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Forest Fire Spreads To Hostel Campus Of Women’s College

Dhenkanal:3/4/21: The forest fire in different districts of Odisha, which was brought under control weeks back, has made a return. After the forest fire was spotted in some parts of Similipal in Mayurbhanj on March 31, it almost engulfed the campus of a women’s hostel in the town on Friday night.

According to sources, the fire that broke out in Charkhola forest spread to the hostel of Dhenkanal Autonomous College on the wee hours of Saturday. After finding the wild growth in the backyard of the hostel on fire at around 2 am, the inmates alerted the hostel superintendent.

 The superintendent informed the principal of the autonomous college, Dr Rashmi Mishra. As there was no way they could extinguish the fast spreading fire, they called up the district administration officials who informed the Fire Brigade. The Fire personnel rushed to the spot and doused the fire.

In mid-March, a massive fire in Bega reserve forest under Sadangi forest range in Dhenkanal district had broken out destroying teak trees in around 100 acre.

On March 31, a satellite image released by the Forest Survey of India (FSI) showed outbreak of forest fire in 47 places in the southern division of the Similipal National Park.

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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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