UP elections

Teenager dies in Munshiganj clash

A teenage boy is shot dead and two others are injured in a clash between supporters of an elected councillor and a defeated candidate of Munshiganj municipality elections.

June 15, 2016
June 15, 2016

If we really want genuinely free and fair elections. . .

We need an EC which is truly independent from all aspects; this independence does not only mean structural independence, but operational and financial independence along with individual independence of the election commissioners.

June 12, 2016
June 12, 2016

Teenager dies in Munshiganj clash

A teenage boy is shot dead and two others are injured in a clash between supporters of an elected councillor and a defeated candidate of Munshiganj municipality elections.

June 12, 2016
June 12, 2016

Puzzling maths

Every month, a union parishad chairman gets only Tk 1,575 as honorarium from the government. He gets another Tk 2,000 from his UP. During his five-year-tenure, he would receive around Tk 2.14 lakh. He does not get any other pay and perks.

June 3, 2016
June 3, 2016

Who's responsible for the deaths in UP elections?

The CEC has tried to blame everything on the political culture prevailing in the country, which sounded funny. It has only convinced the rest of us that he was blaming the dance floor to hide that he didn't know how to dance.

May 30, 2016
May 30, 2016

UP elections getting incrementally deadly

Even the chief election commissioner (CEC) has admitted that violence has escalated in the fifth phase of the elections.

May 10, 2016
May 10, 2016

Ominous sign

The ongoing Union Parishad polls have become the bloodiest election in Bangladesh history.

May 7, 2016
May 7, 2016

4th UP polls: Vote counting begins

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

May 7, 2016
May 7, 2016

UP polls: 4th phase of voting today

Another 703 unions of 47 districts go to polls in the fourth phase today amid tension and fear of violence as many ruling Awami

April 23, 2016
April 23, 2016

Third phase of Union Parishad elections today

Around 620 union parishads (UPs) in 46 districts go to polls in the third phase today amid tension and fear of violence, as elections in

April 21, 2016
April 21, 2016

Who is misleading whom?

The EC has been under fire after two phases of UP elections were marred by widespread irregularities and violence.