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Cuttack traders close shops, pay tributes to martyrs

18/02/2019 at 10:28 AM

Bhubaneswar: Shops and bazaars have remained closed in the whole Cuttack city as the Mal Godown Traders’ Association and other trader association have joined the Trade Bandh, called by the Confederation of All India Trades (CAIT), as a mark of respect to martyred CRPF Jawans, who were killed in Jammu and Kashmir on February 14.

The Mal Godown Traders will take out a rally across the millennium city to show traders’ solidarity to martyrs’ families. Later, representative teams will go to meet families of martyr Prasanna Kumar Sahoo and martyr Manoj Behera and provide some monetary support.

The Trade Bandh has been marked in other parts, including the capital city, in the State. All shops from betel to big showrooms have remained in Jagatsinghpur town and other towns in Jagatsinghpur district. Notably, the district lost a son, Prasanna Kumar Sahoo, in the terrorists’ attack in Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday afternoon.

Due to the bandh, business transaction of about Rs 1,000 crore is likely to be affected in the State.

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