Dhaka’s Jigatala on edge as protesters, Awami League activists face off
A clash has broken out between student protesters calling for safer roads and Awami League activists in Jigatala, near the party’s offices in Dhanmondi. The clashes began on Saturday afternoon. A group of men wearing motorcycle helmets—some of them armed—arrived later on the scene and clashed with
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.
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 .
2 schoolboys drown in Cumilla
Two schoolboys drowned in the Dharma Sagar pond in the city on Thursday (2 August). The deceased were identified as Shihab, son of sub-inspector Abdul Mannan and a Class-IX student of Modern High School in the city, and Fahim. The details about Fahim could not be known immediately.
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).
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).
‘ please take the right side’ : protesters to Tofail
Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Wednesday got stuck for a while amid student protests as the agitators stopped his car for driving on the ‘wrong side’ of a road near Shahbagh in the city.
Students urged to return to classes as protests grow
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Wednesday (1 August) urged the agitating students to withdraw their blockades and go back to their classes as the government has fulfilled their all the demands.
Tackle student protest peacefully : DMP Commissioner
Commissioner of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Asaduzzaman Mia on Wednesday directed the police to tackle the ongoing student protest in the city peacefully instead of applying any force.
Take action against drivers who are under-age, without licence: PMO
The Prime Minister’s Office today directed the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) and Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) to take legal action against drivers who are under-age and are plying vehicles without driving licence. It also directed the two concerned authorities to take legal action a