Barishal traders demand a month's delay in hilsa fishing ban

Hilsa traders in Barishal have demanded a month's delay in the mother fish conservation drive this year. However, the proposal of the Barisal Divisional Fisheries Department has not been implemented nationally

Russia-Ukraine 'drone war': Where does it end?

In this era of technological advancement, remote-controlled unmanned vehicles, drones, are changing the dynamics of warfare

Watch: BNP's youth road march from Bogura to Rajshahi

BNP started their "youth road march" of youth from Bogura this morning, to press home their demand for holding the next election under a non-party caretaker government

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Business Multimedia

Khulna farmers prefer cultivating beans instead of shrimps

Shrimps were once widely cultivated in Dumuria upazila of Khulna. Now, farmers in this area are moving towards growing vegetables, especially beans. Vegetables from Dumuria are also exported to many countries in Europe

Fishes aplenty at Friday haat

A haat pops up every Friday along the Kaliakoir-Tangail road in Gazipur where buyers find almost all varieties of fish available in the country

Where did Tk 100 crore of 40,000 insurance clients go?

Around 4.2% of India’s gross domestic product (GDP) comes from the insurance sector and it is 0.91% for Pakistan. But Bangladesh’s insurance sector contributes only 0.4% of the GDP. The Daily Star has come to know that two insurance companies are not settling Tk 100 crore of 40,000 clients despite the end of the maturity period years ago. Why are the companies failing to settle the claims? Will the policyholders get their money back?

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Coronavirus Multimedia

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.

[Watch] Councillor Khorshed: a Covid-19 fighter

Councillor Khorshed came forward at a time when the closest people of those dead with Covid-19 or with symptoms would not carry on with the funeral proceedings.

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Culture Multimedia

Jheel Kutum Café in Hatirjheel remains a burnt memory

Film cafe Jheel Kutum was a popular destination for those who visit Hatirjheel in the capital. Before being burnt down in fire, the café was decorated with posters of popular films from home and abroad and various related materials

Sufi saint Khan Jahan Ali's work in Bengal

The Sufi saint Khan Jahan Ali came to Bangla during the Sultanate period as a general. Later, he became known as an Islamic preacher and architect

My Dhaka / Comrade, give me a cup!

Yet, the tiny, yellow-walled tea stall attracts customers like bees to flowers.  “Comrade, give me a cup,” is how they ask for tea.

Elevated expressway another milestone in communication: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the opening of Dhaka Elevated Expressway is another milestone in the country's communication sector and will play a significant role in reducing traffic congestion

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How does Dhaka Elevated Expressway look at night?

The Dhaka Elevated Expressway will open to traffic from the airport to the Farmgate section of the flyover tomorrow. This is a view of the Dhaka Elevated Expressway at night, a day before it opens to traffic

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What is digital bank?

How would it be if it was possible to get bank loan with just a few clicks on your mobile phone or can deposit money in or withdraw money from your bank account while sipping tea sitting on a roadside tea stall?

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Japan PM dines on Fukushima fish amid nuclear plant water row

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida dines on Fukushima fish in a renewed public relations effort to support Japanese seafood, after wastewater was released from the area's crippled nuclear plant into the Pacific

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Laundering S$1b: Singapore denies bail to foreigners, slaps charges

Ten foreigners accused of involvement in a major money laundering operation in Singapore were again remanded to custody on Wednesday, with new charges slapped on eight

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BNP marks International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

BNP leaders and activists formed a silent human chain with tying black cloths over their faces at the party’s central office in Nayapaltan today, marking International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

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Bangladesh’s Asia Cup mission gets underway with Sri Lanka encounter

Bangladesh have made the Asia Cup final three times but are still searching for their first trophy. Can Shakib Al Hasan’s side put an end to their trophy hunt? The wait continues but before that let’s take a look at Bangladesh’s strengths, weaknesses, and chances of winning. The Tigers begin their Asia Cup mission with an encounter against Sri Lanka. Can the Tigers trump the Lankans in their opening fixture? To discuss all of this and much more, The Daily Star brings you Star Non-Striker’s End.

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iPhone 15 to be released officially on September 12

Apple has officially announced its annual event, scheduled for 12 September at Apple Park. The invitation, titled "Wonderlust," indicates that the company plans to unveil its iPhone 15 series, among other products.

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Putin's 'Bad Book' names had a tragic end

From Prigozhin through Politkovskaya, many people who got into Putin's "bad book" suffered terrible consequences. The strange death had to be accepted by many of them. Some of them who came close to death have survived

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Teesta river overflowing

Heavy rainfall and an onrush of water from upstream of Teesta have flooded adjacent areas

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