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Naveen Patnaik appointed Raghunath Mohanty as the chairman of Odisha Lift Irrigation Corporation.

Bhubaneswar24/18;: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday appointed former minister Raghunath Mohanty as the chairman of Odisha Lift Irrigation Corporation.

Apart from the chairman’s post, the CM also accorded cabinet minister status to Mohanty.

Recently, Patnaik had appointed Mohanty as the vice-president and party’s observer for Dhenkanal district.

Mohanty, who was elected five times as MLA from Basta in Balasore district, was removed from the post in March 2013 after he was arrested in connection with a dowry harassment case filed by his daughter-in-law Barsa Swony Choudhury.

In a related development, the state government has appointed Sandhyabati Pradhan as the chairperson of the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (OSCPCR). She was appointed for a term of three years.

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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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