Dredge owner robbed of gold, suspect held

Police say that at about 1130h yesterday they received a report of an armed robbery that had occurred on Sunday at Haimara Creek, Mowasie Backdam, Mahdia, during which mining dredge operator Chandradat Bahadur was attacked and robbed by a man armed with a firearm.

Police say that Bahadur and three others were confronted by the masked perpetrator while they were on their way out of the Backdam. “The other three men ran away while Bahadur resisted and a struggle ensued during which the perpetrator’s mask was pulled off. He however managed to take away a quantity of raw gold from Bahadur, who was beaten about his body, after which he escaped”, police said

The police added that acting on information received, at about 0045h today the suspect was arrested by the police at the Konawaruk junction. A quantity of raw gold that was in his possession was recovered by the police.




Kohli rested, Sharma to lead young India in T20 tri-series

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – Opener Rohit Sharma will lead a young Indian side in next month’s Twenty20 tri-series in Sri Lanka in the absence of regular skipper Virat Kohli who has been rested, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) said yesterday.

Armed bandits raid Barama compound, rob CEO, other employees

A security guard and  three other persons inclusive of two Indonesians were about 11.45 last night robbed of cash, jewellery and cellphones at the Barama Company Limited compound, Land of Canaan, EBD by five males, four of whom were armed with handguns.

Corriverton town council to meet on blocked flag-raising

The Corriverton Town Council is expected to meet tomorrow  to discuss the way forward after   police stopped their flag-raising programme allegedly because the police had not granted permission.

Russian spy ship in T&T waters

(Trinidad Guardian) The Russian intelligence-gathering vessel Viktor Leonov returned to Trinidad for a second time this year and was docked near the Hyatt yesterday.

Overseas firm to advise on remaining oil blocks – Trotman

An international firm will advise the Guyana Government on how to market the country’s remaining unassigned oil blocks, according to Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman.

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