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COVID-19 cases in country climb to 26,496, Death toll rises to 824

Newdelhi:26/4/20: The number of COVID-19 cases in the country has climbed to 26 thousand 4 hundred and 96 while the death toll rose to 824. Health Ministry data said, the number of active COVID-19 cases stood at19 thousand 868. As many as five thousand eight hundred and three people have been cured or discharged and one had migrated.

Health Ministry data said Maharashtra has the highest number of 7628 cases followed by Gujarat 3071 and  Delhi with 2625cases. The highest number of 323 people have lost lives in Maharashtra. Gujarat has reported 133 deaths, Madhya Pradesh 99 and Delhi 54 deaths.

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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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