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Voting in 78 upazilas ends amid allegations of irregularities

Voting in 78 upazilas ends amid allegations of irregularities Prothom Alo English Desk | Mar 10, 2019        Voting in the elections to 78 Upazila Parishads in 12 districts of the country concluded on Sunday afternoon amid sporadic reports of irregularities, reports UNB. Voting at 14 polling centres in Sirajganj, Rajshahi, Kurigram and Habiganj districts […]

Friday, March 1, 2019   Bangladesh Politico Al Jazeera’s Mehdi Hasan takes on Bangladesh’s Gowher Rizvi This is going to make interesting and engrossing television. The suave Gowher Rizvi, the Bangladesh Prime Minister’s international affairs advisor, taking on the fierce interviewing style of Al Jazeera’s Mehdi Hasan. The programme is being aired tomorrow on Friday, 1 […]

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The Daily Star  March 09, 2019 CEC for EVMs to get rid of ballot stuffing Staff Correspondent Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda yesterday said the EC was planning to use electronic voting machines to make sure that ballot boxes could not be stuffed on the night before an election. He was addressing the trainers […]

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The test of democracy  Mahmudur Rahman  Dhaka Tribune March 7th, 2019 Elections don’t guarantee a democracy BIGSTOCK The people speak, but are they heard? From the once one of the wealthiest nations Venezuela, to the new aspirations in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to the once thriving Nigeria, universal adult suffrage is coming under increasing […]

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Democracy reduced to elections: Arundhati Talk held in city finally Monwarul Islam | New Age  Mar 05,2019 Writer and activist Arundhati Roy and photographer and activist Shahidul Alam raise their clenched fists symbolising determination to continue their fight for people’s rights at a talks at MIDAS Centre in Dhaka on Tuesday. — Abdullah Apu Democracy has […]

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Economic dev must come with democracy, human rights: US ambassador Staff Correspondent | Prothom Alo Mar 05, 2019        The Indo-Pacific Strategy is an interplay of geo-strategy, geo-politics, geo-economics and even geo-energy. It is still in its formative stage, a developing concept. It is being seen as an approach by the US to contain Chinese […]

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The daily Star March 02, 2019 DNCC Election: The alternative facts and life imitating art PHOTO: PALASH KHAN Ali Riaz Oscar Wilde wrote in his 1889 essay “The Decay of Lying” that, “Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life.” Little did he know that a century and a few decades later his words […]

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Bangladesh: An Open Letter to Dr. Gowher Rizvi. Oxford Union debate telecast on Aljazeera Oxford Union debate telecast on Aljazeera Taj Hashmi 1 March 2019 Dear Gowher: In hindsight, I think I should have written this letter ten years back, days after you became the International Affairs Adviser to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh. I […]

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BTV reporter creates fake voter queue to ‘shoot live in advance’ Md. Saidun Nabi Dhaka Tribune  February 28th, 2019 Male voters forms a fake queue leading to the Manarat Dhaka International College building. BTV’s senior reporter Sujan Halder on the right Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune A similar rush was also filmed of people leaving the […]

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City election actually held Wednesday night, alleges Rizvi Prothom Alo English Desk |  Feb 28, 2019        Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Thursday alleged that the voting in the by-election to the mayoral post of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) was “actually held on Wednesday night”, reports UNB. “The election results were determined last night […]

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Why was the voter turnout so low at the city polls?  Md. Saidun Nabi , Md. Kamrul Hasan Dhaka Tribune February 28th, 2019 A man casting his ballot in the DNCC by-election Dhaka Tribune/Mahmud Hossain Opu   Authorities concerned said they did not know why the turnout was so poor Thursday With no strong contestants, flawed campaigning, and […]

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