Last week saw the shocking deaths of 41-year-old Gabriel Kallinikos and 28-year-old mother of three, Christina Karageorge.Last Tuesday, Mr Kallinikos lost control of his car, smashing through a fence followed by a tree on Rowans Road in Moorabbin. The victim was soon rushed to Alfred Hospital, where doctors did their best to keep the victim alive, though they were unsuccessful. The Oakleigh resident, said to have been an only child living with his widowed mother, was driving a blue I.X. Mitsubishi.Another road accident involving a Greek Australian resulting in fatality took place in the early hours of Friday morning on Mt Alexander Road in Trancore.Ms Karageorge was the passenger of a black Nissan Micra that crashed into a tree just after 3.00 am. The victims were taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital with Ms Karageorge in a critical condition, where she passed away hours later from internal injuries, leaving behind her two daughters and a son.The driver, a 27-year-old man, is said to have suffered non-life-threatening injuries and remained in hospital in a stable condition. Police are asking anyone who witnessed either car accident to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Kolkata: Bengal government has decided to recruit 8,000 policemen apart from 565 Sub-Inspectors soon.The Cabinet has given its approval for the recruitment. The Cabinet meeting was held on Monday. It is learnt that the decision to recruit that many policemen was taken up to ensure better policing in the state.As the number of police stations has gone up in the past seven years, the state government has undertaken measures to increase manpower as well. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe new police stations were set up to reduce area of jurisdiction of a specific police station. Now, the step to add another 8,000 policemen and 565 sub-inspectors to the existing strength has been taken up for better policing.It may be recalled that the state government had earlier decided to recruit 3,000 men to raise a new battalion of Rapid Action Force (RAF).The need of raising additional unit was felt as the Centre often shows reluctance in providing central forces to control law and order situation as and when needed in the state. At the same time, the state government has taken steps to ensure security and safety of tourists. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAs a measure for ensuring security of tourists visiting Digha and Mandarmoni, the state government had created 267 posts for eight coastal police stations a fewmonths ago.After recruitment, more stress can be given on how to improve security arrangements for tourists visiting the areas.Besides creating posts and recruiting police, the state government has also created posts in the past seven years that have resulted in employment generation.Recently, the state government decided to recruit 3,673 people in different posts in departments, including Higher Education department, Personnel and Administrative Reforms, e-governance and Tribal Development department.