Daily Archives: December 30, 2018

17 KILLED IN POLLS VIOLENCE

Opposition and ruling party activists are being killed in election violence across Bangladesh, and until last reported, 17 persons were killed across the country so far. CUMILLA One Oikyafront supporter Mujib,...

47 OPPOSITION CANDIDATES BOYCOTT POLLS

A total of 47 opposition candidates have boycotted the election so far citing vote rigging and ballot stuffing. Among them, 22 Jamaat candidates, who were contesting the polls under the ‘sheaf of...

DHAKA PEACEFUL, MAYHEM OUTSIDE

Voting for the 11th parliamentary election today witnessed a significant level of violence and deaths outside capital Dhaka, claiming at least 10 lives so far. Opposition candidates have boycotted elections...

THIN TURNOUT IN POLLS PLAGUED BY CLASHES

An international news agency reports clashes between supporters of Bangladesh's ruling party and its opponents as Bangladesh votes in a general election after violence-plagued campaigns. Reuters reporters across the country...

ELECTION VIOLENCE CLAIMS 10 LIVES SO FAR

Opposition and ruling partyactivists are being killed in election violence across Bangladesh, and until last reported, 10 persons were killed across the country so far. CUMILLA One Oikyafront supporter Mujib, 35,...

278 SKELETONS FOUND IN LANKA MASS GRAVE

Some 278 skeletons have been found at one of the biggest mass graves uncovered in Sri Lanka since the end of the country’s civil war almost a decade ago,...

QURESHI REACHES QATAR FOR ONE-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi reached Qatar for a one-day official visit on Sunday. Upon arrival, the foreign minister was received by officials of the Pakistan embassy in Doha and...

PM MODI TO LAUNCH INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS IN ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS TODAY

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a packed schedule in Andaman and Nicobar Islands today. The Prime Minister started the day with a visit to Tsunami Memorial at Car Nicobar....

‘WORSE EVERY DAY’: AFGHANS EXPECT 2019 TO BE EVEN DEADLIER

After a year of record bloodshed, Afghans are bracing for an even deadlier 2019 with the threat of a US drawdown and a looming presidential vote likely to fuel...

FOR BANGLADESH PM, AUTHORITARIAN TAG IS ‘BADGE OF HONOUR’, SON SAYS ON EVE OF...

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina considers being called authoritarian by the western media a "badge of honour", the leader's son told Reuters on the eve of a national election...

TATMADAW CALLS ON MEDIA TO ISSUE NEWS ON FIGHTING ONLY AFTER VERIFICATION

The Tatmadaw (government defence services) has issued a statement calling on news media to only report on battle news in fighting with ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) after verifying the...

ELECTION VIOLENCE CLAIMS 7 LIVES SO FAR

Opposition activists are mostly being killed in election violence across Bangladesh, and until last reported, seven persons were killed across the country so far. CUMILLA One Oikyafront supporter Mujib, 35, has...

DS JOURNOS BARRED FROM ENTERING POLLING CENTRES

The Daily Star journalists complaining that they were barred from entering various polling centres around Dhaka city. Meanwhile at a centre in Dhaka, two journalists were asked to show the...

‘AL MEN’ ATTACK JOURNALIST, DELETE PHOTOS

A group of miscreants, wearing badge of Awami League candidate for Dhaka-16 (Mirpur) constituency, snatched a Prothom Alo correspondent’s mobile phone and deleted photos taken while they were beating...

‘SAW NO OPPOSITION POLLING AGENTS AT CENTRES’

There were no polling agents from the opposition parties at Ispahani Girls High School centre in Moghbazar area, Mahbub Talukder told The Daily Star after casting his vote at...

RANGAMATI JUBO LEAGUE LEADER KILLED IN CLASH WITH BNP MEN

A local leader of Jubo League, the youth front of Awami League, was killed in a clash with BNP activists at a polling centrein Kaukhali upazila of Rangamati this...

EVM SHOWING PROBLEMS, SLOWING DOWN VOTING

Early morning roundup by The Daily Star across at least eight voting centres in this seat has found incidents of malfunction almost common at all centres. This constituency is the...

VOTING SUSPENDED IN A NOAKHALI POLLING STATION

The voting in a polling station of Noakhali-3 constituency has been suspended as miscreant snatched away ballot papers and other election materials early Sunday. Ruhul Amin, assistant returning officer of...

NO OIKYAFRONT POLLING AGENTS SEEN IN DHAKA

DHAKA-10 The Daily Star visited Kakoli High School, Dhaka City College, Teachers’ Training College, Dhaka College, University Laboratory School and College, Dhanmondi Government Boys School and College, New Model School...

How Indian secret agents removed the god king of Sikkim and claimed a new...

For more than two years India’s foreign intelligence agency led a top-secret campaign to draw in the Himalayan kingdom of Sikkim as the 22nd state of the Indian Union....