national polls

Naogaon-2 polls postponed following independent candidate's death

The Election Commission (EC) today decided to postpone the election to the Naogaon-2 constituency following the death of an independent candidate earlier in the day

Final voter list: Nearly 12cr eligible to vote in upcoming polls

Election Commission published the final voters' list for the upcoming 12th parliamentary polls this afternoon with 11,96,91,633 voters

National Polls: EC in full gear with key issues unresolved

The Election Commission is making all-out preparations to hold the polls in January, though some crucial political and administrative issues still remain unresolved.

A strong message for ruling party

Azmat Ullah Khan’s defeat to a 62-year-old woman with no political background has dealt the Awami League a major blow, sending a message to the ruling party about rifts in its grassroots.

Tarique to talk with grassroots leaders from today: BNP sources

Tarique will hold talks with 256 former and current union parishad chairmen of Rangpur division today over video conference

Leaving 2 seats for alliance members: AL’s efforts to revive a fading friendship

Awami League's decision to not compete for two of the recently vacated seats, rather letting its allies vie for them, is aimed at strengthening its relations with partners ahead of the 12th national election, slated for January 2024.

All-out effort to bring BNP to national election 2023: Hasina tells party

The government will make all-out efforts to bring opposition BNP to the next parliamentary election, slated for late next year.

Dec 30 Polls 'Anomalies': Record be kept for sake of democracy

A proper documentation of testimonies of “irregularities” during the 11th parliamentary election is required for upholding democratic practices, said speakers at a discussion yesterday.

Dec 30 polls challenged in High Court

Seven BNP candidates yesterday filed separate election petitions with the High Court challenging the legality of the December 30 national election to their constituencies, citing widespread irregularities.

July 8, 2018
July 8, 2018

National polls will be harder than ever

Warning that the next national elections would be tough, Awami League President Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked her party's grassroots leaders to resolve their internal conflicts ahead of the polls slated for December.

April 20, 2018
April 20, 2018

China for peaceful election in Bangladesh

China yesterday said it wants to see a peaceful transition of power in Bangladesh through a smooth general election.

November 18, 2017
November 18, 2017

AL, BNP gear up for polls

With the next national polls a year away, the ruling Awami League is scaling up its organisational activities while the BNP is focused on drumming up support for a non-partisan election-time government.

July 8, 2017
July 8, 2017

AL, BNP Prepare for Next Polls: Searching for new members

Two years ago, BJP, the ruling party in India, claimed to be the world's largest political party with 8.8 crore members, surpassing the Communist Party of China, which has 8.6 crore.

October 9, 2015
October 9, 2015

Local body polls under party banner unrealistic: BNP

BNP alleges that the government has decided to hold the local body polls under party banner in December and January only to avoid the demand of national polls.

September 19, 2015
September 19, 2015

Hold polls before time runs out, Mahbubur urges govt

BNP standing committee member Lt Gen (retd) Mahbubur Rahman urges government to hold an inclusive parliamentary election soon saying time for solution to "the existing political impasse" is running out.

February 14, 2015
February 14, 2015

20-party calls 72-hr nationwide hartal from Sunday

BNP-led 20-party alliance calls a fresh spell of 72-hour countrywide hartal from Sunday morning protesting “conspiracy to starve its chief Khaleda Zia to death”

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