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  • 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.

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    Two persons, who were injured in separate clashes in Thakurgaon and Gaibandha during the fourth union parishad elections, die.

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

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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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    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”.

  • Live update: UP Polls

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  • 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.

  • AL MP flouts rules, seeks votes for party nominees

    Violating electoral law, a ruling Awami League lawmaker in Jhalakathi yesterday sought votes for party-nominated chairman candidates in the union parishad polls scheduled for Tuesday.

  • EC asks SPs to go tough on rules violation

    The Election Commission has asked superintendent of police of all districts to file cases against violators of electoral code of conduct during the upcoming union parishad polls.

  • JCD leader killed in Pirojpur

    A Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal leader was killed early yesterday allegedly by members of the ruling Awami League over a feud centring on the upcoming union parishad polls in Pirojpur.

  • EC asks law enforcers to go tough

    Chief Election Commission Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad yesterday directed the law enforcers to open fire on criminals if they try to occupy polling stations or stuff ballot boxes during the union parishad polls.

  • CEC instructs top security for UP polls

    The Election Commission instructs law enforcers to ensure top security measures for fair voting in the upcoming Union Parishad elections.

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    BNP fails to nominate candidates in 25 UPs

    The BNP could not nominate anyone within the deadline yesterday for contesting the chairman posts in at least 25 Union Parishads in the second phase of elections for a lack of interest among its grassroots.

  • 'EC, AL join hands to rig UP elections'

    The BNP has alleged that the ruling Awami League and the Election Commission are plotting to ensure victories for the AL candidates in the union parishad polls through electoral irregularities, but the AL and the EC have brushed aside the allegations.

  • Nomination filing ends

    Rebel chairman aspirants of union parishads from the Awami League and the BNP yesterday filed for candidacies in many places along with their party-nominated candidates on the last day for nomination submission.

  • EC won't seek army for UP polls

    The Election Commission is not going to seek army deployment in the upcoming Union Parishad polls as the EC apprehends lower level of violence compared to other elections.

  • UP polls timetable likely tomorrow

    The Election Commission is likely to announce tomorrow the schedule for Union Parishad polls to be held in around