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Firstpost Editor's Picks: Indian democracy in disarray, SC verdict on dance bars, Pahlaj Nihalani on reuniting with Govinda; today's must-read stories
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Firstpost Editor's Picks: Indian democracy in disarray, SC verdict on dance bars, Pahlaj Nihalani on reuniting with Govinda; today's must-read stories

The unanswered questions on who exactly is responsible for which changes echo hollow in the chambers of establishment media houses.

SC allows dance bars in Maharashtra: Govt's attempts to shut down dance bars show its specious morality, distorted priorities
India

SC allows dance bars in Maharashtra: Govt's attempts to shut down dance bars show its specious morality, distorted priorities

The Supreme Court has struck down the attempts of the state government of Maharashtra to shut down dance bars.

NCP alleges that 'nexus between Maharashtra govt and dance bar owners' led to SC order allowing their reopening
India

NCP alleges that 'nexus between Maharashtra govt and dance bar owners' led to SC order allowing their reopening

The NCP on Thursday alleged that the nexus between the Maharashtra government and dance bar owners has led to the Supreme Court verdict that paves the way for reopening of dance bars in the state.

Supreme Court dilutes law on Maharashtra dance bars like mandatory CCTVs, but upholds provisions like time restriction
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Supreme Court dilutes law on Maharashtra dance bars like mandatory CCTVs, but upholds provisions like time restriction

The Supreme Court has set aside certain provisions of a law imposing restrictions on the licensing and functioning of dance bars in Maharashtra.

SC ruling allows Maharashtra dance bars to serve liquor, CCTV cameras at entrance
Mumbai

SC ruling allows Maharashtra dance bars to serve liquor, CCTV cameras at entrance

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.

Maha grants licences to three dance bars, but imposes strict conditions
Mumbai

Maha grants licences to three dance bars, but imposes strict conditions

The govt issued the licences to the dance bars in time to meet the Supreme Court deadline

Arun Jaitley's outburst is justified: The Supreme Court is playing God
Politics

Arun Jaitley's outburst is justified: The Supreme Court is playing God

Friday's newspapers tell us that the Supreme Court has ordered a special investigation team to probe charges of wife-swapping among navy officers. Pardon me, but isn’t this the job of the police?

Grant licenses to eight dance bars by 12 May, SC tells Maha govt
Mumbai

Grant licenses to eight dance bars by 12 May, SC tells Maha govt

Maharashtra government filed an affidavit at Supreme Court saying that they had not granted the licences as the bars' employees had criminal antecedents.

Better for women to dance in a bar than beg on streets: SC tells Maha govt
India

Better for women to dance in a bar than beg on streets: SC tells Maha govt

The Supreme Court on Monday criticised the Maharashtra government for not granting license to dance bars and warned it to refrain from ignoring the apex court order.

Maharashtra green-lights dance bars, but legal problems are far from over
Mumbai

Maharashtra green-lights dance bars, but legal problems are far from over

On Monday, the Maharashtra Cabinet approved the dance bar bill with certain limitations that restrict dance bars from functioning fully. Here's a look at the history of the bill.

Maharashtra passes bill to regulate dance bars, aims to prevent obscenity, exploitation
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Maharashtra passes bill to regulate dance bars, aims to prevent obscenity, exploitation

The Bill, which sets the stage for reopening of dance bars after more than a decade, and comes post a recent Supreme Court verdict, was passed in the Upper House by voice vote with Deputy Chairman Vasant Dawkhare in Chair.

Getting too close to bar dancers can land you in jail, says Maharashtra govt's draft law
Mumbai

Getting too close to bar dancers can land you in jail, says Maharashtra govt's draft law

The Maharashtra government's draft law to allow licences for dance bars will be a stringent one that includes a provision for six-months imprisonment and/or a penalty of Rs 50,000 on anyone touching bar dancers or throwing money at them

Legislating morality extremely difficult: Aney cautions state govt on dance bars issue
India

Legislating morality extremely difficult: Aney cautions state govt on dance bars issue

Former Maharashtra advocate general Shreehari Aney, who resigned earlier this week, cautioned the government on legislating morality on the dance bars issue

Maha CM Devendra Fadnavis suspends four cops for submitting false reports about dance bars
India

Maha CM Devendra Fadnavis suspends four cops for submitting false reports about dance bars

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis ordered the suspension of four policemen for filing false reports on compliance of conditions by dance bars

Maharashtra CM Fadnavis suspends four policemen for false reports on dance bars
India

Maharashtra CM Fadnavis suspends four policemen for false reports on dance bars

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has suspended three police inspectors and one assistant police inspector for dereliction of duty and false reporting in connection with renewal of dance bar permits.

Dancing to a new tune: SC's dance bar directive to cops is a step towards upholding the Right to Livelihood
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Dancing to a new tune: SC's dance bar directive to cops is a step towards upholding the Right to Livelihood

Set against the banning of dance bars by the Maharashtra Government ten years ago, the Supreme Court in a recent landmark verdict has directed the police to issue licenses to the dance bars from 15 March, 2016. The fundamental right to livelihood enshrined under the Indian Constitution has been reaffirmed by the Apex Court and in what appears to be a morality versus livelihood debate, livelihood has won

Dance bars: SC dismisses Maharashtra govt's CCTV rule, terms it 'absurd'
India

Dance bars: SC dismisses Maharashtra govt's CCTV rule, terms it 'absurd'

While asking the Maharashtra government to grant licences to dance bars, the Supreme Court has come down heavily on the state government's proposal to direct dance bars to beam their performances live to police stations

Mumbai dance bars can resume business, but conditions apply: SC
Mumbai

Mumbai dance bars can resume business, but conditions apply: SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the decks for the issuance of dance bar licences to hotels and restaurants in Mumbai as it modified the conditions for the permit

Dance is an art: SC slams Maha for imposing preconditions on granting licences to dance bars
India

Dance is an art: SC slams Maha for imposing preconditions on granting licences to dance bars

The SC said the condition for getting dance bar licence that dance area should be separate from restaurant presumes that performance would be "obscene".

Five-star exemption: The Supreme Court’s rationale on Kerala liquor ban is unconvincing
India

Five-star exemption: The Supreme Court’s rationale on Kerala liquor ban is unconvincing

The Supreme Court’s judgment on Tuesday upholding the liquor policy of the Kerala state government would have to be termed as the triumph of hope over experience.