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Putin tightens grip on power in Russian election

President Vladimir Putin was poised to tighten his grip on power yesterday in a Russian election that is certain to deliver him a landslide victory, though thousands of opponents staged a symbolic noon protest at polling stations.

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Jan 7 Election: Violence, pre- polls environ undermined its quality

The quality of the January 7 election in Bangladesh was undermined by incidents of state, ruling party and opposition violence, said the US-based National Democratic Institute (NDI) and International Republican Institute (IRI).

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Ensure transparent legal process for arrested political activists, US urges Bangladesh

The US has urged the Bangladesh government to ensure a fair and transparent legal process for political activists arrested ahead of the national elections

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18 journalists attacked while covering polls violence: CPJ

The Committee to Protect Journalists said at least 18 journalists were assaulted or harassed while covering irregularities and violence during the January 7 national election in Bangladesh.

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Reserved Seats For Women: AL wants new faces in JS, not ex-MPs

The ruling Awami League is considering not picking former lawmakers for the women’s reserved seats in parliament to allow new faces in the Jatiya Sangsad, said party sources.

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Jatiya Sangsad: Lobbying intense for reserved seats

The reserved seats for women in the 12th national parliament are all up for grabs, and a large number of women – from former MPs to even movie stars – have been seeking a spot on the Awami League’s list of potential nominees.

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Polls to local bodies: ‘Boat’ now off-limits to AL leaders

The Awami League yesterday decided not to field party candidates in any local government polls as a measure to stop infighting between AL leaders.

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M’singh city polls Mar 9

The Election Commission will hold the polls to the Mymensingh City Corporation and the Cumilla City Corporation mayoral by-polls on March 9.

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