6 killed as polling ends

Live Correspondent: The polling in the 4th phase election to 703 Union Parishads in 87 upazilas of the country’s 46 districts concluded amid widespread irregularities and stray incidents of violence that left two people dead and over 100 others injured in different parts of the country on Saturday, reports UNB news agency. The balloting began at 8:00am and continued till 4:00pm without any... details

Kochi University to introduce nursing course

Live Correspondent: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) would implement a project for improvement of nursing practicum in Bangladesh with the support of Kochi University of Japan. President of Kochi University of Japan Hiroko Minami during a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her Tejgaon office here today discussed the project. PM's press secretary Ihsanul Karim... details

AL bags 10 out 11 chairmen posts in Pirganj, Rangpur

Live correspondent: Awami League (AL)-nominated candidates have won landslide victory bagging 10 posts of Union Parishad (UP) chairman out of 11 in Pirganj upazila where elections were held here on Thursday as elsewhere in the country. Citing unofficial results of UP elections held in 11 out of total 15 UPs in Pirganj, Upazila Election Officer KN Roy Niyoti said AL-nominated 10 candidates... details

Election now money-centric: Kazi Rakib

Live Correspondent: Chief election commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad on Monday said nowadays elections have turned money-centric, and muscle power has been the criterion for competence of a candidate to win. He said this at the Election Commission at 3:30pm at Agargaon in Dhaka, while briefing newsmen about the first phase of UP elections tomorrow, Tuesday. The CEC said, "Election... details

‘BNP Getting More Facilities From EC’

Live Correspondent: Ruling Awami League`s Joint General Secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif said that BNP is getting more facilities than Awami League as they are out of the Parliament. The Awami League leader made the comment while addressing media after meeting with Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmed in the capital on Thursday noon. He said, "The central leaders of BNP got scope... details

BNP Candidates Clash: 4 Injured

Jamalpur Live:  At least 4 people including one bullet-hit have been injured in a clash between BNP mayoral contester and its rebel candidate at Sharishabari in Jamalpur. The calsh erupted between the supporters of BNP nominated Foyezul Kabir Shahin and its rebel candidate Ruhul Amin around 12:15 pm on Monday. Witnesses said supporters of the two candidates had an altercation over... details

‘Army deployment not necessary’

Live Correspondent: Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmed has said army deployment ahead of municipality polls is not necessary as the law and order situation is under control. The CEC made the statement after a meeting with different law enforcement and intelligence agencies at BIAM auditorium in the capital on Saturday afternoon. He said: "The law enforcers have informed us... details

Seven AL Mayor Candidates Elected Unopposed

Live correspondent: 7 Awami League-backed mayoral candidates have been elected unopposed as they were the lone candidate in their respective municipality. Joint Secretary of Election Commission (EC) Jesmin Tuli confirmed this on Monday. The municipalities where the Awami League candidates got a walkover are Pirojpur, Madarganj, Tungiparha, Chhengarchar, Feni, Parshuram and Chatkhil. She... details

Saudi Arabia: Woman wins council seat in historic polls

International Live:  Saudi woman won a municipal council seat in the country's first ever election open to female voters and candidates, an official said Sunday, in a milestone result for the ultra-conservative kingdom. Salma bint Hizab al-Oteibi was elected to the council of Madrakah, in the holy city of Makkah, the official SPA news agency reported, citing election commission president... details

AL issues 24-hour ultimatum to rebels

Live Correspondent: The Awami League (AL) has given a 24-hour ultimatum to its rebel candidates for pulling out of the upcoming municipality polls. Policymakers issued the ultimatum from a meeting of central leaders at Ganabhaban with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. After the meeting, Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahbub-ul Alam Hanif told reporters: “The rebel... details

Election Commission to amend rules

Live Correspondent: The Election Commission (EC) has decided to amend electoral rules for the municipal polls, just three weeks before the polls are due. EC officials said they did not find any major irregularity in the rules that could create a legal issue or hinder the polls. But some ‘clerical errors’ pertaining to poll symbols and a few documents were spotted which needed to be... details

AL mayoral nominations evoke despondency

Live Correspondent:  Local leaders of the Awami League and its associate bodies in Khagrachhari have expressed discontent with the mayoral nominations for Khagrachhari and Matiranga municipalities. They say both the candidates Md Shaney Alam in Khagrachhari municipality and Md Shamsul Haque in Matiranga municipality contested the last upazila elections for chairman posts but failed. Jubo... details

Municipal Polls: AL-BNP worried of rebels

Live Correspondent: The ruling Awami League (AL) and the opposition BNP both have started feeling the heat of rebel factor gaining grounds ahead of the municipal polls as a number of grassroots leaders, who failed to get party tickets, submitted nomination forms to contest the polls independently. In eight districts of Rajshahi division, a total of 249 mayoral candidates submitted nomination... details