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).
Students take to streets for 7th day, controlling traffic
Students for the seventh day took position on city streets and are controlling traffic systems as part of their demand for safe roads this morning. - Students made lanes on Manik Mia Avenue - Science Lab intersection blocked - Daffodil students checking licences on Mirpur Road - Students stage s
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
Online application process for MPO inclusion begins on Aug 5
The online application process for inclusion of non-government educational institutions under the Monthly Pay Order system will begin on August 5, according to an education ministry circular released on Wednesday. The window of application for MPO facilities under which the government pays teachers
Lawmaker Thapa apologises for his remarks on medical students
Lawmaker Gagan Thapa has apologised for his remarks on female students pursuing medicine in Bangladesh. He said he had no intention of hurting students. “Students who pursued medicine in different foreign medical colleges couldn’t pass the examination conducted by Nepal Medical Council,” he said,
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.
Making Youth Voices Count
Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC) is hosting the fifth Youth Leadership Summit (YLS) to amplify the voices of young citizens and inform and include them in the processes that shape national policies. This engagement is imperative to reflect upon the existing challenges and opportunities face
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
PSC bans electrical devices at BCS exam centres
The authorities of Public Service Commission (PSC) has put restriction on carrying any kind of electronic devices during MCQ type written test for the 39th special Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examination to be held tomorrow (3 August).
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