National Election 2024

National Election 2024

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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‘Will resist anyone trying to influence upazila polls’

Election commissioners say in Barishal, Lalmonirhat

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'EC won’t bow down to any evil force'

Says Election Commissioner Alamgir

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Polls Code Breach: MP Bachchu gets bail

A Chattogram court yesterday granted bail to Chattogram-10 lawmaker Mohiuddin Bachchu in a case filed by the Election Commission over breaching electoral code of conduct.

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‘AL eligible for 48 out of 50 reserved seats in JS’

Says AL’s organising secy as he submits letter to EC claiming AL has independents’ support

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18 journos assaulted while covering Jan 7 ‘polls violence’: CPJ

At least 18 journalists were assaulted or harassed while covering alleged election irregularities and violence on January 7, 2024, Committee to Protect Journalists reported in a statement

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No country questioned our election so far: home minister

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal today said no question has been raised by any country regarding the election so far

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Jatiyo Party to be the opposition in parliament: Quader

The Jatiyo Party will be the main opposition in the parliament and independent lawmakers will remain independent, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said today

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Bangladesh now has over 12.17cr voters

The Election Commission yesterday said the total number of voters in the country now stands at 12,17,75,450, as per the latest draft update.

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Expat voting: Allowed, but left out

Expats say lack of awareness initiatives, non-cooperation by embassies a bar in exercising their voting rights

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TIB’s report on polls based on facts: BNP

BNP senior leader Nazrul Islam Khan today said the report of the Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) on the 12th parliamentary election is based on facts and reflects public opinion.

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