Wash bay owner jailed for drug trafficking

first_imgA wash bay owner who was charged for having cannabis for the purpose of trafficking February last was sentenced to four years in prison by Magistrate Judy Latchman on Tuesday.Leroy Robertson, 35, of Lot 17 Broad and Lombard Streets, Charlestown, was accused of having 38 grams of cannabis in his possession for trafficking on February 19, 2016 at Broad Street, Charlestown.In handing down her ruling, Magistrate Latchman told the Court that she was satisfied with the evidence, which proved that Robertson had knowledge and control of the cannabis.She also placed weight on the fact that he had the drug for trafficking since it weighed over 15 grams.Magistrate Latchman told the Court her decision was based on the manner in which the drug was concealed and the need to prevent others from committing the same offence.It was during this time Robertson asked the Court for leniency since he has a sickly mother and a child.He was also ordered to pay a $30,000 fine.last_img read more

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B.C. RCMP provide update on Northeast B.C. homicide investigations

first_imgSURREY, B.C. – The B.C. RCMP provided an update Wednesday afternoon on the three Northeast B.C. homicide investigations, this after the bodies of murder suspects Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky were found near Gillam, Manitoba.The RCMP says they have spoken with the victims’ family members on the discovery of the two bodies.At 10:00 a.m. on August 7, the two bodies were found 1 km from where items were found on the Nelson River and the RCMP are confident the two bodies are Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky.- Advertisement -Specialized RCMP teams began searching nearby high-probability areas, leading officers to the discovery of the two male bodies, in the dense brush.The RCMP have not determined exactly how Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky died.  The RCMP have asked for an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.RCMP say it will be extremely difficult for them to determine a motive and will continue to investigate to confirm if McLeod and Schmegelsky are murder suspects.Advertisement The pair are wanted in connection with three homicides in Northern B.C. that all occurred during the week of July 15, 2019.RCMP say the investigations into the homicides are still on-going and more updates will be provided once available.last_img read more

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RATHMULLAN CELTS EDGE TOWARDS HISTORIC TITLE

first_imgCappry Rovers 1-1 Rathmullan CelticCelts Edge One Step Closer to Historic Title WinBY ENDA MCELHINNEY: A battling performance from Rathmullan Celtic ensured they came away from Cappry with a share of the spoils and edged the Seasiders one point closer to securing back to back Donegal League titles.Dessie McLaughlin and Mark Curran’s outfit travelled in anticipation of a tough afternoon from a Cappry team still trying to secure 3rd place and a promotion/relagation playoff for a spot in the Premier Division. They were not to be disappointed as the home side started well, forced themselves into the lead and could have claimed all three points but for a number of excellent saves from Rathmullan stopper Denis Sheridan.There were few chances in the opening exchanges as both teams tried to gain a foothold on a heavy pitch that looked like it could use a one to one with a lawnmower. The home side made the breakthrough on 20 minutes when the impressive Benny McLaughlin got in behind the Rathmullan rearguard. His initial effort was superbly saved by Sheridan, but the ball broke kindly and McLaughlin slid the ball across goal where it was scrambled over the line.Rathmullan to their credit responded well to the setback and immediately set about getting back into the game. The midfield four of Ryan Connolly, Seamus McLaughlin, Aaron McClafferty and Eoin Sheridan were scrapping for every ball in tough playing conditions and managed to force a succession of corners and free kicks as Rathmullan upped the ante. From a free kick on the left hand touchline, Dara Patton swung the ball across the face of goal and as strike partner Eamon Sheridan challenged goalkeeper Gareth Patton the ball appeared to evade both men and found its way into the far corner to the delight of the travelling Rathmullan support that included certain Mother’s giving up their big day in support of the Seasiders bid to make history.The half ended without either side threatening to claim the lead goal as the game became a midfield battle. The home side emerged with a real spring in their steps and appeared determined to claim maximum points, with the effective Benny McLaughlin causing all sorts of trouble down the left wing for first Barney Patton and his replacement Sean McGregor as Rathmullan came under increasing pressure.Denis Sheridan once again proved the old adage that a good keeper is worth ten points over a season with three exceptional stops in the second period. The first was a flying finger tip effort to keep a 20-yard pile driver out and the big man then came out on top in another two duels with Cappry forwards. The Monaghan man mountain also claimed a number of corners and crosses as the pressure increased to ensure his goal was not breached a second time.Despite the incessant pressure from the home side, Rathmullan were able to recover and finish on a high as McGregor and Niall Doherty came on for Barney and Ryan Connolly to change the look of the right hand side. It was a quieter than normal day for front pair Sheridan and Patton and the best chance for a Rathmullan winner came when Eoin Sheridan fired just over from 16 yards. Sheridan looked at his most effective once moved inside as Paddy Sheridan came on at left wing and the Craig Bull was soon firing his trademark deliveries into the box allowing Dara Patton glance a header into the hands of the waiting keeper.There was to be no winner and overall a share of the spoils was probably a fair reflection for both sides.The point means Rathmullan now sit three points ahead of St Catherines with one game in hand and the Killybegs outfit visiting the Flagpole next weekend.All eyes now turn to that clash, and hopefully a big turnout will come and get behind the team as they look secure a magnificent second successive title winning promotion. Not many get the chance to scale such lofty heights and fewer still can grab it. With one more massive push from the club and town as a whole…there could be a wee party to be had in town in 7 days time. RATHMULLAN CELTS EDGE TOWARDS HISTORIC TITLE was last modified: March 18th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:RATHMULLAN CELTS EDGE TOWARDS HISTORIC TITLElast_img read more

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Harps to play Dundalk on Monday night

first_imgThe SSE Airtricity League between Dundalk and Finn Harps will take place on this Monday night at Oriel Park (7.45pm).The fixture against the reigning league champions was originally scheduled for Monday, August 15th.Confirmation that the game will now take place on Monday night came after the FAI Cup holders advanced to the semi-finals competition with a 1-0 win over UCD at the Belfield Bowl last night.Harps to play Dundalk on Monday night was last modified: September 10th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Dundalkfinn harpsOriel Parksse airtricitylast_img read more

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Ladies Football Round-up: Aodh Ruadh crowned County A Champions

first_imgBack row: l-r, Hannah Gallagher, Rachel Patton, Dearbhla Hughes-O’Brien, Caoimhe McCauley, Orla Keon, Sarah Jane Keon, Lauren McHugh, Aine Hill, Tia McFarland.Middle row: Eilish Gallagher, Grainne Maguire, Danielle Gallagher, Emer O’Brien, Lucy McGlynn, Ella Clancy, Aoibheann McGarrigle, Katie McMullin, Clodagh O’Connor, Lucy Barden, Ciara Gillespie, Niamh Gallagher.Front row: Lucy Gallagher, Caitlin McGarrigle, Laoise Kelly, Niamh Hughes, Caoimhe Hughes-O’Brien, Katie O’Brien, Ciara Caldwell, Annie Keon, Cara Davitt.Aodh Ruadh will fly Donegal flag at Féile 2017Aodh Ruadh and Downings met on a decidely chilly Saturday night in Ardara to decide the destination of the county under 13 title and the identity of Donegal’s representatives at Féile 2017. Downings had reached the final thanks to an under-broken sequence of double digit victories in the group and knock-out stages. Aodh Ruadh won through well from the group stages, but had to go to a replay to get the better of Termon in the quarter-finals and had a tough semi-final in Fintra against a strong Killybegs side.Both teams came into the game with injury clouds hanging over them. Downings were without their captain through hand injury while illness meant Orla Keon was unable to line out for Aodh Ruadh. Despite having had the longer journey to Pearse Park, it was Downings who settled the quicker with two early points. However both defences played well on a tough night for football and the rest of the first quarter elapsed without much in the way of scoring action. Downings edged three clear after 13 minutes before Aodh Ruadh finally found their shooting boots.Caitlin McGarrigle opened her account with a good free after 16 minutes and not long after Aoibheann McGarrigle arced over an excellent point from play. With eight minutes of the half remaining Katie O’Brien powered over a point and a minute later another McGarrigle free took the Shamettes into the lead for the first time. Katie O’Brien doubled her tally with another trademark point on 26 minutes, but the referee played five minutes of first-half added time.Right at the end of that period Downings bundled home a goal which saw them enter the break narrow 1-3 to 0-5 leaders.Aodh Ruadh were facing into a bit of a breeze in the second half, but had shown in their contests with Termon and Killybegs that character and appetite for work were not something they lacked. They would need both those qualities in spades over the coming 34 minutes of football. The second half was a real arm wrestle with both defences playing magnificently. Aodh Ruadh had early chances, but they went abegging and when they next score came it was a real laying down of the gauntlet from Na Dunaibh. A shot took two deflections before rolling across the line to put four in it with 41 minutes played. Caitlin McGarrigle fired over an answering point from play, but that was cancelled out not long after by Downings with 48 minutes gones.But as the game entered the last ten minutes the Ballyshannon girls went up a gear and their opponents tired in the face of the onslaught. The revival was kick-started by a rocket of a shot from Emer O’Brien which she unleashed from the right into the top left corner of the goal.Two minutes later Downings managed to register a point in response, but that was as good as it was to get for them. A magnificent Katie O’Brien free from out on the right pulled the deficit back to a single point and then with 54 minutes played Danielle Gallagher went on a surging run through the heart of the Downings defence before setting up Sarah Jane Keon. Keon’s finish matched the build-up as her rasping shot hit the far post and crossed the line to leap Ballyshannon into the lead.A cracking point from Aoibheann McGarrigle meant Downings needed a goal to force extra time. That made for a nervy last few minutes, but Aodh Ruadh showed all the experience earned from their hard route to the final to keep their heads through those closing moments and claim a memorable victory.A special mention has to go to Tia McFarland who high-tailed it from the Ulster Irish Dancing Championship where she was dancing a four hand for the McCarney School and won seventh place in the teams. She showed no ill-effects from her dash across the province, but freezing rain in Ardara probably did her tan no favours! The defence were magnificent with Eilish Gallagher giving an absolute exhibition of desire and hunger combined with great handling. Grainne Maguire’s reading of the game at full back was a pleasure to watch while Aine Hill was assurance itself as Downings closed in on a late goal chance. Lucy McGlynn was fantastic in her marking assignment while Ciara Caldwell and Clodagh O’Connor were very safe on a tricky night for ball handling. Tia McFarland’s midfield partner Caitlin McGarrigle was, once again, brilliant in those tough exchanges in the middle third. The pair had plenty of help from Ella Clancy who gave one of her best displays of the season. Up front Sarah Jane Keon, Katie O’Brien, Emer O’Brien, Aoibheann McGarrigle, Danielle Gallagher, Caoimhe Hughes-O’Brien and Katie McMullin all did well as Aodh Ruadh had to work for every score against a committed Downings defence.After the final whistle joint captains Ella Clancy and Caitlin McGarrigle collected the trophy. They called for three cheers for a valiant Downings side and after that it was off to the Nesbitt Arms where the Clancy clan had set up a superb spread of food for the newly crowned county champions. Then it was back up the road to Ballyshannon where the cavalcade left the town in no doubt was to who the nights victors were. A truly deserved end to the season for a special group of players.VITAL STATISTICSTeamsAodh RuadhÁine Hill; Clodagh O’Connor, Grainne Maguire, Ciara Caldwell; Lucy McGlynn, Ella Clancy, Eilish Gallagher; Caitlin McGarrigle (0-3, 2f), Tia McFarland; Katie McMullin, Danielle Gallagher, Sarah Jane Keon (1-0); Aoibheann McGarrigle (0-2), Katie O’Brien (0-3, 1f), Emer O’Brien (1-0). Subs: Caoimhe Hughes-O’Brien for Katie McMullin HT; Lucy Gallagher, Caitlin McGarrigle, Danielle Gallagher, Dearbhla Hughes-O’Brien, Niamh Hughes, Caoimhe McCauley, Orla Keon, Lauren McHugh, Lucy Barden, Annie Keon, Ciara Gillespie, Cara Davitt and Niamh Gallagher.DowningsBronagh Blaney; Charlie Shevlin, Maria Magee, Aoibheann O’Connell; Lisa Dugera, Chloe Hay, Kacey Gallagher; Nadine Gallagher, Sinead McBride; Amy McLaughlin, Annie McGroddy, Aobha Pasoma; Erin McBride, Neesha Duggan, Keeva McBride.Referee: Declan Callaghan (Kilcar).Sixteen goal thriller in County U13 B Final St Eunan’s 9-07, St Naul’s 7-09Boys football can be very defensive – and boring.So anyone new to ladies football would have been blown away by the thriller in Mac Cumhaill Park on Sunday as St Eunan’s played St Naul’s in the U13B final.There were 16 incredible goals – and sixteen lovely points.And it was St Eunan’s who came out on top, with player of the match Shannon Cunningham playing the starring role with a series of superb scores.Eunan’s had led by 5 points at the break, but it was Naul’s who stormed into a six point lead by the time the 10th minute of the second half had gone.It was a game not for the faint-hearted at Eunan’s took control once again, dominating…almost to the end. Dermot Higgins (Eunan’s) and Frankie Greene (Naul’s) can be proud of their teams incredible endeavours.County U 16 B final.Termon 2-08, Aodh Ruadh 1-09There was some controversy in this game, with complaints in the end at the lack of lines persons or umpires for the B final of the U16s, with the Ballyshannon side complaining that the decisive Termon goal came after the ball had crossed the sideline not once, but twice, beforehand. No fewer than 63 frees were awarded during the game.Report courtesy of aodhruadh.orgIt was to be heartbreak for Aodh Ruadh under 16s in the B county final at MacCumhaill Park on Sunday afternoon. A penalty which wasn’t given, and a goal which shouldn’t have been left plenty of room for ifs, buts and maybes.Aodh Ruadh got off to the perfect start when Mary Flora Scott drilled home a precision shot to the bottom left corner from outside the penalty area to leave Ballyshannon a goal to the good with just 28 seconds on the clock. That was followed three minutes later by a super point from Saoirse McDevitt.However in a two minute spell from the fifth to the seventh minute Mya Alcorn register 1-2 to take Termon into the lead. A Mary Flora Scott free restored parity at 1-2 apiece with 12 minutes gone, but despite their best efforts Aodh Ruadh failed to trouble the score board operator for the remainder of the half.The Termon number 13 added three points, one from play, two from frees, to take her side back into the lead. Then a score from the full back just before the half-time whistle left Aodh Ruadh on the wrong end of a four point deficit at the turnover, 1-6 to 1-2.Aodh Ruadh improved dramatically in the second period, but not before Termon’s centre back put five in it with a minute of the new half played. The introduction of Cáit Gillespie created a bit more dynamism in the attack. One of those attacks saw Andrea McGlynn surging into the penalty area and closing in on goal. She was unceremoniously dragged down, but the whistle remained silent.Nevertheless, a Mary Flora Scott free followed by another good score from play by Saoirse McDevitt trimmed the margin back to a goal, but then disaster struck.Termon’s number nine was sent to the sin bin for a heavy challenge after 43 minutes, but three minutes later they built an attack down the stand side of MacCumhaill Park. It began with a kick out by Annie McLaughlin which was clearly carried across the sideline by the Termon player. With no sideline officials on duty the referee allowed play to continue. The ball went down the sideline and again was carried out over the sideline by a Termon player. This time the exit from play was so clear a number of Aodh Ruadh players stopped in anticipation of the whistle. It never came and the ball was crossed in where it was bundled home at the far post.That was a gutting and undeserved setback, but Aodh Ruadh responded well. Three Mary Flora Scott frees in the 48th, 49th and 51st minutes erased the goal. When Ciara McElwaine sent over a point only grim determination was keeping Termon holding on.Briana Maher forged up into the attack in the last ten minutes and was rewarded with a good score from play. Aodh Ruadh continued to hunt for the goal which would have taken the game to extra time, but it refused to come. Caoimhe Keon sent over a close range point three minutes into added time, but from the kick out Termon worked the ball up the pitch and were awarded a penalty. Bridín Maguire stood up strong to save brilliantly. The resulting 45 went wide, but from the game’s last kick out Dearbhla O’Moore bravely won the ball but was injured. A hard way to end a tough match where Anna Rafferty’s girls gave it their all.Every single player in the defence was magnificent right through the game. Bridín Maguire’s kicking was excellent from restarts, while Briana Maher was a class apart at number three. The half back line of Ana Keon, Síofra Hughes and Bronagh Kelly were very assured and showed they had plenty of football in them. Dearbhla O’Moore and Saoirse McDevitt could be very pleased with their displays at midfield. Up front Mary Flora Scott was, once again a great scoring outlet and had good help from the brave Tara Duffy and Caoimhe Keon.A tough one to take, but this group of girls can be proud of what they have achieved over the course of this year and the manner in which they played their football.Ladies Football Round-up: Aodh Ruadh crowned County A Champions was last modified: November 7th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Participants needed for April confab

first_img To become a sponsor or exhibitor or for information about the upcoming conference, call Eguaras at (661) 362-5034 or e-mail her at agnes.eguaras@canyons.edu. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The conference is designed for practical education and will provide opportunities for dialogue with guest speakers, business professionals and community leaders who will share their experience and expertise. Dena Maloney, dean of economic development at College of the Canyons, cites evidence for the increasing leadership of women. “Today, one in every 11 adult women in the U.S. owns a business and female entrepreneurship has been growing at twice the national average since 1977,” she said. “The Women’s Leadership Conference will reflect the increasing leadership role for women in the workplace, in their own businesses and in the community.” Sponsors and exhibitors will reap a number of benefits by attending and supporting the conference. “Sponsors and exhibitors of the Women’s Leadership Conference will be given wide opportunities to market and brand their businesses to professionals, community members and attendees,” said Agnes Eguaras, project manager at the college. “There will be a lot of networking and business development opportunities at the conference. Sponsors and exhibitors can publicly support the community growth and development of our region, and be a vital part of the advancement of female leaders and professionals in Los Angeles County and surrounding areas.” VALENCIA_Those looking for ways to foster leadership and make a positive difference in the lives of women in the community are invited to become sponsors or exhibitors at a conference scheduled for April at College of the Canyons. The college will host a one-day women’s leadership conference from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 11 on campus. The conference will allow sponsors and exhibitors to publicize their organizations and help support female leadership in the community. The goal of the Women’s Leadership Conference is to provide information that will have long-lasting, positive impacts in the lives of both men and women in the Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Clarita and Antelope Valley communities. last_img read more

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Madison Bumgarner pushes aside trade talk: “I’m trying to win games for the Giants”

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — The Giants used seven pitchers Thursday night — even with Madison Bumgarner throwing nine sterling innings — and had Tyler Beede in the on deck circle waiting to hit after Donovan Solano.Beede, who struck out in the 14th inning, didn’t have to take another swing. With the bases loaded and no outs, Solano singled to right off reliever Chris Mazza to score Brandon Crawford from third base and give the Giants an exhausting 3-2, 16-inning victory over the New York Mets at Oracle …last_img read more

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10 Days of mourning for Mandela

first_imgAs we share in our grief and celebrate his life, let’s pass on our support to Madiba’s family. You can post a personal message via the Nelson Mandela Foundation or add your tributes and memories on the official South African government Facebook page.  For the official services and funeral arrangements, information will be updated here regularly.Press release 13 December: Heads of State and Government to attend State Funeral Service in Qunu, Eastern CapePress release 8 December:  Nelson Mandela State Funeral UpdatePress release 9 December: The board of Brand South Africa pay respect to Nelson Rolihlahla MandelaProgramme for memorial at FNB stadium [PDF, 1.16Mb]Nelson Mandela Family StatementCity of Tshwane: The World descends upon Tshwane as  South Africa’s Capital City prepares to receive and host President Mandela’s mortal remainsTribute by President Jacob ZumaGovernment has recognised the overwhelming response of the nation to the passing of former President Nelson Mandela.  We thank the nation for responding to the call to sign condolence books at various sites and for posting messages of support to social networking sites.We have introduced a further option through which messages of love and support could be expressed on 0800 314 446.  Your messages will be recorded, shared with the family and the President and archived for further generations.Play your Part by celebrating and honouring the life’s work of our dearly departed Tata Madiba.Click here for larger versionlast_img read more

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Nitish Kumar will be the face of NDA in Bihar during LS polls, says JD(U)

first_imgThree days before a crucial National Democratic Alliance (NDA) meeting in Patna to project a united face among people, its constituent, the Janata Dal (United) has asserted that its president and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will be the face of alliance in the State in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.The announcement was made by K.C. Tyagi, national general secretary and spokesperson of the JD(U).Mr Tyagi, along with another party national general secretary Pawan Varma, chief electoral strategist for the JD(U) in the 2015 Assembly polls Prashant Kishor and Mr. Kumar had a four hour meeting on Sunday at Mr Kumar’s official residence in Patna.“Nitish Kumar is the face of the NDA in Bihar as he is the tallest leader and the BJP, the LJP [Lok Jan Shakti Party] and the RLSP [Rashtriya Lok Samata Party] will have to approach the Lok Sabha polls under his leadership”, Mr. Varma said.Party insiders told The Hindu that the JD(U) would soon press the BJP for a seat-sharing arrangement in the parliamentary election.NDA constituents for early seat-sharing arrangementRLSP leader Upendra Kushwaha has earlier called for early settlement of a seat-sharing arrangement.In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP spared seven seats to the LJP and the latter won six. The BJP had left four seats to the RLSP and the latter won three. The BJP contested in 29 constituencies and won 22.This time, with the JD(U) in alliance, the LJP and the RLSP are said to be apprehensive of getting less seats.Realising the swelling ground reality, the JD(U) has started putting pressure on ”big brother” BJP to bag more seats.Meeting on June 7On June 7, the BJP, the JD(U), the LJP and the RLSP will hold a dinner meeting at Patna’s Gyan Bhawan. BJP’s Bihar in charge Bhupendra Yadav, LJP leader Ram Vilas Paswan, and Upendra Kushwaha will participate in the meeting along with other leaders.After the June 3 core committee meeting, JD(U) leaders asserted that in the coming days, the party would intensify its demand for the grant of Special Status Category to Bihar.Mr. Kishor is believed to have come back to the JD(U) camp for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and State Assembly polls in 2020.last_img read more

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Mob goes on rampage after murder of man in Bihar

first_imgViolence erupted on Tuesday at Bettiah town in West Champaran district of Bihar where a mob went on the rampage in protest against the murder of a 26-year-old man, vandalising property and setting fire to a police jeep and some other vehicles, police said. According to Superintendent of Police, Bettiah, Jayant Kant, Munna Sah who sold fish to eke out a living was a resident of Bairiyahat area and was shot dead in the morning while he was on his way to a private hospital where an acquaintance was admitted.last_img read more

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