Dhaka and Chittagong City polls

PLEASURE IS ALL MINE / 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.

CROSS TALK / 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The ultimate tragedy will strike if people become withdrawn.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.

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.

Editorial / Unprecedented attack on journalists

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


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.

STRATEGICALLY SPEAKING / 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.

Editorial / 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.

'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.

BNP’s pull out preplanned: Hanif

BNP’s pull out from the mayoral race was preplanned, Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif said.

April 1, 2015
April 1, 2015

PM for partisan local govt elections

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said local government elections should be held in partisan manner and the related laws should be amended to do so.

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