city corporations polls

May 5, 2015
May 5, 2015

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.

May 1, 2015
May 1, 2015

BNP abandoning election midway

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

May 1, 2015
May 1, 2015

Yes We Con

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

April 30, 2015
April 30, 2015

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.

April 30, 2015
April 30, 2015

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.

April 30, 2015
April 30, 2015

Witnessing another ELECTION CHARADE

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

April 15, 2015
April 15, 2015

17-pioint ‘manifesto’ for BNP-backed candidates

A platform of professionals which is supporting the BNP-backed candidates in the upcoming Dhaka city elections has set a 17-point priority list.

April 9, 2015
April 9, 2015

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.

March 31, 2015
March 31, 2015

Election game: Cities, citizens and coins

THE government is going to hold city corporations elections in less than a month. It is commonly believed that this is going to be a powerful stabiliser of the prolonged political heat, giving citizens a breathing space in the midst of the boiling atmosphere.

March 31, 2015
March 31, 2015

BNP in the city polls

BY all indications, it appears that the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has decided to participate in the Dhaka (North and South) and Chittagong City Corporations elections.