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Dhoni dismisses India in-fighting talk

PERTH, (Reuters) – India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni  has rejected suggestions of in-fighting in his team on the tour  of Australia, saying the claims were possibly the result of a  beer-induced fantasy.

Murders down 8% compared to 2010

-25 domestic-type killings in 2011

The police say there was a decrease of 8% in murders during last year when figures of 140 for 2010 and 129 for 2011 are compared.

Haiti first stop Bouterse

(de Ware Tijd) PARAMARIBO – Haiti is the first stop of President Desi Bouterse’s upcoming tour of CARICOM countries as the regional block’s chairman.

CAL sends pundit to join PM in India

(Trinidad Guardian) Caribbean Airlines (CAL) has spent over a quarter-million dollars to fly one its directors — Abhedanand Persad Sharma and his wife, Lisa Ramnarine-Persad — to India to accompany Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar on her trip.

Raphael Trotman to be speaker, no rotation

-Nagamootoo `withdrew’

The main opposition, A Partnership For National Unity (APNU) has agreed to support Alliance For Change leader, Raphael Trotman as the Speaker for the 10th Parliament, a source confirmed this morning.

No rift in India team, says Dravid

(Reuters) – Senior batsman Rahul Dravid has  batted down suggestions of a rift in India’s struggling test  team and said he was working hard to correct flaws in his  defence which has been repeatedly breached in the series against  Australia.

Duo abducted from Tain, dumped in city – police

-gang asked about whereabouts of man

Police say that at about 2315h last night, Marlon Ramcharran, 18 years, and Bisnauth Drepaul Singh, 21 years, were imbibing along with three other men at Ramcharran’s home at Tain, Corentyne, when a car drove up and five men exited, one of whom was armed with a firearm.

Man shot during Savage St robbery

The police say they are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at about 2105h last night at Savage Street, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, during which Felix Alleyne, 37 years of Paradise, ECD, was shot and injured.

Intruder at Jamoon Drive house shot

Police say that at about 2100h last night, an armed private security guard on duty at a residence at Jamoon Drive, Meadow Brook, Georgetown, saw a man jump over the compound fence and enter the premises.

Dr Moti Lall passes away

Dr. Moti Lall, a stalwart of the PPP and a former Member of Parliament of that party died last night of a suspected heart attack at his Republic Park, East Bank of Demerara home surrounded by his family.

Football! Oh, Football!

Here’s a riddle for readers! What do Guyana Football Federation President (on protracted suspension) Colin Klass and ex-President Jagdeo have in common.

Director went to T&T Central Bank Governor over CLICO problems

(Trinidad Express) Planning Minister Bhoe Tewarie yesterday said he met privately with Central Bank Governor Ewart Williams to discuss the financial difficulties facing CL Financial because he felt executive chairman Lawrence Duprey would not give a “true picture” of what was going on.