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Normal life came to a grinding halt due to 24-hour bandh in Balangir

Balangir:3/12/18: Normal life came to a grinding halt here today due to 24-hour bandh by the lawyers’ association and Central Action Committee (CAC) demanding a permanent High Court bench in the district.

The shops, educational institutions and commercial establishments remained closed since morning due to the shutdown.The ‘rail roko’ agitation by the lawyers at Balangir railway station halted train movements in the district. In view of the protest, the railway authorities have cancelled, partially cancelled and diverted several trains.

The passengers, who were unaware of the bandh scheduled today, were found on the platforms inside the station waiting for the trains.

Earlier, the Balangir lawyers’ association had announced for 24-hour bandh on Dec 3 in the district without joining the 48-hour ‘Maha Bandh’ on Nov 29 and 30 by the Sambalpur Bar Association and CAC over setting up of a permanent bench of the Orissa High Court in western Odisha.

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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