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Balasore Girl Lina Tiwary has scored a victory in UP Election

Balasore: (ONT Bureau)15/3/17; Lina Tiwary has scored a victory in winning on a ticket of Apna Dal (S), a regional party in UP which is in an alliance with the BJP. Lina, 45, born and brought up in Balasore, shifted to Uttar Pradesh after her marriage and has now become a lawmaker in India’s largest Vidhan Sabha by trouncing incumbent legislator and Samajwadi Party member Shraddha Yadav by a margin of 11,350 votes in Mariyahu constituency.
About 60 years ago, Lina’s father Jagdish Prasad Tiwary settled in Motiganj area in Balasore and ran a small business. Lina, born in 1972, did her schooling from Radhakrushna Hindi Vidyalaya before pursuing her higher studies from Kuntala Kumari Sabat Mahavidyalaya.

Lina later married Pawan Kumar Tiwary, a businessman from Jounpur of Uttar Pradesh. After her marriage, she did her PhD and was associated with a number of cultural outfits there. She finally got a ticket from regional party Apna Dal (S) and was elected from Mariyahu constituency.

Lina’s elder brother Dr Nagendranath Tiwary is as a homoeopathic doctor at Motiganj while another brother Jogendranath Tiwary is a lawyer in Balasore.

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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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