2 killed during UP polls violence in Ctg

Two people were killed in Chittagong  during violence in fifth phase of union parishad elections today.     Deceased Md Yasin was attacked near Shah Mirpur Government Primary School voting centre in Karnaphuli upazila.   He was rushed to Chittagong Medical College Hospital where doctor declared him dead.   In Patiya upazila’s Ashia union, Babul Shil, 50, was killed in…

3 independent supporters stabbed in Bogra

Three supporters of an independent candidate of Fapor union in Bogra sadar upazila were stabbed  by the ruling party men over UP election, billed for June 4, on Friday.   Witnesses said the supporters of Awami League-backed…

4 BNP candidates boycot polls

Three BNP-backed chairman candidates boycotted the election race in three union parishads in Brahmanbaria  Sadar upazila on charges of various irregularities. The three chairman aspirants--- Abul Kashed of Uttar Natai, Mobarak Munsi of Suhilpur and Nazrul Islam of Purba Talshahor union---announced the election boycott hours into the start of the balloting. The candidates pulled…

Up polls : 5th phase of 717 unions voting starts

The fifth phase of 717 union parishads (UP) voting in 93 upazilas underway today.   The voting started at 8:00am and will continue uninterruptedly till 4:00pm.   Polls to around 725 UPs were held in the first phase, 639 UPs in second, 615 UPs in third and 703 UPs in fourth phase on March 22 and 31, April 23 and May 8. A total of 724 unions will go to polls on June 4 in…
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