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Awami League going to form next govt for 4th consecutive time

Awami League is going to form the government for the fourth consecutive time after receiving absolute majority in the 12th parliamentary election. Unofficial results of 297, out of 299 seats, have been received so far. The results show that Awami League has won in 223 seats. After the ruling Awami League, independent candidates bagged 62 seats. The opposition in current ...

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40pc votes cast in election: CEC

Some 40% votes were cast in the 12th Jatiya Sangsad elections, said Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal. The CEC disclosed the percentage of voters’ turnout while addressing a press conference held at Nirbachan Commission Bhaban at Agargaon in the capital on Sunday afternoon. He said the final count of percentage has not yet been concluded. “However, according to ...

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Bangladesh election free, fair, and peaceful, say foreign observers

Foreign observers including those from the USA, Canada and Russia, who witnessed the 12th general election of Bangladesh on Sunday, termed the polls as free, fair, peaceful, successful and legitimate. “I found the election as very peaceful, free, and fair,” said Jim Bates, US Member of Congress, at a press conference at a city hotel on Sunday. A good number ...

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Sheikh Hasina wins Gopalganj-3 for 8th time

Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina has been elected unofficially in Gopalganj-3 constituency for the 8th time in the 12th general election. She bagged the seat achieving 2,49,965 votes in her constituency while her nearest rival M Nizam Uddin Lascar from Bangladesh Supreme Party secured 469 votes, said Returning officer of the district Kazi Mahbubul Alam. The polling that began ...

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Six times’ MP Manju defeated by former PS

Independent candidate Mohiuddin Moharaj has unofficially been elected in Pirojpur-2 constituency in the 12th Jatiya Sangsad election defeating Jatiya Party (JP) chairman Anwar Hossain Manju. Manju got defeated in the constituency for the first time. Returning officer concerned announced the results of all centres of the constituency on Sunday (January 7). It shows that Mohiuddin Moharaj with ‘Eagle’ symbol bagged ...

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Voting ends, counting begins

Voting in the 12th parliamentary election has ended, and the counting of ballots has begun, election officials said. The results will be released gradually throughout the night, according to the Election Commission (EC). The balloting began around 8 pm and continued until 4 pm, according to the election schedule. Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Habibul Awal stated on Saturday that the ...

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Asstt presiding officer caught red handed while taking bribe

An assistant presiding officer has been caught red handed while taking bribe of Tk 25,000 at a polling centre under Jamalpur-2 constituency. Locals, later, handed him over to law enforcement agencies. The incident happened at 11pm on Saturday at Harindhora Government Primary School under Kulkandi Union. After that, the incident went viral in social media. Around 1am on Sunday, executive ...

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CEC orders to arrest Industries Minister’s son

Chief Election Commissioner CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal has directed to arrest Industries Minister Nurul Mazid Mahmud Humayun’s son Manzurul Mazid Mahmud Saadi on charge of casting fake votes on ‘Boat’ symbol taking away a ballot book at a centre in Narsingdi-4 (Belabo-Narsingdi) seat. The CEC gave the directive to the local administration at 11:00am on Sunday. He also asked the ...

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Voting at Narsingdi-4 polling centre cancelled

Voting at a polling centre in Narsingdi-4 constituency (Monohardi-Belabo) has been cancelled due to allegations of irregularities. Voting at Ibrahimpur Government Primary School in Sallabad union of Belabo upazila was cancelled at 8:40 am, shortly after voting began today, said District Returning Officer Dr Badiul Alam. The returning officer stated that the voting was cancelled due to allegations of ballot-stuffing. ...

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CEC casts vote, hopes for peaceful voting across country

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal cast his vote at Habibullah Bahar University College center in the city on Sunday morning, expressing his hope that the peaceful voting will be held across the country. “Every five years, national election comes. We complete the election process with coordinated efforts of all,” he told reporters after exercising his franchise around 8.30am. ...

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