Dhaka city polls

Dhaka City Polls: Campaigns officially kick off

A 19-day election campaign for the two Dhaka city corporations polls officially began yesterday with the ruling party candidates pledging to continue the ongoing development work in the capital.

January 12, 2020
January 12, 2020

Dhaka City Polls: EC, AL at odds over lawmakers campaigning

Tension has grown between the ruling Awami League and Election Commission over MPs participation in the Dhaka city polls campaign.

January 11, 2020
January 11, 2020

Dhaka City Polls: Campaigns officially kick off

A 19-day election campaign for the two Dhaka city corporations polls officially began yesterday with the ruling party candidates pledging to continue the ongoing development work in the capital.

January 8, 2020
January 8, 2020

Ministers, MPs can’t take part in electioneering: EC

“Very important” persons like ministers and lawmakers cannot take part in election activities and campaign ahead of the Dhaka city corporation polls, Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukder says.

December 29, 2019
December 29, 2019

AL picks Atiqul, Taposh for DNCC, DSCC

The ruling Awami League nominates Atiqul Islam and Fazle Noor Taposh as its mayoral candidates for the upcoming elections to Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) respectively.

December 25, 2019
December 25, 2019

Wont’ use EVMs if everyone objects: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda says they will not use Electronic Voting Machines or EVMs in polls to the two Dhaka city corporations if everybody wants.

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The ultimate tragedy will strike if people become withdrawn.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 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.

April 30, 2015
April 30, 2015

Unprecedented attack on journalists

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

April 29, 2015
April 29, 2015

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.