Protest for Safe Roads in Bangladesh

August 20, 2018
August 20, 2018

Student Protest: 3 more students get bail

Three more students involved with the recent student protest and quota reform movement have been given bail in cases filed with different police stations in Dhaka.

August 17, 2018
August 17, 2018

Road Safety Protest: Bail still eludes 22 students

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.

August 16, 2018
August 16, 2018

Road Safety Movement: Halt 'arbitrary arrests', try attackers

Human Rights Watch yesterday urged the Bangladesh government to halt “arbitrary arrests, prosecute those involved in violent attacks, and immediately and unconditionally release people it has thrown in jail just for speaking out”.

August 14, 2018
August 14, 2018

Safe road demo: Ershad urges PM for release of arrested students

Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad urges Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to release the students who have been arrested during their recent protests in Dhaka for safe roads.

August 10, 2018
August 10, 2018

Road Safety Protest: No bail for 22 pvt univ students

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.

August 8, 2018
August 8, 2018

Stop violence on protesters, journalists

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.

August 7, 2018
August 7, 2018

Noted photojournalist Raghu Rai urges PM to not punish Shahidul

Noted Indian photojournalist and a friend of Bangladesh Liberation War Raghu Rai urges Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to not punish photographer Shahidul Alam in an open letter published on Facebook.

August 7, 2018
August 7, 2018

Proposed Road Transport Bill a jugglery: BNP

BNP terms the proposed Road Transport Bill as jugglery saying that it will not be able to ensure safety and security of people on the roads.

August 7, 2018
August 7, 2018

37 students released from police custody

Police have released 37 students, who were detained during student protest yesterday, into the custody of their parents.

August 7, 2018
August 7, 2018

Causing Death by Rash Driving: Maximum 5 years' jail

A draft law approved by the cabinet yesterday proposes a maximum punishment of five years' imprisonment for causing death to a person by reckless driving, drawing strong criticism from road safety campaigners who termed the sentence insufficient to end anarchy on roads.