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The polling for second phase Panchayat elections will be held tomorrow.

Bhubaneswar:(ONT Bureau)14/2/17: The polling for second phase Panchayat elections will be held tomorrow.
As many as 53,62,814 voters will exercise their adult franchise for electing their representatives for 174 Zilla Parishads under 65 blocks in 29 districts.
Polling will be held at 18,581 wards of 1,386 gram panchayats from 7 am to 1 pm. Counting will begin from 1 pm. Since elections for Polsara Zilla Parishad has already been finalized with an uncontested win polls will be held for the rest 173 ZP.
Earlier on Monday, the first phase polls ended in 188 ZP out of which the BJD grabbed 103 seats while the BJP won in 71, Congress with 11 and independent candidates won in 3 ZP.While re-polls for Balasore, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Nuapada will be held on February 18, elections in Puri, Sundergarh will be conducted on February 20. Similarly reelections in Bhadrak and Koraput will be held on February 21.

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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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