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Security Beefed Up In Tirtol, Balasore for by-elections

Balasore/Tirto:1/11/20: With the by-elections to Tirtol and Balasore Sadar Assembly constituencies just round the corner, tight security arrangements have been put in place by the administration to ensure smooth conduct of the elections.Informing about the security arrangement in Jagatsingpur, district Collector Saroj Mishra said, “155 out of total 373 polling booths have been identified as sensitive. Central forces will be deployed at 62 sensitive booths, micro observers at 40 booths while webcasting will be done at 37 booths. Besides, CCTV cameras will be installed at the remaining booths.”

“All the polling staff will leave for their respective polling station with required equipment today. All arrangements have been made so that no Covid-19 guideline is violated. The polling booths have been sanitised and voters will be provided with gloves and temperature will be checked to curb the further spread of the virus,” Mishra informed.

Similarly, in Balasore, the preparations have reached final leg at the 346 booths in the Assembly constituency. Thermal screening and sanitisation have been made compulsory for all the polling officials.

“All 346 booths have been divided into two groups. All Covid-19 protocols will be followed during the election. Moreover, the polling staff will be provided with a pair of gloves, mask and face shield,” Balasore collector K Sudarshan Chakravarthy said.

“The medical teams have carried out sanitisation work at both inside and outside of the polling station. ASHA workers and volunteers will be deployed at each polling station during the voting,” Chakravarthy informed.

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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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