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Smart signage and GPS enabled radio device in New Town

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KOLKATA: The New Town Kolkata Development Authority is installing smart signagaes in bus stops in New Town that will not only give information on all buses that will come in the stop but will also give real time information on the next incoming bus. The Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (Hidco) on the other hand is planning to install GPS enabled radio devices in the buses that the authorities are running.

Officials said that the signages will not only be smartly designed but will also give information on all buses that will arrive in the stop. “There will be a device display which is not yet operational that will give the approximate time but will later give real-time information on the next incoming bus,” said an official.

Hidco is planning to install GPS enabled radio devices in the buses that the authorities are operating in New Town. Passengers would be informed as to what is happening outside in a particular place or landmark depending on real time location. Hidco officials recently held a discussion with a reputed firm on this issue.

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Kakdwip girl murder: Rape charges added

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KOLKATA: The police have finally filed a 200-page chargesheet in the Kakdwip schoolgirl rape and murder case on Wednesday, adding the rape charges.

With the chief minister prodding the police to act tough on the accused, the chargesheet, filed just 25 days after the incident, has sections 376 (2)(i) IPC (which can lead to a decade behind bars) and 376 (A) IPC, which has a punishment ranging from a minimum of 20 years till death. Cops have also slapped murder charges on the accused.

Since prime accused Gopal Hazra and his accomplice Sahadeb Patra used to stalk the girl, police have slapped Section 11 of The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 on them as well. The trial is expected to be held in-camera before a special POCSO judge in the Alipore district and sessions court.

South 24-Parganas SP Sunil Chowdhury said, “We will comply with all directives of the special court subsequently.”

According to the provisions of the POCSO Act, 2012, the special court has to complete recording of evidence within 30 days and complete trial within a year. A PIL has also been filed in Calcutta high court demanding a Rs 20lakh compensation for the victim’s kin.

The November 20 incident had threatened to snowball into a major embarrassment for the ruling Trinamool Congress, with police not registering a rape case in the first instance.

Protesters held on to the body for three days, refusing to cremate it. The police had initially insisted that since the preliminary complaint did not mention rape, the section could only be added in the FIR after the postmortem.

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4 held for blast at TMC office

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Burdwan: Burdwan Sadar police have arrested four persons, including a CPM leader and three Trinamool supporters, in connection with Wednesday night’s bombing at a Trinamool office near MetalaDVC More. One person was killed and five were injured in the blast.

Seikh Hasem (40), a Trinamool supporter, was killed on the spot and Seikh Hira, Seikh Mithun, Seikh Firoz, Seikh Jamal and Seikh Asadul were admitted to Burdwan Medical College Hospital with splinter injuries. The condition of Seikh Hira is stated to be critical.

Burdwan SP Kunal Aggarwal, said further raids will continue and all the culprits will be nabbed.

On Wednesday evening, Swapan Debnath and ruling party MLA Ujjwal Pramanik visited the party office after the incident. However, Jamiul Seikh, the Trinamool leader who is the main accused in this case, is still absconding.The victims were inside the Trinamool office when Jamiul and five others allegedly attacked them and hurled five to seven bombs.

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