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Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak & Balasore- are prone to Cyclone Amphan

Bhubaneswar: 17/5/20: As depression over southeast Bay of Bengal intensified into a cyclone on Saturday and is set to develop into a severe cyclonic storm, Amphan, Districts collectors of Odisha have been asked to remain alert.

Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Jena has informed that a decision regarding evacuation of people will be taken after detailed data about the situation.

Besides, Jena has also stated that four districts-Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak & Balasore- are prone to Cyclone Amphan.

On the other hand, mapping & take a final call on evacuation will be done after IMD analyses movement of the cyclonic storm & provides data about the same.

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Meanwhile, 10 teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur & Mayurbhanj districts of the state and 7 teams are at 3rd NDRF BN Mundali in Cuttack.

Cyclone Amphan may cross West Bengal–Bangladesh coasts between Sagar Islands (West Bengal) and Hatiya Islands (Bangladesh) during afternoon/evening of May 20, informed IMD.

The weatherman further predicted that sea condition will be very high over southwest and adjoining central Bay of Bengal during next 24 hours.

Fishermen in Odisha have been asked not to venture into the deep sea in view of the impending cyclonic storm that is likely to intensify on Sunday evening and batter the state and neighboring West Bengal over the next few days.

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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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