Editorial | The Daily Star
  • 26 years into our journey

    As The Daily Star completes 26 years in its journey, we extend sincere thanks and gratitude to our readers, well-wishers, patrons and advertisers without whom we would not be where we are today.

  • Gross disregard for commuter safety

    Pictures may speak a thousand words, but they do not always tell everything. It was a sad spectacle of a helpless woman lying recumbent in the middle of a road, published in this paper on February 20, that has shocked us.

  • Remembering Ekushey

    The nation solemnly remembers the supreme sacrifice of the valiant souls who laid down their lives to establish the right of our mother

  • Human Organ Transplant Act counterproductive

    Yesterday's investigative report in our paper has unraveled the painful situation where patients in need of a kidney transplant cannot

  • Malls and markets under fire risk

    It is extremely alarming that out of 1,126 private and government-owned malls, supermarkets and kitchen markets in the capital, 1,080 were found to be noncompliant with mandatory fire-safety standards, according to an inspection report by Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence.

  • Illegal postering continues unabated

    Dhaka is becoming drearier by the day. As the capital loses most of its natural scenery, more and more unpleasant sights such as film posters and haphazard advertisements on walls and elsewhere are being put up everywhere.

  • Primary school staffing

    The figures are horrendous but true. More than 45,000 posts of teachers in the government primary schools in the country are vacant

  • Samad, the tree planter

    When rickshaw puller Abdul Samad Sheikh cannot sleep one night, it is because he couldn't plant a tree that day.

  • Injury-related deaths on the rise

    The findings of the second Bangladesh Health Injury Survey (BHIS), 2016 carried out by the Centre for Injury Prevention and Research, Bangladesh (CIPRB) was revealed yesterday and the four leading contributors to injury-related deaths came from suicide, traffic accident, drowning and fall.

  • Attack on a Sufi shrine in Pakistan

    We are deeply saddened by the news of yet another suicide bombing in a Sufi shrine in Pakistan that has left 70 people dead and over

  • Breathing the worst polluted air

    The people in Dhaka breathe the most polluted air risking their lives to fatal health hazards. This has been revealed by the 'State of

  • Drive against unfit vehicles and illegal drivers

    It is heartening to note that the Dhaka South City Corporation and the relevant agencies will launch a joint drive against over 20-year-old

  • Khasis under eviction threat

    Reportedly, the life of the Khasi people living in Meghatila village in Kulaura upazila is getting harder as they are constantly threatened of

  • New EC takes charge

    The new Election Commission (EC) has taken over on February 15. We wish the new team good luck. The new CEC had expressed his

  • Padma bridge case

    The case against former senior executives of SNC-Lavalin Group in Canada has been dismissed by the Ontario Superior Court.

  • Yet another question paper leak

    We are deeply disturbed by the recent leak of the Math question paper of the SSC Exams, which adds to a long list of such scandals.

  • Rising road crash casualties

    Death and injury in the road are a disturbingly regular phenomenon. Despite this, we are shocked to read a report published in this paper

  • No paediatric intensive care unit at DMCH!

    As if the tragedy of an infant losing most of his family members in a terrifying accident was not enough. One and a half year old Tasfir

  • Address boro growers' concern

    Hundreds of farmers from three villages under Mauha union in Gouripur upazila demonstrated on Saturday, for the restoration of power supply to a deep tube-well used for boro cultivation in the area.

  • Benevolence of a Japanese woman

    We wholeheartedly thank Hiroko Kobayashi, an 88-year-old Japanese woman who has been financially supporting secondary and higher education of about a hundred impoverished girls in Jheniadah and Panchagarh.

  • Vandalism at Taqi Mancha

    On the fourth anniversary of his murder, masked men vandalised the “Santrash Nirmul Taqi Mancha” in Narayanganj and injured at least one of the organisers.

  • CNG-driven vehicle explodes!

    It was a tragic day for the families of the thirteen people who were killed on February 10 when a CNG-driven covered van exploded as it

  • The reality of teenage gangs

    The Rapid Action Battalion has arrested eight teenage gang members responsible for the sensational killing of ninth-grader Adnan Kabir in the capital's Uttara last month.

  • Keeping the city clean

    That well-intentioned actions can lose their purpose without active participation of the people is highlighted by the three pictures carried in Thursday's The Daily Star.

  • No justice for Sagar, Runi

    Megh's pain of not knowing why his parents were so cruelly snatched away from him is something we can only imagine.

  • The hawker headache

    Street vendors—no one knows how many in this mega city's vast informal economy—have taken over the pavements, and in some cases the roads of the capital.

  • Burning of Santal houses

    On Tuesday, the High Court ordered the withdrawal of the superintendent of Gaibandha police and all policemen who were on duty on November 6 of last year in Chamgari Beel where Santal houses were torched during an eviction drive that left three people dead.

  • Inordinately lengthy trials!

    We have highlighted the plight of the accused in this country before; how many of them languish for years on end in prison because the

  • Violence by Myanmar security forces on Rohingyas

    First the UN accused Myanmar of ethnic cleansing and now the Human Rights Watchhas accused it of inciting systematic sexual violence against Rohingya women and girls during security operations in northern Rakhine State in 2016.

  • A new Election Commission

    The Hon'ble President has appointed a new Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and four Commissioners; the reaction of some political parties is predictable.