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  • New Delhi air pollution

    Delhi chokes on toxic haze despite Diwali fireworks ban

    New Delhi is shrouded in a thick toxic haze after a night of frenzied Diwali fireworks send the air quality plummeting despite a ban on sale of fireworks aimed at thwarting a repeat of an 'airpocalypse'.

  • STAR Day At A Glance| Friday, October 20, 2017

    Dear readers, here are the headlines of the day on Friday, October 20, 2017.

  • Facebook

    Facebook joins effort to boost newspaper subscriptions

    Facebook announces initiatives to help struggling news organisations gain paid subscribers, following a similar move unveiled earlier by Google.

  • Tax trouble for landlords

    Already grappled with soaring prices of essentials, tenants in the capital are likely to find themselves in more trouble as the authorities are increasing the tax on holdings manifold. Although the building owners are to pay the tax, the tenants fear they will have to bear the brunt in the end. They say the landlords will realise a major part of the revised amount from them.

  • Illegal Structure in Turag

    30 structures need to be removed

    A judicial probe report says 30 structures have been set up illegally along the foreshore of the Turag at different places in Gazipur and

  • Back to 'rat theory'

    Over three months after the Anti-Corruption Commission sued 61 people for mismanagement and corruption in the construction of

  • Most parties want army deployment during election

    During the polls talks with the Election Commission, most political parties wanted the deployment of the army and dissolution of

  • Bangladesh will really learn from Tests

    Since South Africa's readmission, no cricketer has been more closely linked with the highs and lows of the country's cricket than

  • Graft charges false: Khaleda

    A Dhaka court yesterday granted bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, recalling the warrant for her arrest in two graft cases tied to Zia

  • Everton fan punches player while carrying child

    Struggling Everton could face UEFA sanctions after a supporter holding a young child appears to punch a Lyon player in a stormy Europa League clash at Goodison Park on Thursday.

  • 'I was looking for rhythm all my life'

    The Daily Star (TDS): Were you afraid that you would never play Test cricket because of the isolation?

  • Pankouri flock in Sirajganj

    Nature Quest: Pankouri's place

    Seeing the little cormorants flying in the sky in their thousands and feeding their chicks in their little nests on treetops can be a

  • Election Commission is to update voter list in Dhaka city from October 14.

    Electronic Voting Machines must be introduced with caution

    Though EVMs have been used in local government elections, we have to keep in mind that the national election is completely different because of its size and political importance. So, before introducing EVMs in the forthcoming national election, the Election Commission (EC) should make voters and other relevant stakeholders confident in using this technology.

  • Bangladesh High Court

    Probe negligence of 3 hospitals: HC

    The High Court yesterday directed the authorities concerned to probe a woman's giving birth to a baby in the open and

  • Illegal tree cutting

    Natore's Uttara Gonobhaban trees felled illegally

    The committee, which has been formed to investigate the felling of trees on Uttara Gonobhaban premises in Natore's

  • Not Egg-xactly Egg-static

    OCTOBER 11 is World Obesity Day. October 13 is World Egg Day. October 14 is Global Hand Washing Day (makes sense, gotta wash the hands after handling eggs—there's salmonella). October 16 is World Food Day. At this rate, I would expect October 17 to be World Diarrhea Day…

  • Media bringing positive changes to society

    The media is bringing positive changes to the society through their reporting, said Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal.

  • Pest attack on Aman paddy

    Farmers in the district are worried because they cannot protect their crops from pest attack as the pesticides they are using are substandard and ineffective.

  • European Union

    US lawmakers for targeted sanctions on Myanmar army

    More than 40 US lawmakers has called upon the Trump administration to reimpose travel bans on Myanmar military leaders and

  • BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia

    Where will I get remedy?: Khaleda

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia expresses doubt on whether she would get justice in connection with the Zia Orphanage and Zia Charitable Trust corruption cases.

  • Khaleda's Lawyers fighting

    Khaleda's lawyers scuffle to get in front of cameras

    Lawyers of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia get into a scuffle while competing to take the center stage in front of TV cameras on the court premises in Dhaka’s Bakshibazar area.

  • Internet disruption likely from Oct 23

    Internet users are likely to face disruption in data services for three to four days from October 23 due to maintenance work of the first submarine cable in the Bay of Bengal.

  • Myanmar Rohingya refugee crisis

    Rohingya crisis a ‘humanitarian disaster’

    Terming the ongoing Rohingya crisis “a humanitarian disaster”, Director General of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Major General Abul Hossain urges the international community to play an effective role to resolve the crisis.

  • Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif

    Pakistani court indicts ousted PM Sharif and daughter

    A Pakistani anti-corruption court indicts ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter over allegations linked to ownership of London properties, opening a trial that could see the former leader jailed.

  • Explore planets and moons in Google Maps

    Explore planets and moons in Google Maps

    Google has revealed a spectacular new addition to its online mapping service letting users discover and explore the surface of several plants in the solar system and their moons.

  • Dhaka University

    71 to vie for each seat in DU 'Gha' unit admission test tomorrow

    Around 71 admission seekers tomorrow will compete for each seat in the first year admission test of 'Gha' unit under 2017-18 academic session of Dhaka University (DU).

  • Turag river

    30 structures constructed illegally along Turag river

    At least 30 structures have been constructed illegally along the foreshore of the Turag river in Gazipur and those structures need to be removed immediately to save the river from encroachment and pollution, a judicial probe report says.

  • World's deepest Lake Baikal in peril

    World's deepest lake in peril, scientists warn

    Baikal's high biodiversity includes over 3,600 plant and animal species, most of which are endemic to the lake.

  • PayPal Logo

    PayPal Xoom launched in Bangladesh

    Xoom service of global online payment system Paypal is launched in Bangladesh.

  • Nagorik Oikya

    Nagorik Oikya proposes poll-time govt for elections

    Nagorik Oikya, a newly formed political party, places a 12-point recommendation that included a proposal for holding the next general election under a poll-time impartial government.