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68th Republic Day was celebrated across Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Odisha News time Bureau On Jan 26, 2017 :The 68th Republic Day was celebrated across Odisha with gaiety and enthusiasm today amidst tight security with the state government asserting that the battle against corruption has gained steam as the focus is on socio-economic empowerment of all.
In view of the boycott call by Maoists in some areas of the state, an alert had been sounded and police force in all districts had been put on strict vigil.
Tight security arrangements had been made in Maoist affected districts like Malkangiri, Rayagada, Koraput, Kandhamal, Balangir and Gajapati. In some areas, Maoists had given a call to observe black day and asked people to boycott celebrations by putting up posters.
In Bhubaneswar, Governor SC Jamir unfurled the tricolour during the State-level Republic Day celebrations at the Mahatma Gandhi Marg. The Governor took the salute at a grand parade led by Nabarangpur SP Sudhansu Mishra. Elaborate security arrangements were made for smooth Republic Day celebrations across the state, according to Director General of Police (DGP) K B Singh.
The celebrations remained peaceful without any untoward incident reported from any part.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik unfurled the tricolour at the historic Barabati stadium in Cuttack.

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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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