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  • European Parliament for inclusive polls

    A visiting European Parliament delegation has called for an inclusive parliamentary election in Bangladesh, and said it is important for

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    By-polls to 2 JS seats on March 13

    The by-polls to Gaibandha-1 and Brahmanbaria-1 will be held on March 13 as the Election Commission yesterday announced the polls schedules for the two parliamentary constituencies.

  • EC passes the buck on society

    The Election Commission has passed the buck to the society by making a ridiculous claim that "social instability is one of the major causes" for the widespread violence in the just concluded union parishad polls.

  • 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.

  • 6 shot in Munshiganj pre-polls violence

    At least six people have been bullet-hit in a pre-election violence in Munshiganj’s Sadar upazila ahead of union parishad election this Saturday.

  • Polling underway in 9 municipalities

    Voting in the election to nine municipalities in seven districts have begun, with over three lakh people expected to exercise their franchise.

  • UP polls violence victim dies in Rajshahi

    A man, who was critically injured in violence over the fourth phase of the union parishad polls held on May 7, died at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital.

  • Civil body questions EC role over UP polls

    A civil society platform has questioned the role of the Election Commission over its role in the union parishad elections in view of the poll-time irregularities and violence.

  • 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.

  • 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”.

  • Male villagers flee homes fearing arrest

    The people of several villages of three unions of Mathbaria upazila and Bhandaria upazilas under the district are passing days amid fear

  • EC's denial won't bring remedy

    It does not matter much to the Election Commission whether or not the polling is mired in widespread violence and irregularities. It has got some canned words for the nation at the end of polling. And it has kept defending the flawed elections in the same old way for the last two years.

  • 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.

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    Man killed in Jhalakathi, polling officers shot in Noakhali

    Two presiding officers are shot in Noakhali as reports of gunfire came from voting centres in Patuakhali and Satkhira during the first phase of union parishad elections.

  • 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.

  • BGB for UP polls to avert violence

    The Election Commission has deployed paramilitary force Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) for union parishad elections to avert any violence.

  • Bandarban UP chairman candidate shot dead

    Masked miscreants brandish guns and pick up an independent chairman candidate of the Union Parishad polls from his house before killing him in Bandarban’s Ruma upazila.

  • 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.

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    Shujan doubts fairness of UP polls

    Civil society platform Sujon criticises role of Election Commission ahead of the upcoming Union Parishad polls and doubts fairness of the election.

  • Mammoth task awaits AL

    Picking single candidates for the union parishad elections would be a daunting task for the ruling Awami League as the grassroots

  • MPs to have no role this time

    The ruling Awami League has decided to drop its lawmakers from the selection boards tasked with picking candidates for the forthcoming union parishad (UP) polls.

  • Polls free, fair, claim EC, AL

    The Election Commission and the ruling Awami League claimed yesterday's municipal polls were free and fair except for some stray incidents. The AL, however, accused the police of causing some of the incidents.

  • 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.

  • Election peaceful: CEC

    Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmed claims that the municipality elections were held in a peaceful manner except some stray incidents here and there.

  • LIVE: Municipal election as it unfolds

    Follow The Daily Star for latest updates of the Municipal Elections 2015. The Municipal elections are held every five years in the country and this year marks the first ever Municipal Partisan polls.

  • Municipal election begins

    Elections to 234 municipalities have begun, marking the start of the country's maiden local government polls on partisan lines.

  • BNP meets CEC, conveys fear of polls violence

    Expressing grave concern over the pre-polls violence, BNP urges the Election Commission (EC) to take necessary steps for holding the elections in a transparent manner.

  • Atmosphere favourable for municipal polls: CEC

    Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmed says the county’s overall situation is favourable for holding the upcoming municipality elections.

  • Rizvi criticises EC over ‘irregularities’

    BNP raises serious allegations against the Election Commission saying the constitutional body has bowed down to the "evil will" of Awami League.

  • EC warns ‘20’ returning officers

    The Election Commission has sent letters to around 20 returning officers for their inaction in taking steps against the people for violating electoral code of conduct.