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Four Maoists with cash rewards on their heads were killed in an encounter

Phulbani: 5/7/20: Four Maoists with cash rewards on their heads were killed in an encounter with police personnel in southern Odisha’s Kandhmal district Sunday morning.

Sources said that acting on a tip-off, District Voluntary Force (DVF) and Special Operation Group (SOG) personnel launched a joint combing operation in Sirla village under Tumudibandh police limits at around 7 am.

During the operation, the Maoists opened fire at the security personnel who immediately retaliated. However, after an hour-long encounter, the left-wing extremists managed to escape.

After one hour of encounter, the Maoists stopped firing from their side before escaping from the spot. However, the security personnel later found the body of four Maoists including that of a woman.

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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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