Karnataka Govt revokes prohibitory orders

"In view of the Supreme Court order it has been decided to withdraw the decision to close down liquor shops and ban on SMSes, besides on promulgating 48-hour prohibitory orders from tomorrow in the state," state Home Minister R Ashok told reporters here.

Ashok, who was allocated Home Ministry in yesterday's reshuffle of portfolios, also held discussions with top police officials. Police had announced deployment of more than 50,000 personnel to keep vigil on the situation from tomorrow.

The government had yesterday declared a two-day holiday for schools and colleges from tomorrow as part of preventive measures.

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