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  • 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.

  • UP polls: Clashes halt voting at 5 centres

    Voting at five polling centres are suspended due to violence in two districts and 13 BNP chairman candidates boycotted polls in three districts during the fifth phase of union parishad election.

  • 5th UP polls: Vote counting begins

    Vote counting begins in the fifth phase of the Union Parishad (UP) elections held in 717 unions of 47 districts.

  • 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.

  • Newly elected UP member held with pistol in Natore

    A newly elected member of a union parishad was detained with a pistol and five bullets in Naldanga upazila of Natore.

  • Rajshahi, Rajshahi wildcat strike, Rajshahi bus strike, Natore, Bangladesh

    UP chairman candidate stabbed in Rajshahi

    An Awami League (AL) rebel chairman candidate is stabbed at Kismat Gonokoir union of Durgapur upazila in Rajshahi.

  • Plan to double size of Dhaka city okayed

    The authorities approve a proposal to double the size of Dhaka city by adding eight more unions to both the north and south city corporations.

  • 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.

  • UP polls: Violence claims 5 lives in 4 districts

    Four persons, including a 17-year-old, have been killed during clash among supporters of Union Parishad election candidates and police in Rajshahi, Thakurgaon and Comilla districts while a sexagenarian man was killed in Narsingdi by alleged supporters of a pro-Awami League candidate as he protested casting of his vote by others.

  • Vote rigging at Comilla station, polling suspended

    Voting at a polling station in Comilla suspended for stamping ballot papers in favour of Awami League candidate hours before the fourth phase of union parishad election started.

  • 4th UP polls: Vote counting begins

    Vote counting begins in the fourth phase of union parishad elections in 703 unions of 47 districts today.

  • Hasina

    BNP-Jamaat nexus behind killings: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina accuses the BNP-Jamaat clique of carrying out killings like Kalabagan double murder saying they are doing this to destabilise the country.

  • Violence lessens, not irregularities

    The election to 614 union parishads in the third phase of UP polls yesterday saw some stray incidents of violence and electoral

  • EC

    Third-phase polls 'fairer'

    The Election Commission and the ruling Awami League claimed that the third phase Union Parishad elections were free and fair while

  • Third phase of Union Parishad elections today

    Around 620 union parishads (UPs) in 46 districts go to polls in the third phase today amid tension and fear of violence, as elections in

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • How shall we find our way back?

    For argument's sake, let's assume this country suddenly wakes up and wants to fix things. Who is going to do it? Who will decide what is right or wrong, sinful or virtuous, wise or stupid, and useful or useless?

  • JP terms UP polls ‘farcical’

    Jatiya Party, the main opposition in parliament, terms the ongoing Union Parishad election as “farcical” and urged the Election Commission to hold a re-election in the “controversial” UPs.

  • Khaleda Zia

    Khaleda to sit with alliance chiefs to decide on UP polls

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will sit with the top leaders of 20-party alliance to decide whether it will participate in the Union Parishad elections.

  • BNP likely to stay in race

    The BNP is most likely to stay in the Union Parishad polls, as senior party leaders are against quitting the race.

  • EC

    UP polls: 78.46% votes cast in 2nd phase

    A total of 78.46 present votes are cast in the second phase of the country’s Union Parishad elections, an official of the Election Commission says.

  • UP polls violence: Madaripur bullet-hit man dies at DMCH

    Man shot in Madaripur post-UP polls violence yesterday, dies at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

  • Death and violence during polls

    We are deeply shocked and saddened at the tragic death of a ten-year-old who was caught in the crossfire between supporters of rival candidates at the union parishad (UP) elections in Keraniganj.

  • Voting was free, fair: Minister on UP polls

    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan verses a chorus with the Election Commission claiming that the second phase of union parishad elections was free and fair.

  • UP polls: 8 lives lost in violence

    At least eight people are killed and many others injured in seven districts during violence in the second phase of union parishad elections.

  • Live update: UP polls

    The second phase of the Union Parishad (UP) elections began this morning as 639 unions of 47 districts go to polls. Over 1.12 crore voters will be eligible to exercise their vote under nearly 6,200 polling stations. Follow The Daily Star’s Twitter account for live updates @dailystarnews.

  • UP polls candidate’s son held with explosive

    Fifteen people including son of a union parishad (UP) polls candidate are detained with explosives from a house adjacent to a polling centre in Barura upazila of Comilla.

  • Voting in Jamalpur centre suspended over ballot snatching

    Voting at a polling centre in Nayanagar union of Jamalpur's Melandah upazila suspended as miscreants tried to snatch ballot boxes before the second phase of the union parishad polls started. Meanwhile, a clash between supporters of two candidates disrupts voting at a polling centre in Daulatpur of Kushtia.

  • Voting ends in 2nd phase of UP polls

    The second phase of the Union Parishad (UP) elections in 639 unions of 47 districts ended this afternoon. The UP polls are held on partisan lines for the first time.