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All petrol pumps in Odisha will remain closed for 12 hours from tomorrow evening

Bhubaneswar:26/5/22: All petrol pumps in Odisha will remain closed for 12 hours from tomorrow evening, in protest against the Central government’s sudden and sharp drop in the prices of petrol and diesel.

The petroleum dealers association informed that the strike, during which all the petrol pumps across the state will remain closed, will be held from 6:00 pm tomorrow (May 27) till 6:00 am on May 28.

The association’s president has also said that the 12-hour-long strike is being held over the Centre’s sudden and sharp drop in the prices of petrol and diesel.

Notably, the Union government slashed the petrol and diesel price by Rs 9 per litre and diesel by Rs 6 per litre.

As per the rate revision, petrol is now available at Rs 103.36 and diesel is being sold at 94.86 per litre in Bhubaneswar. Similarly, petrol and diesel are available at Rs 108.73 and Rs 100.12 per litre in Malkangiri. In Rourkela petrol is being sold at Rs 104.29 and diesel is available at Rs 95.83.

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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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