Mahaicony family arrested for illegal gun, ammo

first_imgA Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara (ECD) family was arrested by Police on Friday after an unlicensed gun and ammunition were found on their premises.According to information received, the farmer, his wife and daughter were taken into custody after ranks acting on a tip swooped down on the family home at about 10:30h in the Mahaicony River. During the search, an illegal revolver and 12 live rounds of ammunition were unearthed.The family remains in custody as investigations continue.last_img

Nyamityobora sign 8 ahead of League second round

first_img Tags: asaph mwebazeNyamityobora FCtop The new players being unveiled (Agency Photo)MBARARA – Nyamityobora football club have bolstered their squad with 8 new signings ahead of the second round of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.The Mbarara club officially unveiled the new players to the fans and the media at their training ground at Kijungu in Mbarara.The new players are Denis Otim, Joel Ayoku, Edgar Mujuni, John Sserunjogi, Damien Nakalema, Fred Mayindi Junior, James Tongi and Peter Mutebi.Otim is a goalkeeper on the Uganda national U-20 team the Hippos and has been handed shirt number 1 on arrival from Mbarara FC. He will vie for the club’s gloves with Hillary Jomi who has been the Abanyakare’s stand out performer in the first round.Ayoku who has been acquired from Doves All Stars, took up shirt number 2 previously occupied by departed club captain Henry Wamala. He is a defender by trade.Defensive midfielder Mayindi will don shirt number 18 after switching from regional league club Riverside Forest Park Sporting Club.Former Agape Lions left back Mujuni will put on number 13 while offensive midfielder Damien Nakalema from Big League side Water FC has been given number 11.Former Express and Proline offensive midfielder Peter Mutebi who was earlier signed from Rushere FC was handed number 14 while John Sserunjogi “Muchaina” took up number 7 previously occupied by Charles Sebutinde in the first round.Sserunjogi is a diminutive winger signed from Kikyusa Cream FC, a Luwero based club which formerly competed in the Buganda Regional League.James Tongoi a midfielder from Kampala regional league outfit Bweyogerere Football Club is the club’s eighth signing.The new recruits are expected to debut in the club’s subsequent league fixture against Police FC at Lugogo on Tuesday 29th January.The Banyakare have had their first half of the season in the top flight a bitter story to tell but hope to beat the drop under the tutelage of Asaph Mwebaze.Nyamityobora are third from the bottom on the 16-team log having managed only two wins, 3 draws and succumbed to 10 defeats.Comments last_img read more

Dravid receives Rs 2.61 crore from BCCI as coaching fee for U-19, ‘A’ team

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in Indian has cleared all dues of former India captain Rahul Dravid for coaching the national Under-19 and ‘A’ team, the board revealed in its monthly disclosure of payments exceeding Rs 25 lakh.Dravid received the remaining Rs 1.30 crore of his whopping Rs 2.61 crore fee, the first half of which was paid in March.With last month’s installment, the BCCI has completed the full payment to Dravid, who was on Friday inducted in the ICC’s Cricket Committee.Gavaskar, State Associations also get their dueAmong other payments made by the BCCI, former captain Sunil Gavaskar was paid a commentary fee of Rs 89.75 lakh for the period of January to March, while L Sivaramakrishnan was paid Rs 26.12 lakh for the same duration.Besides, the BCCI also cleared the dues to various state associations for conducting domestic tournaments, camps and infrastructure subsidy.The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association got paid a total of Rs 8.67 crore as part of infrastructure subsidy and service tax claim.The Kerala Cricket Association was made a payment of Rs 1.62 crore for a similar claim.The Cricket Associations of Vidarbha, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Baroda and Odisha have been given Rs 37.12 lakh each as advance for conducting ZCA U-19 Boys Camps in Nagpur, Mohali, Dharamsala, Hubli, Baroda and Bhubaneswar.The Delhi and District Cricket Association was paid Rs 88.43 lakh as reimbursement for match Fees and subsidies for hosting Ranji Trophy matches.A similar payment of Rs 82.77 lakh has been made to the Mumbai Cricket Assocation.advertisementlast_img read more

Hopeful that GST Bill will be passed in monsoon session: Rudy

first_imgChandigarh, May 27 (PTI) Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy today said senior Union Ministers have been negotiating with Congress leadership on the GST Bill and expressed the hope that the proposed law will be passed in the monsoon session of Parliament.”There were demands to make improvements on some parameters. We have rectified them and the senior leadership, whether it is Venkaiah Naidu or Arun Jaitley, is regularly negotiating with the Congress party,” he told reporters here.Rudy said, “After the setback in West Bengal, Kerala and Assam, I dont think Congress obstructionist policy is giving them any headstart across the country.”Earlier, the government had insisted that most of the parties, except the Congress, were in favour of GST which would bring about a uniform indirect taxation regime in the country.Rudy said the bill has been approved by Lok Sabha but was pending in Rajya Sabha because of stiff resistance by the Congress.”We are very hopeful that the GST Bill will be passed in the monsoon session of Parliament,” he said, adding the entire country stands to benefit once the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill is passed. PTI SUN RC PAL KISlast_img read more