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  • Protest for safe roads in Bangladesh arrested

    4 students denied bail once again

    Four private university students were denied bail again yesterday in two cases filed over vandalism and attacks on policemen during student protests for safe road.

  • Bangladeshi photojournalist Shahidul Alam

    Shahidul Alam sent to prison

    A Dhaka court yesterday sent noted photographer Shahidul Alam to jail after police produced him before it in a case filed for spreading propaganda and false information against the government.

  • Rajshahi University protests attack on students

    RU students protest attack on students, jurnos

    Rajshahi University students take out a silent procession at their campus condemning the attacks on students and journalists during student protests.

  • Teachers want students freed; Nahid cites law

    Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid says the law will take its own course against students who have been booked during the student protests in Dhaka.

  • Students sued, not attackers

    Leaving out the alleged ruling party men involved in attacks on road safety demonstrators and journalists, police have made students accused in cases filed over the last few days' violence in the capital.

  • Bashundhara battlefield

    Police did not attempt to drive away the armed youths; rather, they charged teargas canisters into the campus, witnesses and students said.

  • 'Tortured in custody'

    Noted photographer Shahidul Alam seemed to be walking with difficulty as policemen held his arms and helped him go in and out of a Dhaka court yesterday. He told his lawyers and family members at the court that he had been tortured in custody.

  • 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.

  • recent attack on students

    DU, RU students protest attacks on students

    Students of both Dhaka University (DU) and Rajshahi University (RU) stages demonstration on their respective campuses condemning the recent attack on students during the safe road demonstration in Dhaka.

  • 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.

  • Heavy patrols at Baridhara

    Heavy patrols at Bashundhara R/A, cops charging civilians

    Law enforcers are seen patrolling Bashundhara Residential Area since this morning inflicting panic among dwellers and passers-by, after intense student protests there yesterday.

  • traffic sergeant checking license

    30 cases filed for expired license, invalid papers at Science Lab

    Traffic police file at least 30 cases against vehicles at Science Lab intersection in Dhaka for carrying expired licenses or having invalid papers.

  • Passenger transport manager resume bus services

    Owners resume bus services; passengers low

    Transport owners begin plying buses on the streets, what they have kept halted since the student agitation in Dhaka last week.

  • 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.

  • Traffic Week: 6,476 cases filed against offenders

    Mainly cars and motorcycles came under police scrutiny on the first day of “Traffic Week” yesterday, amid an unannounced transport strike.

  • people queue up for renewing their licences and fitness certificates

    Long lines at BRTA

    A huge number of people are turning up at Bangladesh Road Transport Authority's (BRTA) office in Mirpur for driving licences and fitness certificates, creating a huge gathering there, with agitating students checking vehicle documents last few days.

  • How dare you hit my child!

    How dare you hit my children! These are the children whom we protect every single moment from every single harm. We leave nothing to chances as far as their security is concerned. Our children on the streets have come under attack, and we, the parents, have every right to ask who has given them the right to touch our children.

  • Photographer Shahidul Alam picked up by DB

    Shahidul Alam picked up by DB

    Detectives detained noted photographer Shahidul Alam last night for interrogation over his Facebook posts on the ongoing student protest.

  • 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.

  • Ministry warns Ekattor TV

    Ministry cautions Ekattor TV

    The information ministry has requested” Ekattor TV not to air programmes, news, and footage that go against the National Broadcast Policy-2014 and could encourage public disorder.

  • Tough action against traffic offenders: DMP

    Dhaka Metropolitan Police has decided to take strict measures against traffic offences, amid widespread protests demanding safe roads.

  • Student Protest for Safe Roads

    4 Daily Star journalists assaulted

    Police and alleged BCL men beat up three journalists of The Daily Star and molested another in the capital's Jhigatola yesterday afternoon.

  • Student Protest for Safe Roads

    Ball is now in govt's court

    Road-wise, Bangladesh remained a student republic for the last seven days. It's about time it went back to what it is: a people's republic.

  • 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.

  • DU BCL men express solidarity

    DU BCL expresses solidarity with students, distribute chocolates

    Expressing solidarity with the students demanding safe roads, Bangladesh Chhatra League leaders of Dhaka University unit distribute chocolates and sweets among the protesters at Shahbagh intersection in Dhaka.

  • Students take to streets, control traffic for 7th day

    Students for the seventh day take position on city streets and control traffic systems as part of their demand for safe roads.

  • Students chased, beaten up in Mirpur, Ctg

    Police and alleged ruling party men attacked student protesters in the capital and elsewhere, injuring a number of them yesterday.