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.
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.
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.
Most of the lawmakers-elect of the Jatiya Party yesterday said the party should join the Awami League-led new government.
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.
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 is elected unofficially from Bogura-6 constituency in the 11th parliamentary elections held on Sunday.
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.
Election Commission (EC) Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed says the 11th parliamentary election will remain as a ‘bright example’ in national life.
After visiting several polling centres in Dhaka, a team of foreign and local election observers find voting are taking place smoothly and peacefully.
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.
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.
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".
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.
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir says this election has become a mockery.
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.
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader accuses the BNP-led alliance of engaging in violence and carrying out bomb attacks realising imminent election defeat.
Women in Noakhali-4 and Chattogram-2 constituencies allege that ruling party men barred them from casting votes and harassed them physically.