AMARAVATI: Taking every other step toward imposing prohibition in a phased manner, the Andhra Pradesh government has begun taking up liquor commercial enterprise from non-public buyers via commencing 470 liquor shops as a pilot task.
The authorities-run shops had been opened on Sunday. Officials said 34 more stores would be opened in a couple of days.
The authorities had ultimate week announced opening 503 liquor shops from September 1 however stores in some places couldn’t be opened because of rains.
The government plans to lessen the wide variety of liquor stores from 4,380 to three,500 and sooner or later section them out.

Officials said the entire liquor commercial enterprise could be taken over through the government with the aid of the month cease. From October 1, all 3,500 liquor shops might be run by means of the government-owned Andhra Pradesh State Beverages Corporation Ltd (APSBCL).

The authorities-run stores will function from 10 a.M. To 9 p.M. They will not promote extra than three bottles to a patron. The private shops currently sell a maximum of six bottles.

The shops opened via APSBCL display a maximum retail price listing, timings and also a banner cautioning humans that liquor is injurious to fitness.

In July, a bill changed into exceeded inside the country Assembly to allow the government to take manipulate of retail liquor enterprise.

Taking over the liquor enterprise from private players is the second one important step by way of YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) government to put in force the ballot promise of imposing total prohibition in a phased way.

After assuming office in May, Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy had ordered the country-wide crackdown on ‘belt stores’ or illegal shops of the certified liquor outlets.

The authorities ultimate week claimed that the pass brought about the drastic reduction in consumption of liquor.

The Chief Minister on August 28 announced that the authorities will allocate ₹500 crore for putting in place de-dependancy centers and for other anti-liquor measures.

MUMBAI: Four people had been killed and three others injured after a fire broke out on the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation’s (ONGC) plant in Navi Mumbai township of Maharashtra on Tuesday, police stated.

The ONGC stated there has been no effect on oil processing and that the fuel was diverted to its Hazira plant in Surat district of Gujarat.

The blaze erupted around 7 am in a processing plant of the ONGC positioned in Uran vicinity of neighboring Navi Mumbai, the police said.

“Four human beings were killed and three others injured within the mishap,” a senior police professional said.

“Fire broke out in hurricane water drainage in Uran Plant early morning efficiently doused inside two hours by means of hearth combating group. #ONGCs sturdy crisis mitigation preparedness helped get rid of this most important fireplace in a very short time,” the ONGC said in a tweet.

Earlier, in every other tweet, it stated, “A fireplace broke out in stormwater drainage early morning 2day in Uran oil & gasoline processing plant.ONGC fire offerings & disaster control team straight away pressed in2 movement. Fire is being contained. No effect on Oil processing. Gas diverted to Hazira Plant. The situation is being assessed.”

Nearly 22 fireplace brigade tenders, together with that of the ONGC, Navi Mumbai civic body, and different companies, were at the spot, the police official stated.

NEW DELHI: Two new entrants into India’s vehicle marketplace, Kia Motors India and MG Motor India Pvt. Ltd, have attracted strong consumer hobby with their maiden offerings—Seltos and Hector—amid plummeting call for for vehicles.
Auto income has declined to multi-decade lows, prompting automobile and aspect producers to cut back production and call for tax cuts from the government. Bookings do now not constantly translate into sales however do suggest the keenness of clients towards a specific product.

MG Motor bought 2,018 units of the Hector SUV in August. Kia, alternatively, is yet to come out with wholesale or retail sale numbers of its first offering.
According to professionals in the automotive enterprise and emblem consultants, that is also indicative of the evolution inside the behaviour of a positive section of Indian clients, specifically those below 35 years, as “price-aware” from being “fee-aware”, as they by no means pull away from trying out new brands at a better fee point, although there’s a monetary slowdown or dip within the customer sentiment.