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Odisha Govt Relaxes Lockdown Restrictions on functioning of shops and other business establishments

Bhubaneswar: 25/4/20: After the Centre allowed reopening of shops in both urban and rural areas, Odisha Government effected few modifications in its previous order on functioning of shops and other business establishments during the lockdown.

As per the revised order,  standalone and neighboring shops and shops in residential complexes within the limit of municipal corporations and municipalities and registered under the Orissa Shops and Commercial Establishments Act-1956 will remain open in Odisha during the lockdown. However,  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has asked municipal commissioners and district collectors to notify details specifying the types and timing of the shops to remain open and the districts.

The shops will remain open with 50 percent staff strength with mandatory use of face masks. Besides, the staff will have to strictly follow the social distancing norm.

However,  the MHA has clarified that parlours and salons, restaurants and liquor shops will continue to remain under the lockdown.

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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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