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Scottish independence: Voting under way in referendum

Scottish independence: Voting under way in referendum

People in Scotland are voting on whether the country should stay in the UK or become an independent nation. Voters will answer "Yes" or "No" to the referendum question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?" With 4,285,323 people - 97 percent of the electorate - registered to vote, it is expected to be the busiest...

Modi faces Kejriwal in India polls

Modi faces Kejriwal in India polls

Voting has begun in the battleground of Varanasi as India votes in the final phase of its mammoth general election. The main opposition BJP's leader Narendra Modi remains a front-runner in the seat, but is being challenged by Arvind Kejriwal of the new anti-corruption Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Voting is due in 41 seats on...

Rigging marks upazila polls

Rigging marks upazila polls

Voting in 73 upazilas in the final phase of the elections ended amid clashes, vote rigging and boycotts in different places today. Starting at 8:00am, the election continued till 4:00pm without any break. Hours before staring polls, a local Jubo League leader was shot dead by unidentified miscreants in Laxmipur Sadar upazila early today. A clash...

Pro-BNP candidates allege vote rigging

Pro-BNP candidates allege vote rigging

A number of pro-BNP candidates brought allegations of vote rigging, ballot boxes stuffing and taking control of voting centres against the ruling Awami League men when the fourth phase of the upazila parishad election is progressing in 91 upazilas of the country today. The allegation of vote rigging was reported from Barisal, Bhola, Patuakhali,...

Voting cancelled at 3 centres

Voting cancelled at 3 centres

Voting has been cancelled at three polling centres in Dhamrai, on the outskirts of Dhaka, and Patuakhali following violence and vote rigging allegation today. Of the centres, one is in Amrail of Dhamrai while the two others are in Patuakhali Sadar upazila. Meanwhile, at least five activists of Awami League and BNP were injured in...

VOTE RIGGING

Hartal in 2 upazilas of two dists tomorrow

BNP has called hartal in Agoiljhara upazila of Barisal and Jibonnagar upazila of Chuadanga protesting what it termed "vote rigging" by ruling party men during the fourth phase upazila elections in the country. The party will observe a six-hour hartal in Barisal while daylong shutdown in Chuadanga. BARISAL BNP has called the hartal in Agoiljhara upazila protesting “vote rigging” in all the 38 centres in the upazila by Awami League men. Afjal Hossain, BNP-backed chairman candidate, informed reporters about the hartal at a...

3rd phase upazila polls progressing

3rd phase upazila polls progressing

Voting in 81 upazila parishads of 41 districts in the country began today in the third phase of the local government elections. The voting began at 8:00am and will continue till 4:00pm without any break. A total of 1,119 candidates are contesting the elections against 243 posts in the 81 upazilas. Of them, 419 are chairman...

'AL men' torch factory, vandalise houses for voting in Ctg

Alleged activists of ruling Awami League torched a factory of a Jamaat leader and vandalised three houses of BNP supporters for voting in the third phase of upazila parishad elections in Sitakunda upazila of Chittagong this morning. The house of a Hindu family also gutted to ashes when the fire spread to another adjacent house, reports our Chittagong Correspondent. A group of armed AL activists attacked the houses of BNP men at Chowdhurypara around 10:00am as the owners of the houses...

Counting on after Maheshkhali voting

Counting on after Maheshkhali voting

Voting in Maheshkhali upazila of Cox’s Bazar ended at 4:00pm without any major incident of violence. The voting started at 8:00am and will continue till 4:00pm without any break. A total of 25 candidates --10 in the race for the chairman post, 11 for the vice-chairman post and four for the woman vice-chairman (reserved) post --...

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