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  • Trips so funny

    They are keen on visiting European countries, the United States, Australia and Canada but not Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Malaysia, where they are needed the most to ensure new passports for all expatriates.

  • Rohingyas whisked away

    When the Myanmar navy seized a boat used by people smugglers last week, it announced that the 200 people found aboard were mostly Bangladeshis seeking better economic prospects in Southeast Asia.

  • Rohingyas forced to leave Myanmar

    Advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) has alleged that some of the thousands of displaced boat people -- many of whom are still stranded at sea -- were forcibly removed from their homes and put on migrant ships.

  • Refugee camps to be moved to Hatiya

    The government has planned to relocate thousands of registered Rohingya refugees living in refugee camps in Cox's Bazar for over two decades to Hatiya of Noakhali.

  • 8 'traffickers' caught

    Law enforcement agencies yesterday arrested eight alleged human traffickers from Chittagong and Cox's Bazar.

  • Locals contradict govt's version

    Malaysia's government has expressed shock at finding human-trafficking camps and graves near the Thai border, but for local villagers the clues were right there in plain sight.

  • Crimes aplenty but conviction rate low

    Filing of false cases, lack of evidence, out of court settlements and weak police investigation are some of the main reasons for low conviction rate under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act 2000, according to a research.

  • 143-year-old law needs change

    The Law Commission wants the repeal of a draconian provision of the Evidence Act of 1872, which permits a man accused of rape to

  • Top Quote!

    "The BNP never did anti-India politics. It's not doing that now and nor will it do that in future.”

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  • 'Twin' trouble

    The boundary protection in the deep pit of an under-construction 12-storey twin tower caved in at the capital's Sonargaon intersection yesterday morning, leaving the adjacent Sundarban Hotel at the risk of collapse.

  • Culprits 2, not 5

    The indigenous girl, who was raped in a running microbus in the capital on Thursday night, was lured into the offenders' trap with an offer of a better job, claimed the Rapid Action Battalion.

  • sexual harassment

    Well done, Rab

    It is unfortunately not a common occasion these days that one hears that law enforcers have promptly caught sex offenders and made

  • Verdict June 16

    The Supreme Court on June 16 will deliver its verdict on an appeal filed by war criminal Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed challenging

  • Toll tops 1,100

    More than 1,100 people have died in a blistering heatwave sweeping India, authorities said yesterday, as forecasters warned searing temperatures would continue.

  • Text that can crash iPhones

    iPhones can be crashed if they receive a text containing one specific line of Arabic characters and symbols.

  • Salahuddin sent to jail

    A Shillong court in India yesterday sent BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed to judicial custody for 14 days in a case filed for trespassing.

  • Some 200 of them 'Bangladeshis'

    Two hundred people, who were rescued from the Bay of Bengal by the Myanmar authorities last week, have reportedly been identified as

  • Dhaka, Delhi to transport fuel oil by train

    Bangladesh and India have agreed to start transportation by rail of petroleum products from Numaligarh oil refinery in northeastern

  • A refreshing first in India

    India, probably the world, will get its first transgender college principal when Manabi Bandopadhyay takes charge of Krishnagar Women's

  • Singapore detains two 'self-radicalised' teenagers

    Singapore has detained two "self-radicalised" teenagers, including one who was planning to join the Islamic State group and carry out



  • I'm 'auto fit'

    From sharing his dream of being able to bowl next to his idol Mashrafe Bin Mortaza in international cricket one day to terming himself as an 'auto-fit' player and a loner who hates addas; off the field, Bangladesh's newest international pace bowler,

  • Trophy goes to South

    A draw between Abdur Razzak's South Zone and Alok Kapali's East Zone led to the former lifting this season's Bangladesh Cricket

  • One, two or three for Mushy?

    Bangladesh Test captain Mushfiqur Rahim said yesterday that he doesn't have any problem if the team management rids him of one of his three duties.

  • Siddikur & co fall behind

    As Siddikur Rahman shaped up to swing for the approach shot on par-three 16th hole on the back nine of the Kurmitola Golf Club, a

  • The perks of being a pro golfer

    Berry Henson is a golfer with a difference or, at least it would seem so, from his laidback attitude and carefree approach. While most

  • Steyn is coming

    AB de Villiers has been granted paternity leave and will miss the two-Test series in Bangladesh, Cricket South Africa (CSA) said on Wednesday.

  • US corruption probe rocks FIFA

    The dawn detention of several FIFA leaders and a corruption raid on its headquarters on Wednesday rocked world football's governing

  • Venus fined $3,000

    Venus Williams has been fined 3,000 dollars by tournament organisers for not attending a press conference following her first-round

  • Mourinho pokes fun at rivals

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says his Premier League winning players have not been given the credit they deserve and took time to

  • De Kruif gets boost upfront

    The return of veteran strikers Enamul Haque and Towhidul Alam Sabuj has given the national football team's coaching staff more options

  • Roger, Maria storm into Rd 3

    Roger Federer advanced to the third round of the French Open on Wednesday as Maria Sharapova brushed aside fellow Russian Vitalia Diatchenko to also reach the last 32.

  • Tickets From Space!

    George Lamb, an Arsenal fan, will be attending this Sunday's FA Cup final at Wembley after stumbling across tickets that had literally

  • Turkmenistan-Maldives final

    Turkmenistan and Maldives moved into the DBBL Asian Senior Men's Central Zone Volleyball Championship final beating their respective

  • BGB off to a winning start

    Border Guard Bangladesh began the India-Bangladesh Friendship Handball Series with a victory when they handed a 33-30 defeat to

  • SL rope in Jonty

    Sri Lankan cricketers are to get fielding tips from the man who revolutionised the art after former South African player Jonty Rhodes

  • 'Shiv deserves farewell'

    Brian Lara has criticised the decision of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to drop Shivnarine Chanderpaul from the training squad

  • Zia in the 2nd place

    Grand Master Ziaur Rahman shared the second position at the end of fifth round in the Elite Category of 8th KIIT International Chess

  • Sanchez wins fan award

    Arsenal dynamo Alexis Sanchez was on Tuesday announced as the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) Fans' Player of the Year

  • The GolfHouse in the stands

    TheGolfHouse, the first ever golf magazine in Bangladesh, hit the market yesterday, the opening day of Bashundhara Bangladesh Open at


  • BCL factional clash and attack on journalists

    IT is disquieting to note that during a clash between two factions of Jahangirnagar University (JU) unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) three activists got injured and three journalists were assaulted.

  • Benefits from safety net programmes

    A two-year joint research carried out by the World Food Programme and the International Food Policy Research Institute has come up with some interesting findings on how to improve the benefits of safety net programmes (SSNPs) being run in the country.


  • Neither a big nor an elder brother be!

    Bangladesh would like to see India as neither a big nor an elder brother but a gracious neighbour that delivers on its commitment.

  • A Recipe for Disaster

    A few days ago, a Garo woman was abducted from a busy street in Kuril in the capital while she was waiting for transport and was gang raped in a moving microbus.

  • Nobel laureate Dr. Muhammad Yunus

    A human way to do business

    I believe the division between social and conventional business is artificial and antiquated. All businesses are done by people and for people. All businesses are, therefore, social.

  • The sickness of illegal immigrants

    Bangladesh relies on its workers' remittances but is seemingly happy to turn a blind eye as to why half a million of them choose to leave the country every year and how the nearly eight million currently abroad are treated.




Arts & Entertainment

  • Nazrul memorial centres in Trishal : Memorabilia lacks a spark

    Nazrul memorabilia at two Nazrul Smriti Kendras (memorial centres) at Kazir Shimla and Namapara of Darirampur in Trishal are attracting only a trickle of 15-20 visitors daily.

  • Kazi Nazrul Islam

    Recalling the Rebel

    On Nazrul's birth anniversary, front ranking cultural personalities spoke about the influence of Nazrul on our lives and how he still inspires us to forge ahead. They also shed light on Nazrul's personal life and the marvel of his works.

  • Jean-Nesar Osman

    Filmmaker Jean-Nesar Osman joins BTV as a director

    Noted filmmaker and painter Jean-Nesar Osman has recently joined Bangladesh Television (BTV) as a Director (Development Programme Film Unit).

  • Azmary Nirjhor

    “I enjoy singing for films these days” …Azmary Nirjhor

    Popular pop singer Azmary Nirjhor has been in the spotlight ever since her talent was spotted in “Notun Kuri” and many other competitions. Her love for singing accounts for her success, she says to The Daily Star.

  • Book launching ceremony

    Dr. Sayeem Rana's book on traditional musical instruments launched

    The launching ceremony for a book titled “A Historical Perception of Traditional Musical Instruments for Younger Generation” was recently held at the seminar room of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA).

  • Tanu Weds Manu

    Tanu Weds Manu Returns

    Opposites attract or so we have heard. But free spirited Tanu and staid Manu, the couple of “Tanu Weds Manu Returns”, have had it with each other. Four years into their marriage they are embittered and disillusioned.

  • Padatik Natya Sangsad

    Padatik staged “Macbeth”

    Padatik Natya Sangsad (TSC) staged its much acclaimed production “Macbeth” on May 26 evening as part of Nagorik Natyangan's theatre fest at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.



    “Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.”


    It's probably the worst place to buy stuff that you are going to eat but if the produce is good, it doesn't really matter how messy the place is.

  • Brat Control

    Brat Control

    We've all had to deal with brats. Some of us, particularly 'tutors', are cursed with having to deal with them on a regular basis.

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    If, like me, you too are over the super humans/aliens fighting epic CGI battles and need a break, “Mad Max: Fury Road” is THE movie you should watch. The last Mad Max film was released 30 years ago. For The Road Warrior's (likely) dwindling fanbase, it has been a long wait; long but rewarding.


    Did you ever wake up thinking “that anime I watched really grinds my gears”? Well, I've felt that way too many times to do nothing, so I finally put all my frustrations to pen and paper and this is what I have to say.

  • Street Food Gets a Humble Upgrade

    A bunch of us once went on a teeny-weeny adventure, looking for some pretty well-known shop selling chaap somewhere near the Bihari camp.

  • Defining Electronic Music

    What is electronic music? Why is it that some people call it EDM (Electronic Dance Music), and others call it “techno?”


    The third workshop of United International University (UIU) and The Daily Star's (TDS) joint initiative 'Imagine - Write Creatively' was held on May 20 at the senior section of Sunnydale School in Dhanmondi, Dhaka.

  • Encouraging Environmental Activism

    “We are moving away from nature. If this continues, then our civilisation, history and our existence will be at stake,” said Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor at the award-giving ceremony of Junior Climate Champions 2014 held at Bangla Academy.

  • Redefining Career Training for Youngsters

    Books and classes can teach us a lot of things, but important career and leadership skills are not necessarily a part of the curricula.