union parishad (UP) elections

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.

May 14, 2016
May 14, 2016

Free and fair UP elections 2016 - Are we there yet?

Much debate has been brewing in the media and in political forums about the on-going Union Parishad (UP) elections.

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 duties during the fourth phase of the Union Parishad election.

May 7, 2016
May 7, 2016

UP polls: Situation worsened, says BNP

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) alleges that the electoral scenario in the country had worsened further.

May 5, 2016
May 5, 2016

UP polls: Voting suspended in Bagmara

Election Commission withholds all process for holding elections to all the 16 union councils of Bagmara upazila of Rajshahi.

April 24, 2016
April 24, 2016

Khaleda to hold workers’ rally May 1

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will hold a workers’ rally in Dhaka on May 1 on the occasion of May Day.

April 23, 2016
April 23, 2016

UP polls: BNP alleges irregularities in 3rd phase too

Senior BNP leader Nazrul Islam Khan alleges that the third phase of union parishad (UP) elections were also marred by “massive vote rigging and irregularities”, like the first and second phases.

April 23, 2016
April 23, 2016

3rd phase UP polls fairer than previous two: CEC

Chief Election Commission Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmed claims that voting in the third phase of Union Parishad (UP) elections was held in a free, fair and congenial atmosphere.

April 4, 2016
April 4, 2016

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.

April 3, 2016
April 3, 2016

Post-poll violence: Injured Bogra Jubo League man dies

A Jubo League activist dies at a hospital, a day after he sustained injuries in a clash between supporters of victorious and defeated candidates in the union parishad elections in Sonatola upazila of Bogra yesterday.

April 2, 2016
April 2, 2016

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.