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  • B Chowdhury

    'Danger for democracy'

    Expressing frustration over the poor voters' presence in many places during the upazila polls, Juktafront Chairman Prof AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury yesterday warned that the voters' apathy might put democracy in grave danger.

  • No observer this time from European Parliament

    The European Parliament has announced that it will not observe the upcoming national election in Bangladesh.

  • Patuakhali elections

    Polls, by-polls to 133 local govt bodies underway

    Elections and by-elections to some 133 local government bodies across the country begin amid tight security. The voting started at 8:00am and will end at 4:00pm without any break.

  • Sadeque Hossain Khoka's Corruption case verdict

    MPs can't be at helm without election: HC

    From now on, no lawmaker can become chairman of the governing body of any private school and college without elections.

  • 2 polls officials killed in Thakurgaon road crash

    Two assistant presiding officers are killed when a bus rams a motorcycle they riding towards a poling centre on Thakurgaon-Panchagarh highway in Thakurgaon Sadar upazila.

  • UP polls: Violence claims 5 lives in 4 districts

    Four persons, including a 17-year-old, have been killed during clash among supporters of Union Parishad election candidates and police in Rajshahi, Thakurgaon and Comilla districts while a sexagenarian man was killed in Narsingdi by alleged supporters of a pro-Awami League candidate as he protested casting of his vote by others.

  • 4th UP polls: Vote counting begins

    Vote counting begins in the fourth phase of union parishad elections in 703 unions of 47 districts today.

  • Elections fraught with irregularities

    It sets a dangerous precedent in a country when we come to expect and accept incidents of violence and irregularities as an inevitable part of the electoral process.

  • EC

    Third-phase polls 'fairer'

    The Election Commission and the ruling Awami League claimed that the third phase Union Parishad elections were free and fair while

  • 3 TV journo hurt in Brahmanbaria AL attack

    Three television media journalists have been attacked allegedly by Awami League men while covering vote rigging in Brahmanbaria Sadar.

  • Breaching of polls rules, violence on

    Breaching of electoral code of conduct and spates of violence continue in different districts, leaving one person dead, as the third phase of Union Parishad (UP) polls starts on day after tomorrow.

  • BNP likely to stay in race

    The BNP is most likely to stay in the Union Parishad polls, as senior party leaders are against quitting the race.

  • Scores injured in post-polls violence

    At least 58 people, including six women, were injured and 45 houses and shops, some of them belonging to Hindus, were vandalised

  • UP polls: 8 lives lost in violence

    At least eight people are killed and many others injured in seven districts during violence in the second phase of union parishad elections.

  • Live update: UP polls

    The second phase of the Union Parishad (UP) elections began this morning as 639 unions of 47 districts go to polls. Over 1.12 crore voters will be eligible to exercise their vote under nearly 6,200 polling stations. Follow The Daily Star’s Twitter account for live updates @dailystarnews.

  • Voting ends in 2nd phase of UP polls

    The second phase of the Union Parishad (UP) elections in 639 unions of 47 districts ended this afternoon. The UP polls are held on partisan lines for the first time.

  • Shujan slams EC, says UP polls ‘perverted’

    Civil society platform Shushashoner Jonno Nagorik (Shujan) slams the Election Commission and claims the union parishad polls were “perverted”.

  • UP polls: AL wins 356 chairman posts, BNP 30

    Awami League-backed chairman candidates won elections in 356 union parishads while contestants from its arch rival BNP’s camp won in 30.

  • 10 killed in UP violence

    Widespread violence left at least 10 people dead and around a thousand others wounded in the first phase of union parishads elections yesterday. The festive mood of the polls to the lowest tier of local government was largely marred by electoral irregularities and incidents of clashes between supporters of rival candidates.

  • Live update: UP Polls

    The first phase of the Union Parishad (UP) elections begins, marking the start of the country's maiden UP-level polls on partisan lines. Two people are injured in Satkhira and voting remains suspended in 11 polling centres in Satkhira, Barisal and Patuakhali so far.

  • UP elections held peacefully: CEC

    CEC Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmed says the first phase of union parishad elections are held in a free, fair and peaceful manner except some isolated incidents of irregularities.

  • Voting begins in UP polls

    The first phase of the Union Parishad (UP) elections begins, marking the start of the country's maiden UP-level polls on partisan lines.

  • Municipality polls: 6 hurt in Jhalakathi

    Six people including the mayor and rebel candidate of Awami League were injured in Jhalakati Sadar upazila amid the ongoing municipal elections, being held in nine districts.

  • Wait for leading role

    Bangladesh returned to democracy in 1991 and since then the country has been ruled by two female leaders. In between, there had been around three years of interim periods, basically to hold elections. Bangladesh is also a rare country in the world where the two largest political parties are being led by two women for over the last three decades.

  • Reserved women seats in Parliament

    BNP fails to nominate candidates in 25 UPs

    The BNP could not nominate anyone within the deadline yesterday for contesting the chairman posts in at least 25 Union Parishads in the second phase of elections for a lack of interest among its grassroots.

  • BNP to hold elections to 2 top posts

    Ahead of the party's sixth national council, the BNP yesterday announced the schedule for elections to its top two posts -- chairperson and senior vice-chairman.

  • UP polls from Mar 22

    Elections to 752 union parishads, the biggest grassroots-level polls, will be held on March 22 on partisan lines for the first time.

  • AL wins in 4, BNP in 3 municipal polls

    The ruling Awami League wins in four municipalities while its arch rival BNP bags three mayoral posts in the elections to the local government bodies which were suspended due to violence and irregularities.

  • Losing faith in electoral processes

    No elections in a democratic world are perfect, be it in a liberal or an emerging democracy.

  • They all care about democracy

    The month of January has come again, starting a new year with new hopes and new promises. But it makes no difference to those stuck in a circle of pain, sorrow and uncertainties resulted from the unprecedented violence last year.