• UP polls: Rangamati PCJSS’s blockade progresses demanding reelection

    Parbatya Chhatragram Janasanghati Samity (PCJSS-Santu Larma) has been observing a 36-hour road and waterway blockade in Rangamati demanding reelection at a polling centre at Bhushanchhara union of Barkal upazila of the district.

  • Combined panel boycotts chess polls

    The combined panel has decided to boycott today's election of Bangladesh Chess Federation, alleging irregularities and nepotism in the voters' list.

  • 6 shot in Munshiganj pre-polls violence

    At least six people have been bullet-hit in a pre-election violence in Munshiganj’s Sadar upazila ahead of union parishad election this Saturday.

  • Polling underway in 9 municipalities

    Voting in the election to nine municipalities in seven districts have begun, with over three lakh people expected to exercise their franchise.

  • BNP turns down allegation of ‘plot to topple govt’

    The top leaders of BNP turn down the government’s allegation that the party is conspiring with Israeli intelligence agency Mossad to topple the government.

  • Civil body questions EC role over UP polls

    A civil society platform has questioned the role of the Election Commission over its role in the union parishad elections in view of the poll-time irregularities and violence.

  • BNP demands re-election in all unions

    BNP claims the public boycotted the “farcical” union parishad elections and demanded a re-election in all those unions.

  • Fear of violence high

    Another 639 unions in 47 districts go to the polls today, a week after violence in the first phase of the elections left around two dozen people dead.

  • Male villagers flee homes fearing arrest

    The people of several villages of three unions of Mathbaria upazila and Bhandaria upazilas under the district are passing days amid fear

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    BNP won't quit

    The BNP will stay in the union parishad elections so that it can expose “the real face of the Awami League and the Election Commission”.

  • Desperation for win led to Mathbaria bloodshed

    An Awami League leader's desperate attempts to clinch victory for his party favourite in Tuesday's polls to Dhanisafa union parishad cost five lives in Mathbaria of Pirojpur, according to locals.

  • Polls free, claims AL

    The ruling Awami League has claimed that the union parishad election was held in a free, spontaneous, and transparent manner while its political opponent BNP termed the polls “farcical under a partisan Election Commission”.

  • Acceptable, peaceful

    Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad yesterday claimed that the first phase of the union parishad polls was “acceptable” as voting was “peaceful” in most of the polling centres.

  • Live update: UP Polls

    The first phase of the Union Parishad (UP) elections begins, marking the start of the country's maiden UP-level polls on partisan lines. Two people are injured in Satkhira and voting remains suspended in 11 polling centres in Satkhira, Barisal and Patuakhali so far.

  • Wary of violence, CEC seeks help

    Over 700 unions will go to polls today against the backdrop of the deadly violence during electioneering in the last couple of weeks.

  • EC fails to get desired cooperation from local administration: CEC

    Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad says the Election Commission does not get the level of cooperation it desires from the local administration in arranging elections, causing polls violence and irregularities.

  • BGB for UP polls to avert violence

    The Election Commission has deployed paramilitary force Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) for union parishad elections to avert any violence.

  • Bandarban UP chairman candidate shot dead

    Masked miscreants brandish guns and pick up an independent chairman candidate of the Union Parishad polls from his house before killing him in Bandarban’s Ruma upazila.

  • One killed in UP polls violence

    With elections due in 732 union parishads tomorrow, one man was killed and scores others were injured in pre-polls violence in different places of the country yesterday.

  • ‘Elections now a carnival of nomination trade’

    A former election commissioner alleges that the elections in Bangladesh have become an opportunity of nomination trade with money.

  • JCD leader killed in Pirojpur

    A Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal leader was killed early yesterday allegedly by members of the ruling Awami League over a feud centring on the upcoming union parishad polls in Pirojpur.

  • Shujan doubts fairness of UP polls

    Civil society platform Sujon criticises role of Election Commission ahead of the upcoming Union Parishad polls and doubts fairness of the election.

  • Nomination filing ends

    Rebel chairman aspirants of union parishads from the Awami League and the BNP yesterday filed for candidacies in many places along with their party-nominated candidates on the last day for nomination submission.

  • BNP crosses big hurdle

    BNP has finalised single chairman candidates in 718 union parishads as of last night with the deadline for filing nomination for the upcoming UP polls expiring today.

  • BNP now to elect its senior vice-chair

    The BNP has amended its constitution to include a provision for electing the senior vice-chairman through an election during the party's sixth national council on March 19.

  • 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.

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