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  • Tabligh Jamaat factional clash

    Clash in Tabligh Jamaat

    The fight between two factions of Tabligh Jamaat was really unexpected. People saw that the Tongi Ijtema Maidan turned into a battlefield where an elderly person died and more than 200 were injured.

  • Our duty on the suicide issue

    Suicide has been skyrocketing over the past decade despite numerous preventative measures. Five DU students recently ended their lives.

  • Let there be no others like Aritry

    The untimely demise of Aritry Adhikary, a ninth-grader of Viqarunnisa Noon School & College was saddening for our nation as a whole. Her tragic death should serve as a wake-up call for us.

  • Stop air pollution and changing environmental degradation

    Bangladesh has been struggling with air pollution for a long time and Dhaka continues to rank among the most polluted cities in the world.

  • If music be the food of love, play on

    It was a privilege for me to attend the Dhaka International Folk Festival, popularly known as Folk Fest, this year. I only made up my mind to attend on the last night of the festival.

  • Proper safety for women remains a far cry

    Ensuring proper safety for women remains a far cry as women still face harassment and ignominious behaviour when outside on the streets.

  • Avoid pre-election clashes

    At the onset of a national election, we hope the polls are going to be free and fair with the participation of all political parties.

  • MAILBOX

    The population of Dhaka is almost 20 million and it is set to grow even larger. People from other cities and rural areas are attracted to the city life because of the

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    On the October 19 issue of Star Weekend, Zyma Islam wrote a piece on the #MeToo movement. In the writeup, she analysed obstacles for such a movement in Bangladesh.

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    It is democratically ambiguous if there should be "reserved seats" for women to be chosen indirectly by the (mainly) male MPs, not the voters.

  • MAILBOX

    The Rana Plaza collapse continues to haunt its survivors and those who worked in rescue operations years ago.

  • MAILBOX

    According to the recent UN report, global temperatures could rise by 1.5-degree celsius by as early as 2030 if the world continues to grow at its current pace. The report is not a wakeup call, rather it is a ticking time bomb.

  • MAILBOX

    Influential people are becoming ultra-wealthy overnight leading to an extreme margin of wealth distribution between the existing rich and the ultra-poor in our society.

  • MAILBOX

    Modern day life tends to drain everyone out as we are preoccupied with so many tasks at the same time—study, work, as well as giving time to family.

  • MAILBOX

    Hardly a day goes by now without fatal street accidents taking place in some part of the country where innocent people are the victims. The lives of people have become so cheap in our country, that if a dozen people die in a road accident there is no one to ensure future road safety and compensation.

  • MAILBOX

    The score of the Bangladesh team in the first match of the Asia Cup was not enough to win but it did show the immense patriotism and strong commitment of Tamim Iqbal.

  • MAILBOX

    Nowadays we can judge a person easily by their social media activities. It seems as if we are being controlled by devices—whether it be a family gathering or a vacation with friends—as we are busier sharing the best moments on social media to let people know what we are doing rather than enjoying the trip or spending time with family.

  • MAILBOX

    Nowadays, technology is commonly available for people of all ages. Both experts and novices feel at ease using new and updated technologies.

  • MAILBOX

    A few months ago, we had observed that traffic police were checking and tracing cars driving from the opposite direction on VIP road. Government high-ups and other VIPs were found to be responsible for violating traffic laws on a whim. The on-going traffic week is also intended to check whether vehicles have relevant papers.

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    From deconstruction's point of view, binary oppositions had played a very important role to form the western ideologies and most importantly the androcentric attitude had, and still has, its admirers.

  • MAILBOX

    A group of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists has been playing the role of thugs since the quota reformation movement began. They have repeatedly attempted different ways to foil this legitimate, peaceful protest.

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    France was crowned world champions. During the time of the World Cup, the world saw different miracles not only in the stadium but also outside the stadium.

  • MAILBOX

    This refers to a timely piece, “Return to more of the same”, on the secret memorandum of understanding’ (MoU) signed between UN agencies and the Myanmar government. The repatriation process will not be effective as citizenship has not been ensured from the Myanmar government side.

  • MAILBOX

    RMG brings in almost $30 billion for our economy, contributing more than 50 percent of our GDP while it employs 5 million workers directly and considering the supply chain, more than 10 million people are involved in this trade overall.

  • MAILBOX

    Bangladesh is under the global spotlight because it is hosting Rohingyas who fled army oppression in Myanmar. Bangladesh has given shelter to around 1,000,000 Rohingyas and more are still coming to Bangladesh. They are staying at different camps in Cox's Bazar, a predominant tourist spot, where they are surviving by cutting firewood to use for cooking and to sell.

  • MAILBOX

    The whole world on one hand is trying its level best to curb plastic pollution while on the other hand, using and dumping it mindlessly. While solid plastics only(!) pollutes the environment, microbeads are the latest threat to nature, especially for humans. Products which have microbeads include soaps, toothpaste, facewash,

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    Thanks to the June 8 Star Weekend issue on highlighting various environmental concerns across the country. My attention was caught by “Dark flows the river Turag” and “The gradual dying of our rivers” because of my own bitter experience on the Buriganga recently.

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    Practically every day you open your morning newspaper, go through your social media account or catch up on a news portal, chances are that you will read about an attack on a minority group by extremists. These minorities tend to be religious ones with Hindu families being the primary target. Attacks at Nasirnagar in Brahmanbaria in October 2016 and Thakurbari in Rangpur in November 2017 are recent examples. These incidents keep on repeating themselves because of the lack of punishment for the people involved.

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    Once, we loved Nilkhet because we believed that we could find a rare book there even though it wasn't to be found in famous libraries

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    We know that education is the backbone of a nation. But sadly, in our country things don't quite go as said. The 2018 HSC examination were no different. During the Biology 1st paper exam, a number of

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