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  • Bonsai: The Living Art

    Do you know a big banyan tree can grow on your balcony or rooftop? Sometimes you can display it to beautify your drawing room! Yes, you can do this by bonsai art.

  • [WATCH] 2 held for using false info in passport application

    Officials at Department of Immigration and Passport (DIP) detain a person and a suspected broker for allegedly using false information in passport application.

  • 56 on top of the world

    Yesterday's morning brought renewed hope to the nation as some of the brightest young minds promised to take the country to a new height excelling in education and making the best use of their knowledge. The future change-makers also vowed to dedicate their lives to the cause of people's welfare at The Daily Star's O- and A-level awards presentation ceremony, where 1,901 students were recognised for their academic brilliance.

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    Child’s body found at Ctg militant den

    Law enforcers find the body of a child at “Neo JMB” hideout in Sitakunda upazila of Chittagong, raising the death toll from the overnight raid to five. Four bodies of suspected militants including a woman are also recovered after end of the raid codenamed ‘Assault 16’.

  • Basecamp calling

    A few kilometres out of Dhaka, right after the Gazipur Chowrasta in Gojariapara, and tucked beyond a patch of trees of the famed “Shalban” of the...

  • Abandoned baby Anisha sees light of humanity

    Remember Anisha, the two to three days’ old baby recovered from a dustbin in Dhaka last month? What grave mistake could she have made in such short life to deserve the punishment that shatters our faith in humanity and makes us question the sanctity of the parent-child bond?

  • Worker's death raises safety questions

    Accidents and deaths in Moghbazar-Malibagh Flyover construction continue as safety measures are not being maintained even though a High Court verdict last year ordered ensuring public safety there. Early yesterday, a 36-metre-long girder weighing about 70 tonnes fell from the flyover and killed 42-year-old temporary hourly worker Md Swapan near Malibagh Level Crossing in the capital.

  • China’s favourite Dimsum

    This week The Daily Star & Eastern Bank Limited present ‘Straight From Kitchen’ - Episode 15 bringing China's Favourite Dimsum recipes prepared by Dilan Xu, executive chef, Chows Restaurant.

  • Busy Bobby’s film world

    When Khoj: The Search came out back in 2010—it presented Bangladeshi audiences with two new stars: Ananta Jalil and Bobby.

  • From mundane to magnificent

    If you're a biker, you may have a dream to own a bike like a Harley-Davidson or a Ducati. But it's most likely just a fantasy -- because

  • Biman’s all-women crew flight for women’s day

    National flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines operates an all-women crew domestic flight in commemoration of Women’s Day.

  • Beacon for children's education

    Children of a remote village in Aditmari upazila under the district are getting quality lessons along with moral education, thanks to the benevolent service of a spiritually devoted couple.

  • BKSP making football stars

    Football has been one of the country’s premier sports, even though it has been undergoing a tumultuous time of late.

  • Parambrata, Aparna share preview of ‘Bhuban Majhi’

    Writer-director Fakhrul Arefeen Khan’s new film “Bhuban Majhi” tells a story of how a simple man was inspired to join the Liberation War in 1971.

  • Dhaleshwari faces risk of salinity

    A huge quantity of dissolved salt will be discharged into the Dhaleshwari river from the Savar Tannery Industrial Estate as the central effluent treatment plant (CETP) there doesn't have the component needed for desalinising wastewater. Even if all the other toxic materials are treated, the salt will kill the biodiversity of the river, say, environmentalists. The country's tannery industry uses around 40,000 tonnes of salt annually.

  • Paan on fire!

    Ahh! A Paan after a sumptuous dinner. Nothing like it.

  • Nancy talks about her music career

    You have perhaps heard Nancy sing “Bahir Bole dure thako”. And she has probably won your hearts with her voice. But did you know how Nancy came into the music scenario of the country?

  • [WATCH] Discover Bangladesh: Quick Tour into the Sundarbans

    According to renowned author Amitav Ghosh, the Sundarbans is a piece of heaven on Earth which is serene and at the same time dangerous.

  • The bridge not taken

    It was around 7:30am on a Wednesday. The street towards the Banani intersection from Mohakhali near the capital's Sainik Club was bustling with speedy vehicles. Pedestrians, including office-goers, schoolkids and garment workers, were hurrying along the pavement.

  • Man who planted 50,000 trees

    Abdus Samad Sheikh, 60, cannot sleep peacefully at night if he doesn't plant a tree every day.

  • Origin of Bangla

    Some say Bangla evolved from Sanskrit. But researchers believe that it evolved from ancient language called Prakrit, which was the language of the people of Gangaridai and adjacent kingdoms by the mighty Ganges river some 2200 years ago.

  • From far and wide for love of Bangla

    Many foreigners come to Bangladesh to see the lush green country, historic places and to learn about the rich folklore and traditions. Some come just for work.

  • In conversation with Mahiya Mahi

    In the Bangla cinema industry the only actor after Shakib Khan who can draw audience to the theatres is Mahiya Mahi.

  • How Bangladeshi people express love

    “I love you” or “Ami tomake bhalobashi” in Bangla is among the most powerful words in any human language.

  • How Malaysian people express love

    I Love You: Malaysia highlights how “I love you” is said in Malay, the national language of Malaysia.

  • How Vietnamese express love

    Vietnamese culture is not overly demonstrative, but love is expressed everyday in myriad ways. We share with you snippets of a few, beautiful, enduring love stories – the fresh pure love of a boy for his pet, the tried and tested love of an old couple who have spent a lifetime of ups and downs together, the long-distance love of a young married couple, the unconditional love of a girl for her adopted sick brother.

  • Fruits for your Valentine

    For this day dedicated to the ideals of love, surprise your soul mate with what really matters - great food!

  • How Chinese people express love

    I Love You highlights how “I love you” is said in Mandarin, the national language of China, as well as in Cantonese, one of the dominating local dialects spoken in South China and among overseas Chinese.

  • Pori Moni

    Pori Moni talks of her plans, personal life

    Pori Moni is a contemporary sensation for the Bangla cinema lovers. She started in 2015 in Shemaheen Bholobasha and till date Pori has gifted 11 feature films to her audience.

  • Uttara Apartment Project: Central LPG line for users?

    The Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) looks to hand over 840 apartments in 10 buildings of its Uttara apartment project to buyers from April.