Dhaka City Corporation polls

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.

Annisul leads in Dhaka north

Ruling Awami League-backed mayoral candidates lead in the early results in the Dhaka and Chittagong city corporation elections boycotted by BNP favourites partway through voting today.

US deplores violence over Dhaka city polls

The United States today deplored political violence surrounding the city elections in Dhaka, and called on all of those involved in the elections to uphold their responsibility to ensure the polls are free, fair, and non-violent.

Don’t arrest Mirza Abbas before Apr 15: HC

High Court today ordered authorities not to arrest BNP mayor candidate Mirza Abbas before it disposes two of his bail hearings Wednesday.

Don’t harass candidates, CEC tells police

Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad tells law enforcers not to harass candidates of the looming city corporations polls.

SC upholds Mintoo’s nomination scrap order

The Supreme Court upholds a High Court order that rejected a writ petition filed by BNP-backed mayoral aspirant Abdul Awal Mintoo challenging cancellation of his nomination for DNCC polls.

Mintoo challenges nomination cancellation

Abdul Awal Mintoo, a BNP-backed mayoral candidate for Dhaka North City Corporation, files a writ petition with the High Court challenging cancellation of his nomination.

Illegal posterings before Dhaka city polls (Video)

Breaching the electoral code of conduct, many mayor and councilor aspirants have yet to remove their posters from different parts of the two Dhaka city corporations.

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.

March 28, 2015
March 28, 2015

PM acted against creating level-playing field, alleges mayor aspirant

A mayor aspirant in Dhaka alleges that PM Sheikh Hasina acted against level-playing field in the upcoming city corporation polls by introducing ruling Awami League-backed mayor aspirants

March 26, 2015
March 26, 2015

Secure bail before running for city polls: DB

Legal action will be taken against accused in criminal cases if they run for Dhaka city polls without securing bail, DB official says

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