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Odisha Government announced complete shutdown in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack city and Bhadrak town for 48 hours

Bhubaneswar:3/4/20: The Odisha Government today announced the complete shutdown in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack city and Bhadrak town for 48 hours from 8 PM of April 3 to 8 PM of April 5 in a bid to contain spreading of COVID-19 after coronavirus patients were detected in the areas. This was informed Chief Secretary of Odisha Asit Kumar Tripathy on Friday.

All offices, shops, and establishments in the above areas shall remain closed, except a) Hospitals, b) Police, Fire, and Ambulance, c) Telecom services identified by Secretary, Electronics & IT Dept., d) Petrol pumps identified by respective Municipal Authorities, e) Railways and Airport for Cargo operation, f) Electronic Media identified by Commissionerate/District Police, g) IT/ITES/Call Centers relating to COVID-19 management (other IT/ITES as identified by Secretary, E&IT Dept.), h) Water Supply, sanitation and sewerage workers of respective municipal authorities, i) Electricity supply and distribution, j) Medicine stores as identified by respective Municipal authorities/Drug Controller, and k) Movement of goods vehicles, loaded or unloaded. Any violation of this order shall entail prosecution under the penal provisions of Disaster Management Act, 2005 and IPC.


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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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