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Massive fire broke out on the second floor of State Bank of India Bapuji Nagar branch

Bhubaneswar10/11/18:: A massive fire broke out on the second floor of State Bank of India (SBI) branch in Bapuji Nagar branch in Bhubaneswar in the early morning on Saturday.

According to available sources, locals of the area noticed thick smoke emerging out of the SBI office building early in the morning and alerted the fire service personnel.

On being informed, two fire brigade units rushed to the spot and managed to douse the flames after an hour-long ordeal.

While no casualty or injury has been reported, records of the bank customers were reportedly burnt to ashes as the fire gutted at least 90 per cent of the record room.

The exact amount of property damaged will be established after a detailed assessment.

Though the actual reason behind the mishap is yet to be ascertained, it is suspected that the fire was caused due to an electrical short circuit.

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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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