India. Irate residents want more Tasmac shops in city closed

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Since the closure of 14 Tasmac shops in Trichy, protests have been mounting demanding the closure of some more shops in the city, citing inconvenience to the people. On Monday, anti-liquor protestors demanded the closure of shops in Gandhi market in the city and Manapparai on its outskirts. (more…)

India. Sequoia-backed Bira beer left high & dry by supply glitches, funds crunch

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Last summer, it was one of the most popular beer in Delhi and Bengaluru. This summer, at most retail outlets Bira 91, the country’s first handcrafted beer, is out of stock. The reasons: the company failed to gauge demand correctly, and the arrangement with its sole bottler in Haryana fell through. Above all, it needed funds. (more…)