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  • No let-up in arrests

    Over 110 people, mostly BNP leaders and activists, were arrested in five districts yesterday on charges of subversive activities and attempted sabotage.

  • Jatiya Oikyafront

    Oikyafront goes to Rajshahi today

    Jatiya Oikyafront leaders have taken preparations to bring people from neighbouring districts today to their rally in Rajshahi, amid widespread arrests and the ongoing transport strike in Natore.

  • BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia

    BNP 'gets Khaleda's nod'

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has given the nod to her party's plan to join the upcoming parliamentary polls and enforce a series of agitation programmes in the run-up to the election, party insiders said.

  • Talk they talked

    Yesterday's talks between the Jatiya Oikyafront and the Awami League-led 14-party alliance began with Dr Kamal Hossain putting forward the Oikyafront's proposals on the outline of the polls-time government, reconstitution of the Election Commission and creation of a level playing field for all political parties.

  • Where no party has complete grip

    Like Khulna division from which it was carved out, Barishal has been a swing division since 2001.

  • Bangladesh Awami League in 11th National Elections

    Chattogram Division: AL aiming high in BNP bastion

    History says Chattogram division is a bastion of the BNP.

  • PM pledges free, fair election

    Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina yesterday said her party wants a free and fair election so that people can pick their leaders to run the country.

  • Bangladesh Parliament.

    Dissolve JS before polls schedule

    The government should dissolve parliament before the announcement of schedule for the 11th national election to ensure a level playing field, speakers at a roundtable said yesterday.

  • AL rebels to be expelled for life

    With multiple aspirant candidates already campaigning hard in almost all constituencies, Awami League President Sheikh Hasina last night issued a tough warning to those looking to contest the election as rebels.

  • Bangladesh Awami League in 11th National Elections

    Grand alliance or 14-party?

    With around two months left for the 11th national polls, the ruling Awami League is yet to finalise decisions on many key issues, including whether it will join the election under the 14-party or the grand alliance.

  • Flag of Awami League and Bangladesh Nationalist Party

    80 aspirants from AL, 45 from BNP

    With multiple MP hopefuls in each constituency of Khulna division, the Awami League may have to deal with a serious problem of possible rebel candidates, while the BNP is in a better position with fewer MP hopefuls.

  • BNP, other parties resume unity bid

    After a brief pause in the efforts towards “greater unity”, the BNP and other political parties involved will begin to sit from today to give it a concrete shape.

  • Bangladesh General Election 2018

    C'wealth wants BNP to take part in polls

    Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland has urged BNP to participate in the coming national election.

  • Flag of BNP

    BNP team likely to visit EU HQ in a month

    A three-member BNP delegation is likely to visit EU headquarters in Brussels within a month to talk about the country's upcoming general election, party insiders said.

  • Bangladesh Awami League in 11th National Elections

    AL working to expand alliance

    With potential rivals in the upcoming elections trying to form bigger alliances and unity, the Awami League has started working on its backup plan of expanding the 14-party combine.

  • Governance, Democracy: Work to plug gap between words, actions

    Transparency International Bangladesh yesterday said there was a wide gap between what political parties pledged in their election manifestos and what they actually did.

  • Khaleda Zia's Punishment

    BNP 'finalises' 100 party candidates

    The BNP high-command has given “green signal” to at least 100 candidates to contest the upcoming parliamentary polls, party leaders said.

  • 'BGB to deploy as much force as possible during nat’l polls'

    Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) will deploy as much force as possible to maintain law and order across the country during the upcoming national elections, the director general of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) says.

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