11th Bangladesh national elections | The Daily Star
  • Dec 30 polls challenged in High Court

    Seven BNP candidates yesterday filed separate election petitions with the High Court challenging the legality of the December 30 national election to their constituencies, citing widespread irregularities.

  • Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir

    AL, admin now enemy of people

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday alleged that people's voting rights were snatched again during the December 30 parliamentary polls.

  • United Nations Human Rights Council

    Polls Violence: UN rights body voice concern

    The UN Human Rights Office yesterday expressed concern over the allegations of violence in Bangladesh centring the election and called for immediate investigation into the incidents.

  • World leaders keep greeting Sheikh Hasina

    The UAE president, vice president and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi yesterday congratulated Bangladesh Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina on securing landslide victory in the 11th national election.

  • Violence subsides as campaign ends

    At least 15 people were injured and 13 others arrested over violence in two districts yesterday, two days before the 11th parliamentary polls.

  • 64 hurt in Bangladesh National Election 2018

    Now local observers even fewer

    The number of local observers in the December 30 election decreased significantly as the NGO Affairs Bureau has not granted the No Objection Certificate to 15 Election Working Group members until yesterday.

  • Electioneering: Violence taints last day too

    Even the last day of electioneering was marred by attacks on three aspirants from BNP and Jatiya Party yesterday, leaving at least 15 people injured.

  • BTRC

    Be ready to implement instructions

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has asked the mobile operators and international internet gateways to be ready for immediate implementation of its instructions regarding internet speed and content from December 29 to 31.

  • 64 hurt in Bangladesh National Election 2018

    3 city seats with 3 unique factors

    Blue-collar constituents, sympathy vote, and parochialism are likely to play a pivotal role in the city's three major constituencies, Chattogram-9, -10 and -11.

  • BNP Election Campaign

    BNP wants to plant flag on JP stronghold

    Though Lalmonirhat-3 has been a stronghold of the Jatiya Party, a partner in the Awami League-led grand alliance, since 1991, the Jatiya Oikyafront, led by the BNP and several other parties, is eyeing a win this time.

  • Campaign Ends Tomorrow: AL dominant, BNP hamstrung

    With the 17-day electoral campaigns ending tomorrow morning, the Awami League-led alliance candidates are campaigning at full throttle while contenders from the BNP-led combines are struggling due to “arrests, police harassment and attacks by opponents”.

  • Voters' hope of tough race fading away

    Voters in Netrokona-4 had high hopes for a tough race as three women with graduate degrees were running for parliament from there.

  • A new kind of first-time voters

    Abdul Awal, 58, cannot hold back his excitement as for the first time in his life he would be voting in the 11th parliamentary polls on December 30.

  • By-polls in Rangpur-3

    OC 'seeks vote', clip goes viral

    The officer-in-charge of Kolaroa Police Station in Satkhira allegedly sought vote for Awami League's electoral symbol “Boat,” violating the electoral code of conduct.

  • Job, transport, education

    Currently, people's top priority is employment, followed by transport and education, finds a Brac survey ahead of the December 30 polls.

  • Jessore map

    Horror haunts Malopara still

    Children in Jashore's Malopara village still have nightmares of people coming to attack them. And with the election on the horizon, panic has spread even among the adults.

  • BNP Election Campaign

    Jhalakathi: BNP campaign hurt by attacks

    Picking a comparatively new face for Jhalakathi-2 and attacks on the candidate have hampered the BNP's election campaign in the constituency, comprising Sadar and Nalchity upazilas.

  • Sayedee's son puts local BNP in a tight spot

    Nomination of Shameem Sayedee, son of convicted war criminal and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee, for Pirojpur-1 has left local BNP leaders in a tight corner and made their fight against archrival Awami League tough.