01 Apr 2015
Singapore: Singapore on Wednesday banned the sale and consumption of liquor in public places during night, a first-of-its-kind restriction enforced in the country which witnessed the worst street violence in 40 years by South Asian workers who were under the influence of alcohol.
31 Mar 2015
Bhubaneswar: Rapping Odisha Government for laxity in revenue collection, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India has detected under assessment and loss to the tune of Rs 4,713.63 crore during 2013-14 in areas like Value Added Tax, Entry Tax, Excise Duty and Mining Receipts.
31 Mar 2015
Thiruvananthapuram: 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.
27 Mar 2015
Panaji: In the last 11 months since drinking in public places was banned in Goa, often referred to as the country's nightlife and party capital, not a single case has been booked for downing alcohol publicly.
27 Mar 2015
Mumbai: Maharashtra Government said that it will approve the ban on liquor provided villagers concerned oppose its consumption and respective gram sabhas back such a move.
24 Mar 2015
New Delhi: "I do not owe an explanation to anybody", a dismissive Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh said on Tuesday when asked about his cryptic tweets late last night using words "disgust" and "duty" after representing the government at the Pakistan function here.
08 Feb 2015
New Delhi: Automobile industry body SIAM wants Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to reduce excise duty on automobiles in the upcoming Budget to help the sector combat demand slowdown.
14 Mar 2015
Cuttack: Rejecting the contention of Odisha government, National Human Rights Commission has directed the state government to pay compensation to next of kin of 40 people, who died after consuming contaminated medicinal preparations containing alcohol in villages of Cuttack and Khurda districts in February 2012.
16 Jan 2015
New Delhi: Congress on Friday criticised government's decision to hike excise duty on diesel and petrol by Rs 2 per litre, saying it is "unjustified" and amounts to "fraud" with people.
22 Jan 2015
Chennai: PMK on Thursday criticised the NDA government for levying "record" excise duty on petrol making it "dearer than jet fuel" and wondered if it was indeed worried about the welfare of poor.