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Odisha Chief Minister announced additional financial assistance of ₹5 crore for KeralaFloods

Bhubaneswr:20/8/18: Odisha Chief Minister  Naveen Patnaik announced additional financial assistance of ₹5 crore for KeralaFloods in addition to ₹5 crore sanctioned earlier. He directed 500 MT of polythene sheets worth ₹8 crore to be sent for Kerala. 245 Fire Service Personnel trained in rescue operations with 65 rescue boats were also sent.

Expressing solidarity with all flood affected people of Kerala, he said that Odisha knows what a natural calamity of this magnitude means to the common man and condoled lives lost in the floods. He directed Special Relief Commissioner, Odisha to remain in touch with Kerala Government and extend all possible help for swift rescue of people from Odisha stranded in the floods. Labour & ESI Department, Government of Odisha officials have been rushed to ensure safety of Odia labourers affected by the floods

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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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