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Alcohol gets cheaper in Delhi: Liquor shops to offer up to 25 percent discount

The Delhi government’s excise duty has allowed private shops to offer discounts/rebates/concessions of up to 25 percent on the sale of liquor.

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After Buy 1 Get 1 free offer on alcohol in Delhi, the liquor shops will now offer up to 25 percent discount on the MRP of booze. The Delhi government’s excise duty has allowed private shops to offer discounts/rebates/concessions of up to 25 percent on the sale of liquor in the jurisdiction of the NCT (national capital territory) of Delhi with strict compliance with Rule 20 of the Delhi Excise Rules, 2010.

According to Vinod Giri, director-general of the Confederation of Indian Alcoholic Beverage Companies, the permission to offer discounts is expected to give a boost to the liquor market in the national capital because it will drastically lower the price disparity with Haryana, therefore filling sales and revenue loss for Delhi.

Under the new excise policy that went into effect in November last year, the government allowed discounts on liquor prices for the first time in February. According to an affidavit filed in the high court by the Delhi government, the February discounts resulted in sales of 24.50 million litres of liquor in the capital, about double the average monthly sale of 13.2 million litres in 2019-20.

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The end of the reductions resulted in a drop in sales. Liquor retailers have filed plenty of appeals in the Delhi high court, opposing the government’s decision to remove discounts.

The petitioners claimed that their sales had decreased as a result of the judgement, and that customers are flocking to neighbouring cities in search of cheaper booze. Now, the government has started to bring back the discount policy which claims that It will also lower the cost of liquor in Delhi as compared to Noida and Ghaziabad.

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No CNG sale in Delhi today, Dealers Association calls for protest; here’s why

The reason for the closure of CNG pumps is the non-reimbursement of the electricity bills by Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL).

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The Delhi Petrol Dealers Association (DPDA) has announced that there will be no CNG sale in Delhi on August 10 from 6 am to 10 pm. The reason for the closure of CNG pumps is the non-reimbursement of the electricity bills by Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL).

Delhi Association called for the protest as the reimbursement of the electricity bill of CNG pumps is not being done by IGL and is long overdue which has been causing them huge losses every day. The protest will affect about 250 CNG pumps in the capital.

In a letter last month, DPDA President Anurag Jain wrote, We have decided to go for no CNG sale on August 10 from 6 am to 10 pm as a mark of protest. He further said the DPDA is forced to take this step due to the reluctance shown by IGL to pay the actual electricity reimbursement of CNG facilities to the dealers of Delhi who are incurring huge financial losses every month.

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In Delhi, the electricity bill of the petrol pumps is paid by IGL, and CNG consumes a lot of electricity. DPDA says that IGL has not been paying the electricity bill for a long time, due to which they are suffering huge losses. And this is the reason the association has announced it will close CNG pumps today.

DPDA said there was a meeting organized with IGL in March 2022 to solve the issue, and IGL even agreed on the reimbursement of the electricity bill. After this meeting, the dealers were assured that the issue would be resolved in a month. DPDA said the issue has not been resolved yet and IGL didn’t fulfill its promise.

The non-fulfillment of DPDA’s demands has led them to take the step of closure of CNG pumps in Delhi on August 10. CNG is currently being sold at Rs 75.61 per kg in Delhi.

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra jumps over police barricade, women constables drag Congress leader into cop’s vehicle | WATCH

Congress workers and leaders staged a massive protest today in the capital.

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra jumps over police barricade, women constables drag Congress leader into cop's vehicle | WATCH

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been detained by the Delhi Police for jumping over a three-foot tall barricade on Friday amid a protest. The Delhi police have placed a barricade outside the All India Congress Committee (AICC) to halt the protest towards the Prime Minister’s residence.

Congress workers and leaders staged a massive protest today in the capital. The protest is led by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra against rising prices, unemployment, and the GST hike on essential items. However, the protest got intense after Priyanka jumped over a barricade. The Congress General Secretary sat in the middle of the road in protest when she was stopped by the women police personnel.

According to the reports, the party workers were seen raising slogans against the Central government.

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The news agency ANI uploaded a video on social media that shows five to six women constables dragging Priyanka Gandhi Vadra into the police vehicle.

Earlier today, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Shashi Tharoor, former Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat, and several other party lawmakers and members were detained by police during the party’s protest against the Central government.

Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi alleged that some MPs were beaten by the police at the protest. He said, All Congress MPs were marching towards Rashtrapati Bhawan to raise the issue of inflation and price rise but they (police) are not allowing us to go ahead from here. Our job is to raise the issues of the people…Some MPs were detained, and some were also beaten, he added.

Congress is holding a protest in Delhi despite the police had denied permission for it. The Paramilitary forces and the Delhi police have blocked the Vijay Chowk road and the route from Parliament to President’s House by barricades. Congress leaders are also planning to gherao PM’s house. Women personnel have been deployed on the other side of the barricades to stop the leaders from protesting.

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Delhi: Encounter breaks out between Police and criminals in Shahdara, one injured

The official said that the criminals were wanted in connection with a three-day-old incident of looting in the district.

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An encounter broke out between Delhi Police and criminals in Shahadra on Thursday. According to the reports, one criminal sustained a bullet injury in the encounter. He has been admitted to the hospital.

The official said that the criminals were wanted in connection with a three-day-old incident of looting in the district. Since then, the police have been searching for the accused.

The reports state when the police received the information about the criminals, they immediately cordoned off the possible routes. The official said when they saw the criminals approaching, they tried to stop them but the criminals opened fire on them. After this, one of the criminals got shot in the leg in retaliation.

The police are searching for the other criminals in connection with this incident.

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