8h ago| News Multimedia

Nargis, the sole female student in her class

During the one and a half year long school closure in the ongoing pandemic, all of Nargis' female classmates were married off. Typical of rural Bangladesh, girls discontinue studies after they...

17h ago| News Multimedia

How can cutting down trees mean development?

Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology authorities have cut down several 50-year-old trees and sold them off for 1 lakh and 27 thousand. On the other hand, despite previous outrage over...

20h ago| News Multimedia

Can roads be safe if transport owners, workers possess major clout?

Death of two students while two buses were racing each other, and a careless derision from a minister sparked a nationwide protest and outcry for road safety. Following the road safety movement,...

4d ago| News Multimedia

Wife wants to know what will happen to Jhumon Das

Sweety Rani Das last saw her husband outside prison on March 16, a day before a mob descended on her house -- enraged by a Facebook post. She saw her husband just once after the horrifying incident...

4d ago| News Multimedia

Manikganj shops close in protest of teen gang menace

Businessmen at Manikganj bus stand’s Nabin supermarket have shut down shops tormented by teenage gangs.

4d ago| Star Multimedia

Tale of expatriate’s abduction in Iraq for ransom from his father back in Bangladesh

On August 3, fish seller Badal Mia was starting his day in the capital’s Karwan Bazar just like any other day when a video sent to his IMO account changed everything.

September 21, 2021
September 21, 2021

Nargis, the sole female student in her class

During the one and a half year long school closure in the ongoing pandemic, all of Nargis' female classmates were married off. Typical of rural Bangladesh, girls discontinue studies after they...

September 20, 2021
September 20, 2021

How can cutting down trees mean development?

Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology authorities have cut down several 50-year-old trees and sold them off for 1 lakh and 27 thousand. On the other hand, despite previous outrage over...

September 20, 2021
September 20, 2021

Can roads be safe if transport owners, workers possess major clout?

Death of two students while two buses were racing each other, and a careless derision from a minister sparked a nationwide protest and outcry for road safety. Following the road safety movement,...

September 20, 2021
September 20, 2021

Impressive watermelon yield in salinised land!

Farmers in Khulna have made possible what was once a fantasy -- harvesting watermelon in salinised soil, using a clever procedure called mulching.

September 19, 2021
September 19, 2021

Why are sugar mills' production halted?

Due to continuous loss in sugar mills, the government has declared closure of the production of 6 out of 15 sugar mills of the country. Because of the halt in production, sugarcane farmers...

September 19, 2021
September 19, 2021

Why 35,000 migrant workers are unable to return to work

Last May, after the spike in Covid-19 cases, the UAE put a ban on flights from Bangladesh.

September 19, 2021
September 19, 2021

Youth makes a fortune with aquarium fish

Salman Sardar, a villager from Narangali in Panisara union under Jashore's Jhikargacha bought 60 aquarium fish in 2017 for 2,000 taka. With that investment only, he earned 10 lakh taka in the...

September 19, 2021
September 19, 2021

How 9 Bangladeshi fish species became critically endangered

Where once ponds, lakes and rivers of Bangladesh were full to the brim with fish, species like Bhangon Bata, Nandi, Mohashol, Khorka or Khorika, Goalpara Puia, Pipla Shol or Tila Shol, Kala Pabda,...

September 18, 2021
September 18, 2021

Surgical or cloth mask: Which is more effective?

There is no alternative to masks in preventing coronavirus. A recent research has proven that the possibility of coronavirus contamination can be prevented upto 34% by using masks alone. This...

September 18, 2021
September 18, 2021

Manikganj's Bhela Bhashani festival

Every year in the west Sheota area of Manikganj, Bhela Bhashani festival celebrates the life of Khaja Khwaja Khijir.