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Jubo League Dhaka South president Samrat arrested

Dhaka, Oct 6 – The Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested AL youth associate, Jubo League’s Dhaka South unit President Ismail Hossain Samrat and his associate Arman in Comilla on early Sunday. Lt Col Sarwar Bin Kashem, director, legal and media wing of Rab, said they arrested the duo from Chauddagram Upazila around 5 am “on a specific allegation”. Read More »

US woman arrested at Manila airport with baby hidden in bag

An American woman who attempted to carry a 6-day-old baby out of the Philippines hidden inside a sling bag has been arrested at Manila’s airport and charged with human trafficking, officials said Thursday. They said Jennifer Erin Talbot was able to pass through the airport immigration counter on Wednesday without declaring the baby boy but was intercepted at the boarding ... Read More »

Hong Kong pro-democracy group says Joshua Wong arrested

Hong Kong, Aug 30 (UNB/AP) — A pro-democracy group in Hong Kong said one of its leaders, well-known activist Joshua Wong, was arrested Friday morning. Wong was pushed into a private car as he was heading to a subway station around 7:30 a.m. and has been taken to police headquarters, the Demosisto group said on its social media accounts. It ... Read More »

Stalker arrested after victim commits suicide

A stalker was arrested Tuesday after a girl of Class IX committed suicide due to his relentless harassment. Fahima, the victim, committed suicide by tying a scarf around her neck and hanging herself after failing to bear dishonor due to sexual harassment by troublemaker Sujjol at Jogoti area of sadar upazila in the morning. The deceased Fahima Khatun was the ... Read More »

Ex-Sri Lanka officials arrested over negligence in bombings

Colombo, Jul 3 (AP/UNB) — Sri Lankan police on Tuesday arrested the country’s police chief, currently on compulsory leave, and its former defense secretary for alleged negligence leading to the Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people at churches and hotels. Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and police chief Pujith Jayasundara were arrested ... Read More »

Youth arrested in connection with Barguna Rifat murder

Dhaka, June 27 – A youth was arrested from BKP area in Barguna town yesterday in connection with the Wednesday’s killing of a man in front of his wife. The arrest comes after a video went viral on social media depicting the victim, identified as Rifar Sharif, 23, was being stabbed indiscriminately by a group of assailants in broad daylight ... Read More »

Pakistani ex-president arrested in money laundering case

Islamabad, Jun 10 (AP/UNB) — Pakistan’s anti-graft body on Monday arrested former President Asif Ali Zardari, widower of assassinated ex-Premier Benazir Bhutto, in a multi-million dollar money laundering case that has shaken the country. The development came hours after a court in Islamabad rejected a request by Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur for an extension of their bail that ... Read More »

Four Bangladeshis arrested in Libya on charge of abduction

Dhaka, May 24 (UNB) – Libyan police on Friday arrested four Bangladesh nationals from Tajoura district of Libyan capital of Tripoli for their alleged involvement in abducting five Bangladeshi migrants, says an official. Talking to UNB, ASM Ashraful Islam, labour counsellor of Bangladesh Embassy to Libya, said the arrestees demanded a ransom of $32,500 for their release. “We’re still trying ... Read More »

Maradona arrested at home over ex-girlfriend’s lawsuit

Dhaka, May 24 (UNB)- Diego Maradona, an Argentinian football legend now training the Mexican club Dorados de Sinaloa, was detained at a Buenos Aires airport after his ex-girlfriend Rocio Oliva sued him for a $6.3 million pay-out, reports The Nation.  It is believed that Oliva, who had dated Maradona for six years before they broke up last December, has filed ... Read More »

Bangladesh School teacher arrested for impregnating student

Gazipur, May 21 (UNB)– A school teacher has been arrested for impregnating a seventh grader in Salna area of the city corporation. The victim’s family filed a case at Sadar Police Station on May 20 against the teacher, Sohel Rana Sarkar. He raped the girl on October 12 last year, according to the case statement, and threatened to kill her ... Read More »

More than 200 arrested at London climate protests

More than 200 people have been arrested in ongoing climate change protests in London that brought parts of the British capital to a standstill, police said Tuesday. Demonstrators began blocking off a bridge and major central road junctions on Monday at the start of a civil disobedience campaign that also saw action in other parts of Europe. The protests were ... Read More »

Madrasah teacher arrested for alleged rape of student

Dhaka, Feb 7 – The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested a Madrasa teacher for allegedly raping his student from Bancharampur of Brahmanbaria District on early on Thursday. The arrestee was Abdullah Al Mamun, a teacher of Tarimul Quarn Mohila Madrasa of Ashulia area, said Sarwar Bin Kashem, Commander of RAB-1 at a press briefing on yesterday. RAB said on January ... Read More »

Trump associate Stone arrested, faces obstruction charge

Washington, Jan 25 (AP/UNB) — Roger Stone, a confidant of President Donald Trump, was arrested in the special counsel’s Russia investigation in a pre-dawn raid at his Florida home on Friday and was charged with lying to Congress and obstructing the probe. The seven-count indictment against Stone, a self-proclaimed “dirty trickster,” is the first criminal case in months from special ... Read More »

Italian ex-militant Battisti arrested in Bolivia

A former communist militant who Brazil’s new president had vowed to extradite has been detained in Bolivia, a Brazilian official said. Italian Cesare Battisti is wanted for four murders in Italy during the 1970s, which he denies committing. Battisti spent years in Brazil as a refugee, backed by former left-wing President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. But far-right President Jair ... Read More »

Saudi woman arrested for disobeying her father

Saudi Arabia drew international plaudits last year when it lifted a longstanding ban on women driving. The conservative Gulf kingdom also reversed a ban on sports for women and girls in public schools, and allowed women to watch football matches in stadiums. But activists said the biggest impediment to women’s rights remained in effect. Under what is known as the ... Read More »

15 BNP men arrested 53 sued, in 3 districts ahead of election

Dhaka, Dec 18 – A total of 53 BNP men were sued and 15 others arrested in Bogura, Munshiganj and Khulna districts on Tuesday. In Bogura, a case was filed against 34 BNP members including convener of Shibganj Upazila unit and 15 unnamed people on charge of attacking the convoy of Awami League candidate of Bogura–2 constituency Shariful Islam Jinnah during ... Read More »

Teen exits plane via emergency door, arrested

A teenager has been detained after opening the emergency door of a passenger plane and sliding down a wing onto the tarmac minutes after touching down in San Francisco, officials say. The boy, 17, shocked passengers on board the Copa Airlines flight from Panama City as he flung the door open before leaping out on Tuesday. He was confronted by ... Read More »