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Three Killed In Rain-Related Mishaps

Bhubaneswar:13/9/21: As incessant rain continues in many parts of Odisha since September 11, three persons have lost their lives due to rain-related mishaps.

The Special Relief Commissioner’s Office said according to preliminary reports received from districts, two have died in Kendrapara district due to wall collapse and one in Khordha district due to drowning.

The SRC office further stated detailed investigation is on by the District Administration into the reported human casualties.

A total of 53 blocks were affected due to the incessant rain. As many as 2,789 villages and 14 ULBs were affected. Across the state, 265 houses have been damaged so far. Worth mentioning, heavy rain occurred during the past 24 hours in most parts of the State due to the effect of the Depression on the Bay of Bengal.

Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Khordha, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Nayagarh, Boudh, Jajpur, and Subarnapur districts received an average rain fall of more than 100 MM.

Astarang block of Puri district received the highest rainfall of 530 mm in last 24 hours till 5 PM followed by Kakatpur of the district where 525 mm rainfall was recorded.

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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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