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  • Violence subsides as campaign ends

    At least 15 people were injured and 13 others arrested over violence in two districts yesterday, two days before the 11th parliamentary polls.

  • Campaign Ends Tomorrow: AL dominant, BNP hamstrung

    With the 17-day electoral campaigns ending tomorrow morning, the Awami League-led alliance candidates are campaigning at full throttle while contenders from the BNP-led combines are struggling due to “arrests, police harassment and attacks by opponents”.

  • Voters' hope of tough race fading away

    Voters in Netrokona-4 had high hopes for a tough race as three women with graduate degrees were running for parliament from there.

  • A new kind of first-time voters

    Abdul Awal, 58, cannot hold back his excitement as for the first time in his life he would be voting in the 11th parliamentary polls on December 30.

  • 7 candidates attacked

    Seven candidates running with the “sheaf of paddy” electoral symbol were attacked allegedly by ruling party men yesterday while 130 supporters of the Awami League and the BNP were injured across the country in polls violence.

  • BNP pinned down on its own turf

    The BNP has virtually been sidelined in its Lakshmipur stronghold while its rival Awami League's campaigning has been going on in full swing.

  • Voters skeptic about EVM use

    Confusion remains among many over casting votes using electronic voting machines in Satkhira-2 and Khulna-2 as they have no practical knowledge of the machines.

  • Jessore map

    Horror haunts Malopara still

    Children in Jashore's Malopara village still have nightmares of people coming to attack them. And with the election on the horizon, panic has spread even among the adults.

  • Zunaid Ahmed Palak

    Palak offers to donate money at campaign

    Zunaid Ahmed Palak, the Awami League candidate for Natore-3, may have broken the election law by offering cash donation to villagers in his constituency.

  • BNP Election Campaign

    Jhalakathi: BNP campaign hurt by attacks

    Picking a comparatively new face for Jhalakathi-2 and attacks on the candidate have hampered the BNP's election campaign in the constituency, comprising Sadar and Nalchity upazilas.

  • AL BNP logo

    Candidates of AL, BNP pledge big

    Promises of further development work are Awami League contestants' election mantra in Khulna while the BNP candidates are pledging “restoration of democracy”.

  • Flag of Awami League and Bangladesh Nationalist Party

    Nat'l issues dominate local polls campaign

    National issues have been dominating the election campaigns of the Awami League and BNP mayor candidates in the Khulna and Gazipur city polls.