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A view inside Green Lounge banquet hall at Wazirpur in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT File Photo)

Delhi: Have functioning CCTV cameras, else risk losing licence, excise dept tells hotels and pubs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 05:36 AM IST
The order stated that all hotels, clubs and restaurants are directed to ensure that CCTV cameras are installed at appropriate locations within and outside the licensed premises and record all activities without any break.
Police and excise department have seized a total of 18, 28,640 litres of illegal alcohol from people running liquor vends in Uttar Pradesh over the last couple of days.(Representative Photo/PTI)
Police and excise department have seized a total of 18, 28,640 litres of illegal alcohol from people running liquor vends in Uttar Pradesh over the last couple of days.(Representative Photo/PTI)

UP excise dept’s authenticity drive reveals liquor mafia’s wide network

Hindustan Times, Lucknow/Kanpur | By Manish Chandra Pandey and Haidar Naqvi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 24, 2020 01:21 PM IST
Excise department officials say they have a formidable task to ensure the end of the liquor mafia in Uttar Pradesh.
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(For representational purposes only)

J&K excise scam: Process to frame charges against 16 accused set in motion

Hindustan Times/Jammu | By Press Trust of India, Jammu
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 10:03 PM IST
The state exchequer lost around 3 crore due to the scam related to payment of contract bid of liquor vends allotted by the government to Kuldip Singh and Company
A worker at PVR cineplex is wearing face shield and mask as part of Covid-19 guidelines issued by the government.(PTI File Photo)
A worker at PVR cineplex is wearing face shield and mask as part of Covid-19 guidelines issued by the government.(PTI File Photo)

Covid-19: Delhi govt directs clubs, hotels, liquor shops to ensure strict compliance of SOPs

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kaleem Ullah Fasihi
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 05:20 PM IST
Assistant commissioner (enforcement) has been asked to deploy teams to check compliance of SOPs at bars in hotels, clubs and restaurants.
NRAI has also requested the government to permit the disposal of the expired stock.(Representational Photo/HT File)
NRAI has also requested the government to permit the disposal of the expired stock.(Representational Photo/HT File)

Relief to hotel owners as liquor licence fee in Delhi waived off during lockdown

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2020 12:54 PM IST
The licensees will have to pay for the period after September 9, when bars were allowed to operate in the city
Alcohol sales have fallen sharply in Rajasthan.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)
Alcohol sales have fallen sharply in Rajasthan.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)

Rajasthan takes Rs 300-cr hit as alcohol sale falls sharply amid pandemic

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Sachin Saini
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 02:59 PM IST
The highest losses came in the April when it garnered revenue of Rs 145 crore against Rs 670 crore in the corresponding period of last year to set up a deficit of Rs 525 crore in the first month of the current fiscal.
Assessment fee is charged for cases of alcohol and ranges from around ₹300 for a case of beer to ₹3,000 for whiskey(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Assessment fee is charged for cases of alcohol and ranges from around ₹300 for a case of beer to ₹3,000 for whiskey(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

2 crore licence fee collected as Chandigarh bars reopen

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 11:58 PM IST
50 establishments deposited their annual license fee when bars reopened for the first time on Tuesday after the Covid-19 lockdown
Staff sanitise a restaurant in New Delhi.(PTI)
Staff sanitise a restaurant in New Delhi.(PTI)

Restaurant owners seek Delhi govt’s permission to serve liquor

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Risha Chitlangia
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 01:22 PM IST
Restaurants in the city were allowed to operate from June 8, though with restrictions, to ensure social distancing and other precautionary measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19
The SET report mentioned that out of 8,337 cases of illegal liquor seizure between April 1, 2019, and March 31, 2020, 8,171 cases have been decided.(Santosh Kumar/HT file photo. Representative image)
The SET report mentioned that out of 8,337 cases of illegal liquor seizure between April 1, 2019, and March 31, 2020, 8,171 cases have been decided.(Santosh Kumar/HT file photo. Representative image)

SET holds Haryana excise officials guilty of inaction in liquor seizure probes

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Hitender Rao
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 11:45 AM IST
During an interactive session with SET, the excise and taxation commissioner (ETC), Shekhar Vidyarthi, on June 27 said that deputy excise and taxation commissioners (excise) posted in districts were vested with the powers of collector to investigate cases of seizure of illegal liquor and were fully responsible for investigation as per the requirement of the case.
Excise officials check drums containing illicit chemicals at a unit in Dera Bassi in Mohali on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Excise officials check drums containing illicit chemicals at a unit in Dera Bassi in Mohali on Sunday.(HT Photo)

Biggest haul ever of 27,600 litres of illicit chemicals by excise dept in 3 Dera Bassi units, 4 arrested

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2020 07:39 PM IST
Four persons arrested in the case were AK Chaudhary and KP Singh, directors of Allychem Laboratories Pvt Ltd, Gaurav Chaudhary, proprietor of Om Solvi Trading Co and Jagmohan Arora, proprietor of Pure Solutions
Around 389 liquor shops are owned by private individuals.(REUTERS)
Around 389 liquor shops are owned by private individuals.(REUTERS)

Liquor shops in Delhi to remain open for one more hour

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 07, 2020 07:30 PM IST
According to an order issued by the excise department on Thursday, liquor shops in the city will now open from 10 am to 10 pm instead of the earlier timing of 10 am to 9 pm.
Close-up Of Judge In Front Of Mallet Holding Documents(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Close-up Of Judge In Front Of Mallet Holding Documents(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

SC refuses to entertain plea against home delivery of liquor in Pune, Nashik

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2020 07:29 PM IST
The petitioner, Maharashtra Wine Merchants Association (MWMA), had knocked the doors of the apex court, against the home delivery of liquor in Pune and Nasik
A man buys bottles of liquor outside a wine store during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of new coronavirus in Jammu.(AP File Photo)
A man buys bottles of liquor outside a wine store during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of new coronavirus in Jammu.(AP File Photo)

Odisha to allow home delivery of liquor, will charge 50% special ‘Covid-19 fee’

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 10:54 PM IST
The outlets can levy delivery charges of Rs 100 for orders up to Rs 1,000 and thereafter Rs 25 for every additional Rs 500 order value. In no case, the delivery charge will exceed Rs 300.
There are around 150 liquor shops that are eligible to open in the city.(Bloomberg)
There are around 150 liquor shops that are eligible to open in the city.(Bloomberg)

Stand-alone liquor stores with L6, L8 licences allowed to open

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 03:56 AM IST
Establishments, however, have been mandated to maintain strict social distancing, including a prohibition on gatherings of more than five persons at a time at the outlet.
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6 fined 20 lakh for not issuing bills in Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Munieshwer A Sagar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 29, 2020 01:08 AM IST
It is mandatory for sellers to issue a bill for every sale above 200
People dressed as Santa Claus work out at a gym at Ghodbunder Road in Thane on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
People dressed as Santa Claus work out at a gym at Ghodbunder Road in Thane on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Bars in Maharashtra to open till 5 am; wine shops till 1.30 am on Christmas, New Year’s eve

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Shrinivas Deshpande, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2019 11:09 AM IST
On December 25 and 31, deadline for restaurants and discothèques extended; revellers will have to buy liquor permits to consume alcoholic drinks.
The additional tax is part of the Andhra Pradesh government’s new excise policy aimed at enforcing prohibition in the state in a phased manner.(HT PHOTO)
The additional tax is part of the Andhra Pradesh government’s new excise policy aimed at enforcing prohibition in the state in a phased manner.(HT PHOTO)

Alcohol prices shoot up in Andhra Pradesh as new excise policy kicks in

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
PUBLISHED ON OCT 01, 2019 08:10 PM IST
The government also slashed the number of wine shops in Andhra Pradesh from 4,380 last year to 3,500 and the excise department has taken over all the retail shops from private traders
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Zirakpur nightclub booked second time in a month

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 12:50 AM IST
Disregarding the DC’s orders, discos in Zirakpur are regularly hosting parties way past midnight with impunity. FIRs against these establishments have not served as a deterrent.
The new excise policy of the YS Jagan Mohan Reddy-led government in Andhra Pradesh may well turn out to be a boon for the neighbouring Telangana.(PTI)
The new excise policy of the YS Jagan Mohan Reddy-led government in Andhra Pradesh may well turn out to be a boon for the neighbouring Telangana.(PTI)

Jagan Reddy’s new liquor policy: Andhra’s loss could be Telangana’s gain

Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 04:00 AM IST
The YSR Congress party government has decided to cut down the number of liquor outlets and restrict its sale. Under the new policy, which will come into effect from October 1, the number of liquor outlets would be reduced from 4,380 to 3,500, which amounts to downsizing of 20% of such shops.
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Lounge bar in dock for serving liquor to underage students in Chandigarh

By Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 29, 2019 12:56 AM IST
Excise rules were flouted during an unofficial freshers’ party organised by a student outfit ahead of Panjab University elections
JW Marriott hotel, Sector 35, has now been fined ₹5 lakh for possessing liquor bottles without the mandatory hologram.(REUTERS)
JW Marriott hotel, Sector 35, has now been fined ₹5 lakh for possessing liquor bottles without the mandatory hologram.(REUTERS)

Another rap on the knuckles for JW Marriott, fined Rs 5 lakh

Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 11:48 PM IST
The fine was imposed by Rakesh Kumar Popli, additional commissioner, UT excise and taxation department, in an order issued on Thursday.
31 months after Supreme Court banned the sale of liquor within 500 metres of national and state highways, every single cancelled liquor licence has been restored by the Goa government.(Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
31 months after Supreme Court banned the sale of liquor within 500 metres of national and state highways, every single cancelled liquor licence has been restored by the Goa government.(Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)

With all 3,000 liquor licences restored, Goa is set for a high this season

Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2019 09:30 PM IST
Renewal of some 500 licences was made possible after the state government declared all villages along highways as ‘sufficiently developed’ and ‘urbanised areas’ fulfilling the requirement for such exemption laid out by Supreme Court.
Not sure if that late-night party you are attending is an illegal gathering or a rave? Here’s how to find out.(Unsplash)
Not sure if that late-night party you are attending is an illegal gathering or a rave? Here’s how to find out.(Unsplash)

Revel, don’t rave: Six sure-fire tips the source of information

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Ruchika Garg
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2019 11:28 AM IST
Not sure if that late-night party you are attending is an illegal gathering or a rave? Here’s how to find out.
As per the rule, for commercial sale the organizers should have taken P10A permits which has a fee of ₹1 lakh, but P13 permit which costs only ₹5,000 were taken in this case.(HT Photo)
As per the rule, for commercial sale the organizers should have taken P10A permits which has a fee of ₹1 lakh, but P13 permit which costs only ₹5,000 were taken in this case.(HT Photo)

Excise department busts illegal party in basement of hotel in Lutyens’ Delhi

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 07:32 AM IST
Officials said the department has issued show cause notices to the manager of the hotel’s club, Kitty Su, and the owner of the event management company.
The Delhi government has directed restro-bars and night clubs in the city with floor areas of 90 square metres or more to submit fire safety certificates to its excise department by September 30.
The Delhi government has directed restro-bars and night clubs in the city with floor areas of 90 square metres or more to submit fire safety certificates to its excise department by September 30.

Delhi restro-bars, night clubs asked to submit fire safety certificates

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 18, 2019 03:29 AM IST
The direction was issued in the light of the February fire at a hotel in central Delhi’s Karol Bagh, which claimed 17 lives, officials said.
Patients taken ill by consuming spurious liquor being moved on push cart inside district hospital at Barabanki, May 28, 2019.(Dheeraj Dhawan / HT Photo)
Patients taken ill by consuming spurious liquor being moved on push cart inside district hospital at Barabanki, May 28, 2019.(Dheeraj Dhawan / HT Photo)

Barabanki hooch deaths | ‘Raids last month gave clues but no follow-up led to tragedy’: Sources

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rohit Kumar Singh, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2019 01:27 PM IST
Sources said both the departments did no follow-up on arrested persons’ claim that spurious liquor was also being sold in branded country-made liquor bottles at shops authorised by the excise department.
Representational image(PTI)
Representational image(PTI)

Rs162 cr in gold, cash, liquor, contraband seized in state

Mumbai | By Swapnil Rawal
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2019 03:56 AM IST
This is a substantial increase of more than five times the number of goods seized through the entire 2014 general elections, officials from the Maharashtra Chief Electoral Office said.
A change in the opening and closing time of country liquor bars across Maharashtra, which was introduced three months ago, has left retailers in Mumbai fuming.(Bloomberg)
A change in the opening and closing time of country liquor bars across Maharashtra, which was introduced three months ago, has left retailers in Mumbai fuming.(Bloomberg)

New timings lead to losses, say country liquor bar owners

PUBLISHED ON APR 25, 2019 03:19 AM IST
Recently, the government amended the Maharashtra Country Liquor Rules, 1973, and blurred the distinction between urban and rural areas before changing the opening and closing time of country liquor bars in the state.
28,000 liquor bottles, 29kg cannabis seized in Gurugram. (Representative Image)(PTI)
28,000 liquor bottles, 29kg cannabis seized in Gurugram. (Representative Image)(PTI)

28,000 liquor bottles, 29kg cannabis seized in Gurugram

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 09:03 AM IST
Meanwhile, on Monday, the district administration and Gurugram Police seized around Rs 20 lakh in cash from two men in a mini truck near Tauru, officials said.
The Haryana government on Thursday auctioned 210 liquor vends in Gurugram district through e-tenders and earned Rs 743 crore from the bid amount, an increase of 6.27% on the reserve price, said officials of the excise department.(Picture for representation)
The Haryana government on Thursday auctioned 210 liquor vends in Gurugram district through e-tenders and earned Rs 743 crore from the bid amount, an increase of 6.27% on the reserve price, said officials of the excise department.(Picture for representation)

Excise department auctions 210 vends in Gurugram for Rs 743 crore

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Leena Dhankhar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2019 03:31 AM IST
In the east zone, the highest bid of Rs 34.83.crore was for a liquor vend in Sector 31 while the second highest was for Golf Course Road for Rs 31.9 crore. In west zone, the highest bid was of Rs 64.20 crore for a vend in DLF-2 and second highest was of Rs 42.53 crore for Sector 23/23A.
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