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Breaking stereotypes: a female automobile mechanic
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Breaking stereotypes: a female automobile mechanic

Poverty could not stop Rabeya Sultana Rabbi from becoming an expert automobile mechanic, in a society where women are stereotyped in every aspect of life.

  • Massive drive to free rivers kicks off in districts

    The authorities yesterday launched a massive eviction drive against illegal occupiers of river lands in different districts across the country.

  • Sir Abed laid to rest

    Brac founder Sir Fazle Hasan Abed is laid to eternal rest at the Banani graveyard in Dhaka after Zohr prayers.

  • Special Economic Zone in Tea Estate: 6,000 to lose means for survival

    Satyabati Bakti, 95, a blind retired tea-worker of Chandpur tea estate, is ready to take a bullet to protect her farmland.

  • Ducsu VP Nur attacked again

    Dhaka University Central Students' Union (Ducsu) Vice President Nurul Haque Nur and several of his associates have been injured in an attack allegedly carried out by activists of Chhatra League and Muktijuddha Mancha.

  • Sir Fazle Hasan Abed

    Biography: Sir Fazle Hasan Abed (1936-2019)

    People from across the world are paying their tribute to Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, the founder of the world largest NGO, Brac, with profound sadness.

  • The radio man

    Growing up, Mofazzal Hossain worked as a helper at his father’s small radio repair shop in a market in Mymensingh town. He quickly fostered a fascination for the device, learning the ins and outs of the trade.

  • Air pollution: Tanneries burning leather wastes at Dhaleshwari

    For last two years the authorities of Tannery Industrial Estate are polluting the Dhaleshwari river dumping liquid waste as their effluent treatment plant is not ready yet, now they are also polluting air by burning leather wastes in the bank of the Dhaleshwari.

  • How is current situation of migration from Bangladesh?

    The International Migrants Day was celebrated worldwide on Wednesday, December 18. Bangladesh government, UN agencies and NGOs have chalked out a three-day elaborate programme in Dhaka and elsewhere marking the day. On the occasion, The Daily Star has arranged a special talk show to discuss the situation of the Bangladeshi migrants, challenges and prospects. Today's guest is migration expert Shariful Hasan, head of BRAC Migration Programme.

  • Farmers incur loss over restriction on cattle selling in Dahagram

    Cattle farmers in Dahagram in Patgram upazila of Lalmonirhat are incurring a huge loss for years now as they do not have permission to sell their animals on their own will.

  • Biting cold paralyses life in N dists

    The biting cold during the last couple of days disrupted life in northern districts near the Himalayas.

  • What is the achievement of Madrid Climate talks

    The close-door negotiations of Climate Change conference, 2019 ends on December 15 delaying more than 40 hours than the scheduled time.

  • The story of Sheikh Motiur Rahman

    The story of Sheikh Motiur Rahman

  • Bangladesh Victory Day 2019

    Blood, sweat, tears

    “…Then after dark, a tentative ‘Joy Bangla’ in the back streets. Older men came out and persuaded the lads back into their homes; ‘there is still a curfew’. Then a more determined ‘Joy Bangla’. The Mukti Bahini had taken over the streets.

  • Of bravery, of Betiara

    It was a cold winter night. Some 75 freedom fighters were deftly making their way in a quiet village called Betiara; only the whooshing sound of breeze blowing through bamboo bushes and trees and the chirping of insects were disturbing the eerie silence.

  • A little slice of South Africa in Bogura

    The Shaheed Chandu Stadium in Bogura, one of five purpose-built cricket grounds established in the lead-up to the 2004 Under-19 World Cup, has hardly been buzzing with cricketing activity as the venue has not hosted an international match since December 2006. It is only when first-class matches take place or some local programmes are held that some noise is heard from the venue.

  • ‘Chose this land over my father’

    By June of 1971, Pakistani forces had occupied most of Rajshahi district’s key installations and were expanding their control to remote areas through mass killings, rape and burning villages.

  • Perfect cover for freedom fighters

    The tin shack was almost hidden behind a bush. A thick canopy of mango and coconut trees kept it under a blissful shade. Behind its backyard was a wide canal that separated it from the rest of the village.

  • Rohingya repatriation to Myanmar

    Bangladesh should keep close watch on Rohingya repatriation

    Bangladesh should keep close watch on the Rohingya repatriation process, Munshi Faiz, former ambassador and former head of Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) has said.

  • A new milestone

    Runa Laila, our nightingale, has been enchanting audiences around the world with her mind blowing performances for the last 50 years.

  • MARTYRED INTELLECTUALS DAY: Freedom comes at a price

    It was around 8:00pm. A sudden knock at the door of house F-1237 in Ghoramara area of Rajshahi broke the eerie silence of the wintry night in 1971. The knocking sent chills down the spines of Mir Abdul Quayum and his wife.

  • A cup of tea worth enduring Dhaka traffic

    The thought of driving an hour and a half in a city beleaguered by unending traffic congestion to do anything is stress-inducing. Munia and her friends -- all university students -- drove all the way from Mirpur-10 to Dhaka Airport Railway Station just to have some tea.

  • Hearing at ICJ Part-3

    During the 3rd day of the trial, Prof Dr Delwar Hossain of the department of International Relations at Dhaka University, spoke to The Daily Star about the Rohingya crisis. Host: Mohammad Al-Masum Molla

  • Keraniganj plastic factory Fire

    ‘Keraniganj plastic factory was fined for non-compliance’

    The Keraniganj plastic factory where 11 people died in a massive fire was fined for non-compliance.

  • Rohingya Genocide Hearing at ICJ

    Hearing at ICJ Part-2: Myanmar rebuts with weak logic

    Myanmar argues their case today (11th December 2019), in the International Court of Justice. Aung San Suu Kyi Spoke at the city of The Hague, Netherlands where the court is located. She partially agreed to the allegations of the mistreatment of the Rohingya people. She said, if the military is found guilty of war crime allegations they’d be investigated and trailed by Myanmar.

  • Hearing on Rohingya genocide against Myanmar at UN court

    Myanmar has been accused of carrying out ethnic cleansing against Rohingya community since long.

  • ‘Only justice can heal our wounds’

    Rohingyas demand Myanmar be held to account at the United Nations’ top court in The Hague, where Myanmar leader and Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is set to defend the country against charges of genocide of the minority community.

  • North in Nabanno mood amid concerns

    Amid allegations of meddling in rice procurement process at government warehouses and complaints of low prices of paddy at open markets, villages in the country’s northern districts are abuzz with Nabanno -- a festival of harvest.

  • 100 illegal structures demolished on Dhaka-Aricha highway

    Roads and Highways Department (RHD) has demolished over 100 illegal structures on both sides of Dhaka-Aricha highway in Savar in two hours since the eviction drive starts.


    Celebrating the release of their new album, ‘Noyon JolerGaan’, the popular folk-fusion band, ‘JolerGaan', seats down with Rafi Hossain for an exclusive interview.

  • A jewel named Manik

    Education is dropped down the list of priorities when survival tops the list for many children having disabilities from birth.