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Karnataka to ban live bands

February 04, 2005 02:13 IST

Karnataka government will take stringent measures to ban 'live bands' in the state, Chief Minister Dharam Singh announced in the Legislative Council on Thursday.

"There is no second opinion that live bands are having a negative impact and spoiling the younger generation," he said during Question Hour in the House.

"It has come to the government's notice that live bands are being played in restaurants, bars and public entertainment places in the name of public amusement," he said.

"Though under the present rules there is no provision to ban live bands and discotheques, by incorporating necessary amendments, strict measures will be taken to curb the menace, the chief minister said.

Live bands are providing "indirect support to criminals and in the name of employing bouncers to check eve-teasing and maintain order, rowdies are being encouraged," he said.

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Sub: Good effort!!!!!

At last, the Govt of Karnataka has woken up to ban the 'live bands' in the state. These live bands are creating a lot of ...

Posted by Shahid

Sub: Are you kidding me?!??

This has got to be the MOST ridiculous thing I have ever read or heard of!! Is the CM a complete *&%#$@?!?? Live music IS ...

Posted by Gautam

Sub: Ban Cars

Cars accidents occur because youngsters drive fast. Then they fight about who is at fault. So ban cars.

Posted by kalpak dabir

Sub: Bid to Ban Live Bands - Is this a Joke??

Does the honourable minister intend to ban weddings, indian classical music, parties and over loud TVs too? Precisely what "menace" is imposed by musicians playing ...

Posted by Jim

Sub: Globalization and

It's ironic that the person in charge of taking a decision to ban 'live bands' is himself a member of a 'party'.

Posted by Ramesh Brahmadathan



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