Repeat offender charged for narcotics possession

first_imgA man who on his last appearance before the courts was charged for fighting over a woman found himself before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts again, this time charged with being in possession of cannabis.Shawn Sam, 33, of Lot 74 Middle Road, La Penitence, denied the charge read to him by Magistrate Leron Daly.The prosecution is contending that on January 25 at Stabroek Market, Georgetown, he was found to be in possession of 21 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.Police Prosecutor Richard Harris objected to bail.However, Sam told Magistrate Daly that he was at the Market waiting for his children when he was arrested by Police and later told that he had cannabis in his possession. He further explained that no narcotic was found on his person.As such, he was granted bail in the sum of $60,000. The case will continue on March 2, 2018.last_img read more

The Lion King inches towards 150cr mark in India

first_imgMumbai: The Lion King is inching towards the Rs 150-crore mark in India. The film has hauled Rs 136.04 crore so far since release in the domestic market on July 19, in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu versions. The Disney project collected Rs 38.93 crore (gross box office collection) in its second weekend, with nett collections standing at Rs 32.70 crore for this period. This takes the cumulative 10-day gross collection to Rs 136.04 crore. The nett box office figures for India stands at Rs 114.27 crore. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaSo far, The Lion King is the second-highest grossing Hollywood film in India this year after Avengers: Endgame. The film also enjoyed the second-biggest weekend gross collection for any Hollywood movie in India, behind Avengers: Endgame, which released earlier this year. The film is director Jon Favreau’s recreation of the 1994 Disney classic of the same name, and it brings back the adventures of Simba, the lion cub who is to succeed his father Mufasa as King of the Pride Lands.last_img read more