Long queues outside liquor shops in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi as stores open after 40 days


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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru/Udupi (AM)

Mangaluru/Udupi, May 4: The twin districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi on Monday, May 4, witnessed many people queuing up at wine shops to purchase alcohol bottles after the state government allowed liquor stores to open in the state. The shops were shut as part of the nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

In some places in the districts, people had reportedly began queuing up in the night itself.

Many thronged liquor outlets since Monday morning as wine shops in the city opened after being closed for over a month. On Saturday, the state excise department issued an order allowing wine shops to remain open from May 4 between 9 am and 7 pm.






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The order also urged the staff members of the wine shops to ensure social distancing between customers and to strictly follow directives issued by the authorities. The order also urged wine shops to provide hand sanitisers to customers and staff while handling the bottles and cash.

 

  

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  • smr, Karkala

    Mon, May 4 2020

    The Prime Minister Modi's BJP's Central government and state is smart. They want people to booze so that once they drunk they will not question the failure of the government or even lock-down.

    This shows the government priorities are not health care system, eradicating unemployment, providing PDS to the lower class and so on but 'Alcohol' and it revenue.

    Jai Hind

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  • kavi, vittal/Dubai

    Mon, May 4 2020

    Social Distance and and wearing mask not required for people visiting liquor shops. sanitizer also not required as liquor smell kills the corona virus. Now people are happy. They do not mind standing in hot sun for hours and hours. Now, introduce the promotion scheme like pay for one and get one free.

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Mon, May 4 2020

    Readers, India consumes more then 6 billions litres of Alcohol annually !! The excise revenues earned is astronomical !!! It is the goose which lays the golden egg !!!

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  • Manu, Mangalore

    Mon, May 4 2020

    Major consumption takes places during December, please note this point too.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Mon, May 4 2020

    most home made r distilled in USA citizens

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  • Manu, Mangalore

    Mon, May 4 2020

    Kudru in USA is very famous.

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  • kavi, vittal/Dubai

    Mon, May 4 2020

    It Looks like 50% of Karnataka population consume Liquor. If Liquor is banned like Gujarat, most of them especially very poor will die . These long Q is the proof for this.

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  • RkR, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Mon, May 4 2020

    Lathi charge for somnambulist category. Stay home!!

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  • Joseph, Mumbai

    Mon, May 4 2020

    Good Excise Duty collection for all Governments. Economy on revival.

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  • Benjamin D'Souza, Puttur

    Mon, May 4 2020

    Nothing wrong In opening liquor shops. Government is generating revenue on this. Consuming liquor is bad for health. It is individuals choice to accept it or reject it. Thunk wisely. Cheers!

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  • Manojb, Mangalore

    Mon, May 4 2020

    wow its looks like someone distributing free food and people or on queues. however i hope the price are remain same like before.

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  • khabib, karkala

    Mon, May 4 2020

    alcohol is Truly evil to society and mankind..

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  • Vikram Amin, Bengaluru -- Dubai

    Mon, May 4 2020

    I agree with you. What to do? The revenue to Karnataka Government due to sales of Alcohol is 14,000 Crores. Can you believe this.

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  • khabib, karkala

    Mon, May 4 2020

    brother,when it is killing and destroying mankind from the root, do we really need that as source of revenue??

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  • Justin Lobo, Bangalore

    Mon, May 4 2020

    Evil is in the human, not in the alcohol.
    Alcohol is far, far better than hashish, ganja, and other narcotics supplied by Afghanistan.
    Alcohol is used in the medicine.
    Alcohol based detail is good for virus ha d wash.

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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore

    Mon, May 4 2020

    @Justin Lobo, Bangalore : it's really pure evil it's Satan's drink. One day you will thank me, beleive me I was like you after attending a retreat I rejected it 3 years back now no drinking I hate it because the holy spirit inside me is trillion times powerful than your average 1 hour kick. Lord have mercy on you. Praying for you .

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  • Justin Lobo, Bangalore

    Mon, May 4 2020

    Dowry and Polygamy are evils of the Society.

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  • Desmond, Mangalore

    Mon, May 4 2020

    Correction is it is about 1850 Cr for karnataka, monthly...and thats a huge one next to petrol

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  • Dinesh Kumar Shetty, Katipalla

    Mon, May 4 2020

    My quota reached me, such kind of discipline and patience can be seen only with the moderate drunkard like us

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Mon, May 4 2020

    I appreciate the boldness of our ladies.

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  • roy pinto, mangalore

    Mon, May 4 2020

    first time in history people are so discipline and patience.....

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  • DEEPAK DCUNHA, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Mon, May 4 2020

    Obviously, 40 days prohibition has made people sober and well disciplined.

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Mon, May 4 2020

    Foreign made Indian liquor welcomed by people and Government

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  • SUJIR PRAVEEN, Mangalore

    Mon, May 4 2020

    disgusting...

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  • Af,,, MANGALORE

    Mon, May 4 2020

    People do not have money to buy ration,
    People do not have money to travel to native place
    People do not have money to buy medicine and mask .
    but people have enough money to buy liqur,

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Mon, May 4 2020

    For all the above mentioned problems government is responsible except the last line...

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Mon, May 4 2020

    Dinga dinga dinga dinga dinga dinga dinga dinga dingare.......

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  • swati, mang/dxb

    Mon, May 4 2020

    dear Yeddiji.

    Plz, close wine shops immediately. This is not an essential service.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Mon, May 4 2020

    If wines & bars r closed Dubai , India & da world of nations will lose revenue. no takers of baba maggie ramdev noodles as chakna.

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Bangalore

    Mon, May 4 2020

    I like to see here, many women in the line to purchase alcohol. I always think, if you limit a woman, you are not human.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Mon, May 4 2020

    Ayyyyooo devaaaa....how you can say many women? Sir, one in blue standing front just behind the shutter too definitely is a man disguised in the form of lady.....may be out of fear of his family members...see head and face thoroughly covered....may be he is standing in the queue so desperately to take aways for his aged parents or in laws...Santan sir, what yaa directly attacking....😁😁

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Mon, May 4 2020

    If every woman learns to drink, no man will go out to the bar with friends for 'company'.

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Mon, May 4 2020

    Very sad to see people waiting and women and girls certainly for their aged family member! There are lots of aged people take small qty as tonic for good sleep! Closure has committed injustice against them! Who taught people to consume? who stopped it abruptly? They should have kept wine shops open few hours once or twice a week . Poor planning and naughty, highest tax payer deserve better respect! You can not cut nose if fly sits!

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  • Santosh Kumar, Mangalore, India

    Mon, May 4 2020

    ಪ್ರತೀ ವರ್ಷ May 4 ಕುಡುಕರ ದಿನಾಚರಣೆ.

    ಕಳೆದ ಒಂದೂವರೆ ತಿಂಗಳಿನಿಂದ ಬಿಗು ಪಾನೀಯ ಇಲ್ಲದೆ ಬವಣೆಗೊಳಗಾದ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಕುಡುಕರಿಗೆ ಮೇ 4 ಶುಭದಿನ.

    ಇನ್ನು ಪ್ರತೀವರ್ಷ 4th May ಕುಡುಕರ ದಿನವಾಗಿ ಪರಿಗಣಿಸಬೇಕೆಂದು ಸರಕಾರವನ್ನು ಅಬಕಾರಿ ಸಚಿವರಾದ ಸಾರಾಯಿ ತೊಟ್ಟೆ ಲಂಗೊಟಿ ಮುಣ್ಚಿ ಕುಮಾರ್ ಮೂಲಕ ಒತ್ತಾಯಿಸಲಾಗುವುದು ಎಂದು ಅ.ಭಾ.ಕು.ಸಂಘ ದ ಪ್ರಕಟಣೆ ತಿಳಿಸಿದೆ.

    ಇವತ್ತು ವಿಜ್ರಂಭಣೆಯ ವಿಜಯೋತ್ಸವ:

    ಬೆಳಿಗ್ಗೆ 7 ಗಂಟೆಗೆ ಎಲ್ಲರೂ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಖಾಯಂ ವೈನ್ ಶಾಪ್ ಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಗೆರೆಯ ಒಳಗೆ ಸಾಲಿನಲ್ಲಿ ನಿಲ್ಲಬೇಕು.

    ಚಾಕಾನ, ತಿಂಡಿ ಬರುವಾಗಲೇ ತನ್ನಿ.

    ಸೋಡ ಅಥವಾ ನೀರು ಬರುವಾಗಲೇ ತನ್ನಿ.

    ಖಾಲಿ ಬಾಟಲ್ ಇದ್ದರೆ ಒಳ್ಳೆಯದು. ಸ್ಥಳದಲ್ಲೇ ಬೆರಕೆ ಮಾಡಲು ಅನುಕೂಲ.

    ಒಂದು ಸುತ್ತು ಕುಡಿದು ಇನ್ನೊಂದು ಅಂಗಡಿಗೆ ಹೋಗಿ ಖರೀದಿಸಬಹುದು.

    ಬೀದಿ ನಾಯಿಗಳೆಲ್ಲಾ ಉಪವಾಸ ದಿಂದ ಇವೆ. ಟೈಟ್ ಆಗಿ ಚರಂಡಿಗೆ ಬೀಳುವಾಗ ಜಾಗ್ರತೆ ವಹಿಸಿ.

    ಗಮನಿಸಿ:
    ನಾಳೆ ಸ್ನೇಹಿತರಿಂದ ಪಿಕಪ್ ಇದೆ ಮರು ತಲುಪಿಸುವುದು ಇರುವುದಿಲ್ಲ.

    ಇಂತೀ ನಿಮ್ಮವರೇ ಆದ

    ಕುಡಿಕುಟ್ಟಿ ಚೀಂಕ್ರ್ ಕಡ್ಡಿ.
    ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷ
    ಅಖಿಲ ಭಾರತ ಕುಡುಕರ ಸಂಘ

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Mon, May 4 2020

    hAhAhAhA...

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  • Robin, Byndoor

    Mon, May 4 2020

    Sorry to see this... Ladies also for them or for other family members !!! I can't understand why media is highlighting much about this ?

    Veerendra Heggade and many other dignitaries on the other hand urge state and centre to ban alcohol completely. They cite the noble reduction of accidents, crimes etc because of total stop. They also highlight that there is no health issues because of that.

    Do anybody think that they are advising for personal gain ?

    I request media that if you want to report these things then don't report crimes or accidents due to Alcohol. Let accidents happen. Media should have responsibility.

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  • Shashidhar poonja, Mangalore

    Mon, May 4 2020

    The study conducted by them surveyed only the locals who were non drinkers. Do you have any concern for people with withdrawal symptoms? Moreover prohibition will only increase smuggling. In the past weeks, so many bootleggers have been caught. Does this seem like a reduction of crime?

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  • Pavan, Mlr

    Mon, May 4 2020

    Ban in gujarath.but easily available in black home delivery is also available in gujarath.

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  • Robin, Byndoor

    Mon, May 4 2020

    You are finding excuses to continue business. You are associated with in one or the other way of that trade.

    Any new word like "withdrawal" can be created to make it a big problem. The reality is a strong lobby behind it who know the easy way of money making through it.

    Drunkards are a nuisance in society. They abuse children and ladies. They spoil the hard earned money by the family members. Do you have any concern about it ? Prove that the majority of crimes are not associated with drinks. I have no arguments then.

    If anybody want to lead a lavish and easy life by selling liquor at the cost of others life, then let them think about jump to Netravati.. Many people did that recently...

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  • Shashidhar poonja, Mangalore

    Mon, May 4 2020

    I'll prove it then. In the past weeks of alcohol prohibition, the number of cases of domestic violence has skyrocketed because husbands are beating their wives as they are deprived of their daily drink. I really doubt the intellect of a person who thinks withdrawal is a big word. If you think lobbying is working now, oil companies would have forced thw government to start flights and public transport. Everything is not a conspiracy my friend. Here's the evidence to my claim. Check it outhttps://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/04/locked-abusers-india-domestic-violence-surge-200415092014621.html

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  • Jack, Mangalore

    Mon, May 4 2020

    The majority of the cases in US you see on chase videos the culprits are not under the influence of alcohol but other substances. How can you justify that crime rate will be down just banning one thing. Hello grow up man

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  • Naveen Mascarenhas, Derebail, Derebail

    Mon, May 4 2020

    Mangalore SMART CITY

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  • A.P, Mangalore

    Mon, May 4 2020

    Feeling amused watching these pics. How desperate people are...
    .

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Mon, May 4 2020

    One thing is good... Face is not visible.... I searched Bhandar sir in the queue.... Hmm hmm can't recognize....!! Oh my goodness....before having breakfast only some are in the queue in front of the closed shutter...... 😆😆😆😆 why can't it rain heavily? Sahil, Moshu, Shyamsunder, Muthuswamy koi tho kuch kaho. ....

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Mon, May 4 2020

    Couldn't recognize you too bai.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Mon, May 4 2020

    Sheeeee.... Sheeeee I was not there 😆😆😆 I hate devils urine.. yuckkkkk...k.

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  • Michael Dsouza, Mangalore

    Mon, May 4 2020

    Mask masks identify as well.Right PPE.
    Sorona(in konkani) days are over.

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  • Johnny, Mangalore

    Mon, May 4 2020

    Finally.....people are thrilled as if the corona vaccine is out!! Cheers after 40 days....

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, India

    Mon, May 4 2020

    If 6 ft distance is maintained while buying Alcohol, the last person in line may be standing in the liquor factory itself. 😂😂😂

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  • SIMON, Mangalore

    Mon, May 4 2020

    May b in udupi dist.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, May 4 2020

    I can see only the Educated ...

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Mon, May 4 2020

    Jessey sir, did you send anyone to buy your quota? I hope, you need it when you reach your resorts in kaup light house, kana surathkal and newly opened one at udupi... It's difficult to carry all the way from Mumbai as there will be checking at 42 check posts...

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Mon, May 4 2020

    Correction... Jossey Sir....sorry for the typo error

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, May 4 2020

    Cynthia, Kirem
    In the resort we stock only Cases ...

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Mon, May 4 2020

    Only cases? Nothing inside ?

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Mon, May 4 2020

    Good observation Jossey.
    Uneducated cry for banning liquor!!!!

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  • Joulan, Mangalore

    Mon, May 4 2020

    Anyway black market was flourishing..Now it's Black n Whyte also...😆

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  • Britto Thomas Cadenas, Mangalore

    Mon, May 4 2020

    Achhe Din Aagaye.

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  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Mon, May 4 2020

    Gathering of OLD MONKS !!! now you see they will walk on the streets with four legs and start to yelling at CORONA day and night !

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Mon, May 4 2020

    😆😆😆😆.....

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  • Jude, Bangalore

    Mon, May 4 2020

    These are the same guys who were first to collect the food kit provided by the government. See how proudly they are standing in the queue. As if they are going to do a great achievement. Daiji click the picture after they buy the bottle. They will be prouder than Dhoni lifting the 2011 World Cup.

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  • V. Anandkumar, Mangalore/Dubai

    Mon, May 4 2020

    The state lost thousands of crores of rupees because these guys could not get the essential items. So they are entitled to free food packets. WTH!

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  • Jude, Bangalore

    Mon, May 4 2020

    All kudis disagree with my comnen

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  • Lawrence Lobo, Mangalore

    Mon, May 4 2020

    Don't get panic. After couple of days everything will be alright. Wait for 2 days.

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  • abdulla, india

    Mon, May 4 2020

    LIQUOR: ALCOHOL:
    1/for Engineering to kill the corona virus at throat.
    2/Soap: for external engineering to kill the virus on HAND..
    keep drinking alcohol Boil your Liver

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  • Jack, Mangalore

    Mon, May 4 2020

    Liver does not boil. It fries as you do very nicely.

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  • Lambert, Mangalore

    Mon, May 4 2020

    Do not worry people had a bad 40 days without something during their feasts.
    But whatever is left over others will collect in next 2 weeks , Business as usual.

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  • Valerian Dsouza, Udupi / Mumbai

    Mon, May 4 2020

    So many people are without jobs, business and Income.
    Still when liquor shops are opened, very long queues and desperation outside shops !

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  • V. Anandkumar, Mangalore/Dubai

    Mon, May 4 2020

    You provide the jobs. Then the lines will at least be shorter.

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  • Valerian DSouza, Udupi / Mumbai

    Mon, May 4 2020

    Anantkumar & Shashidhar,
    Then you are saying lockdown was a big mistake!
    According to you, All businesses and employment lost, because of lock down!
    Any plans to take legal action for the losses suffered?
    Has the cases position improved then and now?

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  • Shashidhar poonja, Mangalore

    Mon, May 4 2020

    Aren't liquor shops considered businesses. They pay tax to the government. If the shops close down, won't the liquor shop workers become unemployed? Are you gonna provide employment to them?

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  • Mangalorean, Mangalore

    Mon, May 4 2020

    Wah! What logic in the time of a pandemic which is claiming tens of thousands of lives! People in several sectors have lost their jobs n are not recieving salaries. No one is concerned abt them? It's ok if thousands die, but wine employees shd not be unemployed even if it is for 2months

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  • Shashidhar poonja, Mangalore

    Mon, May 4 2020

    I'll tell you what logic it is. Only if the government gets revenue, it can give stimulus packages so that these industries come back on track. If people don't spend, govt gets no revenue and other industries cannot be revived. Karnataka contributes among the highest taxes to the central govt and a major share of it comes from alcohol whether you like it or not. Our tax money goes to states like up bihar.

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