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Normal life was thrown out of gear as heavy rain lashed many parts of Odisha

Bhubaneswar:16/7/18 Normal life was thrown out of gear as heavy rain lashed many parts of Odisha today because of a Well Marked Low Pressure (WMLP) over the Bay of Bengal.

Though many parts of the State were water-logged following the heavy downpour, the Special Relief Commissioner special relief commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi said “the government is keeping round-the-clock vigil over the flood-like situation in Kalahandi, Rayagada and Ganjam districts.

There is no reason for alarm as intensity of rain is likely to be less in next 24 hours, he said.

During last 48 hours, heavy rainfall occurred in many parts of the state. Average rainfall of the state remained at 33.9 mm and 41.8mm respectively in past two days. The following 12 districts which recorded rainfall of more than 50 mm on either of or both the days are Kalahandi, Puri, Rayagada, Ganjam , Jagatsinghpur, Nuapada, Khordha, Bolangir, Bargarh, Gajapati, Nabarangangpur and Nayagarh

River Vamsadhara had crossed the danger level at Gunpur (Rayagada district) as well as Kasinagar (Gajapati district) yesterday (15.07.2018). However, the water level quickly receded. Presently, the river is flowing below danger level and is in falling trend. There is no flood situation in any river system in the state, according to officials.

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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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