Opinion  /  Published 18.04.22

Letters to the Editor: Lemon prices are squeezing household budgets

Sour lemons Sir — Summers, especially in the tropics, are incomplete without lemons. A tall glass of nimbu pani can be both refreshing and healthy. Alas, with a single lemon reta...
By The Telegraph

India  /  Published 14.04.22

Marriage age revision rejected

Nearly 95 per cent of the email representations received by a parliamentary panel examining a bill to raise women’s legal age for marriage from 18 to 21 have opposed it, prompting sources in the...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 31.03.22

Bill to ease Bihar dry laws passed

The Nitish Kumar government tabled the Bihar Prohibition and Excise (Amendment) Bill in the Assembly on Wednesday, paving the way for the easing of the draconian anti-liquor laws in the state. The mo...
By Dev Raj in Patna

India  /  Published 30.03.22

Bihar to ease prohibition law

People caught drinking or drunk in dry Bihar will be released on paying a small fine. They will not go to jail. Moreover, there is hope for the people who are already in jail. They could be free soon....
By Dev Raj in Patna

Opinion  /  Published 16.01.22

Bihar tipplers take over offices

 Tippler’s tricks  One of the provisions of the draconian prohibition law in Bihar allows the authorities to seal off premises where people are caught drinking. The rich may not care ...
By The Editorial Board


Opinion  /  Published 08.12.21

Right spirit: reading law

Power hides behind virtuous guises. The recent remarks of a Supreme Court bench headed by the judge, D.Y. Chandrachud, laid bare this aspect of power with regard to an appeal in a case of sexual haras...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 03.12.21

Nitish Kumar, prohibition and Bihar

As little and as ordinary a thing as an empty bottle is found on the hallowed premises of the Bihar assembly. But that bottle isn’t an ordinary thing, nor a matter that can, by any yardstick, be...
By Sankarshan Thakur

India  /  Published 11.11.21

Tobacco sellers use FB to market and retail bidis

Mallik said social media giants had a duty of care, especially to their younger users. “Though bidis are more harmful to health than other tobacco products, they have flown under the regulatory ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 10.11.21

Bottled message: prohibition

It has taken the death of 37 people from drinking spurious liquor in three of Bihar’s districts — five people lost their eyesight and many others fell seriously ill — for the chief m...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 24.08.21

All work: Child labour

The kids are not alright, especially in an India reeling under the effects of a global contagion. This has been borne out by a report by the International Labour Organization and Unicef — it was...
By The Editorial Board


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