New Year Special 2016 | The Daily Star
  • [Watch] Top 10 Bangla songs of 2016

    Watch the top ten Bangla songs on YouTube coming out of the Bangla music industry this passing year; all in one place!

  • Major World Events in 2015

    This year Europe suffered the worst terrorist attacks in 11 years with Paris being hit two times.

  • Good, but can be better

    The economy, moreover, is on a strong footing with the gross domestic product growing above 6 percent. Inflation has fallen to its lowest level in 10 months in November. It averaged at a stable 6.21 percent throughout the year.

  • A VIBRANT SCENE

    Cultural events around the year 2015. Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan performs at the Sufi Music Festival...

  • The great malaise continues

    Former US Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke once said that the world is suffering from a “savings glut.”

  • Towards a liveable Dhaka

    Encroachment and pollution of its water channels, rivers, wetlands, retention areas, beels and jheels.

  • THE YEAR IN REVIEW

    ECONOMY - THE YEAR IN REVIEW

  • Sundarbans in peril

    The Sundarbans has been subjected to natural and manmade calamities for many decades. Declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations...

  • Unifying the struggle against ISIS

    THE November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris – which struck at the heart of France and of Europe as a whole – have brought the terrorist threat...

  • Save Rivers, Save Bangladesh

    Rivers in the country, mainly the small and medium sized ones, are being filled up from bank-side; land is developed for various...

  • 2015: The Global Terror

    AS 2015 draws to a close, we stand witness to another year of world-wide terrorist activities threatening peace and security.

  • Paris Agreement and the Bangladesh Perspective

    It may be noted that in Copenhagen Bangladesh had placed 1.5 degree centigrade as the preferred objective on behalf of the LDCs and most vulnerable states.

  • UNQUOTABLE QUOTES

    "It cannot be accepted that they cannot give 7.5 percent VAT while they pay Tk 30,000-Tk 50,000 as tuition fees.”

  • AN EVENTFUL YEAR

    EDUCATION EVENTS OF THE YEAR

  • Of turmoil and complacency

    THE year 2015 began with a perilous journey of confrontation between the main opposition and the government. On the anniversary of the 2014...

  • Keeping the promise to our children

    Mariam, a bright nine-year old girl with dangling ponytails, sat in one of the middle rows in a class of about 50 students in a rural primary school.

  • Is Fascism Back?

    In 2015, “fascism” once again became the highest-octane political epithet in general use. Of course, the temptation to apply the fascism label...

  • European solidarity in a world of crises

    It is time we had a little more faith in Europe's ability to provide collective solutions to problems felt acutely and independently by each EU member state. Doing away with EU asylum laws will not take away national obligations to abide by the humanitarian principle and requirement under international law to offer asylum to those in need.

  • 2015 in Perspective

    Regrettably, 2015 started on the same pitch as did 2014 - with hartal and blockades by the Jamaat-BNP alliance and with the leader...

  • Protect our migrant workers

    IN 2015, we witnessed the ghastly experiences of thousands of Bangladeshi migrants, rescued from the death traps set by the human traffickers...

  • A Year of Shocks and Expectations

    Last year has been one of continuous shocks as well as pleasant surprises both on the international and home fronts.

  • FREEDON ON THE NET IN 2015

    FREEDON ON THE NET IN 2015

  • Hopes for a fresh beginning

    The nation embraces 2016 with a degree of scepticism and anxiety. With the experiences of disenfranchisement and violations of ...

  • When rights go wrong

    NOT only was 2015 filled with moments of national pride and joy but also moments of national tragedy and shame. Bangladesh was faced with some of the worst instances of violence against women, children and minorities in 2015.

  • BANGLAWASH, ALL THE WAY

    BANGLAWASH, ALL THE WAY

  • ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE YEAR

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina received the highest environmental accolade of the UN – Champions of the Earth – in recognition of Bangladesh's far-reaching initiatives to address climate change (September 27, 2015).

  • When dreams turned into reality

    You needed something special to defeat the likes of India and South Africa, and that, for Bangladesh, came in the form of Mustafizur Rahman -- a freak of a bowler, who absolutely changed the entire balance of the Bangladesh team.

  • The Road to 2030: Development Challenges in Bangladesh

    LAUNCHED in 1967,“Operation Smallpox Zero” was a unified, global effort to accelerate the eradication of smallpox within a decade.

  • THOSE WE'VE LOST

    THOSE WE'VE LOST

  • India's investment anemia

    It has been 18 months since Narendra Modi became India's prime minister, following his Bharatiya Janata Party's historic general-

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