Guwahati  
 
logo
  Guwahati,
North East »» Confiscation of Rose Valley assets in Tripura ordered•••Always dreamt of visiting Berlin: Manipuri filmmaker•••State »» Dispur set to celebrate Krishak Swahid Divas at Pothorughat•••Mini marathon held to commemorate 68th R-Day•••Three-day pulse polio vaccination from Jan 29•••National »» SP-Congress alliance on the brink of collapse over seat distribution•••Jallikattu: Protesters refuse to accept ordinance, demand permanent solution•••Pakistan releases Indian soldier, handed over to India•••International »» America’s tryst with Trump •••Donald Trump, Melania attend 3 inaugural balls•••Russians in celebratory mood as Trump takes power, caution elsewhere•••    
  Home » National News » Story
 
Dalai Lama hails liquor prohibition in Bihar
 

Patna, Jan 11: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, who is in Bodh Gaya for the 34th Kalchakra puja, termed the liquor prohibition in Bihar as a good decision.

“Prohibition in Bihar is a good step,” he said on Wednesday while addressing thousands of devotees gathered here from across the world for the ongoing Buddhist spiritual event, about 110 km from capital Patna. The Kalchakra puja is among the most sacred events of the Buddhist religious calendar. He said that during his short visit to Patna last month Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had informed him about his government’s prohibition policy.

The Dalai Lama also reminded his devotees that Lord Buddha said consumption of even a drop of alcohol is a sin and how Mahatma Gandhi also tried to bring in prohibition.

The Tibetan spiritual leader has been living in India in self-imposed exile since 1959 when he fled his homeland after Chinese Communist troops took over Tibet. Last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed Nitish Kumar’s decision of imposing prohibition in the state and urged all political parties and people to back his move.

Modi has termed Nitish Kumar’s decision of prohibition a “brave step” for social change.

“Taking an initiative for social change is very difficult, but Nitish Kumar has initiated it by enforcing prohibition. All people including political parties should back him for it,” he said. The Nitish Kumar-led Grand Alliance government enforced total prohibition on April 5 last year in the state. Since then, more than 16,000 people have been arrested on charges of either consuming or transporting liquor in the state.(IANS)

.
       
Maximum
 
Minimum
 
oC
oC
oC
oC
oC
oC
oC
oC
oC
oC
oC
oC
 Arunachal News
Efforts on to develop border areas to curb migration: Mein
Three BJP workers expelled
Meet stresses on alternative livelihood for opium cultivators
Arunachal to organise ‘Ride to Light’ cycling expedition
 Meghalaya News
CM greets people on Statehood Day
Cong led M’laya government corrupt & inefficient: Madhav
State celebrates 45th Statehood Day
‘Varied views will be taken into account’
 Northeast News
Confiscation of Rose Valley assets in Tripura ordered
Always dreamt of visiting Berlin: Manipuri filmmaker
 Cachar News
Character is the key to success in life: Governor
Congress alleges anomalies in PMAY beneficiaries list
Bridge over Barak at Silghat demanded
 National News
SP-Congress alliance on the brink of collapse over seat distribution
Jallikattu: Protesters refuse to accept ordinance, demand permanent solution
Pakistan releases Indian soldier, handed over to India
India attends global task-force meet on Panama Papers expose
 International News
America’s tryst with Trump
Donald Trump, Melania attend 3 inaugural balls
Russians in celebratory mood as Trump takes power, caution elsewhere
Boris Johnson, Suu Kyi hold talks
 State-1
Dispur set to celebrate Krishak Swahid Divas at Pothorughat
Mini marathon held to commemorate 68th R-Day
Three-day pulse polio vaccination from Jan 29
CM to inaugurate Dibrugarh Town Protection Dyke Project
 State-2
Yuva Mahotsava held to create awareness on superstitious beliefs
Stress laid on creating proper academic environment for students
Silpi Divas observed at Kujidah
Two KPLT cadres apprehended
 Local Sports
Khelo India Sports meet begins
India Club tennis from Jan 27
I-D U-14 Basketball
Senior weightlifters should work hard: Kunjarani
 Sports
CT preparation on India’s mind ahead of final ODI
Saina storms into Malaysia Masters final
Sania, Bopanna win in mixed doubles first round
Bairstow replaces Hales
 Editorial
Regressive step
India-Vietnam strategic ties good for Indo-Pacific
Petrol prices cross 2013 peaks, but opposition missing
Letters to the Editor
 Op-Ed (Sunday)
Economic sluggishness in Assam: Urgency of more pragmatism
Sankaradeva and the Pala-art-form of India
Philosophy of Swami Vivekananda
 
Assam
 
Assam is a northeastern state of India with its capital at Dispur located in the city of Guwahati.
 
more...
Nagaland
 
Nagaland is a northeastern state of India with its capital at Kohima. located in the Guwahati city.
 
more...
Mizoram
 
Mizoram is a northeastern state of India with its capital at Aizwal. located in the Guwahati city.
 
more...
Meghalaya
 
Meghalaya is a northeastern state of India with its capital at Shillong. located in the Guwahati.
 
more...
Manipur
 
Manipur is a northeastern state of India with its capital at Imphal.
 
more...
Tripura
 
Tripura is a northeastern state of India with its capital at Agartala.
 
more...
Arunachal Pradesh
 
Arunachal Pradesh is a northeastern state of India with its capital at Itanagar.
 
more...
Sikkim
 
Sikkim is a northeastern state of India with its capital at Gangtok.
 
more...
Home  |  Guwahati City  |  Editorial  |  International  |  National  |  Business  |  Arunachal  |  Meghalaya   |  Northeast  |  State  |  Cachar  |  Sports   |  Local Sports
 Archive  |  Melange  |  Saturday Fare  |  Junior Sentinel  |  Multilingual  |  About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Advertise with us  |  Dongmusa