BCL is totally out of control

Their unchecked criminality is hurting public universities

4h ago

What’s Real, really?

In spite of the Real remaining intensely vulnerable to propaganda and the power of the state, a Lie will never replace the Truth.

5h ago

Legal amendments will help universities thrive

Faculty members from within the university should be included in the trustee board to ensure a fairer share of governance.

6h ago


Chattogram's Achilles' heel

Poor drainage system is failing to prevent waterlogging in the port city.

Our rivers are being robbed

Why is the law to stop illegal sand extraction not enforced?

Address IV saline crisis urgently

Shortages of dengue medicine should not have been an issue at this critical time

In Focus

In Focus

The political origin of hunger in Bangladesh

Historical evidence suggests that almost every year before independence in 1971, present-day Bangladesh consistently grappled with a widespread shortage of food grains.

SOULS: Through the eyes of its founder, Sazed Ul Alam

I returned to Chattogram from the Liberation War on December 20, 1971 with my nephew,

152nd Birth Anniversary of Abanindranath Tagore / “The Ever-Falling Darkness of History”

In the opening years of the twentieth century, Abanindranath Tagore (1871– 1951), Rabindranath’s nephew and a prominent artist living at the Tagore palazzo in Calcutta, Jorasanko, made a trio of paintings depicting the Emperor Shah Jahan (r. 1628–58) at different stages of his life, together with his great monument to love, the Taj Mahal.

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

When will the government learn from past dengue outbreaks?

We even have our own experts repeatedly giving warnings ahead of the dengue season, and every year, they fall on deaf ears.

Install fire-escape facilities in every building

In high-rise buildings, there should be fire-proof steel staircases for evacuation.

Railway passengers need comfortable seating arrangement

Sadly, there are not enough seats for the passengers to sit and take rest on the platform.

Views Multimedia

Views Multimedia

Tackling the causes behind fire incidents

Dr Syeda Sultana Razia speaks to The Daily Star Opinion regarding the causes behind frequent fires and some possible solutions. 

Our reality versus government's narrative

Why is there so much difference between the reality of common people and that which the government wants to see or project?

Poor policy and market management have caused price hikes

Why is the government failing to manage the market as they should?

Sued under DSA, woman dies in Rab custody

According to family members, Rab said the 38-year-old Sultana Jasmine suffered a stroke in their custody, but her relatives insisted that she had no medical issues

Have we been able to establish a state different from Pakistan?

Through the Liberation War of 1971, the people of this region wanted to establish a state that would not be built in the model of Pakistan. Fifty-two years later, can we say we have achieved that goal?

Who is responsible for the ‘unnatural death’ of Bhuban Shil?

It was an unlikely death for 55-year-old Bhuban Chandra Shil, a lawyer who lived in Dhaka city for work while his family stayed in Maizdi, Noakhali

19h ago

Lead pollution: A silent epidemic threatens Bangladesh

The consequences of lead pollution may not always be visible, but they are undeniable.

3d ago

The many tactics of climate change deniers

So what can be done to counter the cock and bull stories of this breed of climate change deniers?

3d ago

How empowered are women in Bangladesh?

Do men and women in Bangladesh want to maintain the status quo of gender roles in society?

3d ago

A country for the rich, and another for the poor

In recent years, Bangladesh has been grappling with a deepening chasm of inequality.

3d ago

What makes freelancers thrive?

Can Bangladesh seize the opportunities presented by the freelancing surge?

4d ago

Tanzim Hasan Sakib is the victim of a sexist culture

Tanzim – who said in a post that men marrying women who are used to “free-mixing at addas” would be depriving their children of a “modest” mother – is a victim of the toxic masculinity prevalent in his surroundings.

4d ago

World Car-free Day: Decarbonise transport for climate justice

What happens to be a great solution for decarbonising transport is enabling and promoting walking, cycling, and pedal-powered rickshaws.

4d ago

Are factory owners above the law?

How can a factory owner not be involved in the irregularities of design and installation of fire safety systems?

4d ago

When you have Opinion Fatigue Syndrome

It is as if I must have the information and facts to pass a comment or give an opinion on every issue under the sky;

5d ago