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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 […]

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 The first day of the two-day nationwide hartal, enforced by the BNP-led 18-party alliance, ended on Wednesday without major untoward incidents. The opposition alliance called the hartal for Wednesday and Thursday protesting the killing of unarmed Alems (Islamic scholars) in a crackdown on Hefajat-e-Islami sit-in at Shapla Chattar early Monday. In capital Dhaka, educational institutions […]

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 The two-day nationwide hartal, enforced by the BNP-led 18-party alliance, continued amid stray incidents of violence on its first day today (Wednesday). In capital Dhaka, educational institutions remained closed, but government and non-government offices were open, though the attendance was thin. Vehicular movement on the streets of the capital was relatively less though some buses […]

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Pro-hartal activists torch a bus on the Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue in Karwan Bazar in the capital on Tuesday. At least six vehicles were set to fire ahead of opposition alliance countrywide shutdown on May 8 and 9. Miscreants set fire to three vehicles and vandalised as many in the capital on the eve of […]

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Two probe panels formed  Five bogies of an intercity train were gutted as unidentified miscreants set those on fire at Chittagong Railway Station early Tuesday. Ahsan Habib, officer-in-charge of Chittagong Railway Police Station, said the train, ‘Suborna Express’, which runs on Chittagong-Dhaka route, was kept at the station’s platform when miscreants torched it at about […]

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It was Monday morning, at around 11 am, when a stroll at Paltan Intersection towards Comrade Moni Singha Intersection revealed heaps of ashes lying on the footpath to the left. There were rows of bookstalls selling old books there even until Sunday noon. Hifazat-e Islam’s violent blockade of Dhaka on Sunday has gutted almost 40 […]

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Victims include madrasa student, 4 Hefajat activists; over 50 injured Activists of Hefajat-e Islam block a road at Hathazari of Chittagong during a clash with law enforcers on Monday. At least four people were killed in the clash. Photo: STAR At least six people including an army personnel were killed and 50 injured when activists […]

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 At least 15 people, including two policemen and a member of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), were killed and 500 others injured, 200 with bullets, in a violent clash between the activists of Hefajat-e-Islam and police at Shimrail intersection on Dhaka-Chittagong Highway here early Monday. Among the deceased, three were identified as Shah Alam,a BGB member, […]

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Jamaat, Shibir, Hefajat men also loot shops at Baitul Mukarram mosque complex Jamaat-Shibir activists joined by Hefajat-e Islam men set fire to at least 100 shops and business establishments, looted shops at Baitul Mukarram mosque complex and torched over 30 government buses in the capital on Sunday. Locals and police said looting was underway till […]

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Its demands go ‘against basic rights of people: Islami Jote  Urging the government not to get trapped in the ‘conspiracy’ of Hefajat-e-Islam, Bangladesh Sammilito Islami Jote (BSIJ) on Friday said Hefajat’s 13-point demand goes against the basic rights of people and their welfare. “In their (Hefajat) 13-point demand, there’s no mention about people’s basic rights. […]

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A crude bomb exploded on the premises of the Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court during the opposition alliance’s 36-hour shutdown demanding the release of its leaders. Police say two more crude bombs exploded near the Jagannath University Vice-Chancellor’s office, and one each in Fakirarpool and Gulistan in the city. The law keepers detained three suspects […]

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Police fire teargas shells and rubber bullets to disperse a BNP procession in Rajshahi city during the first day of 18-party-enforced 36-hr shutdown. The 36-hour hartal (shutdown) enforced by BNP-led 18-party alliance is progressing amid clashes, vandalism and arson across the country on Tuesday. The 18-party called the shutdown protesting a Dhaka court order denying […]

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