A strong alcoholic drink of the Middle East and the Far East, usually distilled from fermented palm sap, rice, or molasses.
Bangalore government likely to ban sale of arrack
In Bangalore, inebriated men by the roadside might soon become a rare sight. The Karnataka government is contemplating banning the sale of arrack beginning in June 2007. Deputy chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa told reporters: "We are serious about it. We do not want to increase the number of arrack consumers and ruin their families on the pretext of mobilising revenue."
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