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SC permits dance bars with liquor minus CCTV, for now
The Supreme Court on Wednesday said dance bars in Maharashtra will continue to operate under the old terms and conditions that permitted serving of liquor with CCTV cameras at the entrance.
 
Without putting on hold the new rules that limited the timings of the dances up to 11.30 p.m., prohibiting serving of liquor and installation of CCTV cameras in the dance bar itself, Justice Dipak Misra and Justice C. Nagappan said the "persons granted licence should be allowed to continue under old terms and conditions". 
 
"You ban liquor in the state," the bench said, taking exception to the new rules that prohibits serving of liquor at the dance bars. 
 
"Somebody has a bar licence and a dance bar. You can't say don't serve liquor. Anybody who has a bar licence, you can't say that you can't serve liquor," Justice Misra said told the Maharashtra government.
 
"You fight for the dignity of women. You protect the dignity of women." 
 
Senior counsel Shekhar Naphade told the court: "I have a right to prohibit liquor in the bar and it (right to prohibit liquor) will remain unless it is taken away by the court." 
 
Appearing for the Maharashtra government, Naphade also defended the new rule that mandates the dance bars to install CCTV in dance area, saying it was a part of the police power of the state. 
 
"I have a power to regulate and I have a right that my regulations are complied with. The only way I can do it is through CCTV," Naphade told the court. 
 
An apparently unimpressed bench said: "We understand logically and constitutionally the powers of the police." 
 
The bench asked senior counsel Jayant Bhushan, appearing for the dance bar owners, if they could make some arrangements so as to assist the police if needed. 
 
Bhushan told the court that CCTVs had a chilling affect on the people coming to dance bars. "People have some right to privacy."
 
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India to merge rail, general budgets; end non-plan, plan distinction
India on Wednesday decided to do away with a 92-year-old legacy of a separate general and railway budget by unifying them and do away with differentiating plan and non-plan expenditure.
 
"From coming year the railway and the general budget will be amalgamated. There will be only one budget. And secondly, distinction between plan and non-plan expenditure will be ended from next year," Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here after the Cabinet meeting.
 
Non-plan expenditure is what the government spends on the so-called non-productive areas, such as salaries, subsidies, loans and interest, while plan expenditure pertains to the money to be set aside for productive purposes, like the various projects of ministries.
 
Finance ministry officials said after the abolition of the Planning Commission, the relevance of plan and non-plan expenditure is lost -- and a better indicator of productive and general expenditure will be a distinction under the heads of revenue and capital.
 
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Dinnertime Plus: Stop Them Playing during Dinner
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During these ‘break’ times, the child’s ability to use their device—everything from apps to the Internet to texting and calling friends—is temporarily disabled; only incoming calls are allowed while you spend quality time together. Kids can even see the countdown of how much time remains before they are able to access their device again, without any distractions from schoolwork, spending time with the family, or even getting to bed on time. The upgrade version, which requires a one-time payment, also lets you see what your kids are up to, in real time and add up to five kids to the app. If you need to add a second parent, you can do that too. Interesting and useful for new-age parents handling newer-age kids!

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