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  • Sri Lanka's Bar Association asks for hearing on country's presidential terms November 7, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's Bar Association asked the Supreme Court to hold an oral hearing on whether President Mahinda Rajapaksa could seek a third term in office. Rajapaksa sought the court's opinion if he could contest an election two years before his second term ends. The constitution has been changed to...
  • Bar bribe row: Vigilance to look into charge against Kerala FM November 2, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: With the "bar bribe row" denting its image, the Congress-led UDF government in Kerala on Sunday asked the Vigilance and Anti-corruption Bureau (VACB) to look into the allegation by bar owners that state Finance Minister and Kerala Congress (M) supremo K M Mani had demanded and taken bribe for...
  • Kerala: KBHA President accuses KM Mani of demanding Rs 5 crore bribe for renewing licenses November 1, 2014

    The Kerala Bar Owners Association has accused the state's Finance Minister of demanding a bribe of Rs 5 crore for renewing the licenses of closed bars. "The allegation against him is baseless. I can say this because it has been alleged that I was in the know, but this is...
  • Kerala: Bar owners' body accuses Minister of demanding Rs 5 crore bribe for renewing licenses November 1, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In what means major trouble for the Oommen Chandy government in Kerala, the Kerala Bar Owners Association has accused the state's Finance Minister KM Mani of demanding a bribe of Rs 5 crore for renewing the licenses of closed bars. The association claimed that it gave in to the...
  • Kerala HC division bench gives 2-3 star hotel bars to function for a period of 1 month October 31, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala High Court has stayed the single bench order and has given two star and three star hotel bars to function for a period of one month. The high court on Thursday allowed bars in four star and heritage hotels. The government had announced its new liquor policy on August...
  • Kerala: HC nod for closure of 700 liquor bars, CM Chandy welcomes October 30, 2014

    Kochi: In a blow to bar owners, the Kerala High Court on Thursday upheld the validity of the Congress-led UDF government's new liquor policy, paving the way for closure of 700 bars attached to small and medium hotels in the state. The court, however, gave...
  • From one bar to behind the bars: Super drunk woman arrested, mistook jail for bar October 20, 2014

    Paw Paw, Mich.: One is a building with bars. The other is a building with a bar. A very drunk woman apparently had trouble telling them apart and ended up in a southwestern Michigan jail cell. The Van Buren County sheriff's department says a 39-year-old woman mistook the Van Buren County...
  • 'Chandni Bar' completes 13 years, director Madhur Bhandarkar says the film changed his life September 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, who received National Award for 'Chandni Bar', says the 2001 film transformed his life. The movie, starring Tabu and Atul Kulkarni, completed 13 years Sunday and the director got nostalgic. "13 years ago, on this day, CHANDNI BAR released & changed my life #Tabu @atul_kulkarni. An unforgettable experience!!...
  • Kerala liquor ban: HC dismisses appeals against closure of 418 bars September 20, 2014

    Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Saturday dismissed as infructuous the writ appeals challenging the closure of 418 bar hotels in the state in view of the new excise policy declared by the government. Dismissing the appeals by bar hotel owners, a division bench comprising justice KT Sankaran...
  • Losses from bars: Kerala jacks up taxes on liquor, cigarettes September 17, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Faced with a grim fund crunch arising from its policy of sharply cutting down on the liquor business, Kerala government today steeply increased taxes on liquor, cigarettes, water charges and fees for various services to mop up over Rs 1,500 crore. In a major postbudget exercise of Additional Resources Mobilisation...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 11, 2014

    Bullet News is CNNIBN's nonstop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey September 11, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: 200 dead, lakhs rescued, over 6 lakhs still stranded in J&K floods September 11, 2014

    Even as relief and rescue teams evacuated around one lakh people and shifted them to safe shelters in the flood hit Kashmir Valley, there are many stranded people who are reluctant to leave their homes. ...
  • Liquor prohibition: Do partial bans work? September 11, 2014

    It is a big day for the bar owners in Kerala, whose plea against cancellation of their licences will be heard in the Supreme Court on Thursday. CNNIBN asks whether the partial liquor bans work. ...
  • Relief for Kerala bar owners, SC directs state not to cancel their licences till September 30 September 11, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a temporary relief for Kerala bar owners, the Supreme Court directed the Kerala government not to cancel their licences till September 30. The SC asked Kerala HC to hear the petition challenging the state government's prohibition policy as soon as possible. Hitting out hard on the state government, the...
  • Dday for Kerala bar owners, SC to hear plea against liquor ban order today September 11, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: It is a big day for the bar owners in Kerala, whose plea against cancellation of their licences will be heard in the Supreme Court on Thursday. The SC had on Wednesday questioned the logic behind the state government's new liquor policy for limiting bar licences to only 5star...
  • SC asks Kerala not to cancel licences of hotels selling alcohol till Thursday September 10, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a relief for Keralabased hotels, the Supreme Court has asked the Kerala government not to cancel their licences or take any coercive action till Thursday. Agreeing to hear the plea of Keralabased hotels against the state government's decision not to grant them bar licence, the SC has posted the...
  • Capital gets its second Monkey Bar September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Monkey Bar, a popular gastropub, has now opened in Connaught Place. It is its second outlet in the capital. Owned by Olive Cafs South Private Limited, a subsidiary of Olive Bar and Kitchen Pvt. Ltd, Monkey Bar's first Delhi outlet is located in Vasant Kunj.. The new outlet, perched high...
  • Kerala HC refuses to stay Government decision to close down bar hotels September 3, 2014

    Kochi: Giving its approval to the state government's new liquor policy, Kerala High Court on Wednesday declined to stay the closure of over 700 bar hotels below five star categories. A division bench comprising justice Thothathil B Radhakrishnan and justice PB Suresh Kumar declined to stay the operation of the order...
  • Kerala: Partial prohibition on liquor from April 2015 August 21, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram:United Democratic Front has decided to impose partial prohibition on liquor in Kerala from April 2015. Bars will be allowed only in five star hotels in Kerala. Chief Minister Oommen chandy and Muslim league have been pushing for prohibition. Bar licences will not be issued for 418 closed bars and licences...
  • BRC appeals to chief justice to form committee to end lawyers' strike August 14, 2014

    Bar Council of Rajasthan has appealed to the chief justice of Rajasthan High Court to constitute a Complaint Redressal Committee in order to resolve the ongoing standoff between the bar and the bench. Council has also appealed to the lawyers' associations to call off their strike and resume work, keeping...
  • 'Alcohol. Because no great story started with someone eating a salad': You need to see 31 of these world's funniest pub signs July 26, 2014

    The weekend is upon us, that time of the week when the pub calls out to you like a mother calls her lost cubs in the wilderness. You may have noticed signs outside pubs advertising their day's special. But some pubs with a wisecracking intern decided to take it up...
  • HC issues contempt notice to lawyers for boycott call July 15, 2014

    The Rajasthan High Court has issued contempt notice to some lawyers, including the president of Bar Association, in connection with the boycott call given by advocates of lower judiciary. Justice Bela M Trivedi took suo motu notice of the boycott call and issued notices. The lawyers had given the boycott call...
  • Maharashtra Cabinet passes law banning dance bars in state June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Maharashtra Cabinet on Friday passed a law banning dance bars across the state. The Maharashtra Cabinet had on Thursday approved a draft bill to amend the Dance Bar Prohibition Act to remove a 'legal lacuna' on the ground of which the Supreme Court had struck down its...
  • Maharashtra bans dance bars June 12, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Cabinet on Thursday approved a draft bill to amend the Dance Bar Prohibition Act to remove a 'legal lacuna' on the ground of which the Supreme Court had struck down its 2005 order to ban dance bars. The move comes as a blow to thousands of bar girls...
  • Bangalore nightlife extension to continue, pubs to be open till 1 am June 7, 2014

    Bangalore: In good news for Bangalore residents, the Karnataka government has decided to continue with the city's nightlife extension for a year. This came after a meeting with the city's police commissioner and senior state officials on the matter. Earlier this year, the state government had extended the limit for...
  • Hookah bars contain harmful indoor air pollution: Study May 30, 2014

    Washington: Frequent hookah bar visitors, beware! Waterpipe smoking creates higher levels of indoor air pollution than cigarette smoking, scientists have warned. Smoking waterpipes, or hookahs, creates hazardous concentrations of indoor air pollution and poses increased risk from diminished air quality for both employees and patrons of waterpipe bars, a new...
  • Lawyer shot dead in Muzaffarnagar, 4 accused lynched May 19, 2014

    A lawyer was allegedly shot dead on Monday morning by four unidentified persons who were later lynched by a mob at Kheri Gani village in Muzaffarnagar, police said. Sanjiv Malik, former general secretary of Budhana Bar Association was shot dead over an old enmity, SSP HN Singh said. Tension prevailed in the...
  • 'SMS alert' service to start soon in all Thane courts May 17, 2014

    Thane: Lawyers of the petitioners and respondents in all courts of the district may soon get SMS alerts regarding status of the pleas filed, on their mobile phones through new service called Case Information System (CIS). In a circular, Thane District Courts Bar Association recently asked its members to submit their...
  • Bihar BJP's founder member Tarakant Jha passes away May 11, 2014

    Former Bihar Legislative Council Chairman and senior JD(U) leader Tarakant Jha died on Sunday at a private hospital in Patna after a brief illness. Jha was 86 and is survived by his wife, a son and two daughters, family sources said. He was Chairman of the Upper House between 2009 and...