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Bangladesh opposition boycotts oath, calls for fresh election

Bangladesh opposition boycotts oath, calls for fresh election

DHAKA: Opposition members of Bangladesh?s parliament boycotted a swearing-in ceremony on Thursday, after rejecting results of a general election that they said was rigged to give Prime Minister her third straight term. Hasina?s ruling alliance won more than 90% of the seats contested in Sunday?s election, which was marred by […]

Bangladesh elections: UN calls for action against those behind violence, intimidation

Bangladesh elections: UN calls for action against those behind violence, intimidation

UNITED NATIONS: Amid reports of violence and alleged human rights violations in Bangladesh during the December 30 general elections, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has called for those responsible for the violence to be held to account. The OHCHR has also stated that the arrest of journalists […]

Five killed as Bangladesh votes after violent campaign

Five killed as Bangladesh votes after violent campaign

DHAKA: Five people were killed in election-related violence in Sunday as voters went to the polls following a campaign marred by deadly clashes and a crackdown on the opposition by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina‘s government. Two men were shot by police while three others were killed in separate clashes between […]

Bangladesh to vote today amid fears of intimidation, violence

Bangladesh to vote today amid fears of intimidation, violence

DHAKA: As Bangladeshis get set to vote in Sunday?s parliamentary elections, there are fears that violence and intimidation could keep many away from the polls. Under the decade-long leadership of , whose ruling party hopes to retain power in the elections, Bangladesh?s economy has grown by more than 6% annually, […]

Two dead in Bangladesh election day clashes: Police

Two dead in Bangladesh election day clashes: Police

DHAKA: Two people were killed in election-related clashes in Bangladesh on Sunday, police said, following a deadly campaign marred by outbreaks of violence. One man died when police opened fire on opposition activists who they say had attacked a polling station in the southern town of Bashkhali. “One person was […]

Weakened Bangladesh opposition hopes for change in Sunday‘s election

Weakened Bangladesh opposition hopes for change in Sunday‘s election

DHAKA: Campaigning for ‘s general election at the weekend ended on Friday after weeks of violence, mainly against workers and officials from an opposition alliance, that has been criticised by the United States and others. Prime Minister ‘s Awami League is seeking its third straight term in Sunday‘s election against […]

Bangladesh slows internet ahead of election

Bangladesh slows internet ahead of election

DHAKA: ‘s authorities have severely restricted internet services across the country in an effort to fight “propaganda” ahead of Sunday‘s general election, an official said. At the end of an election campaign marked by deadly violence, internet services were slowed across the country with 3G and 4G services suspended for […]

India keeping close eye on Bangladesh polls

India keeping close eye on Bangladesh polls

KOLKATA: India is keeping a close watch on the political developments during the as around 25 Jamaat leaders are contesting the polls on (BNP) ticket and 20 from constituencies close to the Bengal border. Most of these constituencies are within 100km from the Bengal border, while two others are fighting […]

Bangladesh: Opposition calls for election commissioner‘s resignation

Bangladesh: Opposition calls for election commissioner‘s resignation

DHAKA: Merely four days before the 11th General Elections, the Jatiya Oikya Front here has called for the Chief Election Commissioner‘s (CEC) resignation, accusing him of bias. This comes in the aftermath of a delegation belonging to the alliance walking out of a meeting with the CEC, KM Nurul Huda, […]

PM Sheikh Hasina on top in battle of the Bangladesh Begums

PM Sheikh Hasina on top in battle of the Bangladesh Begums

DHAKA: Prime Minister heads to the polls in this week on course for a historic victory, while her ailing opponent faces an uncertain future in a colonial-era Dhaka jail. Bangladesh‘s “Battling Begums” have been fighting each other for three decades, but the 71-year-old Hasina is set to extend her record […]