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Electronic monitors to check bank graft

Central Vigilance Commissioner H.J. Dora has urged bank officers and Central public sector undertakings to use sophisticated electronic gadgets and computers to prevent corruption. Dora, who held a high-level meeting in the city on Friday and in Bhubaneswar on Saturday with chairmen of several banks and public sector offices, said software is available to monitor the savings accounts of dubious persons. Dora also urged the people to inform the commission of specific cases of graft by bankmen and public officers.

State query on PW case

The state government is believed to have consulted experts to check whether it can withdraw cases against People’s War accused Kaushik Ganguly, a professor of Rajabazar Science College, say officials connected with the case.

Assault death

The 35-year-old owner of a country liquor shop in Entally, beaten up by neighbours on Saturday night, died in hospital on Sunday. Sheikh Kalu was assaulted for his criminal activities in the area. No arrests were made till late on Sunday.

Roadblocks

RSP supporters sat-in on Red Road and Fariapukur Road to protest the police’s decision not to allow a cycle procession to reach their rally venue at Shahid Minar on Sunday. Both roadblocks lasted 15 minutes.

Rally standstill

Traffic was crippled in central Calcutta on Sunday because of rallies and the Book Fair crowd. Vehicles came to a standstill on CR Avenue, SN Banerjee Road and Lenin Sarani from afternoon. The bottleneck was caused by rallies down Lenin Sarani and SN Banerjee Road converging simultaneously at Esplanade.

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o Rotary Club of Belvedere Gardens and Nabarun Sangha for donating blood, eyes, clothes, books and cycles to mentally-handicapped children of South Calcutta Anand Niketan Home
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