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(WATCH) Lalmonirhat farmer buys elephant following wife’s dream
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(WATCH) Lalmonirhat farmer buys elephant following wife’s dream

In a rare incident, a farmer from Ratidhar Dewti village of Lalmonirhat has bought an elephant worth Tk 16.5 lakh in order to obey “divine instructions received by his wife in her dreams”.

  • Flooding: Immense suffering for lakhs of people in Bogura

    More than 1.25 lakh people have been suffering immensely since June 26 due to the flood situation in Bogura's Dhunat, Sonatala and Sariakandi upazilas.

  • [WATCH] One woman’s initiative to feed thousands in Bangladesh

    Nafisa Anjum Khan, in a CNG autorickshaw loaded with various foodstuffs and daily essentials, goes about the city looking for those who don’t have food at home.

  • Manobik Haat for the small businesses lost to Covid-19

    During the Covid-19 crisis, many of the small traders of Dhaka’s Dwipnagar slum lost their livelihoods. Switch Bangladesh Foundation came forward to help the unfortunate and give them a chance to get back in business. To know more watch Star Live’s video.

  • [Watch] Councillor Khorshed: a Covid-19 fighter

    Councillor Khorshed came forward at a time when the closest people of those dead with Covid-19 or with symptoms would not carry on with the funeral proceedings.

  • (Watch) A look into the lives of Cambodia’s gentle giants

    For generations, elephants have been inextricably tied to the lands of Mondulkiri in Cambodia. The people who call this place their home -- the indigenous Bunong community -- share a unique bond with the gentle giants of the land.

  • Chakra cleansing for good health

    We have an astral plane made up of energy centres called chakras that have its own mantra sound or vibrational frequency and postures and foods which nourish it. They govern our physical and psychological body. The chakras align with our endocrine system,thus when balanced, we experience healthy functioning of our mind and body. When imbalanced, conditions of disease arise rooted in this energy system.

  • (Watch) Coronavirus claims 3 lives of doctor’s family

    The continuous rise of coronavirus cases in Bangladesh has surpassed the 50,000 mark. Yet, instead of taking more cautious measures, some have begun to take a more lax attitude towards the crisis. The daily counts are not just numbers; these are real people with dreams and families.

  • (Watch) Quick and easy Banana Bread recipe

    If you are stuck at home and exhausted nearly every other activity you could think of, why not give recipe experimentations a try?

  • (Watch) Peace and quiet for wildlife at Lawachara

    Lawachara National Park, abuzz with people all year round, is now a paradise for wild animals. Rare species of wild boar, deer, monkeys, and different species of birds can be seen in this habitat consisting of 169 species of plants and 276 species of animals.

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    1 killed, over 100 houses damaged during storm in Brahmanbaria

    One person died and over a hundred houses were damaged and trees were uprooted as a storm, followed by torrential rain, lashed out in Nasirnagar and Sarailupazilas of Brahmanbaria this morning.

  • Libya killings: Human traffickers demanded Tk 10 lakh ransom for Jashore’s Rakibul

    Libyan human traffickers had demanded Tk 10 lakh ransom for Jashore’s Rakibul, one of the 26 Bangladeshi nationals killed by traffickers in the North African country, claimed family members.

  • (Watch) Children of tea workers helping their own community

    Rema Tea Garden in Chunarugat Upazila of Habiganj district has been closed since March. In order to meet the food crisis created in this situation, the children of tea workers have stood by the 480 families who depend on the garden for their livelihoods.

  • Fatal Blaze at United Hospital: Burnt unit had no fire safety

    The isolation unit for coronavirus patients at United Hospital was makeshift, it lacked fire safety measures and was built in violation of the Bangladesh National Building Code, fire service officials said yesterday.

  • (Watch) Rooftops: Entertainment hubs in coronavirus times

    City dwellers are living captive lives confined inside apartments due to the pandemic. Many have resorted to seek space and solace on their rooftops. People of all ages have flocked to their roofs to breathe the uncharacteristically clean air.

  • Halda River sees most haul of eggs in 14yrs

    Egg collectors in Halda River have been delighted by what is this decade’s record haul of eggs in the lone natural breeding ground of carp-like fish in South Asia.

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    (Watch) A moment of respite: Animals at Mirpur Zoo get a much-deserved break

    With no people in sight, the animals housed at Bangladesh National Zoo in Mirpur-1 seem to be having the time of their lives (however much is possible within the confines of a cage).

  • (Watch) Students serving free sehri, iftar

    Hungry people, some with children, begin to gather near Raju sculpture on Dhaka University campus after midnight, and by 3:00am, there are almost 400 of them sitting down expectantly on the street.

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    (Watch) Missing Journo Kajol: Found after 53 days, sent to jail

    Fifty-three days after his disappearance, missing photojournalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol was found in Benapole yesterday on World Press Freedom Day, but was subsequently arrested and sent to jail.

  • (Watch) May Day: Large number of children work in tea estates

    After her mother passed away, her father remarried and moved elsewhere, and so attending school became a luxury for 12-year-old Sheuly Munda.

  • (Watch) Why won't people maintain social distance?

    In many parts of the world, common people are still indifferent to social and physical distancing. At the time of the Covid-19 epidemic, in our country, people from urban and rural areas are still wandering outside, gathering at the market, in the tea shop without any kind of precaution or social distance.

  • (WATCH) Ctg to get two more labs to test Covid-19

    Two new laboratories are going to open in Chattogram by next week for testing Covid-19 samples, aiming to increase the testing capacity to 350 from the present capacity of around 150 a day.

  • Digital payment solutions during coronavirus pandemic

    Today’s discussion will focus on how we can make the best use of our existing digital payment structure during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

  • (Watch) CMP using drones to ensure social distancing

    The Kotwali police station of Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) has taken an exceptional initiative to ensure social distancing for preventing the spread of Covid-19.

  • (WATCH) Former shooter Asif willing to auction his gold medal

    Former national shooter Asif Hossain Khan, who won gold medal at 2002 Commonwealth Games in 10m Air Rifle individual event, expresses his willingness to auction that medal in order to raise fund for battling coronavirus crisis.

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    Gaibandha’s first two patients’ tale of winning Covid-19 battle

    Gaibandha's first two Covid-19 patients, an expatriate in the US and his mother, have recovered from the disease and returned home from the hospital recently. Taking to The Daily Star, the mother and son told their story of winning the coronavirus battle.

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    On allegation of irregularities, locals snatch relief rice from truck in Sylhet

    Locals -- including people from low-income groups -- snatched VGF relief rice from a truck in Zakiganj upazila of Sylhet, citing irregularities in distribution.

  • (WATCH) A city shut down: Dhaka before & after coronavirus

    "Dhaka, one of the most densely populated cities in the world, has turned into a ghost town since the COVID-19 outbreak. The city has become almost unrecognisable with roads empty and eerily silent . For residents accustomed to dealing with hour-long traffic, what they're witnessing was unimaginable once upon a time."

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    How students and teachers are dealing with online classes

    Schools and educational institutions were the first to be closed for coronavirus precautions. The entire academic year has been forced to deal with the rescheduling of exams, including the HSC examinations. As a result, with the state of the nation put on hold indefinitely, many schools and universities have migrated to online classes. The transition has not been without any hurdles, but students and teachers are still adapting effectively.

  • WATCH: How to spend your time at home during the shutdown

    The nationwide shutdown to control the spread of the Coronavirus has been extended till April 25th, 2020. It's imperative to take necessary safety precautions instead of panicking at this point in time. Spending day after day cooped up inside can get irritating, however, if you follow a plan to occupy your days with activities, it is possible to come out of this with new skills and reduce the restlessness at home. Watch the video below to know more.

  • What if social distancing is not an option?

    It’s a melting pot of activities. Children are playing on the alleys, groups of youths are playing dice, adults gossiping on the street, and opened shops are crowded by both buyers and onlookers.