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Punjab Cabinet bans liquor vends, reduces its numbers as well

ANI  |  Chandigarh (Punjab) [India] 

The Cabinet on Saturday banned operation of all vends within 500 metres from and state under the excise policy approved today.

In the excise policy for the year 2017-18 approved today, the number of vends have been brought down from 6,384 to around 5,900.

The first session of the 15th of will begin from March 24.

Senior leader Captain took oath as the Chief Minister on March 16.

The secured 77 out of 117 seats in the polls making a strong comeback after a decade.

The (AAP) won 20 seats on debut, making it the second largest party in the Assembly.

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-(BJP) alliance fared the worst with 18 seats.

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First Published: Sat, March 18 2017. 16:38 IST
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