6h ago| USA

US supports 2-state solution

The US plans to work closely with Israel’s new government, Secretary of State Antony Blinken told a left-leaning Jewish group in Washington on Sunday, and continues to support a two-state solution to end the decades-long conflict with Palestinians.

6h ago| India

BJP set to sweep Gujarat: exit polls

The BJP is set to sweep Gujarat, with the Congress as a distant second, and Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will finish third, predicted an aggregate of exit polls yesterday evening. The BJP is also likely to win a record second consecutive term in Himachal Pradesh, the polls said.

6h ago| Europe

Iran activists brush off claim

Campaigners backing Iran’s protest movement yesterday dismissed a claim that the Islamic republic is disbanding its notorious morality police, insisting there was no change to its restrictive dress rules for women.

Sublime Brazil crush Korea

Neymar returned from injury to help inspire Brazil to a 4-1 victory over South Korea on Monday as the favourites cruised through to the quarterfinals of the World Cup.

FIFA World Cup 2022 exclusive

Portugal coach Santos 'not happy' with Ronaldo World Cup gesture

Portugal coach Fernando Santos said he was unimpressed with Cristiano Ronaldo's behaviour after the forward reacted angrily when substituted during the team's final group game at the World Cup in Qatar.

2d ago| News Multimedia

'BNP united as a party'

Anwar Ali, a journalist for The Daily Star, spoke to BNP leaders and activists after a mass rally in Rajshahi today. Watch Star on the Spot to find out more.

12h ago| Life & Living

The Japanese way of football

The Japanese football team, also known as the Samurai Blue, is raving about the World Cup stadium in Qatar in ways few expected. The discipline and coordination they carry as a nation consistently garner respect from their neighbours. Japan has all of the ingredients to be a football powerhouse: the world's third-largest economy, a population of 125 million people, a national passion for football, a prominent domestic league, and the infrastructure that comes with co-hosting its own World Cup.

Bangladesh began badly: Remembering the roots of the impasse

Nationalism is not a political doctrine, not a programme. If you truly want your country to avoid regressing, halting, failing, it is necessary to march past national consciousness to political and social consciousness.

Constitutional borrowing and transplants

When modern constitutional ideas and concepts had already been well seasoned and developed, the Bangladesh constitution emerged in 1972,

Human Rights in the Constitution of Bangladesh

As Bangladesh celebrates the golden jubilee of its adoption of the Constitution, I shall investigate the Constitutional framework of human rights in Bangladesh in this short piece with a brief historical anecdote.