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Rail roko on the Khurdha-Bolangir railway line at Bolagarh Road

Khurdha:15/5/17; Passengers had a tough time for a while as locals resorted to a rail roko on the Khurdha-Bolangir railway line at Bolagarh Road railway station demanding renaming of the station.

Hundreds of villagers under the banner of the Manikagoda Vikas Parisad stopped a passenger train that was about to leave the station. They later sat on a dharna shouting slogans. The agitators demanded that the station be renamed as Manikagoda railway station and warned that they would intensify their stir in coming days if their demand is not met at the earliest. “We have been demanding renaming of the station several times. We have also written letters to the railway and district officials in this regard, but in vain,” said an agitator.

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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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