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Weekend shutdown in the urban centers of 10 districts bordering Chhattisgarh from today

Bhubaneswar:17/4/21: In view of the worsening Covid-19 situation in Odisha, the State government has decided to clamp the weekend shutdown in the urban centers of 10 districts bordering Chhattisgarh from today.

The weekend shutdown has been imposed in urban areas of Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Bolangir, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Koraput, and Malkangiri districts in order to break the chain of the pandemic. Night curfew in these areas has also been extended from 9 pm to 5 am to 6 pm to 5 am.

The district administrations have sounded alert in the regions and urged people to comply with coronavirus guidelines to break the transmission chain.

“Strict enforcement of Covid-19 norms and people’s support can break the transmission chain. Legal action will be taken against the violators of the pandemic norms,” said Rourkela SP Mukesh Kumar Bhamoo.

Meanwhile, the Trade Association of Khadiala in Nuapada district has decided to shut all shops in the block for nine days starting from today. The shops dealing with essential commodities will only be allowed to open. The vegetable shops will open from 5 am till 10 pm.

Besides, a night curfew will be imposed in urban areas of all the other 20 districts including Bhubaneswar and Cuttack from 9 pm to 5 am from today.

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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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