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Pesticides still being applied on mangoes

A number of mango growers are spraying toxic pesticides on their orchards in Rajshahi region, despite a High Court order to deploy police in the areas to prevent the harmful practice.

  • ‘There was so much smoke, could hardly breathe’

    One of the survivors of the FR Tower fire incident in Dhaka's Banani recounts the horrific experience she went through as she managed to make it out of the fiery chamber. Watch the Star Live video to know more.

  • Prachyanat’s Lal Yatra on Genocide Day

    On the black night of March 25, 1971, known as the genocide day, the Pakistani Army launched an operation against the innocent Bangalees in Dhaka and many other places.

  • Horse-racing Competition in Manikganj

    Horse race in Manikganj

    A horse racing competition is arranged in Daulatpur upazila of Manikganj on the occasion of the country’s Independence Day.

  • Take step for int’l recognition for March 25 genocide: Nirmul Committee

    Ekatturer Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee urges the government to take an effective initiative for international recognition to the night of March 25 as “International Black Night of Genocide”.

  • Bangladesh Independence day 2019

    Independence Day Today: THE NORTHERN UPRISING

    The resistance during the 1971 Liberation War began in Rangpur early March and it was a full-on war even before the black night of March 25.

  • Ducsu finally gets going

    The Dhaka University Central Students' Union yesterday saw its first executive meeting in nearly three decades with different student organisations demanding repolling to the prestigious platform.

  • Faria and Opu: A match made in heaven

    In an interview with Rafi Hossain, the newly-wed couple, Sabnam Faria and Harunur Rashid Opu, talks about their love and relationship.

  • Dreams bigger than the challenges they face

    Marzana Akter injured her legs in 2015 when she fell off a tree, and has been unable to walk since then. She has to move around in a wheelchair now, but her dreams are much bigger than her condition. She is now first year student of Bangladesh Health Profession Institute (BHPI).

  • UZ polls: Cop, 4 others shot in Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar polls clash

    Five people including a policeman suffers bullet injuries in separate clashes centering upazila parishad elections in Chattogram and Cox’s Bazar districts.

  • Protest flares up in Sylhet over Wasim’s death

    Several hundred students of Sylhet Agricultural University (SAU) stage demonstration, demanding justice for one of their fellows, who was pushed off a running bus and killed yesterday evening.

  • Ducsu Vice President Nurul Haque Nur

    I am happy as well as sad: Nur

    Terming the recent Ducsu elections “tainted and questionable”, its Vice President Nurul Haque Nur says he assumed office only to continue to place the demand for reelection before the Dhaka University authorities.

  • Students form human chain on Dhaka Progati Sarani

    Students to return on Sunday for peaceful protests on Progati Sarani

    Students demanding safer roads will return on Sunday again to continue their protest as they end their human chain programme on Progati Sarani in front of Bashundhara gate.

  • Rangamati gun attack

    7 shot dead in Rangamati

    At least seven people, including two polling officials and four Ansar personnel, were shot dead in Rangamati's Baghaichhari upazila in a violent turn of events in the second phase of upazila polls yesterday.

  • school for special children

    Lalmonirhat farmer runs school for special children

    Abdur Rashid, a marginal farmer in Lalmonirhat, is revered and respected by the people in his locality for running a school for children with special needs, a role he has been playing for the last nine years.

  • With a little help

    Life was not kind to Shajenur Begum, a member of the 'Bede' (a nomadic ethnic group) community in Savar, when she had to make a living off snake-charming and selling amulets.

  • NZ shooting: Traumatised citizens mourn victims

    The attack on the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in New Zealand’s Christchurch prompts an outpouring of grief and deep shock in the usually peaceful country, which prides itself on welcoming refugees fleeing violence or persecution.

  • Ek Takar Master

    Meet the 'ek takar master'

    Four decades ago, a 29-year-old man who had studied up to SSC level started teaching children at his village in Gaibandha for Tk 1 a day.

  • Actor Meghla Mukta

    The Southern Pearl

    Meghla Mukta, a renowned model and actor who recently went to India and starred in a Telegu film called ‘Sakala Kala Vallabhudu’, talks about her career and the struggles she faced to get where she is today in an interview with Rafi Hossain.

  • Drive on Turag bank: 8 Illegal brick kilns partially demolished

    The Department of Environment has started a drive against illegal brick kilns on the banks of Turag River in Ashulia of Savar.

  • Road Safety Movement in Bangladesh

    Students call off demonstration till March 28

    A section of students, who were staging demonstrations demanding justice to one of their fellows killed in a road crash in Dhaka, announces to postpone the ongoing agitation till March 28.

  • School students rally against climate change

    Despite it being the weekly holiday, children of Barishal city gathered at their respective schools and held rallies on Friday, demanding a safe future and protection against climate change.

  • Dhaka Chawkbazar tragedy

    Chawkbazar tragedy: Wife gets husband's body after 21 days

    Wife of a rickshaw puller gets her husband's body, 21 days after the devastating Chawkbazar fire.

  • PM asks DUCSU leaders to maintain peaceful atmosphere on campus

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asks the newly-elected DUCSU leaders to maintain peaceful atmosphere on the campus, saying that her government wants to further develop the country by utilizing the talents of the youths.

  • 100th birthday of Bangabandhu celebrated

    The nation celebrated the 100th birthday of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman through extensive programmes, fanfare and gaiety.

  • Demo at Dhaka University demanding DUCSU re-election

    DU agitating students to continue demo for Ducsu re-polls

    The agitating students are to continue their demonstration on Dhaka University campus until their demand for re-election to Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) is met.

  • Protest for safer roads in Dhaka

    Students trash assurance of mayor, DMP chief

    Agitating students have trashed the assurance of authorities and refused to move from the streets on demands for safer roads for all citizens.

  • Students call for countrywide class boycott tomorrow

    The students, who were stating demonstration protesting the death of one of their fellows in a road crash in Dhaka’s Pragati Sarani, call for countrywide class boycott programme tomorrow.

  • Youth demo for climate held in Barishal

    Hundreds of school students join in a demonstration in Barishal demanding implementation of Paris Climate Accord and assurance of a safe future combating the impacts of climate change globally.

  • Quota leader shocks BCL

    The day began with high hopes of a square Ducsu election pending for nearly three long decades.

  • protest for fair Ducsu election

    Ducsu candidates in joint protest for fair polls

    Candidates of Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) protest together demanding a fair election to Ducsu tomorrow. The panels of leftists, independent panel, quota reformists submitted a memorandum to the vice chancellor this afternoon in this regard.