Country’s political philosophy against local govt system: roundtable

The political philosophy followed in Bangladesh that seeks to centralize power has crippled elected lower tier local government as well as the city corporations, civic groups said on Thursday. The stifling political philosophy and the political leadership’s mindset were totally opposed to the local government system, researchers, academics and politicians told a roundtable. Both  the […]

‘Avoid politics in national development’

CHITTAGONG, JUNE 22: Primary and Mass Education Minister Dr Afsarul Amin said that elected local government can ensure desired development of the country. “There should be no politics over development”, he said adding that to ensure the development desired by the people the ruling government did not interfere any local government election including the recent […]

CCC starts celebrating 150 yrs of its existence

CHITTAGONG, June 21: Since 1863 the Municipality of Chittagong has been ruled by as many as 32 persons as mayors, administrators and chairmen. The municipal area of Chittagong was four square miles and a half with a population of a little over 0.1 million but now the 60 square miles port city has over 5.0 […]

Local govt going under grip of businessmen: Sujan

Local government institutions have gradually been going under the control of businessmen, imposing a threat to the country’s democratic progress, says Sushashoner Jonno Nagorik (Sujan), a civil society platform. “The business persons will think about the interest of trade bodies instead of the interest of common people,” said Sujan Secretary Badiul Alam Majumder on Saturday. […]

The Results: City Corporation Election 2013

BNP-backed mayoral candidates scored a resounding victory in elections to the four city corporations, defeating their ruling Awami League-supported rivals, in a high-voltage, peaceful battle of ballots held peacefully yesterday. Rajshahi City Corporation Election 2013 Candidates Votes Centres Total Centres Khairuzzaman Liton 83,726 137 137 MOSADDEK HOSSAIN BULBUL 1,31,058  AL backed  BNP backed Unofficial final […]

EC prepares for fair polls

With only five days to go, the Election Commission (EC) and mayoral and councillor aspirants in four divisional city corporations are making final preparations for elections. The electoral campaigns end 48 hours before the polling starts at 8:00am on June 15, and any sort of campaign activity after then would be a considered violation of […]

BCC MAYOR POLLS: All candidates promise to accept results

All three mayoral candidates of Barisal City Corporation (BCC) yesterday promised to help the conduct of a free and fair election and accept the results.They made the promise at a programme of interaction between voters and the candidates.Shushashoner Janno Nagorik (Citizen’s Alliance for Good Governance / Shujan) and Sachetan Nagorik Committee (Sanak), the local unit […]