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BJP observes 12-hour bandh in Soro for sub-division status

Soro:(Balasore)28/5/18; Normal life has been affected at various places in Soro and Bahanaga blocks of Balasore district today following a 12-hour-hour bandh called by the BJP demanding sub-division status to Soro.

Most government and private offices, shops and other business establishments and educational institutions remained closed during the strike. Movement of vehicles has also been disrupted as the protesters staged road blockades, demonstrations and picketing at several places.

However, national highways and railway stations were exempted from the purview of the strike.

The activists alleged that though Soro town fulfils all the criteria to get a sub-divisional status, the district administration is not granting it the status despite several approaches.

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