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Gajapati admin begins evacuating people to cyclone shelters

Gajapati:25/9/21: As weathermen predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall for Gajapati district in Odisha due to Cyclonic Storm ‘Gulab’ over Bay of Bengal, the District Administration has started shifting people from vulnerable areas to safer places.

The India Meteorological Department has issued a red warning for Gajapati district.

The district administration informed a total of 586 people have been evacuated so far from 15 villages in different blocks of the district. They have kept at 15 cyclone shelters located near the villages.

Resident of three villages in Gosani block, three villages in Gumma block, two villages in Kashinagar, four villages in Mohana and three villages in Rayagada block have been shifted.

The Cyclonic storm lay centered about 370 km east-southeast of Gopalpur in Odisha and 440 km east of Kalingapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.The Deep Depression over northwest and adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal intensified into Cyclonic Storm ‘Gulab’ (pronounced as Gul-Aab) and lay centered at 1730 hrs IST today, over northwest and adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal near Lat. 18.3°N and Long. 88.3°E.

The weathermen further forecasted the cyclonic storm is likely to move nearly westwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh – south Odisha coasts between Kalingapatnam and Gopalpur around evening of September 26.

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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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