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Odisha Chief Minister ordered a high-level probe into the firecracker explosion at Puri

Bhubaneswar:30/5/24; Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday ordered a high-level probe into the firecracker explosion at Puri and announced Rs four lakh ex-gratia each for the kin of those killed in the incident.

The Chief Minister visited a private hospital in Bhubaneswar and met people who sustained burn injuries in the firecracker explosion that took place in Puri on Wednesday night. He met the injured patients and enquired about their health.

Naveen wished everyone good health and discussed with senior doctors about the medical arrangements in the hospital.

The Chief Minister ordered a high-level administrative inquiry into the incident. The probe will be conducted by the additional chief secretary, Revenue and Disaster Management department, and the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), official sources said.

He also announced Rs four lakh each to the families of those killed in the devastating explosion as financial assistance.

While at least three persons were killed after the explosion, more than 30 devotees have been admitted to different hospitals in Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, and Puri for treatment.

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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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