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  • Bangladesh Election Commission

    EC halts CCC election, 2 by-polls

    Election Commission postpones Chattogram City Corporation election and by-polls to two constituencies due to the outbreak of coronavirus.

  • EVM use in Dhaka City Elections

    No fake votes possible through EVMs: CEC

    Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda says the electronic voting machines (EVMs) that would be used in the upcoming elections to Dhaka North and South city corporations are of high quality and would not make it possible to cast fake votes using those.

  • Election Commissioner Kabita Khanam

    Fake NID: 'Action if evidence found against any EC official'

    The Election Commission will take actions if any of its officials is found involved in issuance of fake national identity cards (NID) for the Rohingya people, Election Commissioner Kabita Khanam says.

  • 4th phase Upazila elections

    3 MPs ordered to leave area before UZ polls

    Election Commission orders three lawmakers to leave their constituencies immediately for violating polls code ahead of upazila election.

  • Fifth phase upazila election 2019

    Voting at all centres in Katiadi suspended over 'rigging'

    Authorities suspend voting at all 89 centres of Katiadi upazila in Kishoreganj following allegations of huge irregularities during the 3rd phase of upazila elections.

  • DNCC election 2019

    Learn from EVM-related mistakes

    Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda yesterday asked the election officials to take lessons from the polls-time mistakes while using Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) during the December 30 national election and be prepared for the upcoming upazila elections.

  • Election Commission's Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed

    11th general polls a ‘bright example’ in nat’l life: EC Secy

    Election Commission (EC) Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed says the 11th parliamentary election will remain as a ‘bright example’ in national life.

  • How to know your polling centre online

    Find your polling centre online

    Bangladeshi voters can very easily find the polling centres at which they are going to cast their vote on December 30. Follow these simple steps to find your polling centre.

  • BNP Senior Joint Secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi

    EC not allowing army to work independently: BNP

    BNP alleges that the Election Commission (EC) is not allowing army personnel in discharging their duties to improve the law and order situation.

  • Oikyafront walks out of CEC meet

    A Jatiya Oikyafront delegation led by Dr Kamal Hossain yesterday walked out of a meeting with Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda for what they said was "discourteous behaviour" of the CEC.

  • Bangladesh Election Commission Secretary Helal Uddin talks on 25 Jamaat-e-Islami candidacy

    25 Jamaat men stay in the race

    The Election Commission yesterday said there is no scope now for scrapping the candidacy of 25 Jamaat-e-Islami leaders who are contesting the parliamentary election despite cancellation of the party's registration.

  • BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir wins Bogura-6 constituency

    BNP welcomes decision to deploy army ahead of polls

    BNP welcomes the Election Commission’s decision to deploy army in the country from December 24 ahead of the upcoming 11th Parliamentary Election slated for December 30.

  • Satkhira's Kolaroa Police Station OC withdrawn

    Satkhira OC withdrawn for 'seeking vote for boat'

    The officer-in-charge of Kolaroa Police Station in Satkhira, who allegedly violated electoral code of conduct by seeking vote for Awami League, is withdrawn and attached to district police lines.

  • Jatiya Oikyafront Election Symbol Sheaf of Paddy

    Allocate ‘Sheaf of Paddy’ to 4 BNP candidates: HC

    The High Court directs the Election Commission to allocate BNP’s election symbol “Sheaf of Paddy” to its four candidates in place of other four rival contenders who were earlier allocated the same symbol.

  • Cancellation of 25 Jamaat-e-Islami men's candidacy

    Writ filed seeking distribution of leaflets with candidates’ affidavit info

    A writ petition is filed with the High Court seeking its directives on the Election Commission to provide information submitted by the candidates in their affidavits through distributing leaflets among the voters.

  • Bangladesh Election Commission Secretary Helal Uddin talks on 25 Jamaat-e-Islami candidacy

    Decision on 25 Jamaat men by Monday

    Election Commission Secretary Helal Uddin says a decision on the candidacy of 25 Jamaat-e-Islami leaders will be made by Tuesday.

  • Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda briefing a batch of EC officials

    ‘Announce accurate results so that people keep faith on EC’

    Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda urges the officials involved in the election results announcement process to declare accurate results so that people can have faith on the Election Commission.

  • Stop attack, mass arrest of opposition men: Dr Kamal

    Jatiya Oikyafront key leader Dr Kamal Hossain today called upon the Election Commission to take legal steps within a day or two to stop the mass arrest of opposition party men and attack on them.

  • National Election Schedule 2018 writ petition

    HC puts bar on Millat, Ilias’s candidacies

    The High Court places a bar on M Rashiduzzaman Millat and Tahsina Rushdir Luna from running in the upcoming general election.

  • Jatiya Sangsad Election 2018

    'Atmosphere not favourable yet'

    The lack of a congenial election atmosphere was casting doubt over the credibility of the upcoming parliamentary polls, speakers said at a discussion yesterday.

  • 1841 candidates to contest JS polls

    A total of 1841 candidates from different political parties will contest against 300 seats in the 11th parliamentary election scheduled for December 30.

  • Cancellation of 25 Jamaat-e-Islami men's candidacy

    12 writs filed challenging EC’s nomination rejection orders

    A total of 12 aspirants including seven leaders of BNP today filed writ petitions with the High Court against the Election Commission's orders that had rejected their nomination papers to contest in the upcoming national election.

  • Khaleda Zia's Barapukuria Coal Mine Corruption Case

    Khaleda loses all 3 appeals at EC

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia lost a legal battle to contest the December 30 national election as the Election Commission yesterday rejected her all three appeals against cancellation of her nominations by returning officers.

  • Pro-BNP lawyer Advocate Khandker Mahbub Uddin Khokhon

    Khaleda may appeal to HC

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia may file an appeal to the High Court challenging rejection of her appeals by the Election Commission.

  • Star file photo of Abdul Kader Siddique

    Kader Siddique’s appeal hearing pending

    The Election Commission (EC) withholds the hearing on appeal filed by Krishak Sramik Janata League President Kader Siddiqui against rejection of his nomination papers for Tangail-4 and Tangail-8 constituencies.

  • 78 more win appeal against rejection

    The Election Commission yesterday allowed slain finance minister Shah AMS Kibria's son Reza Kibria, Jatiya Party leader Masud Parvez Sohel Rana, and 76 others to run in the December 30 election.

  • Election Commission

    EC okays candidacy of 17 on day 2

    The Election Commission (EC) declares 17 candidates valid after hearing 40 petitions filed against the rejection of their nomination papers by the returning officers during scrutiny on December 2.

  • Speakers address a programme organised by Shujon titled Nirbachoni Ishtehar

    ‘EC is under invisible pressure’

    Syed Abul Maqsud, a columnist and civic rights activist, says the Election Commission is under an “invisible pressure” and therefore, it is failing to perform properly.

  • Upazila chairman's National Election Contest

    Good news for upazila chairmen vying for JS polls

    Upazila chairmen whose nominations were cancelled on the ground that their resignation from their posts were not accepted by the local government ministry are likely to get back their candidacy as the Election Commission okayed candidatures of at least three such election aspirants.

  • Bangladesh Election Commission reconstructed

    BNP gets back 4 out of 6 seats

    BNP has got back three of the six seats which fell void of its candidate for the upcoming general elections. The only seats remaining to receive a ruling are Rangpur-5, Manikganj- 2 and Shariatpur-1 constituencies.