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No major impact of Bharat Bandh called by farmers’ unions

Newdelhi:8/12/20:There was no major impact of Bharat Bandh called by farmers’ unions today as all markets, shops, banks, government, and private offices, and other commercial establishments functioned normally across the country.

Elaborate security arrangements were made in all States and Union Territories in the wake of the call. Transport and traffic were also normal in cities like Delhi and Mumbai as police kept a tight vigil. The farmers’ unions protesting against the new farm laws at the borders of the National Capital had called for a nationwide strike between 11 am and 3 pm.

Normal life remained unaffected in most parts of the country including Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu division as shops and commercial establishments remained operational in these states with transport plying normally on the roads.

In Maharashtra, members of a farmers’ organization staged a ‘rail roko’ in Buldhana district as part of the Bharat Bandh. However, Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation buses were plying as scheduled.

In Telangana, trade unions held demonstrations at busy locations in Hyderabad. AIR Correspondent reports that Bank Employees unions however stayed away from the bandh and banking services operated as usual. Government offices and offices of Public Sector Undertakings worked as usual.

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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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