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Moderate earthquake was felt in several parts of Odisha

Bhubaneswar:28/8/18: A moderate earthquake was felt in several parts of Odisha in the evening today, the Met said.

The earthquake, measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale with its epicentre at Hugli in West Bengal, was also felt in Balasore, Baripada, Anandpur in Keonhjar and few other places in north Odisha at 6.33 p.m. on Tuesday, said H.R. Biswas, Director of the Regional Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar.

Many people came running out of their homes screaming soon after they felt the tremor. However, no casualty or property loss has been reported so far.

Notably, a mild earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale was felt in several parts of Odisha in the wee hours on August 09.

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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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