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Ganjam has become the corona hotspot in Odisha

Bhubaneswar:8/5/20: As many as 24 persons tested positive for coronavirus in Ganjam district on Friday, taking the affected tally of Odisha to 270.

Earlier in the day, a Surat returnee in Bhadrak district had tested positive for the virus.

With these new cases, Ganjam has toppled Jajpur (54 + 1 recovery) to become the corona hotspot in Odisha with 71 virus-afflicted patients.

On Thursday, the district had seen 26 Surat returnees testing positive for the virus.

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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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