11th Bangladesh national election | The Daily Star
  • Dhaka's Banani fire

    Vote Robbery: CEC remark proves BNP's claim true

    The BNP has claimed that its allegation of “vote robbery” in the December 30 national election has now been proved to be true with the CEC's comment that the use of EVMs can prevent stuffing of ballot boxes the night before an election.


    Tara Mia finds it difficult to even move his right arm deformed since birth. A bit tall and scrawny, the man from Sunamganj's Jamalganj upazila uses his left hand to have meals.

  • Most of the JP MPs-elect for joining govt

    Most of the lawmakers-elect of the Jatiya Party yesterday said the party should join the Awami League-led new government.

  • Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says about Bank loan interest rate

    Hasina may spring cabinet surprise

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who led her party to a landslide victory in the national election, may come up with a surprise by inducting new faces into the cabinet, likely to be formed on Sunday.

  • Elections day violence

    Western powers denounce polls day violence

    Strongly denouncing the election-day violence in Bangladesh, Western powers have said there are “credible” reports that polls irregularities marred the voting on December 30.

  • 'A glowing example for other democracies'

    A group of foreign and local election observers, who monitored the December 30 parliamentary election, has termed the election free, fair, peaceful and on a par with major democratic countries in the world.

  • Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    Hasina will brief today

    Awami League President Sheikh Hasina will brief foreign journalists and observers who came to Bangladesh to monitor the 11th national election held yesterday.

  • BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir wins Bogura-6 constituency

    Fakhrul wins Bogura-6 constituency

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir is elected unofficially from Bogura-6 constituency in the 11th parliamentary elections held on Sunday.

  • Polls-violence: Injured AL man dies in Rajshahi

    An activist of ruling Awami League (AL), who was injured in an attack allegedly by BNP men at a Rajshahi polling centre on election day, succumbs.

  • Narendra Modi congratulated re-elected Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    Modi greets Hasina on re-election

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Awami League President Sheikh Hasina and extended his heartfelt congratulations to her on securing her party’s absolute majority in the 11th parliamentary elections.

  • Election Commission's Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed

    11th general polls a ‘bright example’ in nat’l life: EC Secy

    Election Commission (EC) Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed says the 11th parliamentary election will remain as a ‘bright example’ in national life.

  • peaceful Bangladesh election

    Election was peaceful

    After visiting several polling centres in Dhaka, a team of foreign and local election observers find voting are taking place smoothly and peacefully.

  • 3 journalists beaten up

    At least three journalists, including a photojournalist of this paper, were assaulted during parliamentary polls in Dhaka and Chattogram yesterday, while a number of journalists covering polls for this paper faced obstructions from activists of political parties and law enforcers in the capital.

  • EVM use in Bangladesh election

    EVM proves prone to abuse

    The Election Commission touted the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) as a foolproof alternative to the traditional method of ballot paper, but that too fell prey to sweeping abuse yesterday.

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ANFREL gets flak from foreign affairs ministry

    The foreign ministry has described the joint statement of ANFREL-affiliated organisations, issued on Saturday, as "premature" and criticised it for comments based on "misinformation and premeditated assumptions".

  • Voting in Lalmonirhat-3

    Voting in Lalmonirhat-3: First 3 hours peaceful, then come AL men

    The first three hours were peaceful, even festive at times as people came in to cast their vote at the polling centres in the Lalmonirhat 3 constituency since early morning.

  • Mirza Fakhrul

    This election is a mockery: Fakhrul

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir says this election has become a mockery.

  • Dr Kamal Hossain

    Oikyafront to brief media tonight

    Jatiya Oikyafront will brief media this evening on overall situation of today’s general election. The press conference will be held at his Paltan office around 8:00pm.

  • Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir is failed Politician

    BNP lost its mind realising imminent defeat: Quader

    Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader accuses the BNP-led alliance of engaging in violence and carrying out bomb attacks realising imminent election defeat.

  • Noakhali-4 and Chattogram-2

    Women barred to vote in Noakhali, Ctg

    Women in Noakhali-4 and Chattogram-2 constituencies allege that ruling party men barred them from casting votes and harassed them physically.

  • Polling agents obstructed in 221 constituencies in Election 2018

    Polling agents obstructed in 221 constituencies: BNP

    BNP told the Election Commission that its polling agents had been obstructed in 221 constituencies during the election.

  • BNP leader Mirza Abbas

    Mirza Abbas, Afroza Abbas refuse to vote

    Mirza Abbas and his wife Afroza Abbas, heavyweight candidates of BNP, refuse to cast their vote in protest to what they said vote rigging.

  • Lunch break during voting!

    According to regulations, the Election Commission mandates uninterrupted voting across all centres from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

  • Private and Public Transport ban

    Transport ban taking a toll on voters: Ex-CEC

    The ban on public and private transport on the election day is taking a heavy toll on the public, former chief election commissioner ATM Shamsul Huda said today.

  • 64 hurt, 9 held in 12 dists

    At least 64 people are injured and eight arrested in 16 incidents of violence.

  • B’baria BNP candidate’s house vandalised, cars torched

    The House of Jatiya Oikyafront candidate from Brahmanbaria-3 is attacked, vandalized, looted allegedly by Bangladesh Chhatra League men.

  • BNP General Secretary Ruhul Kabir Rizvi talks on Jatiya Sangsad Election 2018

    Govt trying to bring polls results in its favour thru’ violence: BNP

    Accusing ruling party men of resorting to violence and widespread irregularities, including stuffing ballot overnight, driving out its polling agents and capturing polling stations across the country, BNP on Sunday morning alleged that the government is trying to bring the election results in its favour through a lopsided election.

  • Daily Star journalists

    Star journos barred from entering polling centres

    Since vote casting started, allegations have been pouring in from The Daily Star journalists complaining that they were barred from entering various polling centres around Dhaka city.

  • 47 opposition candidates boycott polls

    A total of 47 Jatiya Oikyafront candidates have boycotted the election so far citing vote rigging and ballot stuffing.

  • Dhaka-5

    700 votes cast in 2hrs at Dhaka-5 centre

    Presiding officer of Matuail Union Parishad polling centre records 700 votes cast within two hours of voting.