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Opinion Survey on Current National lssues April 2013

Study Objective: Objective of the study was to ascertain public opinion on current national burning issues. Issues Covered: •     Shahbag movement •     Current situation of the country and steps taken by the government in the current context •    Government’s ability to control post trial situation (of Abdul Quader Molla and Delwar Hossain Saydee) •     Banning […]

 The weakening cyclonic storm Mahasen is steadily heading towards Bangladesh and likely to hit the country’s coastal areas on Thursday noon. According to the latest Met Office bulletin, the cyclonic storm Mahasen (with ecp 990 hpa) over the west central Bay and the adjoining north Bay moves slightly north-northeastwards and now lies over north Bay […]

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People who live in Samity Para near the coast in Cox’s Bazar head to high grounds with their precious possessions yesterday as Mahasen hurtles towards Bangladesh. Cyclone Mahasen is likely to hit the coastal areas of Bangladesh this morning. The tropical storm may cross the Chittagong coast around 10:00am, bringing heavy rain and five to […]

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 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday castigated vernacular daily Prothom Alo for publishing what she said a misleading survey report on the caretaker government issue. “One paper wrote 90 percent of the total population back caretaker government…those who believe in democracy need to be alert about this newspaper,” she said. The Prime Minister, also the […]

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 Law Minister Barrister Shafique Ahmed on Wednesday said visiting US Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues Stephen J Rapp expressed his satisfaction over the four verdicts delivered by the International Crimes Tribunals as the war crimes trial is being held fairly. “He (Rapp) read all the four verdicts declared so far on the website and expressed […]

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  Hundreds of thousands of people are being evacuated from the low lands of the coastal areas to shelters as Cyclone Mahasen is set to bear down. The storm approaching the Bangladesh shorelines travelled 175 kilometres in nine hours on Wednesday and shifted more towards the north-north-easterly side, the weather office said. The cyclone caused […]

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An accord designed to prevent another deadly disaster in Bangladesh’s garment industry drew sharp criticism from a major U.S. retail trade group on Wednesday, which said it would constrain legal rights of U.S. companies, even as more European retailers signed on to the pact. Wednesday is the deadline for retailers to decide whether to sign […]

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 Visiting Ambassador at-Large for War Crimes Issues of the Office of Global Criminal Justice Stephen J Rapp on Wednesday expressed satisfaction over the progress in war crimes trial but voiced concern over the death penalty of the accused. “Fundamentally, I think, progress has been achieved…the set of recommendations that I made were incorporated. But I’m […]

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 The Appellate Division on Wednesday rejected a plea seeking a division in jail filed by lifer convict Jamaat-e-Islami assistant secretary general Abdul Quader Mollah for perpetrating crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War. A six-member Appellate Division bench, headed by Chief Justice M Muzammel Hossain, passed the order. Barrister Abdur Razzaq appeared for Quader […]

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11: Communications with the Meteorological warning centre have broken down and the local officers consider that a devastating cyclone is following. 10: The port is experiencing severe weather from a sea storm of great intensity with maximum wind speed of 89km per hour. The storm will cross over or near the port. 9: Great danger. […]

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With cyclone Mahasen closing in on the country’s coastal belt, millions of people remain vulnerable in the region for inadequate cyclone shelters and protection dykes. Many people are unwilling to move out to safety leaving behind their livestock and property, report our correspondents in coastal districts. Meanwhile, the administration has evacuated nearly 10 lakh people, […]

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 A prosecution witness on Wednesday disclosed that the Pakistan occupation army had tortured Mahbubul Alam to death while his two other siblings Noor Alam and Noor Mohammad freed with severe wounds during the Liberation War in 1971. “The criminal exercise had taken place in July 1971 at ‘Goods Hill’, the ancestral home of war crimes […]

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