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The blockade of roads, railway and waterways that the opposition alliance started enforcing on January 1 became violent on the third day on Friday, with two days left to the 10th national elections... Full story
The BNP-led opposition alliance enforces a general strike for 48 hours, amidst the current blockade of roads, railway and waterways, across the country beginning this morning, 24 hours before the national polls scheduled for tomorrow. Full story
Steps taken by the Awami League and ‘lack of a pro-active’ role by the incumbent election commissioners have ‘weakened’ the Election Commission though the ruling party in its election manifesto had pledged five years... Full story
Despite heightened security measures taken by the Election Commission, many anticipate a low turnout of voters in the 10th parliamentary elections to be held on January 5 as fear of trouble... Full story
The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Friday urged people to totally boycott the ‘farcical’ election scheduled for Sunday.
She gave a clarion call to people to carry... Full story
Bangladesh Nationalist Party and its allies are likely to employ all their strength particularly in districts to ‘resist’ the election to 146 parliamentary constituencies on Sunday despite being frustrated by the lack of instruction from... Full story
Candidates contesting in the January 5 controvertial elections with Awami League ticket have been instructed to adopt any means to ensure at least 60 per cent turnout of voters at the polling centres, insiders in the ruling party said. Full story
The National Board of Revenue has drastically cut down the custom duty on the import of luxury cars for infrastructure projects under Private Public Partnership in the Build Own Operate and Transfer framework, officials said. Full story
Only India and Bhutan are sending four election observers to oversee the 10th parliamentary elections scheduled to be held tomorrow amidst boycott by the main opposition camp.
However, none of the four observers is either... Full story
A major snowstorm producing blizzard-like conditions hammered the northeastern United States on Friday, causing more than 1,000 US flight delays and cancellations, paralysing road travel, and closing schools and government offices. Full story
The United States keeps reserved its observation about Sunday’s general elections in Bangladesh saying that it will be monitoring the situation and engaging as necessary.
Marie Harf, deputy spokesperson... Full story