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Durga Puja celebrated at 32,168 mandaps across Bangladesh

Durga Puja, the biggest festival of the Hindu community, ended with the immersion of idols. On the final day of the festival, devotees congregated in puja mandaps to celebrate Vijaya Dashami.

Children’s stories at Mro’s Jumghar library

There’s a jumghar library at 1300ft above sea level on the chimbuk hill in Bandarban. A local youth by the name of Yangan Mro developed this jumghar as a children’s library. He named it 'Sangchia Tekra, Sangchia Shontara Kim', which translates to 'telling stories, listening to stories'.

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No proper conservation of Old Dhaka heritage sites

Urban Study Group (USG founder, Taimur Islam, speaks to The Daily Star about his organisation's work and experience.

Dwarakanath Tagore: The forefather of bank defaulted loans

Bank owners’ corruption and loan defaults are not new in Bangladesh.

Price hike of essentials: Are we at the mercy of a select few businesses?

The increase in prices of daily necessities has resulted in instability in the country’s markets. In response to this situation, Bangladesh Competition Commission has filed 44 cases against 36 individuals and companies, accusing them of creating an artificial crisis in the market. 

How did Bangladesh become champion in green garment factory?

Three garment factories of Bangladesh have recently received green garment factory certificate. Now the country has 171 green garment factories, the highest in the world. Applications of 550 more have already been submitted for such licence. But what is actually a green garment factory? How will Bangladesh be benefited with green garment factory? Where does the green garment factory license come from?

Will the country be hit by another wave of coronavirus?

Coronavirus infections are on the wane in the country, as are the death numbers.

Four brave women perform funeral rites of female Covid victims

Four women from Mymensingh have come forward to perform the funeral rites for female Covid-19 deceased -- an altruistic work beyond social stigma and health risk, a work where only male volunteers used to come forward during these distressing times.

Is importing oxygen enough?

Countrywide oxygen demand has increased 4 to 5 times, and still the health ministry is claiming that Bangladesh is not at risk of oxygen shortage. On the other hand, the director general of the health directorate made promises of importing oxygen from India.

Hadudu game for above 60-year-olds

A friendly match of Hadudu took place in Manikganj. Interestingly, all those who participated in this competition were 60-years-old or above.

Calls to preserve house of Poet Nazrul’s wife Pramila in Manikganj

Teota village of Shibalaya upazila of Manikganj. The memories of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam and his wife Pramila are scattered in this village which is located on the bank of Jamuna river. But as time passes, memories are also fading.

Gayatri Kundu finds her childhood home after 76 years

Gayatri Kundu was four-five years old when she left Dhaka with her family and moved to Kolkata.