Bangladesh considers capital punishment for driving deaths

More than 100 students hurt during violent standoffs with police in Bangladesh, hospital says - but police deny anything happened

More than 100 students hurt during violent standoffs with police in Bangladesh, hospital says - but police deny anything happened

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The protests have become a serious embarrassment to the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ahead of a general election due in December. The opposition has denied involvement.

Students in their tens of thousands have brought parts of the capital, Dhaka, to a standstill since two teenagers were killed by a speeding bus.

There was no sign of mass protests Friday, the beginning of the country's weekend, but dozens of people formed a human chain in front of the main press club in Dhaka to call for transportation reform.

In solidarity with students in Bangladesh, the Jadavpur University students on Monday staged a protest in front of the Bangladesh High Commission here.

An official US Embassy vehicle, which was transporting US Ambassador to Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat, was attacked in the Mohammadpur district of Dhaka late Saturday "by a group of armed adult men, some on motorcycles", the embassy said in a statement on Sunday.

The U.S. embassy said it was not in a position to comment until the investigation was complete.

On Saturday, clashes broke out after police used tear gas and batons to scatter protesters. But the private organisation Bangladesh Commuters' Welfare Association said at least 7397 people were killed a year ago.

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Bangladesh authorities have shut down mobile internet across swathes of the country, officials and local media said Sunday, as the authorities try to quell massive student protests that have spiralled into violence.

Police sources said the DMP has already collected a huge number of photos and other documents, by which they have identified the men throwing stones at police to be members of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal Islami Chhatra Shibir, student members of the BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami, respectively.

Alam was screaming as he was forced into a auto, it quoted security guards at the building as saying. We want safe roads and safe drivers", said protester Al Miran.

"The Bangladeshi government must end the crackdown on the student protesters and people speaking out against it".

More than 4,200 pedestrians were killed in road accidents in Bangladesh in 2017, a 25 per cent increase from 2016, according to private research group the National Committee to Protect Shipping, Roads and Railways.

Police fired tear gas and hundreds of students were injured on Saturday when police reportedly fired rubber bullets into crowds.Protests have flared repeatedly in Dhaka since two students were killed last week by speeding buses.

At Jatrabari in Dhaka, transport owners and workers formed a barricade on Dhaka-Chittagong highway's Kajla to Signboard for two-hours while they were not allowing any bus to leave or enter the city. Student protesters, who has been tweeting on the developments, said that the situation remains tense.

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