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Four Odias have been named by the Indian Express in its list of ‘100 Most powerful Indians’

Bhubaneswar:30/3/18; Bringing laurels for the state, four Odias have been named by the Indian Express in its list of ‘100 Most powerful Indians’. In the list Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra has been placed at 3rd rank following Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah.

Odisha’s two political stalwarts Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan have been placed at 30th and 32nd place respectively. Besides, one other influential person from the state was also included in the list.

He is Additional Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister PK Mishra who has been placed at 44th position.

“Naveen Patnaik is still the tallest leader in the state with the image of someone who has zero tolerance for corruption. His BJD won a huge mandate in the Bijepur bypoll in February, which many held as a litmus test for the party”, stated the Indian Express.

The vernacular daily termed Dharmedra Pradhan as “Pradhan is the BJP’s most wellknown face in Odisha, where the party hopes to challenge Naveen Patnaik’s 17-year-rule”.

About Editor in chief

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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