• EBL shuts down ATMs for 6 hours

    The Eastern Bank Ltd yesterday shut down operations of all of its ATM booths for six hours, after 21 banking transactions were deemed suspicious.

  • Big boost for trade, travel

    Conversion work of two major highways into dual carriageways is in the final stage and it will boost trade and travel in a major way. Travel times will be cut drastically once the work of broadening the highways, Dhaka-Chittagong and Dhaka-Mymensingh, is finished this June. There have been delays stretching into years in the completion of the projects. Costs also went up considerably, but the works are expected to be completed by middle of this year.

  • EP worried over rights situation

    A European Parliament (EP) delegation has expressed concerns over the human rights situation in Bangladesh, and called for an impartial investigation into all the cases of blogger killings.

  • Mahmoud Abbas due tomorrow

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will make his first stopover in Dhaka early tomorrow on his way to three Asian countries.

  • Rohingya census begins in 6 dists

    The government yesterday began a household survey to register the undocumented Rohingya population and also to get an idea of the circumstances under which they fled their home country, Myanmar.

  • Welcome spring

    Spring is knocking on our door. You can feel it in the air: the dryness gone from the atmosphere and the biting cold superseded by a calming wind that loosens you up from icy inertia.

  • Fresh hope for 2 lakh expatriates

    More than two lakh undocumented Bangladeshi migrants in Malaysia are set to be regularised, with the legalisation procedure expected to begin next week. The process will go on simultaneously with the recently-agreed recruitment of 1.5 million fresh Bangladeshi workers, said sources in Bangladesh High Commission in Kuala Lumpur.

  • HC upholds death for 3 Huji men

    The High Court yesterday upheld death penalty of three Huji members, including its chief Mufti Abdul Hannan, and life imprisonment of two others over the 2004 grenade attack on the then UK envoy in Bangladesh.

  • UP polls from Mar 22

    Elections to 752 union parishads, the biggest grassroots-level polls, will be held on March 22 on partisan lines for the first time.

  • US scientists detect ripples in spacetime

    US researchers have confirmed they have successfully measured “ripples in the fabric of spacetime”.

  • Lawyer seeks to sue Star editor for sedition

    A Dhaka court yesterday ordered police to seek permission from the government for investigating a sedition charge brought by a lawyer against The Daily Star Editor and Publisher Mahfuz Anam.

  • Law minister for proper code of conduct

    The code of conduct for the Supreme Court judges should be one that every judge follows ensuring their accountability, Law Minister Anisul Huq said yesterday.

  • Top Quote

    “If the government cuts fuel price, the benefit goes to the transport and related sectors, not to the common people.”

  • Gen Moeen goes public on politics

    One of the accusations made against The Daily Star and its editor in parliament last Sunday was that we had encouraged the army's involvement in politics. We want to state categorically that we never stood in support of anything but democracy.

  • Padma bridge conspirators to be tried

    Conspirators who wanted to stall the Padma Bridge project would be tried under the country's existing law, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told parliament yesterday. “The Anti-Corruption Commission has already carried out investigations against those involved in conspiracy to obstruct the Padma Bridge project at that time,” the prime minister said in reply to lawmakers' queries.

  • Villagers kill leopard after it injures 3

    A leopard which entered the locality of Shreebordi municipality in Sherpur attacked the municipality mayor who was trying to get a peek at it yesterday morning.

  • Read before you react

    Seven lawmakers have demanded in the parliament The Daily Star be closed and its editor, Mahfuz Anam, be tried for treason. With banners showing

  • Ruling party MP criticises Star editor

    Awami League lawmaker Fazilatun Nasa Bappy last night demanded arrest and trial of The Daily Star Editor Mahfuz Anam for “bringing about the 1/11 political

  • Top Quote

    “We would know anytime who committed the murders, why and who were behind it … everything. I am hopeful.”

  • Tea seller hurt critically in stove fire

    A tea vendor suffered severe burns as he fell on a kerosene stove after being pushed allegedly by a police source accompanied by some cops out to pick him up from his stall last night.

  • Down in dumps

    The day labourer had thought of spending the whole day yesterday with his youngest son as he took a day off. But he had no idea that it would be the last day of his son's life.

  • Top Quote!

    “We have met all the conditions set by the USA. Still, they are not restoring the GSP facility for us. The reason is nothing but political.”

  • 15 Jamaat, BNP men get life term

    A Rajshahi tribunal yesterday awarded life-term imprisonments to 15 leaders and activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir, Jamaat-e-Islami,

  • Dhaka hands protest note

    Amid escalating diplomatic tension between Dhaka and Islamabad, the Bangladesh foreign ministry summoned the Pakistan envoy here

  • Civil bureaucracy plagued by in-situ

    The government move to promote around 300 officials would see a further rise in the number of in-situ officials in the civil

  • 30 lakh martyrs a settled history

    It is an "undisputed" and "settled" fact that 30 lakh people laid down their lives during the Bangladesh's War of Liberation in 1971, says

  • Trial of Khaleda, Tarique begins on March 1

    Trial of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, her son Tarique Rahman and 13 others in the Dandy Dyeing loan default case will begin on March

  • Ransom could not save child

    Police yesterday recovered the body of an 11-year-old boy from a house in Keraniganj of Dhaka, four days after he was kidnapped by


    “Three million people laid [down] their lives, hundreds of thousands of women sacrificed their supreme honour for the cause of freeing their dear motherland Bangladesh. ... This settled history is now indisputably mingled with the nation's holy emotion ….”

  • Bangladeshi staff missing for hours, returns safely

    A staff member of Bangladesh High Commission in Islamabad returned safely early today, around seven hours after he went missing in the Pakistan capital.