July 9, 2021
July 9, 2021

Lack of awareness worsening situation

People in rural areas of Chattogram are seemingly reluctant to go for Covid-19 testing even after suffering from fever for six to seven days, increasing the risk of further worsening the situation...

July 9, 2021
July 9, 2021

28 Axle Load Control Centres: Crucial RHD project runs into snag

Roads and Highways Department (RHD) has failed to start the physical work of a project taken up two years ago for installing 28 axle load control centres despite a call by one of its wings for...

September 17, 2019
September 17, 2019

9 prison doctors for 90,000 inmates

Over 23 inmates are dying every month, amid a shortage of doctors, nurses, and ambulances, and poor medical facilities in 68 prisons of the country.

February 11, 2019
February 11, 2019

YABA, CHARITY hand in glove?

The other side of Abdur Rahman Bodi, widely known as a yaba godfather, is quite intriguing. ...

May 14, 2018
May 14, 2018

Yaba Invasion-3: Living in DRUG ZONE

Millions are now addicted to the pink pills. They take it as stimulant and end up with organ damage and mental derangement. The Daily Star has prepared a three-part series on the invasion of yaba...

May 13, 2018
May 13, 2018

Yaba Invasion-2: An open affair with death

It was like wooing customers to have kebab and biriyani at popular Bihari restaurants. Only a few steps into the Camper Bazar, youths in small groups were looking for potential customers, holding...

May 12, 2018
May 12, 2018

Yaba invasion -1: Hostage to Myanmar

It's called crazy medicine. Produced in Myanmar, the dangerous drug very easily crosses the border and reaches cities, towns and villages of Bangladesh through various channels -- sometimes in...

May 11, 2018
May 11, 2018

Watch out!

The figures are alarming. Every year, an estimated Tk 6,000 crore worth of yaba is sold in the country, which would come to 30 crore pieces of the drug. It is a back-of-the-envelope calculation....

October 14, 2012
October 14, 2012

A devil's design

An unprecedented hate campaign against the Buddhist community raged through Ramu, a region known for its communal harmony for centuries until the night of September 29. Eighteen pagodas were...