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Train services were affected on various routes following a rail roko agitation in Balangir district.

Balangir:3/8/18:Train services were affected on various routes on Friday following a rail roko agitation staged by locals at Deogaon railway station in Balangir district.

The protestors under the aegis of Deogaon Nagarika Committee and Banika Sangha stopped different trains including the Ispat Superfast Express demanding halt of express and superfast trains at Deogaon station.

“Passengers of the region are dependent on buses and other mode of transport to travel as no train on the route is halting to pick them up from here. We will go for a bigger strike in the days to come, if their demands are not met at the earliest”, one of the agitators said.

Adequate police personnel were deployed at the spot to prevent any untoward incident

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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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