16h ago| News Multimedia

Will education remain stagnant until the pandemic ends?

July 29 marked the 500th day of closure of educational institutions due to the pandemic. The government still does not have any well-articulated strategy to revive the education system.

17h ago| News Multimedia

Lockdown: A population on the move

People's movement in Dhaka has grown dramatically despite the ongoing lockdown. Even though public transport is still off the roads, the highways have been clogged with rickshaws and other...

18h ago| News Multimedia

Tk 500 crore spent, 9 years gone, yet no progress in project

It has been nine years, and Tk 500 crore has been spent since the project of wastage treatment beside Dhaleshwari river in Savar was inaugurated. But the project is nowhere near completion and the...

3d ago| Star Multimedia

How can support for returnee migrant workers be ensured?

While Bangladesh has hit record heights in remittance income, around 5 lakh returnee migrant workers have no source of income in the country. The government has taken a project worth Tk 427 crore...

3d ago| Star Multimedia

People and vehicles continue to gather on highways

In different district cities and towns of the country including Dhaka, Manikganj, Barishal and Chittagong, roads saw less traffic today due to the government holiday. On highways however, vehicles...

4d ago| News Multimedia

Fatema: an undaunted rickshaw puller on the streets of Dhaka

Fatema Begum, a woman stifled by poverty, prejudice and poor health conditions continues her fight for existence and now she is looking after herself by working as a rickshaw puller.

August 2, 2021
August 2, 2021

Will education remain stagnant until the pandemic ends?

July 29 marked the 500th day of closure of educational institutions due to the pandemic. The government still does not have any well-articulated strategy to revive the education system.

August 2, 2021
August 2, 2021

Lockdown: A population on the move

People's movement in Dhaka has grown dramatically despite the ongoing lockdown. Even though public transport is still off the roads, the highways have been clogged with rickshaws and other...

August 2, 2021
August 2, 2021

Tk 500 crore spent, 9 years gone, yet no progress in project

It has been nine years, and Tk 500 crore has been spent since the project of wastage treatment beside Dhaleshwari river in Savar was inaugurated. But the project is nowhere near completion and the...

August 1, 2021
August 1, 2021

Waterway terminals teeming with Dhaka-bound crowds

Important inland waterway terminals have been filled to the brim with capital-bound people after the abrupt decision to open all the export-oriented factories. The Daily Star reporters have visited...

August 1, 2021
August 1, 2021

Chaos and suffering: Abrupt opening of factories leads to Dhaka-bound surge in workers

The sudden decision to open all export-oriented factories in the middle of lockdown has resulted in complete chaos and violation of health safety regulations as workers are rushing to the capital....

August 1, 2021
August 1, 2021

Public transport running with no safety measures

Vehicles increased on the road after an announcement came allowing public transport for the benefit of the garment’s workers, in different districts of the country including Dhaka, Manikganj and...

August 1, 2021
August 1, 2021

Covid-19 transmission risk: Thousands of RMG workers forced to return to work

On the one hand the number of infections and deaths due to Covid-19 continues to increase, and on the other hand export-oriented industries have decided to open up. 

August 1, 2021
August 1, 2021

Every monsoon, Ctg's Maa-O-Shishu Hospital goes under water

For almost a week Chattogram's Maa-O-Shishu Hospital has been flooded with rainwater. Every year monsoon floods Chattogram, the trade capital of Bangladesh, and the port city dwellers have to...

July 31, 2021
July 31, 2021

More people in markets and on the way to join work

In different districts of the country including Dhaka, Chattogram and Gazipur, movement of people and vehicles is increasing. In some areas, gathering of people were seen in markets and on their...

July 31, 2021
July 31, 2021

Why the sudden move to open export-oriented factories?

Decision to open export-oriented factories has been announced amidst rise in the number of infections and deaths from Coronavirus.