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Odisha government put the collectors of seven districts on alert in view of cyclonic storm ‘Pabuk’

Bhubaneswar:3/1/19: The Odisha government on Thursday put the collectors of seven districts on alert in view of cyclonic storm ‘Pabuk,’ over South China Sea.

The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) has asked the collector of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Puri, Ganjam and Khurda to remain alert and closely monitor the situation.

The cyclonic storm is expected to cross Andaman Island on January 6 and Myanmar coast during January 7-8.

 “A cyclonic storm “PABUK” lay centred at 0830 hours IST of 03rd January 2019over south China Sea near latitude 6.0°N and longitude 105.0° E, about 1500 km east-southeast of Port Blair. It is very likely to move west-northwestwards and emerge into Andaman Sea around the forenoon of 05th January 2019,” a bulletin of IMD said.

“Thereafter it is very likely to move northwestwards and cross Andaman Islands around evening/ night of 06th January. Thereafter, it is very likely to move north-northwestwards and then recurve northeastwards towards Myanmar coast and weaken further during 7th-8th January, 2019,” the bulletin added.

The fishermen are advised not to venture into Andaman Sea during 4th-7th and into adjoining southeast and eastcentral Bay of Bengal during 6-7 January.

About Ashok Palit

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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