• Kader Siddique’s plea to contest by-polls rejected in HC

    The High Court upholds the Election Commission's decision that had cancelled the candidacy of Krishak Sramik Janata League President Abdul Kader Siddique for Tangail-4 by-polls.

  • Scope widens for dual citizenship

    The cabinet yesterday approved the draft of "The Citizenship Law, 2016," expanding the scope of having dual citizenship by expatriate Bangladeshis.

  • 44.32 new voters registered

    The Election Commission says more than 44.32 lakh new voters have been registered in the electoral roll across the country last year.

  • Asset now burden

    Over the past few days, The Daily Star published a series of reports on ordeals of the victims of mindless violence in the name of politics between January 5 and April 5 last year. Lives perished, people were crippled, families torn apart and dreams shattered in the 91 days of brutality that shook the nation to its core. In the last part of the series, we today will tell you the story of a victim who is living a life no one wants.

  • Impossible to forget

    For 91 days from January 5 to April 5 last year, there was hardly a single day when innocent people were not burnt to death or injured in arson attacks on public transports.

  • Left in the lurch

    For 91 days from January 5 to April 5 last year, there was hardly a single day when innocent people were not burnt to death or injured in arson attacks on public transports. Some lost their loved ones, others their lone bread earners during the longest spell of horror allegedly carried out by the BNP-led coalition, protesting the January 5, 2014, elections.

  • Apologise for arson attacks

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday came down heavily on BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia for “terming” voters, election officials and

  • PCJSS’s peaceful blockade in Rangamati

    The daylong blockade enforced by Parbatya Chhatragram Janasanghati Samity (PCJSS-Santu Larma) in Rangamati protesting the rigging in municipality polls is going on peacefully.

  • AL jubilant over polls victory

    The ruling Awami League is really happy with the just concluded municipality polls.

  • 2 more killed in election violence

    Two more people who were injured in clashes during Wednesday's municipal election in Barguna and Kishoreganj died from their wounds yesterday.

  • Jatiya Party

    Election not fair: JP

    Jatiya Party, a key ally of the Awami League-led grand alliance government alleges that today’s municipality elections were not fair by any chance.

  • 'No' is tradition

    There is no doubt that holding a fair and free election in a democratic manner brightens a ruling party's image. Why, then, do the parties in power seldom follow the path to take its image to new heights?

  • BNP desperate, AL cautious

    The BNP has instructed its mayoral candidates and their polling agents not to leave the election centres “under any circumstances” during the casting of ballots, and that they stay there till the announcement of election results.

  • AL to face debacle if polls are fair

    BNP chief Khaleda Zia has said the Awami League is spreading propaganda in the name of an election “survey”.

  • Electioneering ends tonight

    As violence continues centring the municipality polls, additional law enforcers and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) personnel have been deployed from this morning to maintain law and order in the areas going to polls.

  • BNP meets CEC, conveys fear of polls violence

    Expressing grave concern over the pre-polls violence, BNP urges the Election Commission (EC) to take necessary steps for holding the elections in a transparent manner.

  • Spain prepares for coalition talks

    Spain faces political uncertainty after two new movements won nearly a third of the seats in the country's election.

  • Rizvi criticises EC over ‘irregularities’

    BNP raises serious allegations against the Election Commission saying the constitutional body has bowed down to the "evil will" of Awami League.

  • EC warns ‘20’ returning officers

    The Election Commission has sent letters to around 20 returning officers for their inaction in taking steps against the people for violating electoral code of conduct.

  • BNP to move EC with complaint of missing candidates

    A delegation of BNP will visit Election Commission to file a complaint on the alleged kidnapping of the party’s two mayoral candidates.

  • Women in Saudi Arabia voting for first time

    Saudi Arabia is going to the polls in unprecedented municipal elections in which women can cast a ballot for the first time.

  • Municipality polls in time, campaigns sans MPs

    EC will not defer municipality polls slated for Dec 30. MPs to remain out of electioneering campaigns, officials say

  • Suu Kyi seeks talks with military

    Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has requested meetings with the military-backed leadership next week to discuss national reconciliation.

  • Suu Kyi heads for landslide victory

    Myanmar's ruling party concedes defeat in the country's general election as the opposition led by democracy figurehead Aung San Suu Kyi appears on course for a landslide victory.

  • Modi’s BJP defeated in Bihar polls

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party has been defeated in a stunning outcome to the electoral battle in the country's third-most populous state Bihar where a coalition of regional parties led by Nitish Kumar swept back to power.

  • Migration on agenda as Croatia votes

    Croatia's ruling centre-left coalition faces a challenge to stay in power, with the migrant crisis one of the main issues facing voters on Sunday.

  • Suu Kyi 'will be above president'

    Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she would be "above the president" if her National League for Democracy wins Sunday's election.

  • No room for new parties before local govt polls: CEC

    Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad says there is no room for any new registration ahead of the local government polls.

  • Govt conspiring to keep BNP leaders out of polls: Nazrul

    BNP leader Nazrul Islam Khan alleges that the government is conspiring to keep top BNP leaders away from polls by punishing them in “false cases”.

  • Accept Kader Siddique’s nomination, HC tells EC

    Eight days after the Election Commission (EC) declined to accept the nomination of Kader Siddique, president of Krishak Sramik Janata League (KSJL), for Tangail-4 by-polls, the High Court asks the EC to allow him take part in the election.

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