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Naveen’s New Cabinet: 10 New Faces

Bhubaneswar:29/5/19: Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal appointed 11 Cabinet Ministers and nine Ministers of state on the recommendation of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

“Governor of Odisha, Prof Ganeshi Lal appointed 11 Cabinet Ministers and nine ministers of State, on the recommendation of the Chief Minister. Thus, the strength of the Council of Ministers is 22 including the Chief Minister which is within the 15% of the strength of the assembly as prescribed by the Sarkaria Commission,” a press communiqué issued by the Raj Bhawan said


“They will be sworn in at 10.30 am on 29th May at Exhibition Ground, Unit-III Bhubaneswar,” the statement added.


Chief Minister: Naveen Patnaik

Ministers: Ranendra Pratap Swain, Bikrarn Keshari Arukha, Prafulla Kumar Mallik, Niranjan Pujari, Padmanabha Behera, Pratap Jena, Arun Kumar Sahoo, Sudam Marndi, Susanta Singh, Naba Kishore Das andTukuni Sahu

Ministers of State:

Ashok Chandra Panda, Samir Ranjan Dash, Jvoti Prakash Panigrahi, Dibya Shankar Mishra, Premananda Nayak, Raghunandan Das, Padmini Dian, Tusharkanti Behera and JasIannath Saraka

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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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