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Naveen Patnaik attended the inaugural ceremony of Indian Super League match

Bhubaneswar:26/2/18; Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday attended the inaugural ceremony of Indian Super League match at the Kalinga Stadium with the city being gripped with fan frenzy after Bengaluru FC’s 2-0 win over Jamshedpur FC.

The crowds started thronging the stadium hours before the match. Though the stadium has a capacity to seat 12,000 , it was not full to capacity. Sports department sources said around 75 per cent seats were occupied.

Jamshedpur FC, the Tata Steel-owned side, has adopted Kalinga Stadium as its second home ground for its debut campaign in the league.

However, two goals in the first half put Bengaluru FC in the driving seat as the home side lost momentum. Having gone down to Jamshedpur FC at home in the first leg fixture, the Blues were keen to exact revenge and managed to redeem themselves.

The match was billed as attack versus defence with Bengaluru FC boasting the best goal count, while Jamshedpur FC had the best defence. In the end, however, it was the league leaders that prevailed.

Police had also made elaborate arrangements. Traffic was restricted on the stretch connecting Behera Sahi Square and Nicco Park Sqaure from 4pm to 11pm.

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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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