Rajasthan

Cong 99
BJP 73
RLM 3
OTH 24

Madhya Pradesh

Cong 115
BJP 108
BSP 2
OTH 5

Chhattisgarh

Cong 68
BJP 15
JCC 7
OTH 0

Telangana

TRS-AIMIM 95
TDP-Cong 21
BJP 1
OTH 2

Mizoram

MNF 26
Cong 5
BJP 1
OTH 8
*Total Tally Reflects Leads + Wins
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Bangladesh protests: How students brought Dhaka to a standstill

On Monday the Bangladesh cabinet approved a new law to raise the maximum prison sentence for those causing deaths due to road accidents to five years. This law comes after nine days of demonstrations by thousands of school and college students over the deaths of two teenagers by a speeding bus in Dhaka on July 29.

Bangladesh protests: How students brought Dhaka to a standstill

On Monday, the Bangladesh cabinet approved a new law to raise the maximum prison sentence for those causing deaths due to road accidents to five years. This law comes after nine days of demonstrations by thousands of school and college students over the deaths of two teenagers by a speeding bus in Dhaka on July 29. (Source: AP)

Bangladesh protests: How students brought Dhaka to a standstill

Police in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka fired tear gas and rubber bullets Monday to disperse hundreds of demonstrating students, while a prominent human rights group demanded the release of an activist Shahidul Alam arrested for criticizing the government during more than a week of protests. (Source: AP)

Bangladesh protests: How students brought Dhaka to a standstill

Shahidul Alam, a well-known photographer and activist, was arrested Sunday by plain-clothed police after giving a television interview in which he said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had no credibility and was using "brute force" to cling to power. (Source: File Photo)

Bangladesh protests: How students brought Dhaka to a standstill

The traffic chaos of the past week began easing on Monday, as immense demonstrations gave way to sporadic protests, though hundreds of students clashed with police in Dhaka's Bashundhara area where some private universities are located. (Source: Reuters)

Bangladesh protests: How students brought Dhaka to a standstill

Police fired rubber bullets and protesters said at least 40 people, mostly students, were injured. (Source: Reuters)

Bangladesh protests: How students brought Dhaka to a standstill

Elsewhere, police used tear gas against protesters at Dhaka's East West University and students marched through the Dhaka University campus chanting anti-government slogans and demanding justice. (Source: Reuters)

Bangladesh protests: How students brought Dhaka to a standstill

The protests, set off by the deaths of two students killed by speeding buses, grew last week to tens of thousands of people, becoming a major embarrassment to Hasina's government, which faces a general election later this year.(Source: AP)

Bangladesh protests: How students brought Dhaka to a standstill

The student protesters have demanded tougher punishment for offenses involving road accidents. (Source: Reuters)

Bangladesh protests: How students brought Dhaka to a standstill

The protesters are demanding safer roads in Bangladesh, where corruption is rife, making it easy for unlicensed drivers and unregistered vehicles to ply the roads. At least 12,000 people die each year in road accidents often blamed on faulty vehicles, reckless driving and lax traffic enforcement in Bangladesh. (Source: AP)

Bangladesh protests: How students brought Dhaka to a standstill

Buses are key to transportation in Bangladesh, where trains are overcrowded and most people cannot afford cars. (Source: AP)

Bangladesh protests: How students brought Dhaka to a standstill

Authorities have warned of tougher measures if the protests are used to create chaos. (Source: Reuters)

Bangladesh protests: How students brought Dhaka to a standstill

The United Nations has also expressed concern about the ongoing agitation in Dhaka and said students and young people had a legitimate right to speak on issues bothering them. (Source: AP)

Bangladesh protests: How students brought Dhaka to a standstill

The student protests had been peaceful till the weekend, but a remark by minister Shajahan Khan – who has ties with the powerful transport unions – only agitated protesters. A Daily Star report said the minister had asked why there was such an uproar over the death of two Dhaka children, when there was hardly any reaction in India to 33 people dying in a bus accident on the Mumbai-Goa highway. (Source: AP)

Bangladesh protests: How students brought Dhaka to a standstill

During the past week, students have reportedly started enforcing traffic laws, stopping drivers in the streets of Dhaka and checking their licenses. (Source: AP)

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