Bangladesh national polls

Gross irregularities in Dec 30 polls

Election watchdog Shushashoner Jonno Nagorik (Shujan) yesterday alleged that the December 30 national polls, won by the ruling Awami League, was marred by massive irregularities.

November 9, 2018
November 9, 2018

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.

November 8, 2018
November 8, 2018

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.

November 7, 2018
November 7, 2018

Where no party has complete grip

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

November 6, 2018
November 6, 2018

Chattogram Division: AL aiming high in BNP bastion

History says Chattogram division is a bastion of the BNP.

November 3, 2018
November 3, 2018

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.

October 28, 2018
October 28, 2018

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.

October 27, 2018
October 27, 2018

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.

October 26, 2018
October 26, 2018

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.

October 26, 2018
October 26, 2018

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.

October 7, 2018
October 7, 2018

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.