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Beer to get cheaper in Jaipur & other districts of Rajasthan, April 1 onwards

Beer prices would drop by ₹30-35 in Rajasthan, April onwards.

With the announcement of the state excise policy for 2021-22, the Rajasthan Government has brought some exciting news for booze lovers in the state. According to the latest policy, beer would be available across Rajasthan at reduced prices from April 1. Given the slated cuts in the additional excise duty and maximum retail price, beer rates would drop down by around ₹30-35.

Move to prevent illegal alcohol business in the state

Additionally, the government has decided to remove the COVID surcharge on all excise products with some exceptions. The surcharge shall continue to be levied on Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) and bottled-in-origin (BIO) or imported liquor. Also, as per the announcement, the government has removed any special costs on IMFL and beer.

With the recent tweaks brought in the excise policy, the state administration has resolved that the liquor shops would be available for auction online and the current lottery system shall be done away with. Representatives from the government informed that the latest order attempts to ban the illegal business of alcohol from the surrounding states of Delhi and Haryana. This intervention will help the state in getting rid of its liquor mafia.

10% reduction in license fee for liquor shops

In alignment with the new rules, a single retailer can have only up to 5 shops in the state and not more than 2 in a district. Currently, Rajasthan has 7,665 retail centres for liquor including country liquor shops and the total number of shops in the state would remain the same. Given the current rates of excise duty, the government aims to earn ₹13,000 crores in terms of revenues in the upcoming financial year.

Owners of license for alcohol retail can now establish small scale plants or micro-brewery to produce fresh beer. Boosting the liquor business in the state, the government has ordered a reduction in license fees for exclusive liquor shops by 10% while the hotel and restaurant license charges shall be kept the same. With this multifaceted plan of the Rajasthan Government, the liqour industry in the state will soon be revamped.

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Under the ambit of this project, anyone can donate new or used clothes to the underprivileged people by contacting the nearest zonal office

District Administration along with the Lucknow Municipal Corporation has come up with a unique initiative to help keep the poor and destitute people warm this winter. As per the announcement by the District Magistrate of Lucknow, 8 zones in the city have been listed for setting up the 'Kapda Bank'. Under the ambit of this project, anyone can donate new or used clothes to underprivileged people by contacting the nearest zonal office.

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Omicron alert in Rajasthan as 4 travellers from South Africa test COVID positive

The patients are presently isolating in Jaipur

After the reports of 2 confirmed Omicron cases in Karanataka, health officials suspect a variant infiltration in Rajasthan too as a family of 4 South African travellers tested COVID positive here. As per reports, the samples of these patients have been forwarded for further tests to confirm if these are cases of mutation. In the interim, the family is isolated in Jaipur.

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Omicron screening has been amped at all entry points in UP, including bus, railways & air terminals

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With 5 more cases, Mumbai shoulders 10 of the 28 Omicron suspects in Maharashtra

On Thursday, 861 travellers were subjected to RT-PCR test in Maharashtra to trace Omicron variant of COVID-19.

The tally of Omicron virus suspects in Maharashtra rose up to 28 cases on Thursday, with 10 cases coming from Mumbai. As per reports, a total of 861 passengers were screened for the coronavirus 'Variant of Concern', where a total of 25 foreign travellers tested positive. 3 traced contacts have also been put under the radar.

All suspected samples have been sent for genome sequencing to determine the presence of the new strain, read reports. The results will be revealed by next week.

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IKEA India's first city store is opening on December 9 in Mumbai

Coming up at Worli, the IKEA retail city store is a smaller-than-usual retail setup, spanning across 80,000 sq ft

Swedish furniture giant IKEA, a retail enterprise of the Ingka Group announced the opening of its first city store in India in Mumbai on December 9. Coming up at Worli, this pack and parcel home furnishing centre will span across 80,000 sq ft and will be much more compact than its traditional big blue box stores. The small-format store has been conceptualised to suit compact urban spaces and offer the IKEA experience and services to a wide customer base in the city, the company said in a press release.

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ISCDL to install solar panels in 100 public toilets across Indore

As per the plans, public lavatories equipped with modern amenities will be taken up in the first phase of this initiative

In an attempt to minimise power consumption, Indore Smart City Development Limited (ISCDL) is all set to install solar power plants across the city. In the purview of the green energy project, these solar panels with a capacity of 2 kilowatts will be set up at 100 public and community toilets. As per the officials, this project will be enlisted by ISDCL for carbon credit which can be used to generate revenue by selling it in the global market.

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Tickle your taste buds with fresh & flavourful rolls from Roll Out in Lucknow

With a plethora of options to choose from, Roll Out is all set to become Lucknow's favourite roll place soon

Offering the most scrumptious food rolled to fit your fist, Roll Out is here in Lucknow with the best of on-the-go grubs. Being the perfect any-time snack, rolls have a huge fan following everywhere. And with a plethora of options to choose from, including vegetarian and meaty delicacies, Roll Out is sure to become Lucknow's new 'Roll' model soon.

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