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Tannery relocation: An environmental hazard simply shifted to Savar?

What was considered as a move to save the Buriganga river from untreated tannery waste is now resulting in degradation of another river, the Dhaleshwari.

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Why is Bangladesh trailing behind in pandemic research?

Various research initiatives such as Bangavax and Oxyjet are experiencing setbacks in all aspects due to the Bangladesh Medical Research Council's poor management.

1d ago| Star Multimedia

Bongshi and Dhaleshwari river grabbing: No consequence for known offenders

Numerous households, shops and industries have been set up on land grabbed from Bongshi and Dhaleshwari rivers in Savar. The waste from these settlements are dumped into the Bongshi river. Despite...

Record breaking hike in LP gas prices

On October 10, 2021, Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission increased the price of LP gas by Tk 226 per 12kg cylinder unit, a new record in retail price. Now consumers have to spend Tk 1,259 for...

Lowest remittance in 16 months

Bangladesh has seen its lowest remittance in 16 months in September. In last fiscal year 2020-21, Bangladesh received a record remittance of US$ 24.78 billion, and many saw it as a change towards...

How can the e-commerce sector regain its growth momentum?

The e-commerce sector experienced rapid expansion during the coronavirus pandemic but the scene changed at the beginning of this year when news of corruption and irregularities of different online...

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...

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...

2d ago| Star Multimedia

2 arrested with 5kg ‘ice’ from Dhaka's Jatrabari

Five kg of "ice" or crystal meth has been confiscated from Dhaka's Jatrabari by RAB. This is the biggest bust of the drug in the country so far.

Artisans busy making musical instruments for Durga Puja

Around 20-25 families in Tangail's Babnapara are carrying on the family tradition of making percussion instruments like dhak, dhol, tabla and khol. Coronavirus pandemic and recent lockdowns...

Munshiganj’s traditional craft of mat weaving at risk of being lost

Around a hundred families in Munshiganj are still keeping the tradition of mat, locally called pati, weaving alive. Each and every mat has a story woven in itself. And it appears as if these tales...

Inside the dream library of Mirajul

Although Mirajul's work requires him to sell a variety of titbits out on the streets, he still finds time to satiate the voracious reader within him.