Union Parishad

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.

May 9, 2016
May 9, 2016

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.

May 7, 2016
May 7, 2016

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...

May 7, 2016
May 7, 2016

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...

May 7, 2016
May 7, 2016

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.

May 7, 2016
May 7, 2016

4th UP polls: Vote counting begins

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

April 25, 2016
April 25, 2016

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.

April 24, 2016
April 24, 2016

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

April 24, 2016
April 24, 2016

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

April 23, 2016
April 23, 2016

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

April 21, 2016
April 21, 2016

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...