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  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • Anomalies aplenty

    Mayoral candidates and their supporters have been conducting campaigns in three cities flouting the electoral code of conduct, but the Election Commission is hardly taking any action to stop this.

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    EC to hold fairs for making EVMs popular

    The Election Commission is planning to arrange fairs across the country to make Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) popular to the voters, EC Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed says. .

  • Hoping for free and fair elections

    With three city corporation elections coming up, we hope the Election Commission and other authorities will take all the necessary steps to ensure free and fair elections in Rajshai, Sylhet and Barisal.

  • Now battle for 3 more cities

    The Election Commission yesterday announced mayoral polls in Rajshahi, Barisal, and Sylhet city corporations on July 30, creating the ground for another round of battle of ballots in the runup to the parliamentary elections likely in December.

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    MPs can join city polls campaigns

    In line with the ruling Awami League's recommendations, the Election Commission yesterday decided to allow lawmakers to participate in city corporation election campaigns.

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    MPs can join city election campaigns: EC

    The Election Commission approves the proposed City Corporation (election code of conduct) Rules 2018, allowing Members of Parliaments (MPs) to participate in city corporation election campaigns.

  • Khulna City Corporation election 2018

    ‘Fantastic polls, EC satisfied’

    Election Commission claims that the Khulna City Corporation (KCC) elections was held in a free, fair and festive manner, except some irregularities at three centres out of 289.

  • Injunction on Bangladesh national election schedule

    BNP’s allegation not specific: EC

    BNP’s allegations of irregularities in Khulna City Corporation polls are not specific, Election Commissioner Shahadat Hossain Chowdhury say.

  • No army deployment in local govt polls: EC

    The Election Commission has decided not to deploy army in local government elections, including in Gazipur and Khulna city corporation polls scheduled to be held on May 15.

  • Fair polls can’t be held without army deployment: Shujan

    Urging the Election Commission (EC) to remain alert and watchful ahead of the next general election, Sushasoner Jonno Nagorik (Sujan), a civil society platform, says that the army deployment is imperative in holding the next parliamentary election in a free, fair and credible manner.

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    MPs likely to be allowed in city polls campaigns

    Following the ruling Awami League's request, the Election Commission is considering an amendment to the electoral

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    By-polls to 2 JS seats on March 13

    The by-polls to Gaibandha-1 and Brahmanbaria-1 will be held on March 13 as the Election Commission yesterday announced the polls schedules for the two parliamentary constituencies.

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    DNCC By-polls: EC seeks stay on HC order

    The Election Commission has filed two separate leave-to-appeal petitions with the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the High Court order that has halted the process for holding a by-election to the Dhaka North City Corporation.

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    EC seeks stay on HC order against DNCC by-polls

    The Election Commission has filed two separate leave-to-appeal petitions with the Supreme Court seeking stay on the High Court order that halted the process for holding by-election to Dhaka North City Corporation mayor election.

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    EC to decide on DNCC by-polls in a few days

    The Election Commission will decide within a day or two when the by-polls to the mayoral post of Dhaka North City Corporation will be held, acting secretary of the commission Helaluddin Ahmed said yesterday.