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Naveen Patnaik urged the centre for provision of two more battalions of Central Armed Police Forces

New Delhi /Bhubaneswar:8/5/17: The state government today urged the centre for provision of two more battalions of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) to tackle the Maoist menace, informed Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik after attending the Anti-naxal meeting held in New Delhi today.

Briefing mediapersons, Patnaik said, “I urged upon the Home Minister to provide two more battalions of CAPF to Odisha immediately to undertake effective counter measures against extremism in Chhattisgarh, Andhra and Odisha with proper synergy Odisha under Security Related Expenditure (SRE) scheme and installation of 518 mobile towers in the Naxal-hit districts, .”

He said the government also demanded inclusion of three more districts- Angul, Boudh and Sonepur in the list of Mao infested districts and Kalahandi in the category of worst affected districts’ list.The CM further informed that additional fund has been demanded for rail connectivity from Jeypore to Malkangiri and Nabrangpur and Rs 142 crore for Gurupriya bridge

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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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