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  • Protest for safe roads and Quota System Reform

    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.

  • Protest for safe roads in Bangladesh arrested

    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.

  • Students block Science Laboratory intersection in Dhaka

    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”.

  • Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad

    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.

  • 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.

  • Road accident protest in Dhaka

    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.

  • Raghu Rai

    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.

  • 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.

  • Student Protest in Bangladesh

    37 students released from police custody

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

  • 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.

  • Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Sayeed Khokon

    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.

  • Bangladesh Road Safety Movement 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.

  • Jahangirnagar University students stage demo

    JU students stage demo demanding release of fellows

    Hundreds of students of Jahangirnagar University (JU) bring out a protest procession demanding the release of four JU students from police custody.

  • Dhanmondi Awami League office Attack

    2 cases filed over attack on AL office in Dhanmondi

    Two separate cases are filed in connection with the alleged attack on Awami League’s party office in Dhanmondi of Dhaka on Saturday during student protests in the area demanding safe roads.

  • Police lob tear gas

    Cops gas, ‘goons’ charge at EWU students

    Police throw tear gas shells on students of East West University at Rampura. A tense situation is prevailing in the area as police have apparently teamed up with stick-wielding thugs to hold the students demanding safe roads in solidarity with rest of the country.

  • Pounced again

    At least nine people including five photojournalists are injured allegedly in BCL attacks in Dhaka’s Dhanmondi and Science Lab areas during student protests demanding safe roads. It was apparently a synchronised attack by police and alleged BCL men on the students, mostly from universities, who took to the streets yesterday protesting the assaults on school children in the capital's Jhigatola area on Saturday.

  • Jahangirnagar University students Protest against Bangladesh Chhatra League Attack

    JU marches with torch in protest

    Jahangirnagar University students brings out a torch-wielding procession in protest to the attack on agitating students at Jhigatola.

  • Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir

    ‘Govt conspiring to link BNP to student movement’

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir says the government is hatching a conspiracy trying to implicate the party in ongoing student agitation.

  • Chittagong Students protest for safe roads

    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.

  • Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal says No arrest without warrant

    Action if limit crossed: Home minister

    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan warns of taking stern action against anyone who will be “crossing the limit of patience” of the government.

  • Obaidul Quader says about Anti-government movement in Bangladesh

    Quader defends AL, says students attacked first

    Awami League General Secretary has defended the assault carried out on general university students saying it was the students who attacked first.

  • US Embassy in Dhaka

    Safe roads: US embassy condemns attacks on student protesters

    The US Embassy in Dhaka condemns the attacks on the students protesting across the country demanding safe roads and justice for the death of their two peers in a road accident at the capital’s Airport Road.

  • Dhaka-Chittagong highway block

    Transport workers stage demo on Dhaka-Ctg highway

    Transport workers in Chittagong block the Dhaka-Chittagong highway for two hours and attack drivers plying vehicles following the recent suspension on plying of public transports called by the bus owners and workers in different districts.

  • Protesting university students attacked

    Protesting university students attacked on Green Road

    A group of miscreants attack students of University of Asia Pacific who took position on the road opposite to Green Super Market expressing solidarity with school students demanding safer roads since July 29.

  • Student Protest for Safe Roads in Bangladesh

    DU students block Shahbagh chanting ‘We Want Justice’

    General students of Dhaka University (DU) take to the streets and block Shahbagh intersection for one and half hour protesting the attacks on students by law enforcers and alleged activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League at Jigatola in Dhaka’s Dhanmondi.

  •  Student movement for safe roads

    Public sufferings mount as bus ‘strike’ continue for 3rd day

    Long-route bus service remain suspended for the third consecutive day as an apparent counter-programme against the ongoing student movement for safe road, causing immense sufferings to people across the country.

  • 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.

  • Sufferings mount on long routes

    Transport owners say bus services will remain suspended indefinitely across the country citing safety reasons due to the ongoing student movement demanding safe roads.

  • BCL men swoop on students at Jhigatola

    BCL in its element

    At least 20-25 students are injured as alleged activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) and police launch an attack on the student protesters at Dhanmondi 3 near Jigatola in Dhaka.

  • Gazipur College Student killing in Road Accident

    Road Accidents: Two more students killed

    Two college students were killed in separate road accidents in Gazipur and Narsingdi yesterday amid the countrywide student agitation for road safety.