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Twelve -hour Rourkela bandh call by Rourkela Bar Association brought life to a standstill

Rourkela:27/11/18: A 12-hour Rourkela bandh call by Rourkela Bar Association, brought life to a standstill here on Monday.

Demanding establishment of a permanent bench of the Orissa High Court (HC) in Steel City and special district status to Rourkela, the lawyers staged blockades at various places.

Due to the bandh, a large number of vehicles were stranded on both sides of NH-143.

As the bandh call was supported by various political parties, trade unions and business establishments, shops, schools, petrol pumps, banks and insurance offices, have downed their shutters across the city.

Agitators picketed at various places like Panposh, Bisra Square, Chhend Colony Square, Sector 7-17 Square, Rangila Square and Vedvyas by burning tyres. They blocked roads at 11 places of the city, mainly in Bishra Square and Panposh Square.

About Ashok Palit

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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