• Mammoth task awaits AL

    Picking single candidates for the union parishad elections would be a daunting task for the ruling Awami League as the grassroots

  • MPs to have no role this time

    The ruling Awami League has decided to drop its lawmakers from the selection boards tasked with picking candidates for the forthcoming union parishad (UP) polls.

  • Polls free, fair, claim EC, AL

    The Election Commission and the ruling Awami League claimed yesterday's municipal polls were free and fair except for some stray incidents. The AL, however, accused the police of causing some of the incidents.

  • Irregularities aplenty

    Mayoral candidates of the ruling Awami League clinched a landslide victory in yesterday's election to 234 municipalities amid allegations of widespread electoral irregularities. AL candidates secured 179 mayoral posts while their rivals from the BNP got 21. And AL rebels obtained 19 posts. Ruling party men resorted to electoral irregularities in at least 80 municipalities with the local administration looking on. They stuffed ballot boxes and drove BNP candidates' agents out of polling centres, according to reports from The Daily Star correspondents.

  • 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.

  • LIVE: Municipal election as it unfolds

    Follow The Daily Star for latest updates of the Municipal Elections 2015. The Municipal elections are held every five years in the country and this year marks the first ever Municipal Partisan polls.

  • Municipal election begins

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

  • 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.

  • Atmosphere favourable for municipal polls: CEC

    Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmed says the county’s overall situation is favourable for holding the upcoming municipality elections.

  • 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.

  • AL suspends all rebel mayor candidates

    The ruling Awami League has suspended its around 40 rebel mayoral candidates for municipality elections scheduled for December 30.

  • Maiden partisan municipality polls Dec 30

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

  • Suu Kyi says polls 'not free but fair'

    Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has told the BBC that Sunday's national elections were "not free but fair". In her first interview since the polls, Suu Kyi congratulated the people of Myanmar.

  • ‘Dec 20-24 suitable for municipal polls’

    An election commissioner says it will be suitable for the Election Commission (EC) if municipal polls are held in the third week of December.

  • 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”.

  • Myanmar vote could be delayed

    Next month's historic general election in Myanmar could be delayed, electoral officials and political parties say.

  • Cabinet okays law for partisan local polls

    The cabinet has approved the drafts of the law that will allow registered political parties to nominate candidates in the local body elections.

  • Govt trying to keep Khaleda from polls: BNP

    BNP alleges that the government has been hatching a conspiracy to make ineligible the party leaders including its chief Khaleda Zia for the next parliamentary polls.

  • HC freezes bar council polls for 3 months

    The High Court places a three-month stay on the election of Bangladesh Bar Council, the ace body for lawyer regulation in the country.

  • UN for probing city polls ‘allegations’

    In view of the freshly concluded dodgy mayor elections in Bangladesh, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls for probe into those allegations.

  • UK envoy disappointed with BNP’s boycott

    British High Commissioner in Dhaka Robert Gibson expresses his disappointment with the boycott by BNP endorsed candidates from the city corporation elections partway through voting.

  • Why not party symbols, identities in local govt polls: HC

    The High Court today asked the Election Commission and government to explain in two weeks as to why they will not be ordered to allocate or use electoral symbols and identities of political parties in local government elections.

  • AL backs Nasir for Ctg mayor

    Awami League unanimously decides to back AJM Nasir, Chittagong city general secretary of the ruling party, as a mayoral candidate in the April 28 elections to Chittagong City Corporation

  • 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.

  • BNP for foreign probe to find Salahuddin

    BNP voices for the involvement of foreign investigation agencies to locate its missing leader Salahuddin Ahmed

  • Khandker Mahbub Hossain (left) and AM Mahbub Uddin Khokon on Tuesday are re-elected as president and secretary respectively of Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) election.

    SCBA polls: Mahbub, Khokon re-elected

    BNP-Jamaat backed panel bags nine out of 14 posts including president and secretary in the year’s Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) election

  • Movement to continue: Khaleda

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia once again announces that the ongoing movement will continue until its ultimate goal is achieved

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