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Baby Nazneen briefly detained

Baby Nazneen briefly detained

Police released prominent singer Baby Nazneen nearly an hour after detaining her as she went to visit BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia at the latter’s Gulshan office in Dhaka this evening. Rafiqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Gulshan Police Station, told The Daily Star that they freed Nazneen around 9:00pm. Law enforces barred Nazneen from entering the office around 7:30pm, Sayrul Kabir Khan and Shamsuddin Didar, the BNP chief’s press wing staff, told The Daily Star. The singer tried to convince the police to allow her to visit Khaleda, but the law enforcers picked...

18 female BNP activists detained

Police last night detained at least 18 female leaders and activists of the BNP in front of the party chief Khaleda Zia's Gulshan office in the capital. Over 100 policemen, including female cops, were deployed in different phases in an apparent bid to tighten security of the BNP chief's office. The law enforcers beefed up vigilance around Khaleda's office from 6:40pm. Khaleda has been staying at the office since January 5. The 18 BNP female leaders and activists were detained in...

6 held over Mymensingh four-murder

6 held over Mymensingh four-murder

Detectives today detained six people including two women suspecting their involvement in the gruesome murder of four people of a family in Mymensingh. Detective Branch of police (BD) picked up Abdul Baten, Hafizur Rahman, Sohel and Hosna from Bhaluka upazila of Mymensingh while Rafiqul Islam and Jyosna from Netrokona, said Mazedur Rahman, officer-in-charge of...

ISIS leader's family detained in Lebanon

The Lebanese army have detained a wife and child of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Islamic State (ISIS), as they crossed from Syria, security officials said yesterday. The officials declined to reveal the name or nationality of the woman, whom they described as one of his wives. The Lebanese newspaper As-Safir reported that the army had detained the woman in coordination with “foreign intelligence apparatus”. The arrest is a blow to Baghdadi and could be used as a bargaining chip against...

80 Bangladeshis held in Malaysia

80 Bangladeshis held in Malaysia

Malaysian police detained 80 Bangladeshi expatriate workers yesterday, reports country’s state news agency Bernama. The immigrants, believed to be working at a construction site in Cameron Highlands, were picked-up during two separate raids on two 'kongsi' houses in Tringkap and Blue Valley, Kampung Raja in the country. The arrestees, aged between 20 and 50, could...

Yingluck Shinawatra, family members detained

Yingluck Shinawatra, family members detained

Thailand's ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra and a number of family members and politicians have been detained, as leaders of Thursday's military coup tightened their grip on power. Yingluck and scores of politicians from the deposed government had earlier been ordered to report to the military. She was kept for several hours and then driven to an...

6 more held over Bogra Sonali Bank heist

6 more held over Bogra Sonali Bank heist

Police, in an overnight drive, arrested six more people for their alleged involvement with the burglary of Tk 30.8 lakh from Adamdighi branch of Sonali Bank in Bogra. The amount has been taken away from the branch by digging a 30-feet tunnel from a nearby furniture shop into the vault of the bank. The bank...

34 Bangladeshis held in Malaysia

Malaysian police today detained 77 foreign workers including 34 Bangladeshi citizens from a hotel project site in the country’s Jalan Teluk Kumbar area following a dispute between two Indonesians and a Bangladeshi on Tuesday. The other arrestees are: 28 Indonesians and 15 Myanmar nationals including a woman. The detainees, in their 20s and 30s, are workers at the project site, Malaysian English daily The Star reports quoting Barat Daya, chief police superintend of Lai Fah Hin district. The detention was made for...

Selima Rahman picked up

Selima Rahman picked up

Detectives pick up Khandaker Mahbub Hossain, Bar Council vice-chairman and adviser to BNP chief Khaleda Zia, near Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka

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