Editorial | The Daily Star
  • A rare verdict

    The families of Tareque Masud, Mishuk Munier and three others killed in a fatal car crash in 2011 have finally found some measure of vindication as the driver of the bus that hit the microbus carrying them was sentenced to life imprisonment by a Manikganj court. We welcome the rare verdict and hope it will send a signal that those responsible for such reckless killing on the roads will not go unpunished.

  • Learning in ethnic languages

    The laudable initiative of the government to impart education to ethnic communities in their mother tongue faces a setback at its take-off stage due to delayed distribution of books. A report published in this newspaper on February 22 reveals that students of the Tripura community in Bandarban district are yet to receive a single book.

  • Buet teacher wins international accolade

    Proving our conviction right about women's role and achievements in science right, Tanzima Hashem, a computer science researcher from Buet, won the 2017 Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World for her work in developed computational approaches to protect the privacy of people accessing location-based services.

  • Torture of a 12-year-old

    Yet another minor -- a 12-year-old boy working as a bus helper -- has been subjected to torture at the hands of some transport

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.