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Liquor shops closed on occasion of Republic Day on January 26th



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Chandigarh: Liquor shops have been ordered to remain shut in Jind district of Haryana for three days starting on Saturday in view of by-elections scheduled in Jind on Monday.

The Deputy Commissioner and District Election Officer, Jind, Amit Khatri has issued directions for the conduct of by-elections in a free and fair manner and keep liquor shops closed on the occasion of Republic Day on January 26 in Jind district,” a government spokesman said here.


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“All the owners of liquor shops have been directed to keep their shops closed for the prescribed time period, else strict action would be taken against them,” the order said.

Saturday has been declared a dry day in the district, he said.


Dry Day for 48 hours as liquor shops closed for 3 days on Republic Day:


Khatri said that directions have been issued to keep liquor shops closed for 48 hours before voting for the Jind assembly constituency on January 28.


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Counting of votes for the seat would be done on January 31 and the result of election would be announced on the same day.

The liquor shops will remain closed in Jind district till the counting of votes is completed on January 31, the spokesman said.



Trump knew exactly what was going on: Giuliani aide




Washington: An aide to Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, has said that the US President “knew exactly what was going on” regarding efforts to pressure Ukraine into investigating Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, it was reported on Thursday.

Ukrainian-American businessman Lev Parnass, who is facing separate criminal charges, made the comments in an interview with MSNBC on Wednesday after letters, phone records, notes and flash drives were obtained from him earlier this week, the BBC said in a report.

Documents show that the Ukraine-born Parnas was in regular contact with Giuliani as well as Ukrainian officials, and suggests that the businessman was directly involved in trying to have Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky look into the Bidens.

In the interview, Parnas said Trump was “aware of all my movements”.

“I wouldn’t do anything without the consent of Rudy Giuliani or the President. Why would President Zelensky’s inner circle or (Interior) Minister (Arsen) Avakov or all these people or (former) President (Petro) Poroshenko meet with me?

“Who am I? They were told to meet with me. And that’s the secret that they’re trying to keep. I was on the ground doing their work,” he added.

Parnas further said that the President was lying and knew that unless there was an investigation into Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who was a director of a Ukrainian gas company, military aid to Kiev would be withheld.

He also claimed that the investigation was about digging up dirt on Joe Biden.

Meanwhile, some of the materials obtained show Parnas and Giuliani discussing the removal of Marie Yovanovitch, the then US ambassador to Ukraine, said the BBC report.

In Wednesday’s interview, Parnas claimed the only motivation to get Yovanovitch removed from her post was because she was in the way of the effort to get Ukraine to announce an investigation into Joe Biden.

Trump was impeached by the Democrat-controlled US House of Representatives on December 18, 2019 and is accused of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

The two articles of impeachment were sent to the Republican-majority Senate on Wednesday night, paving the way for the starting of a trial against the President.

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