jayalalithaa 3AAfter taking oath as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, J Jayalalithaa’s first order was to shut 500 of the state’s liquor shops and to reduce the timings of liquor shops by two hours.

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These vends running by the government-owned Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (Tasmac) has a monopoly over wholesale and retail vending of alcohol in the state.

Liquor shops will now be be open only between 12 noon and 10 pm, however earlier it was opened from 10 am to 10 pm.

Jayalalithaa also signed five welfare schemes as promised in her party’s manifesto.