Increasing violence by the police

Immediate intervention necessary

The tragic death of Babul Matabbar, a tea vendor, who suffered severe burns in a murky incident involving the police and died subsequently, moves the conscience of the nation, but unsurprisingly, not the administration.

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Ancient railway bridges dangerous

Comprehensive repair plan needed

The Sylhet-Kulaura-Akhaura railway route is 177km long and has some 250 large and small bridges, many of which were constructed as

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Opinion

“Newspapers reflect the very conscience of a people”

ASSALAMU Alaikum. Rokia Afzal Rahman, respected chairperson of the celebration of 25th anniversary of The Daily Star, Mahfuz Anam, Editor of The Daily Star, invited distinguished guests from home and abroad, honoured representatives of the media and ladies and gentlemen.

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Milia Ali

The return of the native

As the flight made a rocky landing on the uneven runway of Dhaka's Shahjalal airport, I felt a rush of excitement at the prospect of coming “home”. I eagerly stepped out of the plane and was immediately greeted by a giant mosquito that landed on my nose.

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Mizanur Rahman Khan

The tale of "Rahmat Ali"

I am sharing this story on occasion of Amir-ul-Islam's 80th birthday, which took place on February 2. Arun Bhattacharjee, author of a

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Taj Hashmi

It's not a debatable proposition

IT'S unbelievable but true. Some people still believe Bangladesh needs “development” first, before its transition to democracy!

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Mohammad Badrul Ahsan
Mohammad Badrul Ahsan

Elected autocrats and the decline of democracy

If the dawn of democracy arrived in Athens 2,500 years ago, how has its day progressed in as many years?

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Naveed Mahbub

Video Killed the Video Star

Invest in quality writers and then, a simple facade will do while giving rich content. And please, don't underestimate the intellect of the viewers. They'll get it – no need to explain the punch line and as a backup, play an annoying sound bite to remind us to laugh.

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From beyond borders

A newspaper which keeps you abreast of happenings in Bangladesh, good or bad, peaceful or violent, democratic or authoritative ... That the reports are

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Letters

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“Caravan for tigers hits the road” (February 4, 2016)

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A common platform for protecting the biodiversity

South and Southeast Asia represents a biogeographically contiguous region rich in numerous species of flora and fauna.

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Women are only workers!

Women comprise 85 percent of the total number of garment workers working in the garment sector of our country.

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COMMENTS

Has Bangladesh taken any step against Zika virus?

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COMMENTS

Let's hope the minister delivers on his promise.

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From beyond borders

A newspaper which keeps you abreast of happenings in Bangladesh, good or bad, peaceful or violent, democratic or authoritative ... That the reports are

THE TRUTH WE TELL

After months of planning, weeks of dummy runs, the paper was finally rolling out of the press on the night of 13th January, 1991.

We turn not older every year but newer every day

We can say with utmost satisfaction that we were in the right in fulfilling our duty since we have had to incur the wrath of the ruling party, irrespective of which party was in power, in equal

From the crossroads to the highway

When I joined The Daily Star in mid-December 1993, a few months after the sudden and sad demise of the Founding Editor S. M. Ali, I was struck by the organisation's attention to detail and the starry

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