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    EC, Local Govt Division get new secretaries

    The Election Commission and the Local Government Division get new secretaries as seven senior officials are transferred and assigned new roles.

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    HC asks EC to register 2 political parties

    The High Court directs the Election Commission to register Ganasamhati Andolon and Insaniyat Biplob Bangladesh as two separate political parties.

  • EC Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed

    3rd phase UZ polls: Addl BGB, Rab men deployed in risk-prone areas

    The Election Commission deploys additional members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in 24 risk-prone upazilas ahead of the tomorrow’s third phase of upazila elections.

  • Gazette for 49 women reserved seats issued

    The Election Commission issues a gazette notification containing the names and addresses of 49 MPs elected to reserved seats for women in parliament.

  • 4th phase Upazila Elections AL Candidates Name announced

    Upazila polls lost its 'grace'

    Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukdar yesterday said the upcoming “upazila parishad election has lost its grace as it is not participatory”.

  • '30-60pc votes cast night before polls'

    Seven MPs-elect of Jatiya Oikyafront yesterday refrained from taking oath and the alliance claimed that ruling party men had stuffed the boxes with “30 to 60” percent of the ballots the night before the polls.

  • Phones allowed; but to be kept shut in centres

    Election Commission has allowed carrying mobile phones in voting centres, but on condition that they will not use it inside voting centres.

  • Bangladesh Election Commission reconstructed

    Journos can use motorbikes on election day

    Election Commission okays the plying of motorcycles by journalists on election day December 30, provided that they display the approval sticker of the commission.

  • Make sure the admin is neutral

    Noted citizens yesterday called upon the Election Commission to play a neutral and transparent role to make sure that the administration involved in the electoral process discharges its duties neutrally.

  • Reserved women seats in Parliament

    'Embarrassed, saddened' by polls violence

    Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda yesterday said the commission was “embarrassed and saddened” over election violence, including Tuesday's attack on the motorcade of BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.

  • Bangladesh Election Commission reconstructed

    Full list of JS election candidates

    The Election Commission reveals the full list of the candidates for the 11th parliamentary election scheduled to be held on December 30.

  • BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia

    EC's Rejection of Appeals: Khaleda files 3 writ petitions

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday filed three writ petitions with the High Court, challenging the legality of the Election Commission's rejection of the appeals against cancellation of her all three nomination papers.

  • Bangladesh High Court

    HC asks EC to accept 6 BNP aspirants' nominations

    The High Court today directs the Election Commission to accept the nomination papers of six BNP candidates -- an upazila chairman and five municipal mayors -- so that they can contest the upcoming general election.

  • Reserved women seats in Parliament

    Uphill task awaits EC

    The Election Commission has received a record number of appeals by parliamentary aspirants whose nomination papers were rejected by returning officers.

  • Bangladesh election 2018

    Tarique didn't violate rules

    BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman did not violate electoral code of conduct by interviewing nomination seekers from the party through videoconference, the EC secretary said yesterday.

  • Bangladesh election 2018

    Take steps to remove all campaign materials by Nov 18: EC

    The Election Commission asks the assistant returning officers (AROs) to take necessary steps to remove all kinds of campaign materials including posters and banners by November 18.

  • Oikyafront wants polls 3 weeks later

    Jatiya Oikyafront yesterday demanded that the Election Commission defer the election, set for December 30, by three more weeks. But the ruling Awami League termed the proposal illogical and urged the commission to stick to its schedule.

  • The EC now has immense power

    The announcement by the Election Commission that the 11th parliamentary election will be held on December 23 has brought to the fore the uphill task ahead of the Election Commission.

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    CEC finds polls atmosphere satisfactory

    Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda yesterday said the overall atmosphere ahead of the upcoming parliamentary election was “satisfactory”.

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    EC sits today to discuss polls plan

    The Election Commission is going to hold a meeting today to discuss preparations for the 11th National Election likely to be held in late December.

  • BNP leader Moudud Ahmed

    BNP rejects EC's decision to use EVMs in nat'l polls

    BNP yesterday turned down the Election Commission's (EC) decision to use electronic voting machines (EVM) in the upcoming national election, saying that such machines can easily be manipulated.

  • Use of EVM

    Putting the cart before the horse

    The Election Commission's plan to use Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in the next general election is surprising, given the very little time at hand to handle a logistical challenge of this scale.

  • Next polls a big challenge for AL: BNP

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir says that the upcoming general election would be a great challenge for the ruling Awami League, not for BNP.

  • Last Day's Campaign: Outsiders flout rules in 3 cities

    Defying a ban on their stay in the city corporation areas going to polls tomorrow, outsiders campaigned for the Awami League's mayoral candidates in the three cities on the last day of electioneering yesterday.

  • EC warnings fall on deaf ears

    Ignoring warnings from the Election Commission, mayoral candidates in Monday's Rajshahi, Sylhet and Barisal city corporation elections continued to violate the electoral code of conducts with the electioneering ending this midnight.

  • BNP's Human Chain in Dhaka

    BNP voices concern over police role

    The BNP is now more worried about the role of police than about its archrival Awami League in Monday's three city corporation polls.

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    More than half involved in business

    About two-thirds of the mayor and councillor candidates in Sylhet, Rajshahi and Barisal cities did not have taxable income in fiscal 2017-18, according to their tax return certificates submitted to the Election Commission.

  • City Polls 2018: BNP worried about its polling agents

    The BNP mayoral nominees are concerned that their agents may be driven out of the polling booths during the three city polls on Monday.

  • Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain

    HC clears way for holding Kurigram-3 by-polls

    The High Court clears the way for the Election Commission to hold the by-election to Kurigram-3 constituency.

  • Arrest fear grips BNP ranks

    With the city polls in Sylhet, Rajshahi and Barisal only a week away, arrests of BNP leaders and activists remains a major concern for its mayoral candidates.

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