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Andhra Pradesh’s Kurnoo Blast: Naveen announces Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia for kin

Bhubaneswar: 6/8/18:Expressing grief over deaths of three Odia labourers in granite quarry blast in Andhra Pradesh’s Kurnool district, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each for the family members of the deceased.

Patnaik expressed sympathy with the bereaved families and released the financial assistance from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF). The CM also wished quick recovery of the Odia labourers injured in the blast and announ forced that the state government will bear the treatment expenses of the victims.

Notably, Duryodhan Nahak and Manoranjan Nahak of Nuagaon under Rambha police limits and Bhima Nayak (56) of J Radhagovindpur in Ganjam district had died in the explosion on August 3.

Taking note of the incident, the state government had sent a two-member fact-finding team from Ganjam labour department to the blast site to ascertain the cause of the explosion.

According to reports, as many as 15 labourers were killed including three from Ganjam district in the massive explosion in the quarry site.

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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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