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Pre-poll violence in Vanivihar Section 144 imposed in campus

Bhubaneswar:17/9/17; A day after filling up of nominations for the forthcoming students’ union election in Vanivihar (Utkal University), bombs were reportedly hurled in the campus today evening near ladies hostel.

A senior police official said that the bomb hurling incident is a hoax rather it was just bursting sound of a fire cracker. Nothing has occurred, he added.

Tension prevailed in and out of the campus after the incident and two groups of youths clashed near the main gate of the varsity.

In a bid to restore normalcy in the spot, the Commissionerate of police have clamped Section 144 in front of the varsity’s main entrance.

Even as the students’ poll was cancelled in the BJB College here due to an incident of bombing, the media-centric varsity seems yet to witness a lot of pre-poll violence till the end of election process.

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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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