Why Bangladesh failed to contain inflation while others succeeded

While many other countries have managed to reduce inflationary pressure by adopting monetary policy tools, Bangladeshi policymakers have shied away from doing the same.

10h ago

Stop this charade of price control

Why expect different outcomes with the same flawed policy?

11h ago

Down on the Biden economy

Why do voters give Biden’s economy a lousy 36 percent approval rating?

19h ago




Our banking sector, where no rules apply for vested quarters

In the banking sector of Bangladesh, exemptions from rules and regulations for powerful loan defaulters seem to be the default rules.

What's at stake with a politicised bureaucracy

The EC needs assistance from all stakeholders to hold a free and fair election come January.

Easy, Tiger! Hold your horses

The repercussions of Tanzim’s misogynistic remarks extend well beyond the headlines.

In Focus

In Focus

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,

At Home And In Foreign Lands / Syed Mujtaba Ali between Bengal and Afghanistan

Historically, Afghanistan, and its cities Kabul and Peshawar, were central in the Mughal imagination as the space where the idea of Hindustan took shape.

As I Remember Syed Waliullah, My Papa

Thinking of Syed Waliullah and being his son always triggers contrasting feelings of joy and pride, melancholy and pain. Regrettably, neither my elder sister Simine nor I am able to remember much about our father, as we were both very young when he passed away.

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Innovative approaches to preventing dengue

Advancements in genetic engineering have led to the development of genetically modified mosquitoes that are resistant to dengue virus infection.

Is AI a concern for chartered accountants?

It is safe to say that AI-driven technologies can be a helping hand for accountants.

Striking a balance between development and environmental conservation

Current development practices ignore the negative impact they can have on the natural environment.

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?

What does Bangladesh’s space research organisation really do?

Bangladesh’s Space Research and Remote Sensing Organisation (SPARRSO) came under scathing criticism from netizens.

5d ago

A ray of hope amid grim statistics

Mohakhali dengue hospital shows the importance of proper medical facilities

5d ago

With the new HSIA terminal comes greater responsibilities

That a 12-year-old managed to breach at least five layers of security at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport comes as no surprise

5d ago

Karma is Novak Djokovic

He reads his opponents like a book and then translates the lessons onto the court.

5d ago

We are not on track for 2030 climate targets

We are at the halfway point of this time frame; if we review the current situation, the progress is not good.

5d ago

Correcting the dollar’s price is the only medicine we need

A single, sensible policy can make a motley of weird prescriptions totally redundant.

6d ago

CDA must answer for its chronic failure

Its unplanned and ineffective undertakings are making Chattogram unliveable

6d ago

Break the cycle of pre-election violence

Ruling party must discourage violent confrontations

6d ago

Over 99 percent of Bangladeshis hold at least one bias against women

What are the costs and consequences of such biases?

6d ago

Rising tides, sinking chalkboards: How climate change threatens Bangladesh's primary education

Climate change affects children and their education through several channels.

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