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Bangladesh imposes strict curfew with a 'shoot-on-sight-order' following deadly protests

Jul. 20, 2024 06:36 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police imposed a strict curfew with a “shoot-on-sight” order across Bangladesh as military forces patrolled parts of the capital Saturday after scores were killed and hundreds injured in clashes over the allocation of civil service jobs. The curfew...

Bangladesh announces a nationwide curfew and deploys military as deadly unrest over government jobs escalates

Jul. 19, 2024 14:58 PM EDT
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh announces a nationwide curfew and deploys military as deadly unrest over government jobs escalates.

Bangladesh imposes nationwide curfew as deadly protests over government jobs escalate

Jul. 19, 2024 14:50 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government late Friday announced a nationwide curfew across Bangladesh and ordered the deployment of military forces to maintain order following days of deadly clashes over the allocation of government jobs. The announcement...

Here's what to know about the violent protests over government jobs roiling Bangladesh

Jul. 18, 2024 22:02 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh has been gripped by violence this week after relentless clashes between student protesters, security officials and pro-government student activists over a quota system for government jobs. Protest organizers say they are imposing “a complete...

19 more die in Bangladesh clashes as student protesters try to impose a 'complete shutdown'

Jul. 18, 2024 13:06 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police and government supporters clashed Thursday with student activists trying to shut down transportation across Bangladesh as part of dayslong protests over the allocation of government jobs, and media reports said 19 people died in the violence. The new...

19 people die in clashes in Bangladesh as student protesters try to impose a 'complete shutdown' over job allocations

Jul. 18, 2024 11:11 AM EDT
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — 19 people die in clashes in Bangladesh as student protesters try to impose a 'complete shutdown' over job allocations.

Media reports say at least 10 more people have died in Bangladesh in student protests over government job quotas

Jul. 18, 2024 08:46 AM EDT
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Media reports say at least 10 more people have died in Bangladesh in student protests over government job quotas.

Violent clashes erupt between police and protesters in Dhaka even after 6 die during campus protests

Jul. 17, 2024 14:39 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Several major universities in Bangladesh agreed to shut their doors Wednesday after at least six people died in violent campus protests, while protest organizers announced they would shut down all but essential services and relentless clashes between demonstrators and...

Authorities in Bangladesh urge universities to close after at least six die in violent protests over government jobs

Jul. 17, 2024 03:03 AM EDT
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Authorities in Bangladesh urge universities to close after at least six die in violent protests over government jobs.

5 killed and dozens injured in Bangladesh in violent clashes over government jobs quota

Jul. 16, 2024 14:01 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — At least five people were reported killed and dozens injured in Bangladesh on Tuesday as student protests against a government jobs quota led to violence around the country, media reports said. Student protesters clashed with pro-government...