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Sundarbans

Rab 'Shootout'

Two killed in Sundarbans

Two alleged robbers were killed in a "shootout" with Rapid Action Battalion in Chandpai range of the Sundarbans in Bagerhat yesterday. The dead are Emdadul Hawlader, 34, and Saiful, 24. Emdadul was the ringleader of a robbers' gang, locally known as "Daroga Bahini" and Saiful was its member. On information that a group of robbers were gathering on a trawler at the Arubaria canal in Chandpai range near the Andharmanik camp, a team of Rab-8 raided the area around 6:50am, said...

2 'robbers' killed in Sundarbans 'shootout'

2 'robbers' killed in Sundarbans 'shootout'

Two suspected robbers were killed in a “shootout” with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Chandpai range of the Sundarbans in Bagerhat this morning. Of the victims, Emdadul Hawlader, 34, was the kingpin of a robbery gang, locally known as Daroga Bahini, while another was its member Saiful, 28, our Bagerhat correspondent reports quoting Major...

Tiger census in Sundarbans starts in November

The second phase of the tiger census project using camera trapping method is going to begin in November, forest officials informed yesterday. According to the Divisional Forest Officer, Zahidul Kabir, 89 infrared cameras will be used and 30 field workers will participate in the second phase of the census in Bangladesh part of the Sundarbans that will be conducted till June next year. In the first phase of the Bangladesh-India joint tiger census project, completed in April, 89 infrared cameras were...

6 poachers held with tiger skins in Sundarbans

6 poachers held with tiger skins in Sundarbans

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested six poachers and seized two tiger skins from their possession which are believed to have been acquired after the beasts were hunted down in the Sundarbans. The poachers were arrested from Satkhira Sadar upazila late last night, Rab 8 Deputy Commander Maj Adnan Kabir told our Bagerhat correspondent this...

15 robbers killed

At least 15 alleged robbers were killed in “gunfights” with law enforcers in the Sundarbans on Sunday and yesterday. Thirteen of a gang, locally known as Kashem Bahini, were killed in Paikgachha and Dakop upazilas of Khulna on Sunday, while another two of Awal Bahini were killed at Chandpai Range of the east Sundarbans in Mongla upazila of Bagerhat yesterday, law enforcers claimed.  About the Sunday's incident, Paikgachha Police Station Second Officer Abdul Khalek said local people caught two robbers when...

2 ‘robbers’ killed in ‘gunfight’ with Rab

2 ‘robbers’ killed in ‘gunfight’ with Rab

Three days into a ‘shootout’ that killed 13 robbers in Khulna, two bandits were killed in an alleged gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion at Chandpai Range of the east Sundarbans in Mongla upazila of Bagerhat this morning. Deceased Raju and Zakir, aged between 25 and 30, were the members of a robbery gang, locally...

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Save tiger, save the Sundarbans

Save tiger, save the Sundarbans

WHILE addressing the inaugural ceremony of the 2nd Global Tiger Stocktaking Conference 2014 in Dhaka, Prime Minister Sk. Hasina has appealed to the global communities to come forward for saving the tigers worldwide by saving the nature.   In Bangladesh Sundarbans is the only abode of Royal Bengal Tigers.Unhappily, Sunderban's Royal Bengal Tiger is...

Save tigers, save nature

Save tigers, save nature

Assuring her government will do everything necessary for conservation of the tigers, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday called upon the tiger range countries to continue their sincere efforts for protecting tigers. “Let us join hands to save the tigers and save the nature,” she said. The prime minister gave the assurance and made the appeal...

'Robber' killed in Bagerhat 'shootout'

'Robber' killed in Bagerhat 'shootout'

An alleged robber was killed in a 'shootout' with Rapid Action Battalion in Chandpai range of Sundarbans in Bagerhat this morning. Deceased Nasir alias Russell, 29, was the leader of a robbery gang, locally known as Nasir Bahini, said Hasibul Haque, operation officer of Rab-8. Nasir and his gang opened fire on a team of...

Robber killed in 'gunfight'

The chief of a robber gang active in the Sundarbans was killed in a “gunfight” with police in the district's Koyra upazila on Thursday night.         Deceased Moktarul Dhali alias Mokter, 32, was the leader of a robber gang named after him. He was son of Moti Dhali of Bhutuswari Char in the upazila. Moktarul was accused in five cases, including four for murder, in Koyra and Dakop police stations, said Subir Dutta, officer-in-charge of Koyra Police Station. Subir said acting...

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