12th national election

Don't institutionalise conflicts of interest

Questionable formation of parliamentary committees raises concerns

Column by Mahfuz Anam: Death of the opposition in parliament

From Bangladesh’s birth, our opposition bench in parliament has never been strong

Protesting Parliament Session: BNP may call hartal or lay siege to JS

BNP plans to observe protest programmes like hartal or lay siege to the parliament building on the first day of the parliamentary session of the new government as part of the movement for its one-point demand.

Who will sit on opposition benches?

With the unofficial results of the 12th national polls out, the question now is what will the opposition in parliament look like.

First 2 hours: Turnout low in many centres

The voter turnout in many polling centres in the national election was seen to be low in the first two hours after polls opened at 8:00am today.

Will amend mistakes if I get another chance: PM

'If I have made any mistakes along the way, my request to you is to look at those in a forgiving manner. If I can form the government again, I will get a chance to correct the mistakes. Give me an opportunity to serve you,' she says

PM to join election rallies virtually in 5 districts, one upazila tomorrow

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will join election rallies virtually in five districts and one upazila tomorrow

SC clears way for election on Jan 7

The Supreme Court today cleared the way for the Election Commission (EC) to hold the 12th parliamentary election on January 7

EC sends letter to declare Jan 7 as general holiday

The Election Commission has requested the Ministry of Public Administration Ministry to declare January 7 as a general holiday on the occasion of the 12th Parliamentary Election

October 15, 2023
October 15, 2023

How constitutional is the 15th amendment?

It is clear that the 15th Amendment was neither legitimate nor constitutional, as no referendum was held before its passage.

October 15, 2023
October 15, 2023

What should an election-time government look like?

An election-time government performs the special task of holding or supervising a national election to ensure smooth transition of state power.

October 15, 2023
October 15, 2023

Teamwork is the key to a good election

In a contemporary election system, the Election Commission (EC) serves a pivotal role beyond simply organising elections

October 15, 2023
October 15, 2023

‘Ensuring a fair election may be challenging without participation of major political parties’

With the 12th parliamentary election only a few months away, how confident is the Election Commission about holding a free, fair and participatory election?

October 15, 2023
October 15, 2023

For successful polls, administrative overhaul is a must

If all political parties do not receive equal opportunities, the electoral process will not be universally accepted.

October 15, 2023
October 15, 2023

A fragile institution with a strong legal framework

The elections, the Election Commission (EC), the government and political parties are parts of an interwoven web of a complex relationship.

January 27, 2023
January 27, 2023

Owning Non-Agri Land: Govt mulls a 40-bigha cap

The government is likely to limit the individual ownership of non-agricultural land to 40 bighas in an attempt to cope with the scarcity of farmland in the country.

January 12, 2023
January 12, 2023

Which path do we want to be on?

It is imperative to bring voters to conversations pertaining to the 2023 general elections.

December 22, 2022
December 22, 2022

Is BNP truly aiming for state reform with its 27 points?

Can BNP really implement these proposals or is it just an attempt at vitalising their movement?

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