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Bangladesh Orders Curfew to Quell Deadly Protests
Quick Glance: Escalation of violence in Bangladesh student protests despite curfew
  • Police imposed a strict curfew across Bangladesh and military forces patrolled parts of the capital Saturday to quell further violence after days of clashes over the allocation of government jobs left several people dead and hundreds injured. The curfew follows what was likely the deadliest day yet in the weeks of protests. There were varying reports on the number of casualties on Friday.

  • The students, protesting for weeks, intensified their actions as violence erupted Tuesday, posing the biggest challenge to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina since her fourth consecutive term win in January. The situation was described as 'extremely volatile,' with hundreds to possibly thousands injured across the country.

  • The protests are backed by the main opposition party of Bangladesh, promising to organize their own demonstrations. The government had previously suspended job quotas, but in June, the Supreme Court reinstated them, leading to further tensions. Hasina has called for...

  • The chaos in Bangladesh's governance and economy, along with the frustration of youths struggling to find good jobs after graduation, are highlighted by the current events. The protesters demand an end to a quota system for government jobs in favor of veterans from the 1971 independence war, advocating for a merit-based selection process.
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Quick Glance: Bangladeshi Expats in UAE Concerned for Families Amid Home Protests
  • On the morning of July 19, Bangladesh awoke to assess the aftermath of the deadliest day of ongoing student protests, which involved the burning of government buildings and implementation of a nationwide internet blackout.

  • Communication links faced significant disruptions, leading to television news channels halting broadcasts and severe impacts on international phone calls and internet connections.

  • Residents of Bangladesh in the UAE became increasingly worried as violent confrontations between protesters and police escalated in their home country. The disruption of communication channels and the complete shutdown of the internet nationwide added to the anxiety.

  • The government refrained from immediate comments on the severed communications on Friday but disclosed that the police in Dhaka, the capital, had indefinitely prohibited all public gatherings and processions.
Bangladesh has erupted over jobs reserved for the children of ‘freedom fighters.’ Here’s what you need to know
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Quick Glance: Bangladesh army intervenes as police fire on demonstrators
  • Soldiers were patrolling Bangladeshi cities to quell civil unrest, with police firing on protesters during a government curfew.

  • The violence this week has killed at least 115 people, posing a challenge to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's government.

  • The army has been deployed nationwide, and a curfew will remain in effect until at least Sunday morning.

  • Authorities imposed a nationwide internet shutdown, severely affecting communication, with major newspapers and state broadcaster offline.
Death toll in Bangladesh unrest rises to 50 - News | Khaleej Times: Private broadcaster Independent Television said 702 people had been injured during Thursday's ...
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Quick Glance: Protesters Storm Prison in Bangladesh, Death Toll Surpasses 100 from Anti-Quota Clashes
  • Student protesters in Bangladesh stormed a prison, freeing possibly hundreds of inmates and held rallies in Dhaka despite police bans and an internet shutdown. The death toll from unrest this week exceeded 100 as protests against a quota system for state jobs continued.

  • This week's clashes claimed at least 105 lives, posing a significant challenge to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's autocratic government after her 15-year tenure.

  • Student protesters raided a jail in Narsingdi, freed inmates, and set the facility ablaze. Police prohibited public gatherings in Dhaka to prevent further violence.

  • In defiance of an internet blackout and bans on gatherings, protests against the quota system persisted, demanding Sheikh Hasina's immediate resignation and blaming the government for the killings.
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Bangladesh soldiers out in force as PM cancels foreign trip: DHAKA: Soldiers were out in force Saturday in cities around Bangladesh after another day of lethal ...
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Bangladesh issues high security alert as deadly protests escalate: A High Security Alert has been issued for the whole of Bangladesh, as violent clashes between ...
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Bangladesh issues high security alert as deadly protests escalate
Student-led protests over a job quota system in Bangladesh are met with police violence and a communications shut-down.
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‘It’s war now’: As Bangladesh quota protests escalate, what’s next?: The websites for PM Hasina’s office, Bangladesh’s central bank have been hacked amid a ...
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‘It’s war now’: As Bangladesh quota protests escalate, what’s next?
Quick Glance: Bangladesh Quota Protests Escalate: Looking Ahead
  • A telecommunications blackout cut off Bangladesh from the world on Friday, as the country of 170 million people faced mounting violence following days of intense protests and clashes between students and security forces.

  • To quell the unrest, authorities on Thursday cut off mobile and internet services. According to the monitoring group NetBlocks, the South Asian country has experienced a complete nationwide internet blackout for more than 16 hours.

  • Authorities released a statement accusing protesters of setting fire to and vandalizing buildings, including police and government offices. This also involved the Dhaka headquarters of state broadcaster Bangladesh Television (BTW), which has been offline since.

  • After the government's appeal, the country's Supreme Court suspended the High Court's reintroduction of quotas. August 7 has been set as the date for the court to hear the government's challenge against the High Court decision.
Bangladesh in communications blackout as job quota protests turn deadly: DHAKA: Bangladesh went into a nationwide communications blackout on Friday following ...
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Bangladesh in communications blackout as job quota protests turn deadly
Bangladesh student protests: Why is the government facing public anger?: More than 100 people are dead in spreading unrest after a policy on government jobs ...
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#VantageOnFirstpost : At least 32 protesters have died in clashes with security personnel during the ongoing anti-quota stir. The protesters are demanding the cancellation of ... Show more
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The Bangladeshi military is patrolling cities as protesters call for an end to a quota system for government jobs
Singaporeans advised to defer all non-essential travel to Bangladesh: Clashes between security forces and students have led to more than 100 deaths across ...
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Singaporeans advised to defer all non-essential travel to Bangladesh
Protesters storm Bangladesh jail, free ‘hundreds’: Police officer : Student protesters in the central Bangladeshi district of Narsingdi stormed a jail Friday and ...
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Protesters storm Bangladesh jail, free ‘hundreds’: Police officer
#FPVideo : Violent protests against the quota system in government jobs in Bangladesh have intensified, leaving at least 115 people dead. On July 19 ... Show more
Bangladesh student protests over jobs escalate, telecoms disrupted: Death toll expected to rise amid violence that has seen government buildings torched and ...
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Bangladesh student protests over jobs escalate, telecoms disrupted
Why are Bangladeshi students protesting?: Ruling party supporters, police, and students frustrated over "unfair" quotas for government jobs are ...
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Why are Bangladeshi students protesting?
Dozens were killed in protests against Bangladesh’s quota system, which favours the children of fighters in the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan ... Show more
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#VantageOnFirstpost : The protests against the reservation system in Bangladesh have turned violent. After Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina's "Razakar" comments ... Show more
Bangladesh imposes curfew, calls in military as unrest continues
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Quick Glance: Sheila Jackson Lee, Political Champion, Dies at 74
  • Prominent Black congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee from Texas died on July 19 at a hospital in Houston at the age of 74.

  • Jackson Lee, an advocate for equality, voting rights, and criminal justice reform, was first elected to Congress in 1994.

  • She played a key role in recognizing Juneteenth as a federal holiday and worked to expand the Violence Against Women Act.

  • Critics accused her of seeking attention, mistreating staff, facing high turnover rates, and an unsuccessful mayoral run in Houston.
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A police officer and five protesters were injured when violence erupted during a demonstration in the French grains port of La Rochelle over the use of ... Show more

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Protesters in Dhaka, Bangladesh are seen storming the compound of the state broadcaster, BTV. Protesters have been on the streets for weeks ... Show more
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#Bangladesh on the boil Widespread violence continues to grip Bangladesh amidst the student protest against quotas for government jobs Nation under curfew ... Show more
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#FPReels : Amid ongoing government job quota protests, Bangladesh witnessed a "near-total" internet shutdown on Thursday night ... Show more
#FirstpostPOV | Bangladesh: Govt Buildings Set Ablaze, Protest Death Toll Mounts To Over 50 Bangladesh is witnessing unprecedented protests and unrest against the ... Show more
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government’s spokesperson Barrister Mohammad Ali Saif on Friday said that a protest staged by people in Bannu escalated and turned ... Show more

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Quick Glance: Republicans optimistic for Trump's victory
  • Republicans are confident about Trump's victory in November after the convention in Milwaukee.

  • Democrats are in a tough spot, urging Biden to step down and doubting his ability to govern.

  • Trump faces many political issues, but the Republican camp believes in his win.

  • Republicans are eyeing to win traditionally Democratic states and are confident heading into the campaign.
#FPReels : Bangladesh Protesters Set State TV HQ On Fire, At Least 32 Killed Anti-quota protests continue to rock Bangladesh ... Show more
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Bangladesh Internet Shut Down as Protests Continue, With 39 Reportedly Dead: Bangladesh is suffering a nationwide internet shutdown amid clashes between students ...
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Bangladesh security forces fire at protesters demanding government jobs: Internet and mobile services were cut off after days of deadly clashes over the ...
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  • A judge tentatively scheduled Harvey Weinstein’s planned retrial on rape and sexual assault charges to begin on Nov. 12.

  • During the hearing, various aspects of the case against the former Hollywood movie mogul were discussed, including the examination of phone data by a retired judge to assess their relevance to the case and determine whether they should be disclosed to the defense team.

  • At a recent hearing, prosecutors indicated their expectation for a November retrial and disclosed ongoing efforts to pursue additional allegations against Weinstein, though formal presentation to a grand jury had not yet occurred.

  • Weinstein refutes allegations of sexual assault and remains incarcerated at Rikers Island, reportedly lacking adequate medical attention as stated by his legal representatives.
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#Gravitas | Massive protests across #Bangladesh against a controversial quota system in government jobs have left six dead and over 400 injured ... Show more
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#FPExplained : More than 300 Indian students have returned home as Bangladesh reels from violent anti-quota protests. The protests over quota in government jobs have ... Show more
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