City polls

Three city polls replicate the previous two

While we are happy that the three city mayoral elections have come to an end with little violence, they were, as we had feared, simply the iteration of the Khulna and Gazipur polls. They bear nearly all the hallmarks—from ballot stuffing to expelling election agents—of a heavily manipulated election.

February 6, 2020
February 6, 2020

Attack on journalist on city polls day: accused remanded

Sumon, a crime reporter at Agami News, was attacked while taking photos of a gathering of Awami League activists in Rayerbazar area on Dhaka city corporation election day.

August 1, 2018
August 1, 2018

Three city polls replicate the previous two

While we are happy that the three city mayoral elections have come to an end with little violence, they were, as we had feared, simply the iteration of the Khulna and Gazipur polls. They bear nearly all the hallmarks—from ballot stuffing to expelling election agents—of a heavily manipulated election.

July 30, 2018
July 30, 2018

AL upbeat, BNP apprehensive

Voting in Barisal, Sylhet and Rajshahi city corporations begins this morning with all the mayoral candidates except for the ones from the Awami League casting doubt about fair polls amid arrests and harassment of their supporters.

July 29, 2018
July 29, 2018

Last Day's Campaign: Outsiders flout rules in 3 cities

Defying a ban on their stay in the city corporation areas going to polls tomorrow, outsiders campaigned for the Awami League's mayoral candidates in the three cities on the last day of electioneering yesterday.

July 28, 2018
July 28, 2018

EC warnings fall on deaf ears

Ignoring warnings from the Election Commission, mayoral candidates in Monday's Rajshahi, Sylhet and Barisal city corporation elections continued to violate the electoral code of conducts with the electioneering ending this midnight.

July 27, 2018
July 27, 2018

BNP voices concern over police role

The BNP is now more worried about the role of police than about its archrival Awami League in Monday's three city corporation polls.

July 26, 2018
July 26, 2018

More than half involved in business

About two-thirds of the mayor and councillor candidates in Sylhet, Rajshahi and Barisal cities did not have taxable income in fiscal 2017-18, according to their tax return certificates submitted to the Election Commission.

July 26, 2018
July 26, 2018

City Polls 2018: BNP worried about its polling agents

The BNP mayoral nominees are concerned that their agents may be driven out of the polling booths during the three city polls on Monday.

July 22, 2018
July 22, 2018

Arrest fear grips BNP ranks

With the city polls in Sylhet, Rajshahi and Barisal only a week away, arrests of BNP leaders and activists remains a major concern for its mayoral candidates.

July 21, 2018
July 21, 2018

Anomalies aplenty

Mayoral candidates and their supporters have been conducting campaigns in three cities flouting the electoral code of conduct, but the Election Commission is hardly taking any action to stop this.