UN worried about safety of children
The United Nations, Bangladesh, has urgently called upon all parties to keep everyone, including children and young people, safe on the roads and safe from any kind of violence.
Take your kids back to school
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked guardians and teachers to take their children back to schools. "I'll request all that this is enough now, stop it, take the children back to their homes and let them pay attention to studies," she said.
Female school teacher detained over spreading rumours on FB
Police in a drive arrested a female school teacher from Dewakhali village in Kalapara upazila for ‘spreading rumours’ through 10 status updates regarding safe road movement on Facebook on Sunday morning. She was identified as Nusrat Jahan Salia, wife of Anwar Hossain Babu of the village in the upaz
Shakib asks students to go home
Bangladesh Test and T20I captain Shakib Al Hasan urged students to abandon their movement for safer streets and go home to their studies in a Facebook message posted on his verified page at around 7:00pm yesterday (3 August).
Be patient and return home, says Education Minister Nahid to protesters
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid has urged protesters demanding safer roads to be patient and call off their demonstrations.
Mob burn covered van after it kills college student in Gazipur
Angry locals at Bara Bari of Tongi in Gazipur blocked Dhaka-Mymensingh highway and set ablaze a covered van after it ran over a college student killing her on the spot on Saturday. The victim is Farhana Alam Mim, 21, a class XI student of Safiuddin Sarkar Academy School and College. Gazipur traffi
Nationwide student protests enter fifth day in Bangladesh
Bangladesh shut down high schools across the country on Thursday as tens of thousands of student protested for a fifth straight day after two teenagers were killed by a speeding bus. Bangladesh’s transport sector is widely seen as corrupt, unregulated, and dangerous, and as news of the teenagers’
Bangladesh teenagers demanding road safety paralyse Dhaka
Thousands of Bangladeshi high school students have been protesting for a fifth day after two teenagers were killed by a speeding bus.
Bangladesh: Mass student protests after deadly road accident
Bangladesh shuts down high schools as tens of thousands of students take to streets after two teens were killed by bus. Tens of thousands of students in Bangladesh have rallied for a fifth consecutive day after two teenagers were killed by a speeding bus.
Actors take to the streets supporting students
After digitally supporting the ongoing movement by school and college students, actors and other members of film and TV dramas have now practically joined the students on streets. They started gathering from the afternoon of August 1.
Quader urges students not to step into ‘instigation trap’
Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today urged the students not to step into any ‘instigation trap’. “After failing in the quota reform demos, the BNP and the fundamental forces are depending on the students and they want to instigate their movemen
Students continue demo for 6th day
Agitating students poured onto the streets in Dhaka today (3 August) for the sixth consecutive day protesting yesterday’s attack on their fellows allegedly by police and “ruling party men” in the capital’s Mirpur.
Go back home to avert `acts of sabotage'
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Thursday (2 August) urged the protesting students to leave the streets and return to their homes as he fears there might be ‘acts of sabotage’ anytime. Talking to reporters at his residence, he also alleged that the activists of BNP's student body Jatiyatabadi Chha
2 students hurt being hit by ‘police vehicle’
Two school students, who joined the student demonstrations demanding justice for those killed in a recent road crash in the city, ‘were injured’ after reportedly being hit by a ‘police vehicle’ in front of Rajarbag Police Lines on Thursday (1 August) afternoon .
DMP urges students to return home
Claiming that the demands of the protesting students are being met, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Additional Commissioner Monirul Islam on Thursday (2 August) urged them to return their homes. “Already the implementation process of their demands has been started,” said Monirul, also the head of
Families of road crash victims meet PM; receive financial assistance
The family members of Diya Khanam Mim and Abdul Karim Rajib, who died in a road crash in the city, met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday (2 August).
Students stop police DIG, find no licence or papers
Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of River Police Habib was cruising along Karwan Bazar in his black jeep, hoisting a signboard ‘police’ to avoid the students on the road. But the school and college students who are on the streets since Sunday had no time for hierarchy and spared him not. They stopped
Schools, colleges shut tomorrow: Ministry
Amid the growing student protest over the killing of two college students in a road accident in the capital, the government on Wednesday announced to keep all the educational institutions across the country closed for Thursday (1 August).