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All Odisha Private Bus Owners’ Association called off the strike after getting State Government’s assurance

Bhubaneswar:14/3/18; Even though the All Odisha Private Bus Owners’ Association (AOPSA) today launched its indefinite strike which hit the normal life across the state, it called off the strike after getting State Government’s assurance to meet their demands.

Following the state-wide strike began on Wednesday, a high-level meeting was held with the State Government here at the State Secretariat in the pre-noon hours. However, the decision on whether to continue the stir or not was taken after the association members united at an emergency meeting for taking a decision for calling off their strike.

Notably, the bus operators demand that the State Government clarify on the route map for City Buses and a rollback of the hike in motor vehicle tax and exemption from paying tax at the tollgates.

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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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