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  • City polls in Barisal, Sylhet, Khulna 'govt-controlled': Sujan

    Sushashoner Jonno Nagorik (Sujan), a civil society platform for good governance, yesterday alleged that the recently held three city corporation elections to Barisal, Sylhet and Rajshahi were “government-controlled”.

  • Khaleda Zia's Punishment

    BNP will contest in Khulna, Gazipur city polls

    BNP-led 20-party alliance will participate in the upcoming Khulna and Gazipur city corporation elections scheduled for May 15.

  • Winning and losing in city corporation elections

    The ultimate tragedy will strike if people become withdrawn. It will no longer matter who wins or loses any of the many elections.

  • Puppeteers go in different directions

    Overwhelmed by the vociferous postmortem of the city corporation polls, two footfalls on the cityscape have gone unnoticed, unappreciated, as though coming and going on stealth.

  • The city polls charade

    The EC's tilt was no less pronounced on the eve of and on the day of the elections. Press reports, photographs and narratives of many involved in the election administration process have amply established its culpability in undermining fair election.

  • BNP demands fresh city polls

    BNP urges Election Commission to cancel Dhaka and Chittagong city corporation elections alleging massive irregularities and demands fresh polls.

  • The Mayoral race

    Yes We Con

    THE handsome, charismatic and successful young men join hands and smile for the perfect photo.

  • BNP abandoning election midway

    BNP's decision to boycott the election halfway into the voting has surprised most observers.

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    Fulfill your pledges, people tell new mayors (video)

    Though not happy with the irregularities and vote rigging during the just held city corporation elections, commoners in Dhaka city want to see their city clean, free of traffic-jam and developed.

  • See no evil, hear no evil…..

    IT is difficult to accept the comments of the CEC that the three city corporation elections were held in a fair and peaceful manner and that there were no threats or anomalies.

  • Unprecedented attack on journalists

    IT is disquieting to see that the media was conspicuously barred from properly covering the city polls.

  • Witnessing another ELECTION CHARADE

    STUFFING of ballot boxes whether in national or local elections is nothing new in Bangladesh.

  • TIB terms city polls embarrassing

    Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) terms the Dhaka and Chittagong city corporation elections questionable and embarrassing in national and international level.

  • An election marred

    WHAT started off as a peaceful, tension-free day of voting, turned out to be a disappointment for the city dwellers of Dhaka and Chittagong.

  • Another 'election'?

    IN these very columns we had carried an article with a similar heading following the farcical January 5, 2013 elections. Regrettably, we have to say the same about yesterday's mayoral election that did not live upto our expectations.


    Experts and observers share their views on the electoral proceedings of the City Corporation Elections and their implications for the political climate of the country with The Daily Star.

  • EXCLUSIVE: Vote rigging at Kamalapur (video)

    Supporters of Awami League-backed mayoral and councilor candidates stuffed ballot boxes indiscriminately driving out poling agents of BNP-backed candidates from a polling booth at Kamalapur Sher-e Bangla Railway High School Centre-1 today.

  • Vote rigging

    'AL men' threaten voters not to cast votes for bus symbol (Video)

    Ruling Party Awami League supporters allegedly stormed into Uttar Kafrul Government Primary School and vandalised ballot boxes in Cantonment area under Dhaka North City Corporation this morning.

  • ‘Go home, voting has ended’

    “Go home, voting has ended." These are the words that the Ansar members posted to guard a polling centre in Goran of Dhaka told voters around 1:30pm.

  • Youths beat up 2 polling agents

    Two polling agents are beaten by unruly youths and police as they protested against vote rigging allegedly by Awami League candidates.

  • Letter sent to Khaleda for ‘violating electoral code’

    The returning officer of Dhaka North City Corporation sends letter to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia accusing her of violating the electoral code of conduct.

  • The task before the mayors and councillors

    WITH potholed roads, contaminated water, choked drains, and garbage littered all over the city, the picture of Dhaka is grim.

  • Attack on Khaleda Zia

    Don't mar the mayoral elections

    ONE'S first reac-tion to the announcement of the three mayoral elections was to ascribe all sorts of motives on the part of the government, and motives there may still be on its part.

  • mayor


    The Mayoral Elections are knocking on the door and amidst the cacophony of campaigns ruining our afternoon naps, there is one

  • ‘Rab feared in action’

    People fear Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in their action and activities, a top Rab officer says while making his point that there is no need for army deployment in the upcoming city corporation elections.

  • Mayoral Election hype and fact

    FOR understandable reasons the ensuing mayoral election in the national capital and the commercial capital of the country has

  • Can elected mayors save the city's water bodies?

    THERE is a close link between economic growth, human development and good management of natural resources, mainly water bodies

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    A free and fair election may break the ice

    THE election schedules for Dhaka North, Dhaka South and Chittagong City Corporation have been declared. April, 28th is the voting date.

  • Cops to arrest fugitive city polls candidates: DMP

    Dhaka Metropolitan Police are trying to arrest the fugitives accused in criminal cases, who are contesting Dhaka City Corporation elections without securing bail.

  • What you can expect from your city's mayor

    FOR ordinary people living in Bangladesh, the process preceding the city corporation elections is not merely limited to listening to long, never-ending speeches about what the aspiring mayoral candidate can do for your city.