A great pair! Our best wishes for them and happy journey back home.

  • Rejoinder

    I refer to the commentary by Dr. Sebastian Groh of Saturday 28 May, responding to my article, "Bringing Electricity to More Bangladeshis".


    This is the kind of nonsense that gives all Muslims a bad name.

  • Mamata's second term and our expectations

    We congratulate Mamata Banerjee on her decisive victory ensuring her party Trinamool Congress a second term.

  • Death by lightning

    This has reference to the letter "Mobile phone and death by lighting" published in The Daily Star on May 21, 2016.

  • Begging rising

    Begging is a serious problem in our country as it is. Unfortunately, the number of beggars seems to increase during the Holy

  • The power of consumers

    In developed countries when the price of a food item goes up, consumers do not buy it for a week or so and ultimately the price falls. Stores cut down the price, sometimes less than 50 percent, if it is a perishable item.

  • Comments

    “Traffic goes haywire” (May 26, 2016)

  • Make the price of salt reasonable

    Just a few months ago, the price of refined salt was Taka 25 per kg. Now the price has gone up to Taka 35-40. What is the

  • Congress' debacle

    Founded in 1885, the Indian National Congress which has a glorious past in India's struggle for freedom from the British rule has been reduced to rubble after the recent round of assembly elections.

  • Sunflower Solar Pump

    Due to the negative impacts of urbanisation, water for agricultural irrigation is getting scarcer day by day.


    The government should make sure that the aid goes to the victims and not into the hands of local influential people.


    What this man has done without an advanced degree in technology is laudable.

  • Corporal punishment achieves nothing good

    New research from the University of Michigan says children who are given corporal punishment emerge as anti-social, defiant and aggressive people.

  • If winter comes, can spring be far behind?

    I am often reminded of a line from Shelley's poem Ode to the West Wind: "O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind". It conveys a bright picture, giving us hope that one day winter will be gone and spring will come with all its glory.


    That's the end of a life dedicated to illuminating the lives of women living in darkness. May her soul rest in eternal peace.


    Why won't he? What happened after the brutal killing of Toki? Did his family get justice?

  • Justice for a teacher

    We are deeply shocked by the shameful incident that happened in Narayanganj where a teacher was forced to hold his ears by a lawmaker on false allegations of making derogatory comments about religion.

  • What a mess!

    The repairing and upgrading of the main streets and a few by lanes of the Uttara Sector 7 mosque road and Rajuk Commercial Building area has been going on for several months.

  • Devastating effects of cyclone Roanu

    Sri Lanka has been severely affected by the unprecedented floods and landslides caused by cyclone Roanu.

  • Justice delayed, justice denied

    It is extremely disappointing that more than two months have passed since Sohagi Jahan Tonu's murder but law enforcement agencies

  • The harassment of a teacher

    The humiliation of the headmaster by a lawmaker in Narayanganj is a condemnable incident. This is an insult to the entire teaching

  • Turkey's reaction

    Turkey's recent stance on a war criminal's execution in Bangladesh is clearly a blow to diplomatic norms. Turkey is failing to

  • Comments

    “Injustice done to him” (May 20, 2016)

  • “Nothing free in prison”

    This is in reference to the above titled article, published in The Daily Star on May 17, 2016. The report stated the horrific

  • Suicide due to result glitch

    Recently, an SSC examinee, Sarbajit Ghosh Ridoy, committed suicide upon learning that he had failed in the exams. Upon re-examination, it was found that he actually got GPA 4.67.


    It is a good decision. Kudos to the education minister for this time-befitting action.

  • Mobile phone and death by lightning

    I have been told by a friend that death of so many people by lightning during the recent thunder storms in Bangladesh could be due to the mobile phones the deceased may have had in their possession.

  • Chicken instead of cash!

    Recently, a city in Uzbekistan has paid wages of school teachers in new-born chickens in lieu of cash.


    We should start real dialogue with India on this issue.