Un­der the Bom­bay Pro­hi­bi­tion Act, of­fer­ing on­line or on-call liquor de­liv­ery at­tracts Rs 5,000 fine or up to 6 months jail

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - FRONT PAGE -

The prod­uct will be de­liv­ered through plat­forms (which will op­er­ate on the lines of e-com­merce web­sites), just like cit­i­zens get gro­ceries and veg­eta­bles at home,” Bawankule said.

A re­cent World Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion (WHO) re­port states that close to 1lakh deaths in In­dia are di­rectly re­lated to al­co­hol abuse.

Call it in­ge­nu­ity or the help­less­ness of a lonely woman, but an 87year-old widow from a vil­lage in Hi­machal Pradesh’s Kan­gra has de­vised a novel way to keep her neigh­bours aware of her state.

Ev­ery day at dusk, Kaushalya Devi sticks a neatly folded sheet of white pa­per on the win­dow of her house. At dawn, she re­moves it. The rit­ual is meant to in­form her neigh­bours that she has not died in her sleep. Devi has been alone ever since she lost her hus­band 6 years ago and her son left home 5 years back. Shri Puri re­ports,

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