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July 25, 2019
July 25, 2019

AL aspirant Rafiqul wins Kanchan municipality race

Awami League-backed candidate Rafiqul Islam wins the mayoral race in the Narayanganj’s Kanchan municipality election.

June 16, 2016
June 16, 2016

145 killed in ‘ghoulish’ UP polls: Shujan

The country saw loss of 145 lives in violence throughout the six phases of partisan union parishad elections, a civil body platform says.

June 14, 2016
June 14, 2016

2 murder suspects killed in Joypurhat ‘shootout’

Two suspects in the killing of a newly elected UP chairman are killed in a “gunfight” with police in Joypurhat Sadar upazila. Both of them were allegedly involved with the murder of newly elected Badsha UP chairman AK Azad, police say.

June 13, 2016
June 13, 2016

UP polls: Rangamati PCJSS’s blockade progresses demanding reelection

Parbatya Chhatragram Janasanghati Samity (PCJSS-Santu Larma) has been observing a 36-hour road and waterway blockade in Rangamati demanding reelection at a polling centre at Bhushanchhara union of Barkal upazila of the district.

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 6, 2016
June 6, 2016

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.

June 5, 2016
June 5, 2016

Polls violence due to social instability

Social instability and rigid stances of union parishad polls candidates were responsible for the election violence, claimed Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad yesterday.

June 5, 2016
June 5, 2016

Deadliest polls end, taking four more lives

The staggered union parishad elections, the deadliest in the country's electoral history, ended yesterday with four more lives lost in polls violence.

June 4, 2016
June 4, 2016

Social instability causes of poll violence: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad holds the social instability and rigid stance of the candidates responsible for the election violence.