Dhaka North and South City Polls

July 2, 2015
July 2, 2015

AL unwilling to quit fearing trial: Khaleda

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia says the ruling Awami League does not want to hold election in fear of facing trial after leaving the power for its irregularities and corruption.

May 17, 2015
May 17, 2015

‘None killed, so it’s fair,’ Raushan says on city polls

Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Raushan Ershad terms the recently held Dhaka and Chittagong city elections “fair” tas no killing took place during the race.

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The ultimate tragedy will strike if people become withdrawn.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

PM terms city polls victory of democracy

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina terms the Dhaka and Chittagong city corporation elections victory of democracy.

April 29, 2015
April 29, 2015

City polls not credible: EWG

The Election Working Group (EWG), a non-partisan network of 28 leading civil society organisations in Bangladesh, says the city corporation elections are not credible due to malpractices and irregularities.

April 29, 2015
April 29, 2015

POLL TALK

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.

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.