Why does the EC want to talk with the BNP anyway?

This sudden move by the Election Commission seems to be for lip service.

3h ago

My memories of Prof Abdur Razzaq

He truly was the Socrates of Bengal

5h ago

Why Terminal 3 alone can't turn Dhaka into an 'aviation hub'

It is quite surprising and disappointing that no one yet has pointed out these missing elements in the megaproject – all of which are so crucial!

7h ago




Time to discard EVMs instead of repairing

Such an extraordinary emphasis on having elections in some constituencies make us wonder whether there’s more to this than meets the eye.

Why low global prices don't reach Bangladeshi consumers

High commodity prices in the global market are often used as an excuse to justify price hikes in the domestic market, even if there is no direct correlation

Protecting a generation in danger

Two recent studies under government auspices have confirmed the warnings given by Education Watch.

In Focus

In Focus

Writing the Good Fight: Women, War, and Jahanara Imam’s Ekattorer Dinguli

In 1938, as Hitler marched across Europe, Virginia Woolf, in Three Guineas, urged women to “maintain an attitude of complete indifference” to war. She took a clear position on whether or not women have a stake in politics and war.

Snippets from our history & heritage

In this write-up, I shall briefly touch upon a few eminent personalities of the past who have enriched the lives of generations through their varied contributions to society in the fields of education, arts, sport and culture.

Munshi Meherullah of Jessore and religious identity in 19th century Bengal

On 7 June 1907, a rural Bengali tailor, Meherullah, died of complications from pneumonia in a small village called Chatiantala, on the banks of the river Bhairab, in Jessore.

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Plug the brain drain

As a developing country, Bangladesh is a victim of brain drain.

Railway passengers need comfortable seating arrangement

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

Flood affected people need help

As the nation celebrates the opening of the Padma Bridge, let us not forget the flood affected people of Sylhet and Sunamganj. As the water

Views Multimedia

Views Multimedia

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

What makes public servants feel superior?

The deputy commissioner of Rangpur has misbehaved with a teacher. His fault? He didn’t address the DC as “Sir”. Meanwhile, in another incident, a judge in Bogura forced the mother of a school student to beg an apology for allegedly insulting her on social media.

Not road accident but 'murder' due to negligence

A death is an accident only when it occurs in spite of all logical, scientific and experience-based steps taken to prevent it

Destructive ‘development’ efforts by Water Development Board

Our rivers are being attacked one after another. India's dams, river connectivity plans, and various projects undertaken within the country, encroachment and pollution are all taking our rivers closer to extinction.

Road crash deaths know no end

The horrific accident that happened on the Dhaka-Bhanga expressway on Sunday once again brought to fore the issues in our transport sector. Mozammel Hoque Chowdhury, secretary general of Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity, talks to The Daily Star Opinion about the reasons behind such tragedies on our highways and how to prevent them.