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BJP observed a 12-hour band in Mayurbhanj district disrupting normal life

Baripada:18/12/18;  Protesting cancellation of North Orissa University as UPSC coaching centre and demanding filling-up of vacant doctors’ posts in the district, BJP today observed a 12-hour band in Mayurbhanj district disrupting normal life.

As part of the protest, party activists staged road blockades at various places on NH-18 and 49 bringing vehicular movements to a grinding halt. Several vehicles were seen stranded on both sides of roads due to the blockade.

Besides, shops and other business establishments have remained closed with the protesters staging picketing at several places.

Shouting slogans, the protesters slammed the State Government for its apathetic attitude towards education and health sectors in the district. They alleged that around 220 doctors’ posts are lying vacant in the district and demanded immediate steps for filling the vacancies. They also protested transfer of 46 doctors from the district.

The agitators also threatened to further intensify their stir in coming days if their demands are not fulfilled at the earliest.

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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