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Odisha Sun Times Bureau

Baripada, Feb 24:

The Baripada bandh called by Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) paralysed life throughout the district today.

The bandh, supported by the BJP and organisations like Bhanja Sena, is being organised to protest the bypassing of Mayurbhanj while announcing the setting up of three medical colleges in the state by the Union government recently.

Government offices, shops and other business establishments downed their shutters while vehicular traffic came to a standstill on the National Highway No 5, which passes through the town.

Train services were also disrupted with protesters picketing on the railway tracks.

The bandh was also near total in Rairangpur, Karanjia, Udala and other places in the district, reports reaching here.