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Liquor shops to remain shut during Odisha urban poll

Bhubaneswar: Liquor shops in Odisha will remain shut in view of the urban body elections in Odisha.

State Excise Department has issued a notification in this connection on Tuesday.

According to the government notification, all liquor shops across the state will remain closed during March 22 and March 26 from 5 PM in view of the urban polls.

“Liquor shops, hotels, restaurants, clubs and other establishments selling/serving liquor shall be permitted to sell/serve liquor to anyone whosoever, on the aforesaid days,”  read the notification.

Worth mentioning, polling for the urban bodies will be conducted on March 24 whereas the counting and declaration of results are scheduled to be held on March 26.