Pubs and breweries report 30 per cent business; department records 12.3 per cent negative growth this fiscal
With zero revenue in April owing to the Covid-19 lockdown, Karnataka received Rs 1,549 crore less in excise revenue till August, compared to the corresponding period last year.
Squad believes the kingpin In Attingal ganja seizure case has Naxal links in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
It is also learnt that timings of operation L6 and L8 vends are changed by the corporations on their own without the approval.
The DDMA prepared the SoP for reopening of such establishments with only 50 per cent of approved seating capacity.
Excise sleuths said the consignment would be estimated around Rs 20 crore in the market and they suspect a Malayali group based in Mysuru in transporting this large quantity of ganja to the state.
Six cops, including one from Punjab CM's security, arrested for harassing lady excise inspector, killing her Brother-in-law
The policemen chased her to the village and managed to stop her, harass her besides damaging her vehicle even after she disclosed her identity to them.
The motive behind the murder is not clear yet, the police said.
The Karnataka excise department is planning to send its officials to various states to study the feasibility of online liquor sale, and is also check the pros and cons.
Minister James K Sangma said the state cabinet has approved a proposal regarding this and decided to introduce a new regulation under the Meghalaya Excise Rules on license for home delivery of liquor.
While 10 of them have rejoined duty after recovering, some others are still undergoing treatment in Covid hospitals across the State.
The revenue from liquor sale has declined by half in the State as the State government enhanced the prices by as much as 75 per cent.
Manish Sirohi, the manager of the restaurant, was present in the cafe during the raid and was apprehended by the excise team.
The source of the deceased KP Sunil's (28) infection has not been identified so far. He was also found to be infected with pneumonia.
The government also extended timing for the opening of liquor shops by one-and-a-half hours.