• Election violence kills 5 across country
  • 17 killed in election violence across country
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  • AL seeks EC's intervention to stop violence
  • Turnout low in Dhaka
  • Crude bomb blasts near polling centres leave 5 hurt in city
  • Voter turnout satisfactory: Tofail
  • Truck driver dies in hartal violence
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  • Furniture lie wrecked after a fire burnt Tubang Government High School where a polling centre was set up for the national elections at Jaintapur in Sylhet early Saturday. Focusbangla photo

  • Policemen patrol city roads carrying sticks to keep law and order on Saturday evening before today’s national elections amid opposition boycott. — Indrajit Ghosh

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JS elections today amid boycott, violence

The 10th national elections will be held today amid widespread violence and boycott by almost all major political parties except the ruling Awami League and its smaller allies. Besides Awami League, 85 candidates of the Jaitya Party are in the election... Full story

Boycott today’s polls: BNP

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Saturday urged the people to boycott today’s parliamentary polls and cautioned that the government would bear the responsibility of any untoward situation. Full story

Polls official killed, 150 centres burnt

Furniture lie wrecked after a fire burnt Tubang Government High School where a polling centre was set up for the national elections at Jaintapur in Sylhet early Saturday. Focusbangla photo
An assistant presiding officer was killed, 16 members of law enforcement agencies were injured in bomb attacks and more than 150 polling stations, set up in primary schools, were torched across the country on Saturday, a day before the 10th parliamentary... Full story

Law makes ACC less powerful

The Awami League, which pledge more empowerment of the Anti-Corruption to curb corruption, in reality has made the commission almost ‘powerless’ during its five years in office, especially with the latest amendment to... Full story

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1 killed as violence marks hartal

Policemen patrol city roads carrying sticks to keep law and order on Saturday evening before today’s national elections amid opposition boycott. — Indrajit Ghosh
A picket was killed in Lalmonirhat as pickets clashed with ruling party men and law enforcers at places during the opposition’s 48-hour general strike to thwart today’s election that marked arson attacks on vehicles, vessels, train and polling centres... Full story

Human bones, skulls still being found in debris

The authorities and locals continued recovering human body parts from the debris piled by the side of the collapsed Rana Plaza in Savar in last few weeks eight months after the worst industrial disaster killed about a thousand people... Full story

BNP-Jamaat can’t foil polls: Tofail

Awami League leader Tofail Ahmed on Saturday said the opposition would not be able to foil the election by burning polling stations. ‘The election is taking place so that there is no constitutional or democratic vaccum. None of BNP or Jamaat... Full story


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