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Football fever hits Dhaka
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Football fever hits Dhaka

Football fever reaches its peak every four years in Bangladesh during the FIFA World Cup, and nowhere is it more evident than on the streets of Dhaka city.

  • Mobile Nursery in Dhaka

    Nursery at your doorstep

    BRAC Nursery, a social enterprise of BRAC, launches its first ever Caravan Activation in Dhaka to raise awareness on the importance of urban greenery through planting trees in a bid to counter the effects of climate change and carbon emissions.

  • Charak festival

    Charak festival: A different kind of Pahela Baishakh celebration in Pabna

    People from all walks of life in Satbaria village of Pabna’s Sujanagar upazila celebrate the first day of the Bangla New Year with the century-old tradition of Charak festival.

  • Uncensored with Rafi Hossain: Bobby talks on her new film 'Bizli'

    After the release of the trailer for ‘Bizli’, she became a viral sensation for the innovation she is bringing to Bengali cinema. With her first venture being 'Khoj – The Search' in 2010, it didn't take long for everyone to know her name.

  • The Baishakh Daydreams

    Shopping done, the preparations for the delicious Pahela Baishakh meals in place, and even the home looks spic and span. What is left now is to plan the finer details of your own look, after all, what better way than to stand out in your very own style?

  • Quota Reform Demand: Demos roll into day 4

    Demonstrations seeking reform in the civil service quota system erupted across the country yesterday, as thousands of private and

  • Chhayanaut all set for Pahela Baishakh 1425

    Chhayanaut is an institution devoted to Bengali culture. Founded in 1961, the institution has been celebrating Pahela Baishakh every year since then (except 1971).

  • Dhaka University Vice Chancellor's wife Salma Zaman

    No words to express the horror of the night, says DU VC’s wife

    There are no words to express the horror of yesterday night when the residence of Dhaka University Vice Chancellor came under attack during the quota-reform movement on the campus, DU VC’s wife Salma Zaman said today.

  • Penguin books set foot in country's publishing market

    Penguin Random House, a global book publishing house, joins hands with Pathak Shamabesh in Bangladesh to publish books by Bangladeshi authors in English, while encouraging local authors to write in English.

  • Baldah Garden: Where rare plants lie in negligence

    The country's century-old botanical treasure trove Baldah Garden with its rare collection of exotic plants now remains uncared and unattended for, facing the onslaught of billboards, high-rise buildings, and pollution.

  • Pet Lover Dipanwita Ridi

    Dipanwita’s home, a sanctuary for cats and dogs

    Can you imagine a two-storied building in Narayanganj has been turned into a shelter home for stray cats and dogs.

  • Conjoined Baby Rokeya and Rabeya

    Ray of hope for conjoined twins

    Rokeya and Rabeya were not born normal to Pabna’s primary school-teaching couple Rafiqul Islam and Taslima. They were joined at the head since birth.

  • Strong to the Core

    There are three core muscles in the abdominals: the transverse, the rectus and the internal and external obliques. In pilates, this core is referred to as the Power House. The power house is made up of three sets of muscles”

  • Char Kukri Mukri

    Discover Bangladesh: Quick Tour into Char Kukri Mukri

    Char Kukri Mukri, an island situated in the southern part of Bangladesh, offers tourists a beautiful landscape. In this new episode of Discover Bangladesh, Star Live takes you to Char Kukri Mukri, an island with mangrove forest and a beautiful sea beach. Watch the video to know more.

  • Nobel Peace Laureates Mairead Maguire and Tawakkol Karman

    Wake Up And Stop Rohingya Abuses

    No one would realise better than a woman how it feels when a child is snatched away from the arms of a mother and slaughtered, a man is murdered before the eyes of his wife, or a girl is raped. That is what happened to countless Rohingya women back in Rakhine State of Myanmar.

  • Are You Ready For Change?

    Vales, eco-system and the market change with time. It is important to understand how one's skill and passion will be beneficial with the changing phenomenon. On the second session of Coffee with Mentor, enthusiast participants from different universities learnt this very crucial lesson from none other than mentor Sabbir Hasan Nasir, Executive Director, ACI Logistics Ltd. (Shwapno).

  • Inspiring Dutch woman Antoinette Termoshuizen

    Inspiring Dutch woman lives for Bangladeshi children with disabilities

    Meet Antoinette Termoshuizen, a Dutch woman more popularly known as ‘Khalamma’, who has spent the last 20 years of her life making life better for children with disabilities of Bangladesh.

  • The Immortality of Spirit

    Gems of Nazrul release 'Mrityu Nai' marking Feb 21

    Gems of Nazrul, an initiative to portray National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam's musical genius in new light and popularise his spirited songs, has released its seventh music video - “Mrityu Nai”, marking Language Martyrs’ Day and International Mother Language Day.

  • Central Shaheed Minar

    For Bangla, women too were at the forefront

    It was a testing time, the 1950s.

  • Tokai Natya Dal

    Tokai Natya Dal: A window of dreams for street children

    Television and theatre artist Saju Mahadi trains under privileged children to give them hope to establish in performing arts. Watch the video to know more.

  • Ekushey Book Fair: Stories behind the publications

    We have talked to the publishers, editors and cover designers of the books displayed at the Ekushey Book Fair 2018 to let you know the stories behind the publications.

  • International Mother Language Day Special by Pran Milk & The Daily Star

    The Daily Star & Pran Milk brings a quiz competition on the occasion of the International Mother Language Day to encourage our readers to test their knowledge, and learn more about the history of Bangladesh.

  • No More Back Pain

    Most of us spend hours at the office, sitting on a chair (that is perhaps not ergonomically designed), with our necks bent towards a

  • Bus Menace: Chaos on road as bus stops everywhere

    Despite having specific bus-stops, the drivers of city buses seldom use the designated places.

  • Discover Bangladesh: Monpura, The Island of Tranquility

    In this new episode of Discover Bangladesh, Star Live takes you to Monpura, the island of tranquility in the southern part of Bangladesh. Watch the video to know more.

  • Blood donors at fingertips

    Imagine you have an emergency patient, a loved one, needing blood. You write a Facebook post seeking blood or contact the blood banks. If everything works well, you may get blood in time. Otherwise, the patient's life might be in danger.

  • Shakrain festival in Bangladesh 2018

    Shakrain: The festival of kite, light and fire

    Have you ever seen the sky flooded with kites, lights and fireworks during the Shakrain or Ghuri Utshob that brings life to the most congested part of the Old Dhaka? Watch our Star Live video on Shakrain to know more.

  • National Vegetable Fair 2018

    Have you missed this year’s vegetable fair?

    If you missed this year’s vegetable fair held in Dhaka this month, do not worry. The Daily Star live team has covered the event for you. We visited the three-day National Vegetable Fair 2018 that began on January 14 at Krishibid Institute Bangladesh (KIB) auditorium in Farmgate on its second day.


    Although there is sufficient government land on both sides of the historical Jessore Road for its expansion, the local authorities seem to be hell-bent on doing the expansion by felling more than 2,300 trees, a several hundred of them nearly two centuries old.

  • Discover Bangladesh Nijhum Dwip

    Discover Bangladesh: Nijhum Dwip, The Island of Silence

    In this new episode of Discover Bangladesh, Star Live takes you to Nijhum Dwip, the island of silence situated in the southern part of Bangladesh. Watch the video to know more.

  • Discover Bangladesh: Sajek, a valley in the clouds

    The healthiest location in Bangladesh, Sajek is a must visit for tourists willing to spend some time in the nature and roll over through the days in the passing clouds.