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 5, 2018
August 5, 2018

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.

August 5, 2018
August 5, 2018

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.

August 5, 2018
August 5, 2018

Tough action against traffic offenders: DMP

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

August 5, 2018
August 5, 2018

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.

August 4, 2018
August 4, 2018

Safe road demo: DU BCL men express solidarity with students, distribute chocolates at Shahbagh

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.

August 4, 2018
August 4, 2018

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.

August 3, 2018
August 3, 2018

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.

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