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77 bars reopen in Kerala

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Thiruvananthapuram, July 2: Seventy-seven bars opened again across Kerala on Sunday after being closed down more than two years ago.

The reopening at three-star and four-star hotels became a reality as the government’s new liquor policy came into effect on July 1. Since the first day of every month is a dry day, the bars opened on Sunday morning at 11.

Until now, just 23 bars functioned in five-star hotels here.

“It’s nice that the bars have opened again as we do not have to wait in long queues to buy liquor from the retail outlets,” said a customer at one of the bars here.

“The policy of the previous government was not practical. Now things have changed and anyone who wants to drink at a reasonable price can walk into these bars,” he added.

The earlier Congress government closed down more than 700 bars that functioned in two-, three- and four-star hotels as it formulated a liquor policy through which prohibition would be in place in Kerala by 2023.

On Sunday, the maximum number of 21 bars opened in Ernakulam district followed by 13 in Thiruvananthapuram.

According to sources in the excise department, several more bars will be opening as they are waiting for the mandatory licenses.

In Kollam, Congress activists opposed to the reopening of the bars distributed butter milk in front of three bars when they opened.

On Saturday, Congress workers protested against the new liquor policy by staging sit-ins in front of all the 13 district headquarters and at the state Secretariat here.

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Six dead in road accidents in Odisha

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Bhubaneswar, Jan 22: At least six persons were killed and four others injured in two separate road accidents in Odisha on Monday.

A deadly head-on collision between a truck and an auto-rickshaw on new Jagannath Sadak in Satyabadi area of Puri district claimed five lives and left three others injured on Sunday night, said police on Monday.

Satyabadi Inspector-in-Charge Krushna Chandra Sethy said the deceased and the injured have been identified as the residents of Andalsingha village.

Eight persons were returning after attending a funeral at Swargadwar in Puri when the auto they were travelling in was hit by a truck, said police.

While four died on the spot, one succumbed to his injury at Puri District Headquarters Hospital (DHH).

The condition of the injured was stated to be critical.

In another road accident, a person died and his wife sustained critical injuries after being hit by an unidentified vehicle at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Monday.

The deceased was identified as Dambarudhar Behera, 50. His wife has been admitted to Capital Hospital here.

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Uttar Pradesh: Dense fog causes bus-truck collision, 36 injured

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Lucknow, Jan 22: Three dozen passengers, travelling on a Uttar Pradesh roadways bus, were injured on Monday after the vehicle was hit by a speeding truck due to low visibility, police said.

The head-on collision took place near the Charpaan turn near Belipaar on the Gorakhpur-Varanasi highway.

The impact was so severe that the bus was badly damaged. A police officer said fog and poor visibility led to the accident.

The injured included 33 passengers from the bus, the bus driver, truck driver and a cleaner of the truck. Condition of two persons were serious.

The injured were admitted to the district hospital while the serious ones were rushed to the the BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur.

The Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) bus belonged to the Allahabad Depot. It was on its way to Gorakhpur when the accident occurred.

While the weather has cleared in most parts, fog and poor visibility continues in eastern parts of the state, especially on the national highways leading to such accidents.

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CISF recovers 20 live cartridges from woman at Adarsh ​​Nagar Metro Station

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New Delhi, Jan 22: Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel on Monday seized twenty  live cartridges from a woman at Adarsh Nagar metro station in the national capital during security checking.

The Adarsh Nagar metro station is located on the Yellow Line stretch of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), runs from Samaypur Badli to Huda city centre in Gurugram.

More details awaited.

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