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Bhubaneswar reported 918 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours

Bhubaneswar:2/6/21: Bhubaneswar reported 918 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, which took the active cases tally to 10,988 on Wednesday.

Among the new cases, 169 are from quarantine and 749 local contacts.

Khandagiri reported the highest of 54 cases followed by Old Town (47), Patia (42), Chandrasekharpur (37), Patrapada (31), Laxmisagar (27), Nayapalli (25), Baramunda and Sailashree Vihar (24 each), Dumduma (21).

On the other hand, 1,102 more patients recovered from the disease during this period.

Bhubaneswar also saw two deaths, which took the COVID toll to 343.

The deceased have been identified as two men aged 32 and 69 years.

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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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