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Speaker Pradip Kumar Amat adjourned the House till Monday

Bhubaneswar:1/12/17:OdishaAssembly got crippled by the plaguing issue of frequent power cuts in the State while Zero Hour witnessed uproar over the piquant issue of violence against women following which the House had to be initially adjourned for 15 minutes.

Later on it was adjourned for the day as both BJD and Congress legislators demanded it so that all the members of the House could grace the inaugural ceremony of World Hockey League 2017 here.

Eventually, Speaker Pradip Kumar Amat adjourned the House till Monday.

Soon after the House assembled on Friday and the initial Question Hour began, both the opposition and even ruling BJD members expressed grave concerns over frequent power cuts in Odisha.

In his reply, Energy Minister Prafulla Mallick said that maintenance work and shortage of coal have resulted in the power cuts and assured that the issue would be resolved very soon. As the Question Hour was dominated by the power cuts issue, Zero Hour witnessed more heat over the issue of rising violence against women in Odisha.

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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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