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Dharmendra Pradhan met the Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha

Newdelhi:1/5/19 Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today met the Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha in New Delhi and held discussion on the preparedness for the impending cyclonic storm Fani.

“All assistance will be provided to Odisha to tackle Cyclone Fani. Arrangements will be made for State’s demand for two helicopters,” said Pradhan, who hails from Odisha, after meeting with the Cabinet Secretary.

As per the latest IMD bulletin, Cyclone Fani is expected to make landfall at Balukhanda near Puri coast on May 3 after noon with a wind speed of 175kmph and gusts of 205kmph. After landfall, the cyclone would pass through Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore and Mayurbhanj before moving to West Bengal.

 Pradhan also spoke to the Cabinet Secretary about the preparedness of the impending cyclone Fani and suggested for adequate measures especially in Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada, Koraput, Malkangiri and Cuttack to minimise the damages from cyclone Fani in Odisha.

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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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