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Odisha’s COVID-19 death toll touches 362

Bhubaneswar: 18/88/20: Odisha has reported nine more Covid-19 deaths in the past 24 hours. This was informed by the Odisha Health & Family Welfare Department today.

With this, the State’s death toll rose to 362.


  1. A 62-year old male of Balasore district who was also suffering from Carcinoma Prostate with bone metastasis.
  2. An 81-year old female of Bhubaneswar who was also suffering from Diabetes, Hypertension.
  3. A 68-year old male of Ganjam who was also suffering from Coronary Artery Disease, Hypertension, Parkinsonism, Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
  4. A 68-year old female of Ganjam district.
  5. A 79-year old male of Ganjam district.
  6. A 61-year old male of Malkangiri district who was also suffering from Diabetes & hypertension & Bronchial Asthma.
  7. A 65-year old male of Rayagada district.
  8. A 68-year old male of Rayagada district who was also suffering from hypertension.
  9. A 42-year old male of Sambalpur district.

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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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