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  • AL picks mayor candidates in three cities

    The Awami League has picked AHM Khairuzzaman Liton, Badar Uddin Ahmed Kamran and Serniabat Sadek Abdullah as its mayoral candidates for Rajshahi, Sylhet and Barisal city elections respectively.

  • Gazipur City Polls: AL focuses on mending infighting

    With the campaigns for the Gazipur city polls resuming yesterday, the ruling Awami League wants to focus on resolving internal divisions as the party leaders say it's the organisational unity that earned them victory in Khulna.

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    Gazipur City Polls: BNP to keep close watch

    The BNP will keep a close eye on the Gazipur city polling stations the night before the voting day and try to assemble party men outside to guard the centres during polling as part of its new strategy for the June 26 mayoral polls.

  • Losing faith in electoral processes

    No elections in a democratic world are perfect, be it in a liberal or an emerging democracy.

  • See no evil, hear no evil…..

    IT is difficult to accept the comments of the CEC that the three city corporation elections were held in a fair and peaceful manner and that there were no threats or anomalies.

  • Unprecedented attack on journalists

    IT is disquieting to see that the media was conspicuously barred from properly covering the city polls.

  • Witnessing another ELECTION CHARADE

    STUFFING of ballot boxes whether in national or local elections is nothing new in Bangladesh.

  • Another 'election'?

    IN these very columns we had carried an article with a similar heading following the farcical January 5, 2013 elections. Regrettably, we have to say the same about yesterday's mayoral election that did not live upto our expectations.


    Experts and observers share their views on the electoral proceedings of the City Corporation Elections and their implications for the political climate of the country with The Daily Star.

  • An election marred

    WHAT started off as a peaceful, tension-free day of voting, turned out to be a disappointment for the city dwellers of Dhaka and Chittagong.

  • EXCLUSIVE: Vote rigging at Kamalapur (video)

    Supporters of Awami League-backed mayoral and councilor candidates stuffed ballot boxes indiscriminately driving out poling agents of BNP-backed candidates from a polling booth at Kamalapur Sher-e Bangla Railway High School Centre-1 today.

  • Vote rigging

    'AL men' threaten voters not to cast votes for bus symbol (Video)

    Ruling Party Awami League supporters allegedly stormed into Uttar Kafrul Government Primary School and vandalised ballot boxes in Cantonment area under Dhaka North City Corporation this morning.

  • The task before the mayors and councillors

    WITH potholed roads, contaminated water, choked drains, and garbage littered all over the city, the picture of Dhaka is grim.

  • Mayoral Election hype and fact

    FOR understandable reasons the ensuing mayoral election in the national capital and the commercial capital of the country has

  • Can elected mayors save the city's water bodies?

    THERE is a close link between economic growth, human development and good management of natural resources, mainly water bodies

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    A free and fair election may break the ice

    THE election schedules for Dhaka North, Dhaka South and Chittagong City Corporation have been declared. April, 28th is the voting date.

  • 20-party terms city polls stage-managed drama

    BNP terms the upcoming elections to Dhaka and Chittagong city corporations as stage-managed drama to distract people’s attention from its anti-government movement

  • CEC rejects call to extend nomination filing time

    Pro-BNP professionals suggest extending deadline for submission of nomination for the Dhaka and Chittagong city corporation elections by two to three days