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  • All he wanted to see polls in his school

    All he wanted was to see and enjoy the festivity of voting.

  • `Irregularities mar peaceful polls’

    The overall achievement of the Election Commission in holding yesterday's union parishad polls peacefully has been marred by irregularities in some places, Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad said.

  • Shujan slams EC, says UP polls ‘perverted’

    Civil society platform Shushashoner Jonno Nagorik (Shujan) slams the Election Commission and claims the union parishad polls were “perverted”.

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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”.

  • EC decides to sue troublemakers

    The Election Commission has decided to ask the returning officers to file cases against those involved in electoral irregularities and violence at all the 65 polling centres where voting was suspended during the union parishad polls on Tuesday.

  • Acceptable, peaceful

    Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad yesterday claimed that the first phase of the union parishad polls was “acceptable” as voting was “peaceful” in most of the polling centres.

  • 10 killed in UP violence

    Widespread violence left at least 10 people dead and around a thousand others wounded in the first phase of union parishads elections yesterday. The festive mood of the polls to the lowest tier of local government was largely marred by electoral irregularities and incidents of clashes between supporters of rival candidates.

  • EC fails to get desired cooperation from local administration: CEC

    Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad says the Election Commission does not get the level of cooperation it desires from the local administration in arranging elections, causing polls violence and irregularities.

  • BGB for UP polls to avert violence

    The Election Commission has deployed paramilitary force Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) for union parishad elections to avert any violence.

  • Charges pressed on Fakhrul, 33 others in violence case

    Paltan police has submitted charge sheet against BNP acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and 33 others in a violence case of last year.

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