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Madras HC refuses to stay re-opening of state-run liquor shops, shops in Chennai to remain shut

DNA Wednesday, 6 May 2020
The Madras High Court has refused to stay the Tamil Nadu government's decision to re-open state-run TASMAC (Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation) liquor outlets on Thursday, across the state, barring Chennai City Police limits.
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