• UP polls from Mar 22

    Elections to 752 union parishads, the biggest grassroots-level polls, will be held on March 22 on partisan lines for the first time.

  • AL wins in 4, BNP in 3 municipal polls

    The ruling Awami League wins in four municipalities while its arch rival BNP bags three mayoral posts in the elections to the local government bodies which were suspended due to violence and irregularities.

  • Losing faith in electoral processes

    No elections in a democratic world are perfect, be it in a liberal or an emerging democracy.

  • They all care about democracy

    The month of January has come again, starting a new year with new hopes and new promises. But it makes no difference to those stuck in a circle of pain, sorrow and uncertainties resulted from the unprecedented violence last year.

  • 'Helpless, shocked'

    "Less than an hour after the voting began, some seven to eight ruling party men stormed the booth I was assigned to. Identifying themselves as Chhatra League and Jubo League activists, they tried to take the ballots away from me."

  • AL to discipline 23 rebel-backer MPs

    The ruling Awami League has listed more than twenty of its lawmakers who will have to face disciplinary action for backing rebel candidates in Wednesday's municipality elections, say party insiders.

  • 'Early' the concept

    Ballot-stuffing in at least 30 centres began soon after voting began in the morning and continued till it ended in the afternoon in yesterday's municipal polls.

  • Election peaceful: CEC

    Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmed claims that the municipality elections were held in a peaceful manner except some stray incidents here and there.

  • Municipal election begins

    Elections to 234 municipalities have begun, marking the start of the country's maiden local government polls on partisan lines.

  • BNP won't quit polls

    The BNP decided to stay in the battle of municipality polls until the last moment tomorrow, party chief Khaleda Zia said, reiterating her demand for army deployment for the sake of free and fair polls.

  • EC’s 'gender-bias’ symbols are ‘ridiculous’: NHRC

    Criticising the Election Commission for showing “discrimination” to women councillors in allocating electoral symbols, National Human Rights Commission Chairman Mizanur Rahman says the commission’s attitude is actually the reflection of the society, where discrimination is deeply rooted.

  • Kabore elected Burkina Faso president

    Roch Marc Christian Kabore has won presidential elections in Burkina Faso, the electoral commission says.

  • BNP to contest municipality polls

    BNP decides in principle to participate in the December 30 municipality elections.

  • Maiden partisan municipality polls Dec 30

    Elections to 234 municipalities across the country will be held on December 30, the chief election commissioner announces.

  • Turkey votes in critical election as violence spirals

    Polling stations opened in eastern Turkey for one of the most crucial elections in years, as the deeply divided country confronts a bloody wave of jihadist attacks and a renewed Kurdish conflict.

  • Shakhawat criticises 'partisan local govt polls'

    The government's move to hold local government polls on partisan lines will increase nomination business in local elections, says former election commissioner Brig Gen (retd) M Sakhawat Hussain.

  • Canada election: Liberals sweep to power

    Canada's Liberal Party has decisively won parliamentary elections, ending nine years of Conservative rule, partial results show.

  • If Spain splits, Barca would leave La Liga

    LFP president Javier Tebas has said that Barcelona and Espanyol would be unable to play in La Liga if Catalunya becomes independent from Spain.

  • PCB 'can survive' without playing India

    PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan has said Pakistan 'can survive' without playing cricket against India.

  • Attack on Khaleda Zia

    Don't mar the mayoral elections

    ONE'S first reac-tion to the announcement of the three mayoral elections was to ascribe all sorts of motives on the part of the government, and motives there may still be on its part.

  • HC ask to hold Viqarunnisa governing body polls by May 27

    The High Court directs the authorities concerned to hold the elections to the governing body of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College by May 27.

  • Corruption, controversial elections and violent extremism

    CORRUPTION – the use of public office for private gains – benefits a powerful few while imposing serious costs on large swathes of society.

  • UN chief calls for credible city elections

    UN secretary general calls upon the authorities in all relevant institutions to ensure that elections to Dhaka and Chittagong city corporations will be transparent, inclusive and credible.

  • Writ seeks stay on Dhaka city polls

    Supreme Court lawyer seeks High Court directives upon Election Commission and government to stay the process of holding elections to the bifurcated Dhaka city corporations.

  • 10 Dhaka mayor aspirants file nomination

    Ten mayor aspirants submit their nomination papers to contest the Dhaka north and south city corporation polls today, the last day for submitting nomination papers

  • City polls: Apr 26-28 HSC exams postponed

    HSC and its equivalent examinations of all boards scheduled for April 26-28 have been postponed due to Dhaka, Chittagong city corporations polls.

  • Show cause notice on mayor aspirant

    Election Commission issues show cause notice to a mayor aspirant of Dhaka North City Corporation elections, for breaching electoral code of conduct

  • Khaleda ‘positive’ about Dhaka, Ctg polls

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has expressed her positive attitude about taking part in the upcoming elections to the Dhaka and Chittagong city corporations. “Khaleda Zia did not tell anything negative to us about the three city corporation elections.

  • Dhaka city polls preparation nearly finished: EC

    Election Commission almost completes preparatory work for bifurcated Dhaka city corporation polls, says EC Commissioner Mohammad Shahnewaz .

  • 'DCC, CCC polls before Ramadan'

    Elections to Dhaka and Chittagong city corporations will be held before the month of Ramadan, says Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad.

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