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Trade unions’ strike: All educational institutions to remain closed

Bhubaneswar7/1/19:: In view of the two-day nationwide strike call given by trade unions on January 8-9, all schools colleges and universities in Odisha will remain closed tomorrow (January 8).

In view of “Bharat Bandh” call, all educational institutions in the state will remain closed tomorrow ( January 8), a statement issued by the higher education department read.

Earlier in the day, School and Mass Education Secretary Pradipta Mohapatra said all schools in the state will remain closed tomorrow in view of the bandh. The decision regarding the closure of schools on Wednesday will be taken tomorrow, he added.

The two-day strike is called by central trade unions against alleged anti-worker police of the central government. The strike will be observed from 6 am on January 8 to 6 am on January 10.

Ten major central trade unions —INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, AICCTU, UTUC, TUCC, LPF and SEWA, central and state employees, bank and insurance employees will also join the strike.

Banking service is also likely to be affected for two days from tomorrow as several bank employees’ associations have decided to join the nationwide

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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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