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Labour deputy Tom Watson for Brexit re-poll before election

Labour must prioritise reversing Brexit through another referendum, over winning power in a general election, its deputy leader Tom Watson is to say. He will warn that a snap election before the end of the year may fail to resolve the current deadlock. Putting himself at odds with Jeremy Corbyn, he will say there is “no such thing as a ... Read More »

Shujan demands Supreme Judicial Council probe 100pc voting

Dhaka, July 09 – Terming the 100 percent vote cast in 213 centres in the 11th parliamentary polls as ‘illogical and unusual’, Shushashoner Jonno Nagorik (Shujan) Tuesday demanded the Judicial Supreme Council (JSC) to investigate the irregularities and to bring the responsible person to justice. The cast of 100 percent votes in any centre is not logical and not at ... Read More »

100 pc voter turnout in 69 centres not ‘normal’: CEC

Dhaka, June 30 – The 100 percent voters’ turnout in 213 polling centers in the 11th parliamentary polls has raised questions among political parties, experts and even the Election Commission. Even Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda on Sunday termed the casting of 100 percent votes in election centres ‘abnormal’. Election Commission (EC) on Saturday published the full results ... Read More »

বগুড়া-৬ আসনে মুসলিম লীগ প্রার্থীর পক্ষে গণসংযোগ

বাংলাদেশ মুসলিম লীগের কেন্দ্রীয় নেতৃবৃন্দের একটি প্রতিনিধি দল গত ১৮ জুন সকাল ১১.০০টায় বগুড়া উপস্থিত হন এবং সারাদিন ব্যাপী সংসদ উপ-নির্বাচনে বগুড়া-৬ আসনের বিভিন্ন অঞ্চলে দলীয় প্রার্থী মাওলানা রফিকুল ইসলামের পক্ষে গণসংযোগ করেন। এলাকার সাতপাতা, ইসলামপুর, সেরুয়া বটতলা প্রভৃতি অঞ্চলে ভোটারদের সাথে গণসংযোগের পর সেরুয়া বটতলা এলাকায় জনাকীর্ণ এক উঠান বৈঠকে দলীয় মহাসচিব কাজী আবুল খায়ের বলেন, ভারতবর্ষের মুসলমানদের এক ... Read More »

The world has lost its compass

By Roberto Savio Rome, Jun 3 2019 (IPS) – The terrible feeling I had on waking up and seeing the Italian voting results at the recent European elections was that my country was suddenly full of strangers. How could the majority of Italians reconfirm a government which has been the most inefficient in history, quarrelling on everything every single day ... Read More »

Modernity triumphs over Feudal attitude in India

By Ranjit Devraj New Delhi, May 25 2019 (IPS) – “We worked for the poor and they voted us back to power,” was the explanation that Prime Minister Narendra Modi made to newly-elected legislators on Saturday, May 25, on the spectacular win scored by his nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India’s just concluded general elections. Modi’s statement appeared refreshingly ... Read More »

Learn from India how to hold unquestionable election: BNP

Dhaka, May 25 (UNB) – BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Saturday urged the government, the Election Commission and the ruling Awami League to take lessons from India’s Lok Sabha elections. “People in India could cast their ballots in favour of the party of their choice in the Lok Sabha elections. I would like to urge the Bangladesh government, ... Read More »

Don’t want to continue as CM, Mamata of West Bengal tells party

Kolkata, May 25(UNB) – Mamata Banerjee, addressing her first press conference after her party’s national election setback in Bengal, said she did not want to continue as Chief Minister and had told her Trinamool Congress that, acoording to NDTV. “I have told my party, for six months I have been unable to work. I was a powerless Chief Minister. I ... Read More »

Rumeen set to be elected BNP MP from reserved seat

Dhaka, May 20 (UNB) – BNP assistant international affairs secretary barrister Rumeen Farhana is going to be elected MP from a seat reserved for women in parliament. BNP got one reserved seat for women in proportionate to its five elected parliament members. Rumeen, also daughter of late Language Movement hero Oli Ahad, submitted her nomination form to the Election Commission ... Read More »

India’s ruling party takes election battle to West Bengal

India, May 17 (AP/UNB) — India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken his ruling party’s fight to the state of West Bengal, where it hopes to retain a majority in staggered general elections concluding this week. The battle pits Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party’s divisive Hindu nationalism against the Trinamool Congress Party, headed by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the top elected ... Read More »

BD minorities say attacks on them went up following election

Dhaka, May 10 — Bangladesh Hindu-Buddhist-Christian Oikya Parishad (BHBCOP) on Friday expressed deep concern over the increased violence and oppression of minorities in the last four months after the national election. The BHBCOP, a non-profit aiming to protect rights of the religious and ethnic minorities, voiced its worries during its extended meeting at Moni Singh-Farhad Trust Bhaban in Dhaka’s Purana ... Read More »

Journalism for democracy election in times of disinformation

By IPS World Desk Rome, Apr 29 2019 (IPS) – Journalists and media outlets worldwide have recently been subject to a subtle wave of vilification. Populist rhetoric and public indifference have begun to threaten the very foundation of our freedom. Journalists provide the checks and balances fundamental to all democracies, by highlighting government failures or reporting on societal injustice. But ... Read More »

Algeria: The long goodbye

By Rene Wadlow Street demonstrations began in Algiers on 22 February 2019 and quickly spread to other cities in Algeria. The demonstrations, often led by young people, are massive on Fridays, the chief day of rest. The first demands were that President Abdelaziz Boutefika not stand for a fifth term as president has already been president for 20 years since ... Read More »

2 panels in Hockey Federation election race

Dhaka – Ending all the speculations, two panels are going to contest the much-talked-about election to Bangladesh Hockey Federation (BHF) scheduled for April 29. The two panels — one led by Abdus Sadeque and the other by AKM Mominul Haque Sayeed — remained in the election race after the deadline for withdrawal of nomination papers ended on Tuesday. A total ... Read More »

Hockey Federation election now April 29

Dhaka – Election to the Bangladesh Hockey Federation (BHF) will now be held on April 29 next. The election commission formed by the National Sports Council (NSC) announced the fresh polls schedule on Thursday. The Hockey Federation election was earlier postponed twice in the dying moment on excuses — first for flood in the country’s northern region and then for ... Read More »

JU Alumni Assoc election April 5

Savar (Dhaka) April 04 – The Election of Jahangirnagar University Alumni Association Executive Committee will be held on Friday 5 April. But the general secretary candidate S.M Shadat Hossen expressed fear about the Election at a press briefing held at Jahangirnagar University Journalist Association(JUJA) at Wednesday 3.00 PM(3 April). He requested the Journalist to be present at the election spot ... Read More »

Pro-Al penal wins 18 out of 27 posts in Dhaka Bar election

Dhaka, Feb 09 – Of 27 positions of Dhaka Bar Association, Pro-Awami League lawyers (White panel) got 18 posts including the President, Vice President, General Secretary and Treasurer in the elections for 2019-2020. On the other hand, the BNP-Jamaat backed blue panel bagged the remaining nine posts including the Senior Vice President. The result was declared on Friday midnight after ... Read More »

DU student seeks stay on Ducsu election process

Dhaka, Feb 24 – A Dhaka University (DU) student on Sunday filed a writ petition with the High Court seeking a stay on the process for holding of election to Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (DUCSU) scheduled for March 11. Fahmida Mazid, a master’s student at international relations department of the university and female student affairs secretary of central Jatiyatabadi ... Read More »

Problems noted at some centres where EVMs were used: CEC

Dhaka, Jan 30 – Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda yesterday said there were problems in some of the places where electronic voting machines (EVM) were used in the 11th parliamentary election on December 30 last year. He said, form the pools-time mistakes the concerned officials should learn and to be ready for the forthcoming upazila elections. The CEC asked ... Read More »

BNP rejects PM’s call to join parliament

Dhaka, Jan 25 – Terming Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s address to the nation deceptive, BNP on Friday turned down her call for taking oath by MPs of the party to join the 11th parliament. “People’s verdict was not reflected in the December-30 election as the ruling party indulged in a serious and unprecedented vote robbery. They usurped power through such ... Read More »

নির্বাচনের ফলাফল বাতিল ও পুন:নির্বাচন দাবি -পীর সাহেব চরমোনাই

ইসলামী আন্দোলন বাংলাদেশ-আমীর মুফতী সৈয়দ মুহাম্মদ রেজাউল করীম পীর সাহেব চরমোনাই বলেছেন, ৩০ ডিসেম্বর নির্বাচনে মানুষের মতামতের প্রতিফলন ঘটেনি। নির্বাচন একপেশে নির্বাচন হয়েছে। ‘ভোট ডাকাতির’ মাধ্যমে মানুষের অধিকার হরণ করা হয়েছে। মানুষ মৌলিক অধিকার ও ভোটাধিকার প্রতিষ্ঠা করতে পারেনি। প্রহসনের নির্বাচনের ফলাফল বাতিল করে নির্দলীয় সরকারের অধীনে নতুন নির্বাচন দিতে হবে। Read More »