India

India sentences man to 10 years for selling banned booze

A court in the northern Indian state of Bihar has sentenced a man to 10 years in prison for selling a banned alcoholic beverage, the first conviction case in Bihar after the state introduced an alcohol ban in 2016.

Courts may sell Mallya’s shares worth £140m

India's justice system continues to turn the screws on VJ Mallya, the former head of United Breweries and United Spirits, as reports emerge suggesting the courts may sell his shares in both companies, worth around £140 million.

The 15 cheapest cities for a round of drinks

Having published the 15 most expensive cities for a round of drinks last week, we now bring you the cheapest 15 places to imbibe – taking in Europe, South America and the subcontinent.

Diageo tight-lipped on Mallya lawsuit

Diageo has declined to comment on reports from India that it will sue VJ Mallya, the former head of United Spirits which is now controlled by the UK group.

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