Local Government

Reform local govt system

A commission needs to be formed to review and reform the local government system, which was now being run in an “ambiguous” way, and its electoral system should also be amended, speakers at a...

February 7, 2019
February 7, 2019

Work but no pay

More than 35,000 employees of 260 municipalities have not received salaries for up to seven years due to fund crunch of the local government bodies.

February 3, 2019
February 3, 2019

Reform local govt system

A commission needs to be formed to review and reform the local government system, which was now being run in an “ambiguous” way, and its electoral system should also be amended, speakers at a...

January 17, 2018
January 17, 2018

Poll stay will not impact DNCC: LGRD Minister

Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain says the High Court order staying the Dhaka North City Corporation Polls will not pose any negative impact...

June 25, 2016
June 25, 2016

12% people at arsenic risk: LGRD minister

Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain tells parliament that 12 percent people are still at risk of arsenic contamination in the country.

March 22, 2016
March 22, 2016

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.

October 14, 2015
October 14, 2015

PARTIAL REFORM WILL NOT WORK

The current ruling party has less influence at the grassroots level. So now they want to institutionalise “partycracy” in the local bodies through partisan elections.

October 14, 2015
October 14, 2015

MONEY, VIOLENCE AND MUSCLE POWER WILL RULE

Our local bodies work in a presidential system where the chairman dictates all the activities of the local government. This is an anomaly as our national government follows a parliamentary system.

May 14, 2015
May 14, 2015

Dhaka's Primacy: Rome without Empire?

The removal of elected mayors and councillors does not bode well for Bangladesh's local governance system.

April 20, 2015
April 20, 2015

Why not party symbols, identities in local govt polls: HC

The High Court today asked the Election Commission and government to explain in two weeks as to why they will not be ordered to allocate or use electoral symbols and identities of political parties...

April 5, 2015
April 5, 2015

HC rejects plea seeking stay on Dhaka city polls

The High Court clears the way for the Election Commission to hold two Dhaka city corporation elections scheduled to be held on April 28.