Ctg port’s anomalies cost govt Tk 258 crore

The state coffers were robbed of Tk 258 crore for 26 counts of irregularities by the Chattogram Port Authority between fiscal 2017-18 and 2019-20, found the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG).

Only the guilty need indemnity laws

The national energy crisis is a direct result of the corruption and nepotism encouraged by the indemnity law.

Flood: Anomalies mar relief distribution in Moulvibazar

With flood receding for the last three days, the administration in Moulvibazar has been able to ramp up the measures to distribute relief among the victims.

Act tough on hajj tour operators

Private tour operators involved in various irregularities in hajj operations this year will have to face the music as a parliamentary body

Irregularities rule climate projects

A group of powerful men, including lawmakers, have meddled in four out of six climate projects under the Water Development Board

UP polls: 12 election officials detained

Law enforcement agencies and mobile courts detain at least five presiding officers and seven assistant presiding officers for their alleged involvement in irregularities and negligence in their duties during the fourth phase of the Union Parishad election.

Khaleda to hold workers’ rally May 1

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will hold a workers’ rally in Dhaka on May 1 on the occasion of May Day.

News Analysis / Stop inhuman activities at CMC morgue immediately

It is very unfortunate that family members of the deceased have to pay money for performing autopsy at Chittagong Medical College (CMC) Morgue. This adds to the emotional trauma suffered by families who have just lost a loved one. It’s a double blow for the family members who already face shock of sudden demise of one of their family members.

EC asks AL leaders to keep grassroots men from violence

The Election Commission asks some central leaders of ruling Awami League (AL) to issue directives to the party’s grassroots leaders and activists to refrain from committing violence and irregularities during the next phases of union parishad (UP) polls.

March 21, 2016
March 21, 2016

EC fails to get desired cooperation from local administration: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad says the Election Commission does not get the level of cooperation it desires from the local administration in arranging elections, causing polls violence and irregularities.

January 11, 2016
January 11, 2016

Govt okays 6 more pvt universities

The government has approved six new private universities despite allegations of irregularities against many existing institutions and questions raised over the standards of education there.

January 1, 2016
January 1, 2016

Councillor aspirants keep BNP alive

The pro-BNP councillor candidates did well in the municipal elections though their party-nominated mayor aspirants suffered a debacle, which has largely been blamed on rampant electoral irregularities.

December 31, 2015
December 31, 2015

'Early' the concept

Ballot-stuffing in at least 30 centres began soon after voting began in the morning and continued till it ended in the afternoon in yesterday's municipal polls.

December 31, 2015
December 31, 2015

Irregularities aplenty

Mayoral candidates of the ruling Awami League clinched a landslide victory in yesterday's election to 234 municipalities amid allegations of widespread electoral irregularities. AL candidates secured 179 mayoral posts while their rivals from the BNP got 21. And AL rebels obtained 19 posts. Ruling party men resorted to electoral irregularities in at least 80 municipalities with the local administration looking on. They stuffed ballot boxes and drove BNP candidates' agents out of polling centres, according to reports from The Daily Star correspondents.

September 21, 2015
September 21, 2015

2 aspirants boycott Dohar upazila polls alleging irregularities

Bringing allegations of irregularities and fake vote casting, two of the three chairman candidates of Dohar upazila polls today announced that they would boycott the polls.

May 2, 2015
May 2, 2015

BNP demands fresh city polls

BNP urges Election Commission to cancel Dhaka and Chittagong city corporation elections alleging massive irregularities and demands fresh polls.