election 2024

The Street View / When youngsters shun politics, the nation should be worried

The youths have turned away from politics out of frustration.

What is the election app and how to use it?

Officially announced on November 12 by the Bangladesh Election Commission, the ‘Smart Election Management BD’ app has been recently released for public use. Intended to help voters identify their voting centres and stay updated with polls-related information, you can now sign up in the app using your NID information and phone number.

The MP craze

"Every scoundrel wants to be a poet; ants are hell-bent on flying / The jungle's tusked boars lay claim to the highest throne."

The fog before the election

While the prime minister is unofficially on her campaign trail, the opposition camp is on the run.

Election will be halted in case of voting irregularities: CEC

'If irregularities occur across the entire country, there will be no election. Elections will be halted nationwide and will be held again. If irregularities are identified at a specific polling centre, voting there will be stopped, and it will be rescheduled,' says Habibul

Stakes too high not to reach consensus

The ruling Awami League and the opposition BNP remain at odds over the polls-time administration.

If polls spoiled from outside, people will impose sanctions: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said if the election is spoiled from outside the country, people of Bangladesh will impose sanctions

AL's counter-programmes reveal its own insecurities

Announcing counter-programmes on the same day as the BNP, and often at a venue close to the BNP’s, raises the possibility of tension at best and outright violence at worst.

Two by-polls, 29 years apart – yet so similar?

After around three decades, if we look back at that fateful by-election of Magura, we would realise that the situation has not changed much.

November 27, 2023
November 27, 2023

When youngsters shun politics, the nation should be worried

The youths have turned away from politics out of frustration.

November 26, 2023
November 26, 2023

What is the election app and how to use it?

Officially announced on November 12 by the Bangladesh Election Commission, the ‘Smart Election Management BD’ app has been recently released for public use. Intended to help voters identify their voting centres and stay updated with polls-related information, you can now sign up in the app using your NID information and phone number.

November 23, 2023
November 23, 2023

The MP craze

"Every scoundrel wants to be a poet; ants are hell-bent on flying / The jungle's tusked boars lay claim to the highest throne."

November 13, 2023
November 13, 2023

The fog before the election

While the prime minister is unofficially on her campaign trail, the opposition camp is on the run.

October 26, 2023
October 26, 2023

Election will be halted in case of voting irregularities: CEC

'If irregularities occur across the entire country, there will be no election. Elections will be halted nationwide and will be held again. If irregularities are identified at a specific polling centre, voting there will be stopped, and it will be rescheduled,' says Habibul

October 1, 2023
October 1, 2023

Stakes too high not to reach consensus

The ruling Awami League and the opposition BNP remain at odds over the polls-time administration.

September 23, 2023
September 23, 2023

If polls spoiled from outside, people will impose sanctions: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said if the election is spoiled from outside the country, people of Bangladesh will impose sanctions

February 11, 2023
February 11, 2023

AL's counter-programmes reveal its own insecurities

Announcing counter-programmes on the same day as the BNP, and often at a venue close to the BNP’s, raises the possibility of tension at best and outright violence at worst.

January 21, 2023
January 21, 2023

Two by-polls, 29 years apart – yet so similar?

After around three decades, if we look back at that fateful by-election of Magura, we would realise that the situation has not changed much.

January 17, 2023
January 17, 2023

US to focus on polls atmosphere

There was a lot of interest in US Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia Donald Lu's visit to Dhaka. Before leaving early yesterday, he held a series of meetings with the top ministers, labour rights, and civil society leaders. What were the discussions and outcomes? Lu shared with Porimol Palma in detail.

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