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...

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...

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.

May 30, 2018
May 30, 2018

Now battle for 3 more cities

The Election Commission yesterday announced mayoral polls in Rajshahi, Barisal, and Sylhet city corporations on July 30, creating the ground for another round of battle of ballots in the runup to...

May 8, 2018
May 8, 2018

SC verdicts hold hope for polls

Some previous verdicts of the Supreme Court about disputes over elections now offer the Election Commission strong legal grounds to have the stay orders on Gazipur and Dhaka north city mayoral...

April 20, 2018
April 20, 2018

MPs likely to be allowed in city polls campaigns

Following the ruling Awami League's request, the Election Commission is considering an amendment to the electoral

May 8, 2015
May 8, 2015

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The ultimate tragedy will strike if people become withdrawn.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.

May 8, 2015
May 8, 2015

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.

May 7, 2015
May 7, 2015

Writ seeks judicial probe into city polls ‘irregularities’

Writ petition is filed with High Court seeking directives on Election Commission and government to form judicial inquiry commission for investigation into "irregularities" during city polls.