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Major reshuffle in IPS cadre, Odisha

Bhubaneswar:23/10/18: In a major reshuffle in IPS cadre, Odisha government on Tuesday appointed Soorya Thankappan as Vigilance DIG.

Thankappan is presently serving as registrar of Sambalpur University and has been elevated to the anti-corruption wing.

RP Singh, who is presently on repatriation from Central deputation, has been appointed as DG Prisons and Director Correctional Services.

Singh will replace BN Jha who has been attached to the Home Department.

Special Task Force (STF) DIG, Himanshu Lal has been appointed DIG of Special Armed Police (SAP) while Sambalpur’s additional SP Srikrishna Behera has been appointed AIG in-charge of Marine Police, Bhubaneswar.

Similarly, Vigilance IG Yatindra Koyal has been appointed STF IG while Pravakar Swain has been made SP in-charge of Police Training Institute.

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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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