The recently-concluded monsoon session of the Goa assembly saw the state government introduce the Goa Excise Duty (Amendment) Bill, 2016, which has the provision to impose a fine of Rs 1,000, extendable up to Rs 10,000, on anyone found guilty of drinking in a ‘no alcohol consumption zone’, such as beaches, open spaces and roads. The idea is to curb public nuisances caused by drunken, rowdy behaviour and littering…READ MORE