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License is not required to serve liquor in pvt functions: HC

License is not required to serve liquor in pvt functions: HC

Kerala, Lifestyle
The Kerala High Court today held that no license is required to serve liquor in a private function held at an individual’s residence. A bench of justices Antony Dominic and Dama Seshadri Naidu gave its ruling on a plea by one Alex V Chacko fearing harassment by police and excise department authorities in a baptism function in which he is planning to serve liquor to the guests. In his petition, Chacko recalled that he had to obtain a license from the Excise Department after paying Rs 50,000 for serving liquor at the betrothal ceremony of his daughter. He said he and his family members possess only permissible amount of liquor. According to the provisions in the Kerala Abkari Act and Rules, a persons can possess up to three litres of Indian Made Foreign Liquor. The petitioner also said
Malayalam actor allegedly abducted, molested in moving car; one held

Malayalam actor allegedly abducted, molested in moving car; one held

Kerala
A Popular south cinema actor was allegedly abducted in Kerala’s Kochi town and molested by a five-member gang who took pictures and videos before letting her off, police said on Saturday. The incident took place when the actor was reportedly returning home from a film shoot. The gang forcibly boarded her car when it stopped near a traffic signal and molested her for almost two hours inside the vehicle, police said. The 30-year-old actress lodged a police complaint later in the night. The actor has worked in more than 75 films in several languages including Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu. She made her acting debut when she was 16 years old. Police arrested Martin, who was allegedly driving the actor’s car. After examining his call log, they found he was in constant touch with