Chandigarh, March 27 -- Under fire from several quarters, the Haryana government on Thursday decided to shut down liquor vends across the state. The shutdown will come into effect Thursday midnight and remain in force till April 14. Despite going into a lockdown to contain the spread of Covid-19, the state government decided to keep the liquor vends open. "The idea was to not deprive people of liquor when they remain confined in their homes for weeks. It was a practical move,'' said an official.HTC

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