Safe Road Demand in Bangladesh

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

August 6, 2018
August 6, 2018

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.

August 6, 2018
August 6, 2018

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.

August 6, 2018
August 6, 2018

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.

August 6, 2018
August 6, 2018

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.

August 6, 2018
August 6, 2018

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.

August 6, 2018
August 6, 2018

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.

August 6, 2018
August 6, 2018

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.

August 6, 2018
August 6, 2018

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.

August 5, 2018
August 5, 2018

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.

August 5, 2018
August 5, 2018

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.