'US visa policy alone cannot ensure fair election'

The US position with respect to a fair election is somewhat a reflection of the aspirations of the Bangladeshi people.

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Air pollution is not for only one authority to tackle

Md Ziaul Haque, the director of Air Quality Management at the Department of Environment, talks with Naznin Tithi of The Daily Star about the factors behind severe air pollution in the country and why concerted efforts are needed from all ministries and government agencies concerned to fight it.

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‘Bangladesh should prioritise its national interests above all’

BIPSS President Maj Gen (retd) ANM Muniruzzaman in an exclusive interview with The Daily Star.

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International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances 2023 / ‘NHRC can’t directly investigate cases involving law enforcers’

NHRC Chairman Dr Kamal Uddin Ahmed talks about how the commission has dealt with the cases of enforced disappearance.

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances 2023 / 'The numbers on our list might only be the tip of the iceberg'

We hope the Bangladesh government will take the crucial step of ratifying the ICPPED.

'I blame misgovernance and mismanagement for high inflation'

Dr MM Akash, professor of economics at Dhaka University, explains what is driving the inflation up in Bangladesh.

‘If an election is not participatory, it is neither free nor fair’

Former Election Commissioner Brig Gen (retd) M Sakhawat Hossain in an interview with The Daily Star.

‘Health services deeply troubled by corruption, lack of accountability’

Dr Iftekharuzzaman, executive director of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), talks about how corruption and a lack of good governance have crippled the country's healthcare services.

Why did electricity price go up without a public hearing?

Professor M Shamsul Alam talks to Naznin Tithi of The Daily Star about the reasons behind the recent electricity price hike and how the energy sector can be made more efficient.

‘To avoid rice shortage, markets must function well’

Dr Mohammad Jahangir Alam of BAU talks to The Daily Star about the country's rice production.

Revisit process of policymaking, not just the policies

The burden of imported inflation and supply-side implications of reduced imports will have adverse implications for economic growth and welfare, particularly of marginalised people.

Is there a way out of Bangladesh's energy crisis? Experts tell all.

"It is time for us to ask how much we have been able to recover from the energy crisis."

Energy prices should be consciously regulated by the government

When global prices dropped, we did not see the energy prices go down in Bangladesh. Why is that?

‘We’re working very hard to increase Bangladesh’s export to China’

Chinese envoy Li Jiming shares his views on the depth and prospects of Bangladesh-China bilateral relationship with The Daily Star.

‘Decision to use EVMs defies all logic’

Badiul Alam Majumdar discusses the controvery surrounding the Election Commission's decision to use EVMs with The Daily Star.

‘Rohingya refugees need education to take control of their future’

Rohingya human rights activist Razia Sultana talks to Shuprova Tasneem from The Daily Star on Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day.

‘We can’t afford any further depletion of our forex reserves’

Ahsan H Mansur of Policy Research Institute talks about Bangladesh’s current economic crisis with Eresh Omar Jamal of The Daily Star.

'Israel’s actions are that of an apartheid regime. The only difference is that we are all brown.'

Dr Amal Jadou, Palestine’s deputy foreign minister, talks to Porimol Palma of The Daily Star about the decades long Palestine-Israel conflict, and the recent escalation of violence against the Palestinians.