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Ex-convict held over theft

AN ex-convict has been arrested for stealing a car stereo, after he was identified by his fingerprints, reports SARA SAMI.

"The defendant was tracked down by police after the theft was reported by the Bahraini car owner," a Public Prosecution spokesman said yesterday. "The police were able to lift his fingerprints from the car, which enabled them to trace the Bahraini ex-convict." The man has denied the charges. He is being held in custody for a week on theft charges until his case goes to court.

Birthday marked

ABOUT 400 devotees of Hindu spiritual leader Sri Matha Amritanandamayi Devi celebrated her 54th birthday at the Thattai Mercantile Hindu Community auditorium in Manama last night. It featured a traditional Hindu prayer ceremony and Arangettam (graduation) dance ceremony. Celebrations continue from 6am to 8.30pm today with performances of religious rituals and devotional songs. Chief guest at today's event will be Indian Ambassador Balkrishna Shetty. Various Indian community leaders will also speak at the event that is being organised by the Matha Amruthanandamayi Seva Samiti. The event is open to all to attend. For more information, call 39722659, 39204779, 39275429 or 39461746.



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