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Union protests against shutdown of dance bars in Mumbai

Tens of thousands of dancing girls across the western Maharashtra state will be jobless after a government decision to shut down the famous dance bars of Mumbai, India's entertainment capital, and other cities, trade representatives said yesterday.

Business

Restrictions on bond proceeds lifted

THE Securities Commission (SC) has repealed the National Bond Market Committee (NBMC) Negative List with effect from yesterday.

Nation

Government sets guidelines for religious authorities

Religious authorities will soon have to follow standard operational procedures in their raids on nightspots and other places.

Nation

Groups want moral laws repealed

The Selangor Islamic Affairs Department (Jais) and more than 50 groups and 200 individuals rallying behind the banner, Malaysians Against Moral Policing, support the move to get religious authorities to work with the police in anti-vice raids.

Nation

Cabinet: Senior police officer must also accompany religious raids

Religious authorities wanting to conduct raids will now have to obtain police approval and the raiding party must include a senior police officer.

Nation

Stop the policing of morality, say NGOs

The state has no role in policing morality, declared a group comprising 50 non-governmental organisations and trade unions.

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Anger over island dispute rages

South Korean anger over disputed islands claimed by both Seoul and Tokyo raged for a fourth day yesterday when a group of former commandos butchered a pig marked with the name of Japan's top envoy to Seoul.

Nation

Bar Council sets meeting with young lawyers

The Bar Council has scheduled a meeting with young lawyers next Friday for them to air their views.

Nation

Legal rebels with a cause

A group described as 'the young lawyers' is mounting a rebellion against the Bar Council, calling for reform and justice within the legal profession.

Lifestyle

New York's venerable Village Vanguard club turns 70

Hundreds of jazz clubs have come and gone since the Village Vanguard first occupied the triangular basement at 178 Seventh Ave. South in 1935.