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Despite prohibition, liquor smuggling has continued in Bihar.(HT PHOTO)

In first polls in dry Bihar, a war of words over prohibition amid huge seizure of alcohol

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 11:25 AM IST
The opposition claims prohibition has been a farce due to rampant smuggling and growing use of drugs.
The new MNF government in Mizoram under chief minister Zoramthanga has begun taking steps to fulfill its poll promise of reimposing prohibition in the northeastern state (File Photo)(PTI)
The new MNF government in Mizoram under chief minister Zoramthanga has begun taking steps to fulfill its poll promise of reimposing prohibition in the northeastern state (File Photo)(PTI)

Mizoram to have dry Christmas, New Year as MNF takes steps toward imposing total prohibition

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2018 05:34 PM IST
The new Mizo National Front, which had made reimposing prohibition a poll promise, has decided to stop the sale of liquor by government agencies, and bring a legislation to stop sale by private players.
Mizo National Front chief Zoramthanga, who is set to return as Mizoram chief minister, at his home in Aizawl as the votes in the state assembly election were counted (HT Photo)(HT Photo)
Mizo National Front chief Zoramthanga, who is set to return as Mizoram chief minister, at his home in Aizawl as the votes in the state assembly election were counted (HT Photo)(HT Photo)

Mizoram election result: Zoramthanga set to return as CM after decade, lists prohibition as topmost priority

Hindustan Times, Aizawl | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 10:30 PM IST
Mizoram election result: Zoramthanga, who led his Mizo National Front back to power to the state after a decade in the opposition, has three main priority areas when he takes over as chief minister.
Those who choose to be ignorant must be informed that since 2011, much before the present law came into force, the Bihar government has been marking November 26 as “Prohibition Day” and creating awareness about the ill effects of alcohol. Women self-help groups, Jeevika, were rewarded for their efforts to make villages alcohol-free in 2013, 2014 and 2015.(AP)
Those who choose to be ignorant must be informed that since 2011, much before the present law came into force, the Bihar government has been marking November 26 as “Prohibition Day” and creating awareness about the ill effects of alcohol. Women self-help groups, Jeevika, were rewarded for their efforts to make villages alcohol-free in 2013, 2014 and 2015.(AP)

While implementing prohibition in Bihar, there will be no half measures, writes Nitish Kumar

By Nitish Kumar
PUBLISHED ON JUL 31, 2018 12:55 PM IST
We have always emphasised that a combination of a fair implementation of law coupled with a people-inspired campaign is a way to go. We have relentlessly encouraged the self-help groups and public representatives to demonstrate ‘social leadership’ and strengthen the hands of the state in the continued implementation of prohibition
Despite the high number of arrests, the government drew criticism from the Opposition for its inability to enforce the ban that has driven the liquor trade underground(HT)
Despite the high number of arrests, the government drew criticism from the Opposition for its inability to enforce the ban that has driven the liquor trade underground(HT)

Bihar liquor ban: Such prohibitions rarely work

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2018 10:17 AM IST
Instead of taking the total prohibition route, the State could consider launching awareness campaigns that drive home the demerits of irresponsible drinking. This must be approached from a medical perspective, not a moral one.
The Nitish Kumar government in Bihar is contemplating a ban on ‘khaini’ (unprocessed tobacco).(HT File Photo)
The Nitish Kumar government in Bihar is contemplating a ban on ‘khaini’ (unprocessed tobacco).(HT File Photo)

After prohibition, Nitish Kumar govt plans ban on khaini

Press Trust of India, Patna | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2018 12:43 PM IST
Bihar government has written to the Union Health Ministry for intervention to facilitate introducing a ban on khaini.
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