EC

Will the EC live up to its mandate?

The Election Commission (EC) held a post-dialogue press briefing on October 26. At the briefing, the Chief Election Commissioner said that the commission must conduct elections in accordance with...

April 21, 2016
April 21, 2016

Who is misleading whom?

The EC has been under fire after two phases of UP elections were marred by widespread irregularities and violence.

April 17, 2016
April 17, 2016

Inu-led JSD faction gets ‘torch’ polls-sign

The Election Commission has allocated the ‘torch’ polls-sign to the Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) faction of Hasanul Haq Inu, weeks after a split in the party and tug-war over the symbol.

April 14, 2016
April 14, 2016

EC, law enforcers praise each other

Though widespread violence and loss of dozens of lives marked the first two phases of union parishad polls, the Election Commission and the law enforcement agencies have praised each other for...

April 6, 2016
April 6, 2016

Is the media at fault?

The Election Commission has now made the media a whipping boy to counter widespread criticism for its failure to hold the Union Parishad elections in a free, fair and peaceful manner.

April 4, 2016
April 4, 2016

Khaleda to sit with alliance chiefs to decide on UP polls

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will sit with the top leaders of 20-party alliance to decide whether it will participate in the Union Parishad elections.

April 3, 2016
April 3, 2016

UP polls: 78.46% votes cast in 2nd phase

A total of 78.46 present votes are cast in the second phase of the country’s Union Parishad elections, an official of the Election Commission says.

March 28, 2016
March 28, 2016

EC won't take responsibility for violence

The Election Commission would not take responsibility for the violence over union parishad polls, an EC commissioner said yesterday.

March 24, 2016
March 24, 2016

EC decides to sue troublemakers

The Election Commission has decided to ask the returning officers to file cases against those involved in electoral irregularities and violence at all the 65 polling centres where voting was...

March 4, 2016
March 4, 2016

EC asks law enforcers to go tough

Chief Election Commission Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad yesterday directed the law enforcers to open fire on criminals if they try to occupy polling stations or stuff ballot boxes during the union parishad...

February 29, 2016
February 29, 2016

'EC, AL join hands to rig UP elections'

The BNP has alleged that the ruling Awami League and the Election Commission are plotting to ensure victories for the AL candidates in the union parishad polls through electoral irregularities, but...