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  • O’Hare airport crews work to de-ice planes at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago on Sunday. — AP photo

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Violence, low turnout mark polls

Polling in 147 constituencies for the 10th Jatiya Sangsad on Sunday was marked by death of 18 people in violence, low turnout of voters and stuffing of ballot boxes by ruling party men across... Full story

BNP-led alliance rejects polls

The BNP-led opposition alliance on Sunday rejected the ‘unilateral,’ ‘farcical’ national elections and asked the government to immediately resign and announce a fresh schedule of the 10th parliamentary elections under... Full story

Domestic failures overshadow external feats

Stagnation of domestic economic activities have largely overshadowed the external economic achievements in the past five years because of the government’s failure in managing financial governance... Full story

Fresh shutdown begins today

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led opposition alliance will enforce a fresh 48-hour general strike beginning this morning, amidst the current non-stop blockade of roads, railway and waterways, across the... Full story

Big names humbled

A number of Awami League leaders, including immediate-past cabinet members and heavyweight names, have lost in the 10th parliamentary elections, according to unofficial results available early Monday. Full story

AL poised to form next govt

The Awami League is poised to form the next government winning elections to 85 constituencies out of 112 the results of which were unofficially announced by the Election Commission till 1:00am Monday in the general elections boycotted by the opposition. Full story

Election was smooth: Indian observer

Four election observers from India and Bhutan, the only foreign poll monitors in Dhaka, certified Sunday’s controversial voting as ‘smooth’. They, however, declined to say whether or not the virtually... Full story

AL terms elections victory of people, democracy

The ruling Awami League on Sunday termed the 10th parliamentary election a ‘victory of people and democracy’ and said that the elections were held after all conspiracies had been foiled. ‘Except some stray incidents of... Full story

Late surge in turnout to prop up figure

Voter turnout surged during later polling hours in a number of centres of the national elections on Sunday which many believe was part of an attempt by ruling alliance activists to prop up the turnout figure. The centres where... Full story

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US braces for record lows in big freeze

O’Hare airport crews work to de-ice planes at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago on Sunday. — AP photo
Authorities urged Americans to stay indoors and stock up on food after a fierce winter storm killed 11 people and forecasters said the Arctic blast could bring record low temperatures. There was no sign of respite... Full story


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