NEW DELHI air max 97 schweiz , June 13 (Xinhua) -- The southern Indian state of Kerala has eased its ban on the sale and consumption of liquor to stop alcoholics from turning into drug addicts and woo more tourists.

The state's ruling Communist parties have, in fact, overturned the previous Congress government's ban on sale on liquor in all bars except those in five-star hotels.

Bars are also allowed to operate until 11 p.m. local time, one hour later than the previous deadline.

"Prohibition has not succeeded anywhere in the world. It only helped drug smugglers and bootlegging. Here we are experiencing a dangerous situation of alcoholics turning to drugs and posing a threat to the society," Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.

The government's decision came after the liquor ban was said to have hurt tourism which is a major part of Kerala's income.

"Moreover, the ban of bar licences to three-star and above hotels has affected tourism air max 97 kaufen , which in turn affected the state's revenue," Vijayan said.

The state, which has a high per capita consumption of alcohol -- 8.3 liters which doubles the national average of 4 liters -- had brought in a near-complete ban on alcohol under the last Congress government.

Alcohol prohibition in India is currently in force in Gujarat in the west, Bihar in the east and Nagaland in the northeast, as well as in the central-government territory of Lakshadweep.

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Since a CPC campaign against official extravagance and corruption was launched in late 2012, local-level discipline officials like Wu have become the most feared faces by local government workers.

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In April, a campaign was launched to ensure position-holding CPC members were "strict in morals and power, and disciplined and honest in business, behavior and when making decisions".

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Fighting corruption has been a central task of the CPC since Xi took the helm of the Party in late 2012. To this end, all 87 million members have been reminded that they must be upright members of society.

"Many young people like me joined the CPC to get ahead in my career, without much though about what it would entail," said Fang Ming, a government employee in Anhui Province, east China.

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The CPC's code of conduct bans behavior spanning bribery to adultery. It has been heralded for being more stringent than law.

Xi's "Four Comprehensives" national development strategy called for strict governance of the Party, which is commonly interpreted as telling Party members they must follow higher moral and professional standards than ordinary citizens.

Many local discipline officials said the Party's discipline campaign has resulted in fewer violations and a noticeably higher level of self-discipline.

"Compared with two years ago, my workload is much lighter and we leave most of our inspections empty handed," Wu said.

"The Party code of conduct cannot replace law, but it can be stricter," wrote Wang Binyi Herren Nike Air Max TN Plus Ultra Grün Kaufen , Anhui discipline inspection agency chief, in an article in Qiushi, the CPC Central Committee's official magazine.

"Strict discipline is the decisive force that keeps power in check and will curb corruption," he said.

TIANJIN, June 25 (Xinhua) -- U.S. electric car maker Tesla announced on Thursday that it will establish seven supercharging networks in major cities and popular travel destinations in the second half of this year.

Tesla has its second largest charging network in China -- second only to the United States -- with hundreds of public charging posts and more than 1.