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CTD arrests mastermind behind Nawabshah blast

HYDERABAD: The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of police on Saturday arrested the mastermind of the blast that took place on Sugar Mill Road, Nawabshah, in October, ARY News reported. While talking to media persons in Hyderabad, Superintendent of CTD Police Irfan Sammu said the CTD officials arrested Nadir Bhingwar from Hyderabad district's Jamshoro Road. He elaborated that three terrorists involved in the blast were already arrested. Irfan Sammu said Nadir was wanted in other cases as well. "He was residing at…

FIA arrests ex-Pakistan Sports Board director general on corruption charge

GUJRANWALA: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Thursday arrested former Pakistan Sports Board Director General Akhtar Nawaz Ganjera over alleged involvement in corruption and misuse of his authorities. The investigation agency sources said that Akhtar Ganjera was involved in financial misappropriation in Narowal Sports City and gave contracts on the basis of favoritism and used sub-standard material in construction of different projects. FIA officials said that after the arrest, Ganjera was shifted to Gujranwala…

Thai police charge founder of new party over Facebook speech

BANGKOK: Thai police on Monday charged the founder and two members of a new political party opposed to military rule with violating a computer crime law, an offense that could result in a five-year jail sentence, a fine of 100,000 baht. Just last week, the junta, which seized power in 2014, lifted a ban to allow parties to organize ahead of a general election due by May. Critics say the electoral contest will be set up to ensure the military continues to wield influence over Thailand’s politics. Thanathorn…

NAB arrests capt (retd) Safdar in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law captain (retd) Safdar, who was convicted by an accountability court in the Avenfield properties reference, has been arrested in Rawalpindi on Sunday, ARY News reported. He showed up at a rally in Rawalpindi a day after NAB officials conducted raids in Abbottabad and Mansehra districts to arrest him, he reached Rawalpindi and was seen addressing a gathering of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) workers. The accused was transported to NAB office,…

Top woman cricketer arrested for drug trafficking in Bangladesh

DHAKA: One of Bangladesh's top female cricketers could be jailed for life after being caught with 14,000 methamphetamine pills, police said Sunday. Nazreen Khan Mukta, who plays first-grade cricket in the Dhaka Premier League, was returning from a match in the southeastern city of Cox's Bazar when police stopped and searched the team bus at Chittagong. "During our search, we caught her with 14,000 yaba pills she had kept in packets," local police chief Pronob Chowdhury told a French wire service, using the local name…

Kuwait arrests five over video deemed offensive to crown prince

DUBAI: Kuwait arrested five suspects accused of posting a video on social media considered offensive to the Gulf state’s crown prince, the interior ministry said on Tuesday. The accused were government employees with positions at “important institutions within the state”, the interior ministry said in a statement carried by state news agency KUNA. In recent days, a clip has circulated on social media showing the crown prince jabbing his finger at dignitaries at a Gulf football event, apparently trying to tell them who…

After Reuters arrests, some Myanmar reporters fear ‘it could’ve been me’

YANGON: Some human rights advocates say press freedom is under attack in Myanmar, even though decades of rule by a junta that tightly controlled the media has given way to a government led by Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. Myanmar has detained at least 29 journalists in the 20 months since Suu Kyi came to power. While most have since been released on bail, the frequency of arrests - along with the detention last week of two Reuters reporters - has rekindled worries among some journalists trying to cover violence…

US arrests 143,470 illegal immigrants during Trump’s first year

WASHINGTON: US arrests of illegal immigrants soared in the first year of president Donald Trump's administration while border crossings have plummeted, the Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday. Announcing the success of one of Trump's key campaign promises to slow the flow of people sneaking into the country from Central America, DHS said there was still a need to build a wall on the border with Mexico even if crossings had fallen to a record low. "We have clearly seen the successful results of the…