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72-hrs economic blockade paralyses life in western Odisha

Sambalpur:7/1/19: Vehicular movements came to a grinding halt in four districts-Sambalpur, Sundargarh, Jharsuguda and Deogarh after lawyers resorted to a 72-hour economic blockade starting today, further intensifying their demand for establishment of a permanent bench of the Orissa High Court (HC) in western Odisha.

In Sambalpur, agitating lawyers under the banner of Sambalpur District Bar Association staged picketing at its two entry points- Ainthapali and Dhanupali squares. The activists also blocked the national highway passing through the town. They alleged that they have been staging agitation for the last two months pressing for fulfillment of their genuine demand, but no step has been taken in this regard till yet.

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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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