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Due to heavy to very heavy rain Bhubaneswar and Cuttack throwing normal life out of gear

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack:21/7/18; While the denizens of the Twin City were already grappling with several inconveniences due to heavy downpour on July 20, heavy to very heavy rain under the impact of a low pressure over north Bay of Bengal today flooded both Bhubaneswar and Cuttack throwing normal life out of gear.

Almost all parts of the Twin City have been inundated due to the torrential rain that started last night. The situation has become ugly in Smart City, where rainwater has gushed into several houses in low-laying areas like, Acharya Vihar, Jaydev Vihar, Old Town and Damana.

Besides, vehicular communication has come to a grinding halt as main roads in Rasulgarh, Nayapalli,Bhomikhal, Kalpana Squar and Jagamara have been submerged in knee-deep water.

Meanwhile, ODRAF staff officials have been engaged to rescue people stranded at various places in Bhubaneswar. On the other hand, pumps have been installed in the most affected areas of the Twin City to evacuate rainwater.

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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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