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Normal life was completely paralysed in Odisha due to the nationwide strike

Bhubaneswar:8/1/20: Normal life was completely paralysed in Odisha due to the nationwide strike called by trade unions against what they allege as “anti-people” policies of this government, that is being held since today morning.

The State government had issued prior direction for all government employees to enter their respective offices before 9.30 am.

Public transport system was adversely affected due to the Bharat Bandh call given by Central trade unions.

As several political parties have extended support to the all India general strike, the private bus owners association has decided to suspend bus services as a precautionary measure.

Buses, private cars and other public transport vehicles kept off the road while train services were hit as agitators squatted on railway tracks at different places. There was no report of any violence from districts.

Government buses also stayed off the road. Several passenger-carrying vehicles were seen parked on the roadside after they were not let to pass through.

Agitators at several places across Odisha including  Gunupur in Rayagada district staged road blockade by burning tyres and picketing on busy National highways.

Educational institutions, shops, and other business establishments also remained shut today, sources said.

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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