Bangladesh election chief rules out holding fresh elections as Opposition alleges ballot stuffing after Sheikh Hasina's win
Bangladesh's election chief on Monday ruled out any scope of holding a fresh election as demanded by opposition alliance, saying the allegations of ballot stuffing on the night before the election is "completely untrue."
Sheikh Hasina wins 3rd term as PM in Bangladesh: Pro-democracy icon turned iron lady, Awami League leader oversaw 10 years of economic growth
Sheikh Hasina is lauded by supporters for overseeing a decade of impressive economic growth in the impoverished South Asian nation that was more commonly known for its frequent floods and cyclones
Bangladesh elections: Sheikh Hasina's return to power means less worries for India; New Delhi can focus more on western border
Daughter of Bangladesh's first president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Sunday's win has consolidated Sheikh Hasina's decade-long rule in the country where she is credited with boosting economic and promoting development
Toll in Bangladesh election day violence rises to 10: Six die in Awami League-BNP clashes, three in police firing; cop killed by activists
The election-day deaths brought to 14 the official police toll for Bangladesh election violence since the ballot was announced on 8 November. Voting is being held under tight security until 4 pm (1000 GMT) and polls have predicted a record fourth term for Sheikh Hasina.
Five killed in election violence in Bangladesh: Two shot dead by police, three die in clashes between Awami League, BNP activists
Five people were killed in election-related violence in Bangladesh on Sunday as voters went to the polls following a campaign marred by deadly clashes and a crackdown on the Opposition by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's government.
Voting begins in Bangladesh general election: Tight security in place, mobile internet services shut till midnight
At least four people have died since the timetable for the Bangladesh general election was announced on 8 November, and international groups have decried the government crackdown on Opposition activists.
Twitter said it had identified and suspended 15 accounts originating from Bangladesh for “engaging in coordinated platform manipulation.”
Bangladesh Chief Election Commissioner Nurul Huda made the announcement hours after his meeting with four election commissioners to finalise the poll date.
Awami League, Bangladesh's ruling party was leading in preliminary results Monday following one of the most violent elections in the country's history, marred by street fighting, low turnout and a boycott by the opposition that has undermined the legitimacy of the vote.
The BSF has heightened vigilance, while other security forces in Tripura are keeping a close watch on India's border with Bangladesh in view of the political turmoil ahead of parliamentary polls in that country 5 January, an official said.