By Energeticcity.ca staff A Dawson Creek man has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison on Thursday. 37 year old Kevin Patrick Cooke was found guilty of extortion, assault and uttering threats against a South Peace man last year. – Advertisement -Police say Cooke is also being accused of a number of unspecified sexual offences. Cooke is currently serving his sentence and is awaiting trial for those offences.
Darjeeling: The Tourism department is all set to ensure a pleasant experience for the tourists visiting the Hills and Dooars during the forthcoming festive season.Tourism minister Goutam Deb held a meeting with the district administration in Siliguri on Tuesday. “We want the tourists to return home with happy memories. We will ensure that they have a pleasant experience while they are here,” stated minister Deb.The minister will also be holding talks with tour operators, hoteliers and transporters. “We will tell them not to overcharge the tourists,” stated Deb. Incidentally, in the past, there have been complaints against tourist vehicles and hotels overcharging during peak tourist seasons. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThere will be a police control room monitoring round the clock. A number of help desks will be set up at major transit points in the region. “We will open help desks at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station, Bagdogra Airport and Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus in Siliguri. Along with this help desks will be set up at Malbazar in Dooars,” added the Tourism minister. Soon, the minister will hold talks with the top brass of Gorkhaland Territorial Administration in Darjeeling. “We have plans to set up similar help desks in Darjeeling and Kalimpong,” stated Deb. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe Tourism minister will also hold a similar meeting with the district administration, Jalpaiguri. With Siliguri emerging as the most important transit point for tourists visiting the Hills and Dooars, the minister stressed on presenting a clean and green Siliguri to the tourists.”We have information that all hotels and home-stays are booked till capacity during the puja tourist season. We will have to ensure that we present a clean Siliguri. We have to ensure that garbage is not dumped on roadsides. The Siliguri Municipal Corporation has to undertake a special drive to present a clean and green Siliguri to the tourists,” suggested Deb. He stated that toilets have to be constructed. The minister also stressed on the need to remove illegal hoardings. “There should be no hoardings in the zones declared as No Hoarding Zones. The Municipal Corporation has to ensure this,” added the Minister.Incidentally, Darjeeling was in the grip of an agitation in 2017. The agitation also included a 104-day long bandh. With the political unrest tourists had stayed away. This had adversely affected the economy of the region with tourism being the economic mainstay of this region.Finally with peace and normalcy returning to the Hills, Darjeeling and Dooars had experienced a tourism boom during the summer season. This trend is expected to continue during the puja season as well.
Kolkata: The Bidhannagar Police have reconstructed the murder scene of Calcutta High Court lawyer Rajat Kumar Dey on Saturday. Sources informed that Rajat’s wife, Anindita Pal Dey, narrated and showed the sleuths the manner in which she killed her husband.According to sources, sleuths were quite sure from the very start about Anindita murdering Rajat. However, due to certain technical issues, the police were not able to come to something conclusive. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeOn November 24, as the sleuths saw the body of Rajat at Bidhannagar Sub-divisional Hospital, they were unable to conclude the way in which it would have been there before its removal. Though Anindita admitted the allegation before the police, she denied the charges when she was produced before the court. Later police sought a doctor’s opinion about the murder and thus, the scene became clear. Sources informed that Rajat was strangulated using a charger wire from behind when he was sitting on the bed. Due to the sudden pull, he failed to resist and fell on the floor. The injury marks on Rajat’s body substantiate the fact. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe police also made it clear that there was no third person involved in the murder. It is also clear that the whole incident took place all of a sudden without any previous plan. Thus Anindita’s statements were different from the earlier ones and she kept changing them continuously. After Saturday’s reconstruction, the investigators are preparing themselves to submit the charge-sheet against Anindita at the earliest. According to police sources, after completion of Anindita’s police custody, the sleuths will oppose her bail petition appeal for her judicial custody. The cops are also checking if Rajat’s brother-in-law had any involvement of suppressing facts despite knowing everything.