Kerla:17/10/21:In rain-hit Kerala, relief and rescue operations are on a war footing. 13 deaths were reported so far, in various rain-related incidents in the State. In the major landslide that hit Kootickal in Kottayam district, 7 more dead bodies were recovered today, taking the death toll to 10 in the region. State Govt had declared 4 lakh compensation for families of the people who lost their lives in the mishap. Search operations are also ongoing in the multiple landslides that hit Kokkayar in the Idukki district where many persons missing. In Idukki, three deaths are officially confirmed in various rain-related incidents. People from risk-prone regions are being shifted to relief camps. Low lying areas are flooded and water levels in major rivers are rising. The intensity of rain had reduced in many areas and is expected to weaken by tonight, but authorities had urged the public to remain alert. Meanwhile on account of heavy downpours, tomorrow’s Plus-one exams and MG university exams are postponed.
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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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