The High Court has directed Suprobhat Paribahan to give Tk 10 lakh in seven days to the family of Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury, who was run over by a bus of the transport group.
Thirteen more university students, who were arrested post the student movement demanding safe roads earlier this month, are released from jail. They say, they have been made victims of arbitrary arrests.
Law enforcers from Cyber Security and Crime Division of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrest a youth over his alleged involvement in spreading rumours and inciting violence through his Facebook account during the recent student movement for safe roads.
For the entire two hours in the courtroom, Masad Mortuza Bin Ahad remained silent, even when the magistrate asked him some questions. He gave only blank looks, as he sat on a chair placed in the dock.
Three more students were arrested yesterday, in the latest actions against quota and road safety protesters, although police have yet to arrest any of the thugs who attacked demonstrators and journalists during the protests.
Journalists yesterday said they would lay siege to the home ministry on Thursday demanding arrest of those who assaulted journalists during the student demonstration for safe roads.
Road Safety Foundation, a nongovernment organisation working for road safety, demands the draft of Road Transport Act-2018 should be revised in light with the recommendations of the previous road transport draft 2008.
A Dhaka court yesterday denied bail to the 22 private university students who were arrested in two separate cases filed over vandalism and attacks on policemen during the road safety movement.
The European Union has called for an immediate end to “disproportionate violence” against peaceful student protesters and journalists. It also demanded an investigation for holding the perpetrators accountable.
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.
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.
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.
A group of students in Chittagong ends their agitation upon assurance that their localised demand will be met by the authorities.
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid again urges the students to back to classes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.