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  • Youth held with car, phensidyl

    Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested a youth with a car carrying 700 bottles of phensidyl on Patuakhali-Barisal road in Lebukhali area under Dumki upazila early yesterday.

  • Sundarbans mangrove forest

    Sundarbans to be free of robbers by Oct

    Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) Director General Benazir Ahmed announces today that the Sundarbans will be free of robbers by October next and asks the bandits to surrender by this time to escape dire consequences.

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    ‘Drug peddler’ killed in Rajshahi ‘gunfight’

    A suspected drug peddler is killed in a “gunfight” between their cohorts and Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members in Rajshahi city early today.

  • Drugs worth Tk 15cr seized in 10 days: Rab

    Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) detains 1,415 people during countrywide anti-narcotic drives that started from May 4, its Director General Benazir Ahmed said.

  • Tk 10cr, some puzzles

    The Rab has claimed to have recovered Tk 10 crore from the house of a businessman with a Commercially Important

  • 5 Years into Taqi Murder: Rab still sitting on charge sheet

    For Taqi's parents, the last five years have been a long, agonising wait for justice. And they have no clue as to when that wait would be over.

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    ‘Militants killed in Nakhalpara den were JMB men’

    Three “militants” who are killed during a Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) operation in Tejgaon area of Dhaka are members of banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh, says an official of the elite force.

  • 'Criminal' killed in 'shootout' with Rab

    A suspected criminal was killed in a “shootout” between Rab and his cohorts in the port city's Panchlaish early yesterday.

  • Three JMB operatives blow themselves up

    Three militant suspects were killed after they allegedly detonated suicide vests during an anti-terror operation by Rapid Action Battalion at a remote char on the Padma in Chapainawabganj yesterday.

  • 'Neo JMB militant' held in Jhenidah

    Rapid Action Battalion yesterday arrested a suspected "Neo JMB" militant, who was charge-sheeted in a case filed over the 2015 attacks on two mosques inside Bangladesh Navy's Issa Khan Base in Chittagong.

  • Rape accused killed in 'gunfight'

    An alleged rapist was killed in a “shootout” with Rapid Action Battalion in Kurushkul village in the early hours yesterday.

  • Arrest

    20 passport middle-men jailed

    A mobile court of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) sentences 20 middle-men at Passport office in Dhaka to jail for different terms.

  • Terror funding thru' IT firm

    The Rapid Action Battalion has claimed to have detected a shady IT firm at the capital's Pallabi, which was formed early last year to

  • Man dies in Rab custody

    A man died in the custody of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) early yesterday, hours after members of the elite force arrested him at Naogaon.

  • Mirpur Terror Den: Rab wraps up 88-hour op

    The Rapid Action Battalion concluded its search operation at a Darussalam house in the capital yesterday, three days after a raid that saw seven people, including militant suspect Abdullah, dead.

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    Rab detains 2 ‘frauds’ in Dhaka, Gopalganj

    Rapid Action Battalion claims to have detained two persons for their alleged involvement in fraudulent activities from Dhaka and Gopalganj.

  • 'Robber' killed in 'gunfight' with Rab

    An alleged robber was killed in a "gunfight" with the Rapid Action Battalion at Arbania in the Sundarbans yesterday morning.

  • 'Rape' in Banani: Accused 'confesses his involvement'

    Bahauddin Ivan, 28, has admitted raping a woman at his home in Banani on Wednesday, claimed Rapid Action Battalion yesterday.

  • 15 lakh Yaba pills seized

    Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) seized about 15 lakh yaba tablets worth an estimated Tk 75 crore on the street and arrested 12 people

  • Examinees held in natore for SSC Question paper leak

    8 fake DB members held

    Rapid Action Battalion arrested eight people for allegedly posing as Detective Branch members in Dhanmondi area of Dhaka last night.

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    BNP discusses militancy issue with diplomats

    Diplomats of different missions in Bangladesh hold a meeting with BNP leaders at the party’s chairperson’s office at Gulshan in Dhaka this afternoon to discuss militancy issue and present political situation in the country.

  • Cops release stunning pictures of Dhaka terrorists’ den

    Police release stunning and chilling pictures of what was found inside the terrorists’ den at Kalyanpur in Dhaka that give a glimpse of the militants’ life.

  • A minibus part of a Japanese convoy, as relatives of victims of an attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery and the O'Kitchen Restaurant, visited the site, in Dhaka.

    Bodies of 7 Japanese victims reach Tokyo

    Bodies of the seven Japanese nationals who were killed in a militant attack at Holey Artisan Bakery in Bangladesh capital Dhaka return to home soil Tuesday morning.

  • 'Robber' killed in 'gunfight' with Rab

    An alleged robber was killed in a “gunfight” with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Char Chandia union of Sonagazi upazila early Saturday.

  • 'Robber' killed in 'gunfight'

    An alleged robber was killed in a “gunfight” with police in Magura sadar upazila early yesterday.

  • Police launch drive against militants

    In the wake of recent spate of targeted killings, including that of SP Babul Akter's wife on Sunday, the police department is

  • Sundarbans robbers’ surrender stayed on bad weather

    Rapid Action Battalion postpones a programme at Mongla upazila of Bagerhat where a gang of robbers were scheduled to formally surrender in presence of Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan.

  • Rab says it has four in its custody

    Families have all along alleged that their loved ones were picked up by law enforcers, who denied the claim. Now, weeks after nine

  • UP polls violence claims 10 lives

    Thus far reported, 10 people are killed in Jamalpur, Chittagong, Noakhali and Comilla districts in separate incidents of violence during the fifth phase of union parishad polls.

  • 'Robber' killed in 'gunfight' with Rab

    An alleged robber gang leader was killed in a "gunfight" between his cohorts and Rapid Action Battalion in Chandpai range of the

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