October 16, 2019 4:28 pm
The CCB special team in an operation raided a bar named Metro Night Live Band and rescued as many as 71 women, who are natives of Mumbai, West Bengal, Nepal and Madhya Pradesh.
February 03, 2019 4:19 am
One night in 2005, as a ban turned the lights off on dance bars, the lives of Mumbai’s dancers changed forever. With it, that of taxi drivers, tailors, waiters, hawkers — an entire economy that sustained the industry. Fourteen years later, as Supreme Court clears the decks for reopening of dance bars, Tabassum Barnagarwala tells their stories.
June 10, 2016 2:45 am
Prior to the new Act, the Mumbai police could book those running illegal dance bars under mild, bailable non-cognizable sections that carried a maximum imprisonment of three months.
May 17, 2016 2:29 am
But decided to not take judiciary head on, instead make use of executive powers to crack down on violation.
May 13, 2016 2:01 am
The bar owners are however not happy with the new law passed by the Maharashtra government, which puts in place measures like shutting down of dance bars by 11.30 pm and not serving liquor in the areas where bar dances were performed.
May 11, 2016 1:27 am
A bench led by Justice Dipak Misra also asked the bar operators to give an undertaking that they would not engage employees with criminal antecedents near the dance area.
April 13, 2016 2:10 am
Owners or operators face up to five years in jail and fines of up to Rs 25,000 for violations.
April 08, 2016 3:15 am
Sources said members from the women commission and NGOs fighting for women’s rights may even be permitted to inspect dance bars.
March 16, 2016 12:38 am
Police give licences to 4 dance bar owners, more to be issued this week.
March 04, 2016 3:01 am
“I have only understood one thing clearly. Ab ki baar it is only dance bar and Achchhe Din only for dance bar owners,” Raj Thackeray said.
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