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Western Odisha towns as it has turned into a cauldron due to rising mercury

Titalagarh:27/4/19: No respite in sight for western Odisha towns as it has turned into a cauldron due to rising mercury. The Titlagarh town today recorded the highest temperature in the state with 45 degree Celsius.

The heat wave conditions took few more towns into its grip with 14 places breaching the 40 degree mark today.

The other western Odisha towns which experienced blistering heat are: Jharsuguda (43.0), Sambalpur (42.7) Sundargarh (42.0), Hirakud (42.0), Bhawanipatna (42.6), Bolangir (43.5), Phulbani (41.6), and Sonepur (43.2).

Places in Odisha which also breached the 40 mark are Chandbali (40.7), Angul (42.7), Keonjhar (40.3), Talcher (43.3), and Malkangiri (42.5).

The increasing day temperature paralysed the normal life in several places with people preferring to stay indoors.

The heat wave condition is all likely to prevail for next few days.

About Editor in chief

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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