Top Headlines: As booze shops along highways go dry, states stare at massive losses

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As booze shops along highways go dry, states stare at massive losses
As watering holes along highways went dry after the Supreme Court made it clear on Friday that the ban on sale of liquor within 500 metres of highways across the country will now extend to pubs, bars and hotels on the highways, most states are left staring at big revenue losses in the impact.
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India Open: PV Sindhu outlasts Sung Ji Hyun to enter final
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State Bank of Hyderabad slides into history
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