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Rising Crimes Against Women, Cyber Crime Rock in Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar:1/10/20: The Opposition Congress on Thursday expressed anguish over the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) reports which show an increase in the instances of violence against women and phenomenal growth in cybercrime cases in the State.

According to the latest report released by the NCRB, Odisha remained at the second spot, after Uttar Pradesh, to have witnessed the most number of cases related to molestation of women. The report said a total of 11,318 women were molested in the State in 2019.

Similarly, cyber-related crimes have increased by about 76 percent in Odisha in 2019 in comparison to 2018. As many as 1485 cybercrime-related cases were reported in the State in 2019 as compared to 843 in 2018.

Congress Legislature Party leader Narasingha Mishra termed the figures a shame for the State.

On the other hand, Congress MLA Sura Routray demanded the withdrawal of retail power tariff hike. Terming the hike, to be effective from today, as unlawful, he demanded the government to immediately roll back the decision. Routray also urged the government to allow the reopening of temples and other religious institutions in the State following the promulgation of Unlock 5 from Thursday. He said that temples in other states have already been opened. During the session, Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro gave a ruling on the alleged misbehavior of a woman by a doctor at a COVID center in Bolangir and asked the health minister to inquire into the matter.

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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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