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  • AL rebel candidates asked to quit race by Monday: Nanak

    Awami League Joint General Secretary Jahangir Kabir Nanak claims there are only a few rebel candidates in the party who were asked to quit the election race by Monday and to work in favour of grand alliance candidates.

  • Obaidul Quader talks about Bangladesh transport strike

    Dr Kamal’s harsh word exposes his ‘real character’: Quader

    Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader says Dr Kamal Hossain exposed his 'real character' by using 'old Pakistani word 'Khamosh' [shut up] with a journalist.

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    AL-led 14-party men hindering polls campaign: Nazrul Islam Khan

    BNP Standing Committee Member Nazrul Islam Khan blames the activists of the Awami League-led 14-party grand alliance for hindering their election campaigns at different places across the country.

  • 1841 candidates to contest JS polls

    A total of 1841 candidates from different political parties will contest against 300 seats in the 11th parliamentary election scheduled for December 30.

  • 5 Workers Party candidates to use ‘boat’ symbol

    Five candidates of Workers Party of Bangladesh, a component of the ruling Awami League-led 14-party grand alliance, will contest the December 30 election with Awami League’s electoral symbol “boat”.

  • 240 for AL aspirants, rest for partners

    The ruling Awami League yesterday unveiled the list of its final candidates in 240 constituencies for the December 30 election with its chief Sheikh Hasina contesting the polls from only one seat for the first time in her political career.

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  • Supporters of Awami League nominee for Natore-1 constituency Shahidul Islam Bakul staged a blockade

    Supporters of Natore AL aspirant block train link

    Train services between Dhaka and the northern districts remained suspended for around an hour yesterday as the supporters of an Awami League aspirant blockaded rail link demanding his party ticket for the December 30 polls.

  • Khaleda Zia Feni-1 nomination rejection

    Rejection of Khaleda's nomination indicates a level-playing field

    Awami League leader Lt Col (retd) Faruk Khan says that the cancellation of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s nomination papers for Feni-1 proves that level-playing field is prevailing in the country for the upcoming general election.

  • In savings schemes they trust

    Some lawmakers of the ruling Awami League and its allies had a huge increase in their moveable property over the last decade, their affidavits show.

  • AL Election Manifesto: Focus on dev, future plans

    With a "forward-looking" vision focusing mainly on the young generation, the ruling Awami League is likely to unveil its election manifesto either on December 12 or 13.

  • 1 killed, 40 hurt in violence over party tickets

    A man was killed and more than 40 others were injured in violence over nomination in several districts yesterday.

  • Professor Abu Sayeed joins Gono Forum

    Ex-AL minister Sayeed joins Gonoforum

    Prof Abu Sayeed, former Awami League state minister for information, joined the Gonoforum, a component of the Jatiya Oikyafront, yesterday and collected the party's nomination form to contest the upcoming national polls from Pabna-1.

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    AL Nomination: 50 new faces in, 38 MPs out

    The ruling Awami League picked around 50 new faces to run for the upcoming parliamentary polls and dropped 38 MPs as it handed out nomination letters to its aspirants for 248 constituencies yesterday.

  • Awami League final Nomination 2018

    Many picked, some dropped

    Some controversial Awami League lawmakers got party tickets for the upcoming election.

  • Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader

    Seat-Sharing With Jatiya Party: AL suddenly in a fix

    The ruling Awami League is yet to finalise its seat-sharing with electoral allies despite having a series of meetings with several of them yesterday. The ruling party could not reach a consensus with its ally Jatiya Party, a major component of the grand alliance that won a landslide in the 2008 polls, insiders said.

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    25 sitting MPs may not get AL ticket

    Around 25 lawmakers from the ruling Awami League may not get party tickets to contest the December 30 national election.

  • List of Awami League new faces

    AL Nomination: Some MPs, top leaders 'left out'

    Some incumbent Awami League lawmakers and top leaders are unlikely to get party nomination this time, as the ruling party has decided to part with controversial and unpopular candidates, multiple sources have said.

  • Obaidul Quader talks on Bangladesh general election 2018

    Level playing field EC's responsibility

    It is for the Election Commission, not for the government, to ensure a level-playing field for the election, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said yesterday.

  • Oikyafront wants polls 3 weeks later

    Jatiya Oikyafront yesterday demanded that the Election Commission defer the election, set for December 30, by three more weeks. But the ruling Awami League termed the proposal illogical and urged the commission to stick to its schedule.

  • Juktofront leaders sat with ruling Awami League leaders to discuss about national election

    Juktofront wants to contest polls under AL-led alliance

    Mahi B Chowdhury, a top leader of Juktofront, says his alliance wants to contest the 11th general elections under 14-party combine led by ruling Awami League.

  • No Objection if 11th Bangladesh National Election date deferred

    No objection if polls deferred: Awami League

    Awami League will have no objection if the Election Commission (EC) defers the election date following demands from different political parties and alliances.

  • 11th JS polls: AL starts sale of nomination papers

    The ruling Awami League starts selling the party’s nomination papers for the 11th parliamentary election.

  • Chattogram city BNP president Shahadat Hossain 'picked up'

    BNP submits to PMO list of 1,046 cases

    The BNP yesterday submitted a list of 1,046 “fictitious cases” filed against its leaders and activists to the Prime Minister's Office.

  • Who is ahead in electoral politics?

    So far, ten parliamentary elections were held in Bangladesh, of which three—the 1988 election during the Ershad regime, the February 15, 1996 election under the BNP government, and the January 5, 2014 election under the Awami League-led Grand Alliance government—were one-sided.

  • AL leaflets areas near rally venue

    Hours before Jatiya Oikyafront's maiden rally on Registrar's office ground in Bandarbazar area, ruling Awami League men from across the city started gathering in processions at Court Point, around 100 feet away from Oikyafront's venue.

  • Bangladesh Awami League in 11th National Elections

    AL wary over too many contenders

    The Awami League high command is worried as almost all the 300 constituencies have four to five party leaders each vigorously campaigning for nominations in the parliamentary polls, according to AL insiders.

  • Size of polls-time cabinet to be smaller: Quader

    Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader says size of election time government will be smaller ahead of the upcoming parliamentary polls.

  • Obaidul Quader talks about Bangladesh transport strike

    BNP riding on the back of Kamal: Quader

    Terming BNP as a leaderless political party, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader says BNP is now "riding on the back" of Dr Kamal Hossain.

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    AL, BNP brace for seat-sharing hurdles

    The Awami League and the BNP, who lead the two major alliances, may not have much to offer their own leaders in the parliamentary polls if they want to keep their partners happy.