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. He does not get any other pay and perks.

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 their respective roles.

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 polling stations. Follow The Daily Star’s Twitter account for live updates @dailystarnews.

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.

March 24, 2016
March 24, 2016

BGB says it was forced to open fire

Police sue about 1,300 anonymous people for attacking policemen and district officials in Pirojpur’s Mothbaria upazila during union parishad elections – a clash that left five people dead.

March 24, 2016
March 24, 2016

BNP won't quit

The BNP will stay in the union parishad elections so that it can expose “the real face of the Awami League and the Election Commission”.

March 22, 2016
March 22, 2016

Live update: UP Polls

The first phase of the Union Parishad (UP) elections begins, marking the start of the country's maiden UP-level polls on partisan lines. Two people are injured in Satkhira and voting remains suspended in 11 polling centres in Satkhira, Barisal and Patuakhali so far.

March 22, 2016
March 22, 2016

Voting begins in UP polls

The first phase of the Union Parishad (UP) elections begins, marking the start of the country's maiden UP-level polls on partisan lines.