New-look CPL for 2016

first_imgKINGSTON (CMC): The salary cap of franchises has been raised for next year’s Hero Caribbean Premier League, in what is one of several changes to the region’s premier Twenty20 tournament. Organisers announced yesterday the salary cap had been placed at US$780,000, up from $600, 000 from last year. Also, franchises will now be able to sign one ‘marquee’ player as a free agent before next February’s player draft, but will be allowed only three retained players instead of four. The limit on overseas players has increased to five from four players while players who live in the franchise territory has been reduced from four to two. Squad sizes have also been increased by one to 17. Tom Moody, CPL’s International Director of Cricket, said the changes were designed to further improve the quality of the competition. “Our aim each year is to make CPL even bigger and better so that we can attract the best T20 players in the world and make it as entertaining as possible for the fans,” the Australian said. “Over the past few months, we’ve worked alongside the franchise owners to make sure that the 2016 player draft is open and competitive so that the buzz and excitement of CPL will start building from January right through to the tournament launch in the summer.” He added: “From early January 2016, we’ll start to reveal the franchise marquee players and the retained players so that by the time the draft comes around in February fans will already have plenty to talk about.” CPL involves six franchises:- Barbados Tridents, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel, Jamaica Tallawahs, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and St Lucia Zouks – vying for the title of regional T20 champions. Red Steel are defending champions after beating Tridents in last year’s final in Port of Spain. The tournament is heading into its fourth year.last_img read more

PPP welcomes inquest into assassination of Satyadeo Sawh

first_img… Jagdeo says Police knew the killersBoth Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and People’s Progressive Party General Secretary Clement Rohee welcome President David Granger’s commitment to establish a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the 2006 assassination of then Agriculture Minister Satyadeo “Sash” Sawh.Police Commissioner Seelall PersaudFormer Agriculture Minister Satyadeo “Sash” SawhOn April 22, 2006, Sawh, his sister Phulmattie Persaud, his brother Rajpat Rai Sawh and security guard Curtis Robertson were killed by heavily armed men who invaded his La Bonne Intention, East Coast Demerara home.Jagdeo, who was Head of State at the time, had committed to seeking external assistance to aid in the investigation; however, this never materialised.When questioned by media operatives on Wednesday, Jagdeo admitted that he had little recollection of how the matter panned out.“I don’t recall all the details but no, we did not get all the help we wanted and the Police told me that they knew who the killers were and they do have statements from a few people and I hope those statements have not disappeared…,” the former Head of State said.Jagdeo added that he has “no problem” with the inquest, however the Police should present all the information they had gathered during their investigation.Just last week, the Opposition Party’s General Secretary had also supported the decision to launch an inquest. “Oh, we welcome it. They’re in Government now, they’re free to open any investigation or set up any Board of Inquiry (BoI) or any Commission of Inquiry (CoI) to investigation any matter…,” Rohee stated.During his weekly podcast, ‘The Public Interest’, President Granger disclosed that a blood relative had approached him and appealed for an inquiry into Sawh’s murder.He noted that a Commission of Inquiry will be launched in due course, as a part of a bigger investigation into a series of extrajudicial killings that plagued the nation.In September last, Granger disclosed that moves were already afoot to ensure the requisite framework was in place to begin these investigations in the extrajudicial killings.“We are looking at that right now to ensure that once we get going, every death that is reported we get to investigate,” he had stated.Later, Minister of State Joseph Harmon had revealed that Government may even reopen cold cases.Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud, during an interview with Guyana Times in September last, had confirmed that a Cold Case Unit would be established, sometime this year.But while Government is bent on launching inquiries into several deaths as far back as the 2000, the PPP/C parliamentary Opposition had raised concerns about the time period earmarked for investigations.Jagdeo had accused the Government of being selective, for its own reasons.Former President Donald Ramotar, in an invited comment in September, had also indicated that the investigations should not stop at the year 2000.“If the Government is serious about this probe, they must go as far back as the 1970s and they must probe all of the high-profile and ordinary extrajudicial killings,” he statedReports indicate that if the time period is pended, the Kaieteur News Publisher Glenn Lall, who was implicated in one of the high-profile murder cases in the 1990s, could find himself facing the courts in relation to the death of Kerry France.Also, an investigation could be launched into the death of Monica Reece if the probe’s timeframe is widened.Reece, who was a 19-year-old security guard, became known to all Guyanese after her body was dumped from a speeding pickup in the vicinity of the Geddes Grant building (now Courts) on Main Street, Georgetown on April 9, 1993.More than a decade after the incident, the crime remains unsolved.last_img read more

“Why they ain’t slowing down?” – victim’s brother speaks out

first_imgLeonora fatal accidentWith the high road carnage in Guyana, the families of victims are convinced and have been voicing that the penalty for delinquent drivers is too lenient.Brother of deceased: Kempton CarterYet another accident victim’s family is calling on the authorities to impose stiffer penalties on those who drive recklessly.Kempton Carter, the brother of 39-year-old Romel Carter who died after being hit by an alleged speeding truck along the Leonora Public Road, West Coast Demerara (WCD), is pleading drivers to stop speeding while demanding justice for his deceased sibling.In an interview with Guyana Times on Tuesday, a grieving Carter strongly maintained that many reckless drivers are traversing roadways because of slack punishment.Dead: Romel Carter“They ain’t getting no sort of sentence, they just knocking down people, go and spend two to three days in jail or couple months and they out back in the road again. These drivers need to get some more time in jail let them pay and learn from the mistake, so next time and even other drivers would know to take their time cause they know the penalty is serious,” he said. He added that his family is now one of the many families who are left to face the frustration of getting justice and dealing with the loss of a loved one.The driver responsible for his brother’s death was released on station bail following the accident on December 1.“I met with the officer in charge at the Leonora Police Station…he told me that they had to release him on $100,000 bail after 72 hours because nobody identified the body…It’s really hard on us now, this is the first death because it’s ten of us and we ain’t getting no satisfaction from the Police. I’m calling on the authority, the Commissioner of Police to look into this and gave us some answers and let us know what’s really going on with the matter,” Carter explained.The younger Carter is preparing to lay his brother to rest on Thursday and is urging his fellow drivers to be cautious and alert on the roadways since they’re mistake can cause someone’s family grief.“I don’t know why they keep driving like this, I’m a driver myself and I see what happening every day…why they ain’t slowing down? Why they keep speeding? And all these accidents happening on this roadway. It’s a very small country, it’s not supposed to be happening…It hard when somebody loses a family, friend like that, get hit down just like that by a speeding driver,” he said.The older Carter was described as a happy person. He leaves to mourn his parents, siblings and other relatives.“Everybody knows he likes to make joke and is a fun person. He don’t get into no problem, if you go into the neighbourhood, people would tell you he is a happy person but guess is all the good and jolly people that just dies”.The accident, which took the now-dead man’s life, occurred at about 13:30h, in close proximity of the Leonora Police Station, WCD.After the accident, the driver of the truck which hit him picked up the injured man and took him to the hospital for treatment but after realising that the pedestrian was dead, he allegedly attempted to flee but was arrested by the Police.It was further reported that at the time of the accident, there were two other occupants of the truck who made contact with Police to notify them of the accident.last_img read more

Mediator to enter Burbank dispute

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We think the district used bad judgment in deciding to go to impasse because there was an opportunity that a settlement could be reached,” said Kim Allender, the BTA’s co-president. “This was an opportunity missed by the district.” The teachers want an increase that would bolster their 800 members at least above the median salaries for Los Angeles County teachers – $2,000-$4,000 more a year, depending on experience and position. eugene.tong@dailynews.com (818) 546-3304 BURBANK – A state-appointed mediator will attempt to help teachers and the school district come to terms in this year’s increasingly contentious contract negotiations, officials said Friday. The state Public Employment Relations Board certified an impasse a week after the Burbank Unified School District sought relief in its 2006-07 salary talks with the Burbank Teachers Association. “We see this as a step in the progression of negotiations, and look forward to meeting with the mediator as soon as possible,” Superintendent Greg Bowman said. It’s the first time in at least a dozen years that outside mediation was requested in local contract talks. The sides have met seven times since October, and talks were expected to resume in about 30 days. last_img read more

COURTS HEARS HOW 70 YEAR OLD FORMER LECTURER ‘ATTACKED RETIRED GARDA’

first_imgA 70 year old former Letterkenny Institute of Technology lecturer has been accused of attacking a retired Garda after a meeting.John Riney is accused of kicking and punching former Garda Thomas McNulty when he appeared of Milford before Milford District Court yesterday charged with assault on May 5th last year.The court heard how the former Garda and a number of other men were leaving a meeting at the Integrated Rural Development (IRD) office when they heard a loud bang outside. When they looked outside John Riney was calling out Mr McNulty’s name while standing beside his car.Mr McNulty asked another man Aidan Cannon to close the door but seconds later Mr Cannon found himself in a headlock by John Riney.Mr McNulty tried to separate both men but Riney then attacked the retired Garda, striking him in the face and kicking him in the shins.He then shouted at Mr McNulty, made derogatory remarks about his wife and continued to abuse him.When Gardai arrived, it was claimed that Riney continued to abuse Gardai and even kicked Garda Brendan O’Connor.Mr Riney, who denied all charges, represented himself and cross-examined Mr McNulty calling him a liar throughout the case.Judge Paul Kelly told Mr Riney to stick to the fact but the former lecturer insisted all his questions were relevant to the case.“You decided to go ahead with this trial and I warned you that I will be cross-examining all these Gardai and that is what I will be doing.“Now please do not be interrupting me,” he said to Judge Kelly.Judge Kelly reminded Riney that he was the judge and did not have to take orders from anyone in the court.Mr Riney made a number of allegations which led Judge Kelly to demand that he stick to the facts.After a number of hours, Judge Kelly said he had no option but to adjourn the case an allocate a special sitting of the court on November 29th.EndsCOURTS HEARS HOW 70 YEAR OLD FORMER LECTURER ‘ATTACKED RETIRED GARDA’ was last modified: October 11th, 2011 by StephenShare 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:John RineyMilford District CourtThomas McNultylast_img read more

OFFICIAL: FRANK MCBREARTY IS NEW MAYOR OF DONEGAL AMID DRAMA IN CHAMBER

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: LABOUR Party Councillor Frank McBrearty is Donegal’s new Mayor.The Raphoe man was made the county’s first citizen at Council HQ in Lifford a short time ago.Fianna Fail had attempted to get its Buncrana councillor Rena Donaghey elected to the top post. But Fine Gael, Sinn Fein, Labour and independents stuck to a pact agreed two years ago and voted Cllr McBrearty into the post.His father Frank Snr, whose persecution led to the setting up of the Morris Tribunal investigation into Garda corruption, was in the chamber to see his son become Mayor. His wife and family were also there.Mayor McBrearty vowed to work for all citizens of Co Donegal during the year ahead.Earlier Cllr Ciaran Brogan (Fianna Fail) proposed Cllr Rena Donaghey for the position of Mayor saying he “had to be honest”. There was a stony silence in the chamber when Cllr Brogan spoke.“We will not and cannot support Frank McBrearty. No-one has caused as much destruction in this chamber as Frank McBrearty. By giving him this job, we are rewarding that behaviour,” he claimed.In a recorded vote, councillors were asked to call out the name of the councillor they wanted to be Mayor.The independents, Sinn Fein, Labour, Fine Gael got behind McBrearty.Seventeen councillors backed McBrearty. Eleven backed Cllr Donaghey. Cllr Donaghey spoke briefly to thank her party for the nomination before wishing Cllr McBrearty “all the best” for the year ahead.There was a huge round of applause for Cllr McBrearty. Cllr Martin Farren (also Labour) was made Deputy Mayor despite Fianna Fail proposing Cllr Patrick McGowan.In a recorded vote Cllr Farren won by the same margin as his party colleague – 17 to 11.In his speech Cllr McBrearty thanked the councillors who elected him. “I will work hard to promote Donegal and I want to support the issues of sport and mental health in my year in office,” he said.He said sport can help families deal with the issues of mental health, admitting that he himself had suffered from depression.Mayor McBrearty thanked the parties who supported him, but said: “I will work with all the parties over the next year.”Earlier outgoing Mayor Noel McBride (Fine Gael) got a round of applause from all the council members when he thanked them and staff for their support throughout his year in office.He said he had warned his family a year ago that they wouldn’t see a lot of him over the following 12 months.“And I’m looking forward to getting home tonight,” he laughed.All the parties paid tribute to Cllr McBride and his deputy Cllr Barry O’Neill with Sinn Fein’s Mick Quinn thankint them “for all the tremendous work you have done on behalf of the people of this county over the past year.”OFFICIAL: FRANK MCBREARTY IS NEW MAYOR OF DONEGAL AMID DRAMA IN CHAMBER was last modified: June 25th, 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:OFFICIAL: FRANK MCBREARTY IS NEW MAYOR OF DONEGALlast_img read more

DDTV: LARGE CROWD TURNS OUT FOR LAUNCH OF DONEGAL WOMEN’S 5K

first_imgSimply click on the video to see full coverage of the launch of the Donegal Women’s 5K.DDTV: LARGE CROWD TURNS OUT FOR LAUNCH OF DONEGAL WOMEN’S 5K was last modified: March 2nd, 2015 by StephenShare 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

UCU host She Corporates on opening day as Women Super League fixtures are released

first_imgUCU on the last edition of the FUFA Women Elite League. (PHOTO/Courtesy)KAMPALA – With just over a week to the start of the 2019-20 FUFA Women Super League season, FUFA has released fixtures of the first round.The fixtures were released on Thursday with all four games of match-day one being played on the same weekend.The first two games will be played on Saturday, November 2nd with the other two (match-day one) expected to take place the following day.On Saturday, Kampala Queens host Olila High School at IUIU grounds in Kabojja while UCU Lady Cardinals entertain She Corporates in Mukono.The following day, Muteesa 1 Royal University takes on Lady Doves in Kabojja while Kawempe Moslem host Uganda Martyrs High School.The first round of the league will close on Saturday, December 21st with a match between UCU and Olila in Mukono.In total, 28 matches will be played across 7 match-days in the FUFA Women Super League.The FUFA Women Super League is a new league that was introduced by the federation this year replacing the FUFA Women Elite League that had been played since 2015.The new league will be played on a three-legged basis and in a block format, unlike the last seasons where it was split into two groups of eight.There will be no playoffs this season but the team with the most points at the end of the 21 games being crowned champions.The bottom two sides will be relegated to the FUFA Women Elite League that was consequently created as the second division.UCU Lady Cardinals won the last edition of the 2018/2019 FUFA Women Elite League.Comments Tags: Fufa women elite leagueFUFA Women Super League seasonKampala QueensKawempe MoslemLady DovesMuteesa 1 Royal UniversityOlila High SchoolShe CorporatesUCU Lady CardinalsUganda Martyrs High Schoollast_img read more

DD Motoring: Donegal trailblazer, Paddy the Gate

first_imgTop gear has the stig, America had the Indianapolis Motor Raceway track but none could keep up with Donegal’s “Paddy the Gate”.In 1944 an early morning fire broke out in Rodden’s thatched pub on upper Main Street in Letterkenny, which was where Dillon’s Hotel is now.Letterkenny Fire Brigade was called and arrived to fight the fire with a trailer drawn pump. They made down to a hydrant on the Main Street but still needed more water to fight the fire. The 17th batt of the Irish army was called in to help from Rockhill barracks. They assisted in getting more water from a well located in the backyard of what is now known as Blake’s Bar. Advertisement Derry City was called to assist and rushed to Letterkenny in record time. When the driver of the fire engine arrived in Letterkenny he disappeared into a nearby house and transport was organised for him to be sent back across the border before Derry’s Chief Fire Officer arrived at the scene in Letterkenny. The driver of the fire engine that night was Paddy Mc Monagle, better known as “Paddy The Gate” a native of Churchill and Letterkenny.Paddy the Gate was a fireman in Derry in the 40s and just happened to be in the station, but off duty on the morning of the call to Letterkenny. As the crew of the fire engine were getting ready the driver of the fire engine called to Paddy to “Come on Paddy! you’ll know the road to Letterkenny better than us!”Paddy stepped in behind the wheel and the crew set off for Letterkenny. Paddy was concerned that the man that should have drove the fire engine that night would be reprimanded by his Chief for having a man too many on the fire engine on the journey to Letterkenny so thought it was best that he would disappear when he made the record run to the town and get a lift back to Derry on his own steam.Thanks to the Fire Service Derry this week our motoring column retraced the journey that “Paddy the Gate” may have travelled to that call in 1944. Advertisement Before the Northland Rd. Station was built in the late 60s the Old Derry Station was on London Street near the Fountain where it still stands. We also located a photo of one of the Fire Engines used in Derry in the 40s and early 50s that may have been the tender that Paddy The Gate flew to Letterkenny to on the morning of the Fire.The Old Fire Station on London Street in Derry where the call to assist Letterkenny may well have come to in 1944.A Dennis WhippetThe whippet was a six-cylinder petrol powered American or Canadian imported chassis that would have had its coachbuilding done by specialists in Fire Engine coachbuilding, a company called Dennis in England.The Whippet six was a well-designed engine with full pressure lubrication and a seven-main-bearing crank. When the whippet six was first built it was taken to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway where it averaged 56.5 mph during a 24-hour endurance run, establishing a new American record for cars of that size.If this was the Fire Engine that Paddy the Gate made the dash across the border in it would have been a sight to see and a sound to hear from that big six-cylinder petrol power plant as it powered its way to Letterkenny. 55 MPH doesn’t sound like much now but that would have been amazing speed to see on the roads in 1944 as the picture shows the fire engines were completely open with the driver and his crew exposed to the elements.A Denis Whippet, possible the one Paddy The Gate drove from Derry to a Fire in Letterkenny in 1944 in record time.The crew would have to sit sideways either side of the big escape ladder and would have had no seat belts so would they would have had to hold on tight to the fire engine as Paddy the Gate powered his way from Derry through the country roads of Donegal until he arrived in Letterkenny. By the time the Chief Fire Officer arrived in Letterkenny that night he more than likely met one of his drivers Paddy the Gate as one of his fellow Letterkenny men smuggled Paddy back into Derry. This account of the night was given by both the late Jim Mc Glynn Station Officer in Letterkenny and Paddy The Gate in a project which the Donegal Council recorded some of the emergencies that Letterkenny Fire Service attended.A big thanks to the Harkin family in Glendowan who managed to locate a great photo of Paddy The Gate for our motoring column this week, looking a ringer for the Italian racing driver Enzo Ferrari, both of who wore dark sunglasses, sadly as many would remember in Letterkenny Paddy The Gate’s glasses were not for style but his special blue tinted glasses had to be worn at all time because of the damage that Paddy received when working with lime for farming.Enzo Ferrari not to be mistaking for Donegal’s Paddy the GatePaddy The Gate. (Paddy Mc Monagle) who set the roads alight when he drove the Derry Fire Engine to Lettereknny in 1944.The Fiat Ducato Van – The perfect business partnerThree times this week I was chiselled about Canon cameras from two different types of photographers. The ones like myself who try to make a living from photography and also from people who enjoy photography as a hobby. All of those who ask about Canon were Nikon owners. I seen the time the brand of camera that I shot with would have also have been very important to me as well, now all that bothers me about my camera is that batteries that power the motor drive and provide electric for the flash hold their charge and the camera card has enough room to capture the job that I am doing!Vans, in my opinion, are a bit like what cameras are to photographers! Which is the best one to have? And which offers the best value? When Ireland was booming and the breakfast bap was the Top of the Pops, certain brands of vans fitted the must-have slot.They say the good times are back but I don’t think they have got as far as Donegal yet!Anyone who is in business will well know what it is like in January even in a good year! Never mind these trying times. And it could be as easy to close the door for good as it is to stay in business.So as February flows in we tend to think we have survived another year so we look positively at what we have got and decide to give it another go. Well this was the vibe that I got recently when I test drove the Fiat Ducato high roof long wheelbase from Donaghey’s in Letterkenny.The Fiat Ducato we test drove this week. Photo Brian McDaidThe Fiat Ducato Long wheel base High Roof which we tested this week. Photo Brian McDaidMade to measureThe Fiat Ducato that we drove was the 2.3 130 BHP long wheel based high roof version. For the couple of days I had the van out I had more requests than enough to check out the space these vans had to offer. Tradesmen and delivery people weren’t happy to just look in to check the space in the back they had to get in and walk around them!This Ducato seemed to fit every measurement that they were subjected to from stepping into the van which you would do a million times if you were in the delivery business.A view of the spacious load space in the new Fiat Ducato high-roof long wheel base. Photo Brian McDaidThe other big plus was the headroom enable anyone no matter what their height is to stand up straight something that is not always possible for other high roof vans in this sector.The Fiat Ducato comes in a range of van sizes ranging from 4 different wheelbases, 5 different lengths and 3 different heights and is also available in truck form with single cab to twin cab and the van also comes in a crew cab versionCounting the penniesThere was a time when some commercial vans were sore on fuel and that was acceptable but in the times we live in now fuel consumption has to be considered very carefully for the survival of any business big or small. The Fiat Ducato we drove this week ticked all the right boxes on both the running coast and the purchase price of the van of this size.Our van was doing over 40mpg running about unloaded which would add up to a big difference at the end of a week or month if you needed to cover big miles. The prices of these vans is very competitive too starting around €18,000 plus VAT for the basic version. Add to this 200,000 KMs / 5 years warranty and 8 years anti-corrosion warranty and that’s worry free motoring.Easy to DriveFor a van this size you would imagine it would feel like a lorry to drive but its very civilised behind the wheel with the exception of the great big mirrors which are great to see everything from the bottom of the back wheel to the top of the high roof. Driving this van you would easily be mistaken it for driving a car, the controls and the quietness inside the cab are so comfortable.In summing up The Fiat Ducato as in all of the vans in the Fiat Range, the secret to success in these hard times in business is that they keeps their head below the parapet and simply get on with the job in hand and are making an excellent job in doing just that.Happy Motoring FolksDD Motoring: Donegal trailblazer, Paddy the Gate was last modified: February 14th, 2018 by Brian McDaidShare 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:1944brian mc daidDerrydonegalfiremenhistoryletterkennypaddy the gatelast_img read more

52 candidates file papers for Legislative Council seats

first_imgA total of 52 candidates filed their nomination papers for four seats of the Bihar Legislative Council polls slated for March 9. Today was the last date for filing nomination papers for Council seats.Prominent candidatesProminent among those who filed nomination papers for each of two graduates’ and two teachers’ constituencies were Council Chairman Awadhesh Narayan Singh, Mahachandra Prasad Singh.“A total of 52 nomination papers have been filed for the four council seats till the last date of filing of nomination papers,” Deputy Chief Electoral Officer Baijnath Kumar Singh said. 22 candidates have filed nomination papers for Saran graduates’ constituency and 17 candidates for Gaya graduates’ constituency, while ten candidates filed papers for Gaya teachers’ constituency and three candidates filed papers for Koshi teachers’ constituency.In Saran graduates’ constituency, 22 candidates including NDA backed Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) candidate Mahachandra Prasad Singh, JD(U) candidate Dr Birendra Narayan Yadav.Graduates’ constituencyBJP nominee Awadhesh Narayan Singh, who is also the Council chairman, RJD’s Punit Kumar Singh, Congress candidate Ajay Kumar Singh and Independent candidate Amit Sinha, have also filed their papers for Gaya graduates’ constituency.Gaya constituencyRJD’s Dinesh Prasad Sinha, LJP’s D N Sinha, RLSP’s Sanjiv Shyam Singh and Congress candidate Hriday Narayan Singh Yadav have filed papers for Gaya teachers’ constituency.In Kosi teachers’ constituency, JD(U)’s Sanjiv Kumar Singh, BJP’s Prof Jagdish Chandra and an Independent candidate Nitesh Kumar submitted their papers.Initially, JD(U) and RJD had distributed two seats each among themselves leaving the Congress, a constituent of the ruling alliance. Later, Congress also fielded candidates on two seats of Gaya.Scrutiny of nominations would be held tomorrow, while nomination papers could be withdrawn by February 23.last_img read more