Rising cyber violence is a blot on Smart Bangladesh

Coordinated response vital to protect female internet users

56m ago

Elections without choice: A leaf out of autocrats’ playbook

As the country is heading towards an exercise that the incumbent is calling an election, it is imperative that we understand what is in the making.

5h ago

The relevance of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

If the community of states had a common religion, then that could have been the UDHR

7h ago
In Focus

In Focus

Haraprasad Shastri: An Unusual Pundit

Haraprasad Shastri (1853-1931, Bhattacharya was the original family name) was a Sanskrit scholar, commonly referred to as a ‘pundit.

How did the U.S. and Bangladesh come to be at the same negotiating table on climate change?

We hear a lot about the COP meetings in the media.  Most of what we hear is generally around the time when these meetings of high-ranking officials from most of the countries of the world are held, usually late November or early December. 

Voyages and visions / Dutch perspectives on early-modern Bengal

The riverine area of Bengal has held a significant position in Indian Ocean trade for centuries and has also given rise to different narratives about the region in European accounts.

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?

‘A violent crackdown during elections does not inspire voter confidence’

The human rights situation in Bangladesh is extremely concerning due to the nation’s steady slide towards authoritarianism.

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Bangladesh’s energy transition journey so far

Bangladesh’s trajectory towards energy transition has been challenging but also provides valuable opportunities for other countries to learn from it.

2d ago

Images you cannot unsee

We will remember the faces of the smiling Gazan children and their families in the photos—the faces of people who have been wiped out for no fault of their own.

3d ago

VIP movements are Dhaka’s undiagnosed illness

If the capital's traffic condition makes you angry, you're normal

3d ago

Empowering women, sustaining the environment

Amid multifaceted challenges, there is a story of interconnectedness of women and the environment.

3d ago

Column by Mahfuz Anam: Has BNP served its supporters well?

The BNP failed to reap anything effective from the huge public support that it was able to garner late last year.

3d ago

Does India have a hit list?

The attempted murder of Sikh separatist, Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, a US citizen, in New York City, allegedly at the behest of an Indian government official in New Delhi, has cast a shadow over India’s global image.

3d ago

A civility test between Israelis and Palestinians

As opposed to the negative and pejorative assumptions about Palestinians, Israelis are routinely described as civilised and democratic.

4d ago

To combat gender-based violence, do away with systemic bias

Gender inequality and violence as the outcome of a society are symptomatic of the ethos that shape policies, family structures and opportunities for men and women.

4d ago

Justice and finance at COP28

COP28 in Dubai highlights the pressing issues of climate justice and financing amid a worsening climate emergency.

4d ago
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