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  • Dec 30 Polls 'Anomalies': Record be kept for sake of democracy

    A proper documentation of testimonies of “irregularities” during the 11th parliamentary election is required for upholding democratic practices, said speakers at a discussion yesterday.

  • Dec 30 polls challenged in High Court

    Seven BNP candidates yesterday filed separate election petitions with the High Court challenging the legality of the December 30 national election to their constituencies, citing widespread irregularities.

  • Cabinet Berths: Hasina keeps AL ranks guessing

    Who would become a minister? It was a discussion that dominated tea stalls, bazaars and even Awami League offices yesterday.

  • BNP pinned down on its own turf

    The BNP has virtually been sidelined in its Lakshmipur stronghold while its rival Awami League's campaigning has been going on in full swing.

  • AL pacifies rebel, BNP concerned

    The tussle in the Awami League camp of Munshiganj-3 seems to have subsided following a rebel campaigning for the nominee.

  • Fewer observers in Dec 30 polls

    The presence of observers in the upcoming election will be thinner compared with that in 2008, as both domestic and international organisations are unwilling to deploy strong workforce mainly due to fund crunch.

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    Contest as Alliance: Parties may get more time to let EC know

    The Election Commission may extend the deadline for political parties to inform it about their decision to contest the upcoming parliamentary polls under any alliance.

  • The chronicle of failed dialogues

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who wrapped up weeklong dialogues with political parties on the next parliamentary polls yesterday, had been part of the eventful history of both successful and failed talks.

  • Where no party has complete grip

    Like Khulna division from which it was carved out, Barishal has been a swing division since 2001.

  • AL rebels to be expelled for life

    With multiple aspirant candidates already campaigning hard in almost all constituencies, Awami League President Sheikh Hasina last night issued a tough warning to those looking to contest the election as rebels.

  • Foes within a headache in Sylhet too

    All three major political parties are going to face internal rival issue in Sylhet division as nomination seekers substantially surpass the number of constituencies.

  • Jamaat still on BNP's mind

    The BNP has informally started the process for a seat sharing deal with Jamaat-e-Islami and other alliance partners, indicating that it would not sever ties with the Islamist party.

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    BNP close to forging 'greater nat'l unity'

    The BNP is likely to announce its "greater national unity" among different political parties next week as leaders of several parties have “reached a consensus” on some common issues, including holding of the election under a nonpartisan government.

  • Awami League President Sheikh Hasina

    National polls will be harder than ever

    Warning that the next national elections would be tough, Awami League President Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked her party's grassroots leaders to resolve their internal conflicts ahead of the polls slated for December.

  • China for peaceful election in Bangladesh

    China yesterday said it wants to see a peaceful transition of power in Bangladesh through a smooth general election.

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    AL, BNP gear up for polls

    With the next national polls a year away, the ruling Awami League is scaling up its organisational activities while the BNP is focused on drumming up support for a non-partisan election-time government.

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    AL, BNP Prepare for Next Polls: Searching for new members

    Two years ago, BJP, the ruling party in India, claimed to be the world's largest political party with 8.8 crore members, surpassing the Communist Party of China, which has 8.6 crore.

  • Local body polls under party banner unrealistic: BNP

    BNP alleges that the government has decided to hold the local body polls under party banner in December and January only to avoid the demand of national polls.

  • Hold polls before time runs out, Mahbubur urges govt

    BNP standing committee member Lt Gen (retd) Mahbubur Rahman urges government to hold an inclusive parliamentary election soon saying time for solution to "the existing political impasse" is running out.

  • 72-hr hartal from Sunday

    BNP-led 20-party alliance calls a fresh spell of 72-hour countrywide hartal from Sunday morning protesting “conspiracy to starve its chief Khaleda Zia to death”