Madras HC refuses to stay re-opening of state-run liquor shops, shops in Chennai to remain shut
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.
As lockdown 3.0 kicked in, standalone liquor shops opened their shutters. Across the country, people queued up, with little regard for social distancing norms. In several places police had to resort to mild lathi-charge to bring the situation under control. Many shops had to be shut in the afternoon...
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Informing about the weather update, Deputy Director General of Meteorology, IMD (Chennai) Dr S Balachandran, said moderate rainfall is expected in next 48 hours in Tamil Nadu. "During last 24 hours, fairly widespread rainfall occurred over Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry region. Next 48 hours over Tamil Nadu light to moderate rainfall is expected. "While, North Tamil Nadu and some interior districts of TN will receive heavy rains," he added.
DMK leader MK Stalin protested in Chennai after the Tamil Nadu government re-opened liquor shops in the state amid the Covid-19 lockdown. Liquor shops were ordered to be shut but were reopened after 43..
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