• Comments

    “JnU students' march foiled, strike starts today” (August 23, 2016)

  • An appeal to the Prime Minister

    We, the students of the Jagannath University (JnU), are requesting the Prime Minister to consider our sufferings. We are facing various

  • Costly bus service in Gulshan

    I am a retired person. I used to travel from Gulshan-1 to Gulshan-2 and vice versa by paying a bus fare of only Taka 5 each time.

  • Comments

    “JnU students continue class boycott” (August 23, 2016)

  • Death of Afsana

    This refers to the news report “Frustration as probe sees little progress” published in The Daily Star on August 21, 2016.

  • Indigenous people's day

    The International Day of the World's Indigenous People is observed on August 9 each year to protect and promote the rights and cultures of indigenous people.

  • CCC mayor's comment on bribe demands further investigation

    Recently, the Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) mayor AJM Nasir Uddin's comment on some ministry officials demanding bribe raised quite a stir.

  • Death of Bangabahadur

    The elephant Bangabahadur could have been saved if workers of the forest department, who tried to rescue it, were properly trained to deal with such a situation.


    It's sad to see that the fire safety system of both our country and a mega mall like that is not enough to extinguish such a fire within a satisfactory time.


    A win for two countries; well said. Congratulations Margarita!

  • Shocking killing of children

    The recent killing of two siblings by their own mother at the city's Bashabo area has shocked us to the core.

  • Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

    We mourn the immortal

    August is the month of mourning for the Bangladeshi people. In 1975 on this month, some misguided people killed the architect of free Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.


    To bring an end to terrorism, we need to find its root first.

  • Socialisation and Recreation: the perspective of a person with disability

    You may call us differently-abled, persons with disability, specially challenged, or physically challenged. Whatever name you use, at the end of the day we are all human.

  • Quota in the BCS

    A 56 percent quota in themost prestigious sector of the country is not only irrational but also unjust.

  • Stop using polythene bags

    In 2003, the-then government enacted a law banning the production, supply, sale and use of polythene as shopping bags.

  • Counterfeit and substandard products

    A few days ago, after trying out a sample of a drink from a stall at an exhibition, I bought it from the local market.


    Do human lives matter in this country?

  • Stop using polythene bags

    In 2003, the-then government enacted a law banning the production, supply, sale and use of polythene as shopping bags.

  • Comments

    “Saudi jobs now free of cost” (August 12, 2016)

  • The barbaric practice of honour killing

    The recent murder of Qandeel Baloch, a Pakistani social-media star, by her own brother is another example of the shameful

  • Droga

    Rising number of drug addicts

    The number of drug addicts in the country is increasing day by day. Drug addicts tend to resort to all kinds of misdeeds to get

  • Conflict in Syria

    More than 250,000 Syrians have lost their lives in four-and-a-half years of armed conflict, which began with anti-government protests

  • Controversy regarding national savings certificates

    I would like to draw attention to a report published in this newspaper on August 18, 2016 titled “Call money rate falls to record low amid tepid demand”.


    It is very sad to know that a music legend is struggling with medical expenses. It is a shame for us. I hope our government will come forward to help him.

  • The woes of CNG passengers

    A lot of people use CNG-run auto rickshaws as a means of transport. The drivers often ask for at least a 100 Taka for a short distance, no matter what the meter says.

  • A good move by RAJUK

    Recently, RAJUK has demolished several shops constructed on illegally occupied parking areas.


    The Government cannot impose development projects on general people. We are all against construction of any power plant near Sundarbans.

  • World Humanitarian Day

    World Humanitarian Day is observed each year on August 19 to honour the aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service...

  • Worsening condition of Dhaka

    Dhaka is one of the most densely populated and most polluted cities in the world. And it is getting worse every day.