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‘Freedom of assembly is my right.  Society needs to give it to me.’

‘Freedom of assembly is my right. Society needs to give it to me.’

The first female National Professor and Ekushey Padak awardee Dr Sufia Ahmed has had a long, illustrious career in academia and beyond.

  • 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.