Category Archives: ELECTION 2014

New Cabinet

Hasina heads 49-member cabinet

Awami League president Sheikh Hasina on Sunday was sworn in as prime minister of the AL-led coalition government for the second consecutive term after securing an absolute majority in the…

Khaleda

After 23 years, Khaleda loses state facilities

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, who had been elected either prime minister or leader of the opposition since restoration of democracy in 1991, is going to enjoy neither of the status…

Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administers oath to newly-elected Awami League lawmakers of the 10th parliament this morning at Jatiya Sangsad

Parliament without opposition!

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, who had been elected either prime minister or leader of the opposition since restoration of democracy in 1991, is going to enjoy neither of the status…

HRW

JS polls further tainted by arbitrary arrests: HRW

Bangladesh authorities should immediately end arbitrary arrests of opposition party members and others, Human Rights Watch said today. Arrests have continued even after the ruling Awami League party and its allies…

un

UN chief urges restraint, political dialogue

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, saddened by the deadly violence that marred parliamentary elections in Bangladesh, has today urged restraint, calling such violence “unacceptable” and appealing to the political parties to urgently…

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Disappointed, US urges immediate talks

Expressing disappointment at Sunday’s election in Bangladesh, the US has called up the government and opposition to engage in dialogue to find a way for an immediate credible election. “The…

bangla

Bangladesh election marred by clashes, boycott

There have been violent clashes between opposition activists and police during Bangladesh’s general election, amid a boycott by the opposition. At least 11 people were killed during Sunday’s polling. Dozens…

bangla

Bangladesh polling stations torched on eve of election

At least 30 polling stations in Bangladesh have been torched ahead of Sunday’s controversial election. The violence came as the opposition, which is boycotting the vote, began a two-day strike…

BANGLADESH-UNREST-ELECTIONS

The minus-one solution: Economist

ROAD 79 in Dhaka’s diplomatic zone is a good place for a glance at the state of Bangladesh’s democracy. Here two sides of a house are blocked off by five…

JS

48-hour hartal from saturday

The BNP-led 18-party opposition alliance has called a countrywide 48-hour hartal from tomorrow morning protesting confinement of party chief Khaleda Zia and demanding cancellation of January 5 “farcical” election. BNP…