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All liquor shops shifted found within 500 meters along the National Highways positively by April 1.

Bhubaneswar(ONT Bureau)4/3/17; Tightening up its belt to religiously implement the Supreme Court directive in the State, Odisha Government on Friday (March 3) issued strict directions to the Collectors of all the 30 districts to get all liquor shops shifted found within 500 meters along the National Highways (NHs) and State Highways (SHs) positively by April 1.
Briefing media Odisha Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said, “In pursuance of the Supreme Court’s order, all the Collectors have been directed to get all the liquor shops shifted found within 500 meters along the national highways and state highways. Around 1700 such shops have to shift their locations. The Collectors have been asked to issue notice to the shops to shift to their new locations. Today we discussed on how the shifting could be done in a disciplined manner.”
Notably, Supreme Court’s verdict has banned sale of liquor within 500 meter of the national highway by April 1.
A bench headed by Chief Justice T.S. Thakur said last year that all liquor vendors holding licenses for selling liquor would continue to do so till their licenses were valid or till March 31, 2017, whichever was earlier. The licenses would not be renewed.
The order came on a batch of petitions, including those by the States and NGOs.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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