I am a journalist, working as Balangir correspondent of the English daily "The Pioneer" and “The Industry and Mines Observer”, an English fortnightly magazine published from Bhubneshwar. I was awarded the Trophy for "Excellence in Journalism" by noted Columnist Sri Shivaji Sarkar,in the presence of Editor in Chief -of The Pioneer,Dr Chandan Mitra ,Editor of The Industry and Mines Observer (IMO) Sri Sirish Mohanty on June19,2012.
Sunday, September 4, 2016
BANDH HITS LIFE IN B’PUR, B’NGIR, G’PATI Saturday, 03 September 2016 | PNS | BRAHMAPUR/BALANGIR/ PARALAKHEMUNDI | in Bhubaneswar
BANDH HITS LIFE IN B’PUR, B’NGIR, G’PATI
Saturday, 03 September 2016 | PNS | BRAHMAPUR/BALANGIR/ PARALAKHEMUNDI | in Bhubaneswar
Normal life was affected in Brahmapur and Balangir due to the Bharat Bandh call given by 10 trade unions demanding fulfilment of 12-point charter of demands.
Schools, colleges, shops, barring some, and other business establishment were closed. Both Government and private buses were off the roads. Petrol pumps, post offices and banks were closed in Brahampur as well as Balangir.
Many long-route buses were stranded on the roadsides in Brahampur. However, movement of motorbikes and three-wheelers was normal in he city.
Members of central trade unions lie CITU, AITUC, INTUC, HMS and others under the banner of the United Trade Unions led by Bhibhudatta Mishra, Suru Matrai of OSRU, Lalit Nayak, Rabi Mishra and others marched through the Balangir town in a motorcycle rally and picketed before Government offices and held a meeting before the district Collectorate. Speakers criticised the “anti-labour policies” of the Modi Government.
In Gajapati district, the bandh was observed in all seven blocks of Paralakhemundi, Gumma, Raigarh, Mohana, R Udaygiri, Nuagada, Gosani and Kasinagar. Bus movement was stopped and shops, bazaars, banks, educational institutions were closed.