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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik reviewed flash flood situations in Rayagada

Bhubaneswar16/7/17: Due to incessant heavy rainfall, some regions of Rayagada district have been affected by severe flooding since on Saturday night. Many villages have come under inundation and many other marooned. Two bridges have been washed away resulting in disruption of communication to the areas. 4 helicopters of Indian Air Force have been reached today. On the other hand, ODRAF and Odisha Fire Service, CRPF are in the spot and doing rescue and relief. Earlier, in view of flash floods triggered by heavy rainfall in Kalyansinghpur block in Rayagada district, Odisha government had sought four helicopters from Centre for rescue operations. There is a flash flood in Kalyansinghpur of Rayagada in Rivers Nagavalli and Kalyani. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today reviewed flash flood situations in Rayagada district at SRC office.

The food packets will be dropped from air if required, said Special Relief Commissioner PK Mohapatra.

Notably, road communication between Rayagada and Bhawanipatna has been disrupted as flood water is now flowing on the major road in the area which is now completely cut-off.

Due to heavy rain causing flood situation in Rayagada District of Odisha, Railway Bridge Number 585 between Theruvali & Singapur Road Railway Stations in Titilagarh-Rayagada Railway Section washed out.

Durg-Jagdalpur passenger train cancelled as railway bridge between Titlagrah-Rayagada section gets washed away in heavy rains.

Emergency measures initiated to ensure uninterrupted health services for people in flood hit Kalyansinghpur block of Raygada district



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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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