union parishad polls

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....

May 8, 2016
May 8, 2016

6 killed in Bangladesh as violence, irregularities mark vote

Many incidents of violence and irregularities marked the voting in the fourth phase of the union parishad polls yesterday as

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 6, 2016
May 6, 2016

EC tells Whip Atik to stay away from home

The Election Commission asks Atiur Rahman Atik, whip of the parliament, to stay away from his ancestral home in Sherpur ahead of the fourth phase of union parishad polls scheduled for tomorrow.

May 2, 2016
May 2, 2016

Female colleague 'assaulted by Ansar commander'

Ansar Commander of Magura district allegedly kicks a female subordinate unconscious for allegedly “failing to collect bribe” for him.

April 24, 2016
April 24, 2016

Half-day hartal tomorrow

Progressive Students' Alliance and Anti-Imperialist Students' Union will observe a half-day countrywide hartal tomorrow

April 23, 2016
April 23, 2016

3rd phase of UP polls: Voting ends peacefully

The third phase of the Union Parishad elections ends peacefully in 620 unions of 46 districts.

April 14, 2016
April 14, 2016

EC, law enforcers praise each other

Though widespread violence and loss of dozens of lives marked the first two phases of union parishad polls, the Election Commission and the law enforcement agencies have praised each other for...

April 3, 2016
April 3, 2016

BNP to ‘decide tonight’ on boycotting UP polls

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to sit with top policymakers tonight to decide whether BNP will remain contesting at the union parishad elections.

March 31, 2016
March 31, 2016

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...

March 28, 2016
March 28, 2016

EC won't take responsibility for violence

The Election Commission would not take responsibility for the violence over union parishad polls, an EC commissioner said yesterday.