Back Page | The Daily Star
  • Prices must be brought down

    Prime Minister Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman today expresses his government’s anxiety over the food situation and high prices of essential commodities. He says, “We will have to bring prices down.”

  • ‘Scorpion-like venom’ found in Australian tree

    Australia is notorious for its venomous spiders, snakes and sea creatures, but researchers have now identified “scorpion-like” toxins secreted by a tree that can cause excruciating pain for weeks.

  • Marine biologists question gaps between science, research and action

    Accessing and reading scientific articles is no easy task. A lot of us are even more acutely aware of the fact now that that many of us are reading scientific papers for the first time in an attempt to make sense of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Govt closes Hathazari madrasa

    The Education ministry yesterday ordered to shut down Al Jameyatul Ahlia Darul Ulum Moinul Islam Madrasa, commonly known as Hathazari madrasa, until further notice citing the madrasa authorities’ disregard to some conditions on which it was permitted to resume academic activities in August.

  • 9 Covid patients flew in hiding their condition

    At least nine Covid-19 patients have come to Bangladesh over the past month from different Middle East countries by hiding their medical certificates on board.

  • BGB-BSF border talks begin

    A four-day border conference between Border Guard Bangladesh and Indian Border Security Force began in Dhaka yesterday with a greater focus on border killing and cross-border crimes, including drug smuggling.

  • Covid-19 Hospitals: Three in city to close services

    Due to the declining number of Covid-19 patients, the government has decided three designated hospitals in the capital would no longer treat such patients.

  • Global Race for Vaccine: Rich nations grab stocks

    Rich nations representing a fraction of the global population have already bought up over half the promised Covid-19 vaccine stocks, a study showed, as US President Donald Trump pledged to begin inoculating Americans within weeks.

  • EU pandemic survey shows Italy disdain for Brussels

    Opinions on how governments handled the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic varies hugely in Europe, a survey showed yesterday, with hard-hit Italians especially disillusioned with the EU.

  • Age limit relaxed for all govt jobs except BCS

    The government has relaxed the age limit for all government job seekers, except for those seeking jobs in Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS), considering the Covid-19 situation.

  • US-Brokered Historic Deals: UAE, Bahrain forge ties with Israel

    The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed agreements on Tuesday to establish formal ties with Israel, becoming the first Arab states in a quarter century to break a longstanding taboo, in a strategic realignment of Middle East countries against Iran.

  • SP ABM Masud transferred to Rajshahi

    Cox’s Bazar SP, 5 others transferred

    Within weeks, another change has been made in Chattogram Range Police and this time Superintendent of Cox’s Bazar Police ABM Masud Hossain has been transferred to Rajshahi district as SP.

  • Mass Graves in Malaysia: Fortify Rights wants release of probe report

    Regional rights organisation Fortify Rights has called upon Malaysia to immediately release the final report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into the human trafficking and mass graves of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis discovered in Wang Kelian, Perlis in 2015.

  • Rifat Murder Case: Court sets Sept 30 for verdict delivery

    The verdict of much talked about Rifat Sharif murder case would be delivered on September 30.

  • Neo-JMB leader confesses to killing missing man

    A Neo-JMB leader has confessed to a court that a sleeper cell of the militant group killed a man whose photograph is uploaded on the website of SITE Intelligence Group.

  • Attack on UNO: Police hush hush about witnesses’ statements

    A Dinajpur court has recorded testimonies of three witnesses under Section-164 in connection with a case filed over the attack on Ghoraghat Upazila Nirbahi Officer.

  • WHO

    Pandemic at beginning stage

    The world is still at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, a World Health Organization special envoy on Covid-19 said as infections in India soared past five million yesterday.

  • US wants Bangladesh to be its key Indo-Pacific partner

    The US wants Bangladesh to be its key Indo-Pacific partner, considering it a development success story that also serves as a bridge for commerce and an anchor for regional stability, US officials have said.

  • Railway bridge beside Bangabandhu bridge

    Bangabandhu Railway Bridge: Construction finally begins

    Construction work of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Railway Bridge over the Jamuna river has finally started, more than three and a half years after the government approved the project.

  • BGB BSF DG level conference

    BSF-BGB Meet: Rescheduled talks begin tomorrow

    The director general-level talks between the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and the Indian Border Security Force (BSF), which were postponed earlier as the BSF delegation failed to reach Dhaka, will now take place between tomorrow and September 19.

  • Amnesty International

    Future of Rohingyas: They must be included in decision making

    Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh must be given the right to participate in decisions affecting their lives and speak for themselves, Amnesty International said yesterday.

  • Threats to Prisons: Caller might have used VoIP to mask identity

    The anonymous caller, who had threatened jail authorities of “snatching away militant inmates from jails”, might have used a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) to make the call, police suspect.

  • Covid-19

    43 more die from Covid-19 in 24 hours

    Fourty-three Covid-19 deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, raising the total number of reported casualties due to the virus to 4,802, said the health directorate yesterday.

  • Vaccine may be ready in November

    Coronavirus vaccines being developed in China may be ready for use by the general public as early as November, an official with the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said.

  • arrest

    Cop held for raping minor in CHT

    A police constable of Ataltila police camp of Khagrachhari’s Dighinala upazila was arrested on charges of raping a 12-year-old schoolgirl on Monday evening.

  • Climate Vulnerable Countries: PM seeks strong global support

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday sought strong support from the international community and G20 to increase adaptation finance for the climate vulnerable countries.

  • Shimulia-Kathalbari ferry service

    Shimulia-Kathalbari Ferry: Experimental crossing takes 7 hours

    Authorities experimentally operated a ferry through an alternative channel on Shimulia-Kathalbari route yesterday, a day after the service was suspended for an indefinite period due to navigability crisis.

  • Bangabandhu holds talks with ministers

    Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman meets members of his Cabinet informally at the Gono Bhaban today.

  • Shimulia-Kathalbari: Ferry service suspended indefinitely

    Authorities have suspended the ferry service on Shimulia-Kathalbari route sine die due to poor navigability, causing immense suffering to passengers.

  • Myanmar troops mobilised in Rakhine

    Mobilising thousands of troops in northern Rakhine has created fears of a fresh crackdown and subsequent Rohingya influx like the one that forced around 750,000 members of the ethnic group to flee to Bangladesh.