Happy New Year? Tough in Mumbai with tax on partying
Dec 28, 2012
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Jun 23, 2012
Mumbai's poor cousin fails to deliver
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Cities | Mid-Day.com | Tuesday December 31, 2013
Mumbai can celebrate New Year's Eve in pubs and restaurants till 5 am, the Bombay High Court ruled today, cancelling a 1.30 am deadline set by the police which had provoked criticism from senior government ministers and the public.
India | Written by Tejas Mehta | Tuesday August 27, 2013
Is dancing in pubs and dance bars or a mere kiss in public promoting a "promiscuous culture"? Satyapal Singh, the police commissioner of India's most cosmopolitan city, Mumbai, certainly thinks so.
Cities | Reported by Rashmi Rajput, Edited by Sabyasachi Dasgupta | Friday December 28, 2012
It's that time of the year when party plans get charted out with full vigor but Mumbai seems to be lagging behind thanks to an official killjoy. Playing party pooper is the 25 percent entertainment tax slapped by the Maharashtra government on pubs, h...
Cities | Mid-Day.com | Wednesday November 28, 2012
According to an amendment to the Bombay Entertainment Duty Act 1923, all eateries that serve liquor and play soft music will now be called a pub, and will also have to shell out hefty entertainment tax
Cities | Mid-Day.com | Monday November 5, 2012
In a tit-for-tat move against the Mumbai police, anti-Dhoble protesters and partygoers now want CCTV cameras to be installed in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) headquarters and Vidhan Bhavan. The protesters have started a signature campaign ...
Cities | Mid-Day.com | Monday July 2, 2012
Angry and fed up of the noise and nuisance that goes with living near a lounge/pub, a group of residents have put their foot down this time and held a meeting asking residents to verify if pubs, restaurants and lounges in their areas were legal and h...
Cities | Mid-Day.com | Monday June 25, 2012
About 50 residents of the western suburbs, from between Oshiwara to Bandra, have formed a forum - Citizens for Free Mumbai - with the aim of helping cops in their crackdown on the city's nightlife, which they claim have been causing them sleepless ni...
Cities | Mid-Day.com | Wednesday March 21, 2012
The city's party-hoppers may soon suffer from sleepless nights of a different kind. Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik has written to the state government that 14 city pubs, which enjoy the privilege of remaining open till 3 am by virtue of being insid...
Cities | Mid-Day.com | Friday December 30, 2011
Though the Bombay High Court has allowed bars, pubs, party halls and orchestra bars to operate till 5 am on January 1, all these establishments will have to abide by the 1.30 am deadline for playing music. Failure to do so, will invoke stringent act...