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Students protesting physical exams clash with police, security guards

LAHORE/FAISALABAD: University students' protests against physical examinations turned violent on Tuesday as they clashed with police and security guards outside their campuses. In Lahore, some students of the University of Central Punjab, who staged a sit-in outside the campus, pelted stones at security guards. They tried to force their way into the campus but were pushed back by the guards who baton-charged them. According to the protesters, three students got injured when security guards hurled stones and…

Police fire tear gas, rubber bullets at students protesting in Bangladesh

DHAKA: Police in Bangladesh’s capital 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 arrested for criticizing the government during more than a week of protests. 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.…