election violence

June 4, 2016
June 4, 2016

Social instability causes of poll violence: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad holds the social instability and rigid stance of the candidates responsible for the election violence.

May 29, 2016
May 29, 2016

12 die in deadliest phase of UP polls

It was the deadliest phase of the ongoing polls to union parishads. ...

May 25, 2016
May 25, 2016

UP polls violence claims 4 more lives

Four more people were killed in the last two days, raising the death toll to around 80 in violence over union parishad polls.

May 11, 2016
May 11, 2016

Independents, rebels lobby for fair polls

As an independent chairman candidate in the ongoing Union Parishad polls, she does not want any extra favour; rather her

May 10, 2016
May 10, 2016

EC seeks more action to check polls violence

As violence continued with each phase of the Union Parishad polls gone by, the Election Commission has asked the home ministry to

May 8, 2016
May 8, 2016

6 killed in Bangladesh as violence, irregularities mark vote

Many incidents of violence and irregularities marked the voting in the fourth phase of the union parishad polls yesterday as

April 22, 2016
April 22, 2016

US lawmaker for ending violence against religious minorities in Bangladesh

American lawmaker and member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific Tulsi Gabbard calls for an end to violence against religious minorities and secular activists in...

March 31, 2016
March 31, 2016

Cancel both phases of UP polls, BNP urges CEC

BNP urges Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmed to announce cancellation of phase 1 and 2 of Union Parishad elections over irregularities and violence across the country.

March 24, 2016
March 24, 2016

Trends and patterns

Political violence remains inseparable from Bangladeshi politics and election violence is an integral part of that violence.

March 23, 2016
March 23, 2016

Voter turnout in UP polls 74%: EC

Turnout in the first phase of Union Parishad elections was about 74 percent, says Election Commission Secretary Sirazul Islam.