Bangladesh safe roads demand

August 7, 2018
August 7, 2018

Disorder in transport sector was not created in a day

The ongoing student protest is the outburst of years of pent-up grievances, said Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed Khokon as he painted a gloomy picture of the country's anarchic public transportation system.

August 6, 2018
August 6, 2018

Safe roads: Canada condemns violence against students

The High Commission of Canada to Bangladesh expresses concern over the violence against students staging peaceful demonstrations demanding safe roads and calls for action against the attackers.

August 6, 2018
August 6, 2018

Amnesty International urges govt to end crackdown on student protesters

Human rights group Amnesty International calls upon the government of Bangladesh to immediately put an end to the crackdown unleashed on student protestors who thronged the streets demanding safe roads.

August 5, 2018
August 5, 2018

Ctg students announce end to agitation

A group of students in Chittagong ends their agitation upon assurance that their localised demand will be met by the authorities.

August 5, 2018
August 5, 2018

Go back to classes, Nahid urges again

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid again urges the students to back to classes.

August 5, 2018
August 5, 2018

Group of student protesters visit AL president's office

Amid rumours of death, detention and abuse of students at Awami League President Sheikh Hasina's Dhanmondi political office, a group of protesters visited the office yesterday and found no evidence of the claims.

August 4, 2018
August 4, 2018

Cops sue 28 social media account owners, admins for instigating violence

The Social Media Monitoring and Cyber Security Department of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) identifies 28 Facebook and Twitter accounts for spreading rumours and distorted information to instigate violence amid the ongoing students’ protest demanding safe roads across the country.

August 4, 2018
August 4, 2018

BCL denies allegations of rape, detention of female students

Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) General Secretary Golam Rabbani dispels all the rumours circulating in the social media on rape of some female students at the Dhanmondi office of ruling Awami League.

August 4, 2018
August 4, 2018

Total disorder

It's anarchy of an incredible scale. Consider this: There are some 35.36 lakh registered vehicles in the country. So far, the BRTA, a transport regulator, has issued 26.39 lakh driving licences. This means, around 9 lakh vehicles are in the hands of drivers who do not have licences.

August 2, 2018
August 2, 2018

BGB vehicle stopped at Shahbagh, fails to show licence

Amid the ongoing agitation demanding road safety, students stop a vehicle of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) at Dhaka’s Shahbagh in the afternoon and barred its movement for failing to show licence.