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Nearly 53 per cent voting was recorded for the five Lok Sabha and 35 Assembly constituencies in Odisha

Bhubaneswar:18/4/1`9: Nearly 53 per cent voting was recorded for the five Lok Sabha and 35 Assembly constituencies in Odisha till 3 pm on Thursday, said Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Surendra Kumar.
“The second phase voting is underway smoothly and peacefully,” he said and added that adequate security personnel had been deployed in Maoist-affected areas.
Elections are being held for Bargarh, Sundargarh, Balangir, Kandhamal and Aska Lok Sabha seats and 35 Assembly seats under them.
Of the 76.93 lakh voters in the second phase, 39.45 lakh men, 37.47 lakh women and 605 others will cast their votes in 9,117 booths.

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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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