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Odisha Chief Minister has ordered to taken strict action those who creating panic among people about COVID-19

Bhubaneswar: 4/4/20: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has ordered to taken strict action against those found to be indulged in creating panic and rift among people by sharing sensitive and unverified news about COVID-19 on social media platforms, DGP Abhay said this at a press conference here today.

The DGP said it is found that some unverified news related to coronavirus is being shared on social media platforms like Twitter, WhatsApp and Facebook. And, some persons are found maliciously doing this to create disharmony among various groups in the society.“The CM has asked me to ensure strict action against such anti-social elements as per the law. If you come across such forwarded messages on any social platform, call the Helplines of Police and Health Departments to inform the same. Do not forward such messages,” the DGP said.

Besides, he said the shutdown in Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Bhadrak has been completely successful in the last 20 hours, and thanked police personnel engaged in the enforcement task.  More than 2700 cases registered, 2400 persons arrested and over 4,000 vehicles seized during the lockdown so far, the DGP added.

This apart, Odisha Government’s COVID-19 Spokesman Subroto Bagchi also warned social media users to be extra careful while posting or sharing anything related to coronavirus.

“If anyone found misusing social media, especially in case of matter related to coronavirus, it won’t take us too much time to trace their digital footprints and take action accordingly,” Bagchi said.

He further said that the CM has requested the Nizamuddin Markaj attendees to come forward and report the Government by dialing 104 and get the test done in 24 hours. The participants didn’t go to the event to get infected or pass the COVID-19 infection, Bagchi added.

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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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