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Two members of a Sundarbans-based pirate gang have been killed in an alleged gunfight with the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Barguna. RAB 8 identified the two as Ataur Sardar, 25, and Rabiul Mali, 27. Ataur was the second-in-command of Hasan Bahini. The alleged gunfight took place in Padma ...

Bangladesh plans to relocate thousands of Rohingyas, who were forcefully driven away from their own land by the Myanmar army, to the remote Bhasan Char. Visible development in terms of construction ... The 16,000-acre island was once used as a shelter by pirates. It usually takes around two and a half ...
DHAKA/BHASAN CHAR/COX'S BAZAR, BANGLADESH – Bangladesh is racing to turn an uninhabited and muddy Bay of Bengal island into home for 100,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled a military crackdown in Myanmar, and top officials have given conflicting signals about whether the refugees will ...
It has pulled off audacious attacks around the globe, from leaking and destroying Sony Pictures' data to siphoning of tens of millions of dollars from banks in Poland and Bangladesh. Now, security researchers have detailed the capabilities of a far more obscure North Korean group, with its own distinct and ...
Jolekha Begum is eight months pregnant but the Muslim primary school teacher still traveled more than 150 kilometers across Bangladesh on a wintry morning in late January to worship at a miracle-bestowing shrine that has gained fame nationwide. The 31-year-old drove from northern Siranjganj district ...
It has also been a safe haven for nearly a dozen pirate gangs known for extortion and tiger poaching. ... There are believed to be around 180 Bengal Tigers in the Sundarbans, across both Indian and Bangladeshi territories. ... Despite a steady inflow of cash, the pirates grew weary of running from the law.
The Master Bahini, with about 45 members, was the largest of the pirate gangs operating in the Sundarbans forest. These gangs used to extort ... None of the former pirates admitted to being involved in tiger poaching, but they were happy to describe how the process worked. They said traders would obtain ...


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