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Traders and transporters across the country will observe Bharat Bandh on February 26

Bhubaneswar:25/2/21: Traders and transporters across the country will observe Bharat Bandh on February 26. The Odisha Byabasayee Mahasangha has extended its support to the bandh call.

As many as 20 lakh business establishments in the state are likely to remain closed tomorrow due to the strike. The association has urged businessmen to close shops and markets during bandh.

Here’re key points about the nationwide strike:

  • Demanding a review of the provisions of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has called for a ‘Bharat Bandh’.
  • The All India Transporters’ Welfare Association (AITWA) also supports the bandh call given by CAIT.
  • The transporters’ association has been demanding the abolition of the new E-Way Bill.
  • The transporters also want the removal of norms to track vehicles by using FasTag connectivity to E-Invoice.
  • Nearly 40,000 trade associations, representing eight crore traders of the country, have extended support to the ‘Bharat Bandh’ call given by CAIT.
  • Above all, the traders’ and transporters’ associations want uniformity of diesel prices across the country.

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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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