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For ‘Janta Curfew’ Bhubaneswar seem to have paused for a Sunday break.

Bhubaneswar:22/3/20  Empty streets, closed shops, no vendors, no traffic jams. For once, the streets of the busy state capital seem to have paused for a Sunday break.


Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal of ‘Janta Curfew’, Odisha government, yesterday, announced a week-long near-total lockdown in the state, starting from today. Allowing access to commodities of daily needs, the Government ordered people in various districts of the state to stay indoors. For extra precautions, it also stationed police personnel at various traffic points to check unwarranted mobilization on roads.As people have abide by the state government’s orders  and stayed indoors,

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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