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Odisha Congress observes 6-hr ‘Chaka Jam’

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: Normal life has been disrupted from early morning today with the Congress observing a six-hour ‘Chaka Jam’ protest in the twin city that began from 6 am and will continue till noon.

In some places, the protests began as early as 5 am in the morning. Small and heavy vehicles were seen stranded in most places of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.

The Congress activists took to the streets from early in the morning and were seen picketing at several key points of the twin city protesting against the fuel price hike.

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Thousands of buses and trucks were stranded on both sides of the National Highway passing through Cuttack-Bhubaneswar due to the Chakka Jam call by the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) against the steep hike in the prices of petrol and diesel.

In Cuttack, the Congress activists were not allowing buses to enter into Badambadi bus stand and were seen picketing in Madhupatna, Press Chhak, Jagatpur and Sikharpur areas requesting people not to ply their vehicle as a mark of protest.

Activists of the Congress party were also seen picketing at Vani Vihar Chhak and Rasulgarh square in Bhubaneswar.

Commissionerate Police has made elaborate security arrangements with deployment of 25 platoons of armed police force in the twin city to avoid any untoward situation.

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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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