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Tasmac shops reopen in Tamil Nadu, opposition parties slam CM MK Stalin and DMK

June 14, 2021 3:29 pm

Government points to smuggling and rise in illicit liquor while AIADMK brings up visuals of MK Stalin protesting against its decision to open Tasmac shops during the first wave of Covid.

BJP denounces DMK's "double standards" over liquor outlets, holds protest

June 14, 2021 8:55 am

BJP Tamil Nadu unit president L Murugan said that Stalin had protested against the AIADMK government's decision to reopen TASMAC outlets during the pandemic last year and added that he had reversed his stand after assuming power this year.

COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu: DMK opposes reopening of Chennai TASMACs; highest single-day spike in deaths

August 20, 2020 9:32 am

Opening liquor shops again was like clearing a "big way" for the spread of the virus in Tamil Nadu's capital, DMK chief Stalin alleged in a Facebook post.

COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu: Kanimozhi writes to NHRC over custodial deaths; 3000 TASMAC outlets to have CCTV cameras

June 26, 2020 9:27 pm

In her letter, Kanimozhi said the incident is a collective failure of police and other officials and a gross violation of human rights.

Tamil Nadu Covid-19 wrap: TASMAC liquor shops reopen; HC seeks report on migrants from state, Centre

May 16, 2020 8:34 pm

As per the guidelines issued by the TASMAC, liquor shops were provided with tokens in seven different colours. Each liquor shops were instructed to disperse only 500 tokens per day.

COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu: SC stays order against opening of TASMACS; Govt offices to operate with 50 per cent workforce from May 18

May 15, 2020 11:35 pm

According to a circular issued by the Tamil Nadu government, the workforce will be halved to ensure social distancing and continue regular functioning of the offices.

SC stays Madras HC order asking TN govt to close liquor shops in state

May 15, 2020 3:24 pm

The Tamil Nadu government on May 8 had moved the Supreme Court challenging the high court order saying that the closure of such shops would lead to "grave losses" in revenue and complete halt in commercial activities.

'Can forget coming back to power': Rajinikanth warns AIADMK on reopening liquor shops

May 10, 2020 8:19 pm

On Saturday, the Tamil Nadu government moved the Supreme Court against an order passed by the Madras High Court, which directed closure of all government-run retail liquor outlets in the state till the lockdown was lifted.

Cases growing, Tamil Nadu's Tasmac liquor outlets open to long queues

May 08, 2020 11:34 am

Liquor outlets of the Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation Limited (Tasmac) opened to long queues everywhere in Tamil Nadu, except Chennai and containment zones

Tamil Nadu Covid-19 wrap: 580 cases reported; TASMAC shops reopen

May 07, 2020 11:14 pm

Coronavirus: Tamil Nadu reported 580 new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday with Chennai, Thiruvallur, and Villupuram accounting for 73 per cent of the cases.