1w ago| Supplements

Invest in the future by focusing on education

Despite being small in terms of geography, Bangladesh currently ranks 8th in terms of population. Additionally, it is currently experiencing a demographic dividend, with 65.6% of its population being of working age.

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The odyssey: homecoming of Tokon

It’s a tale of a little boy, moulded from the raw soils of a small town in the Jhenaidah district of Bangladesh, with lofty dreams. He swam against the currents of society at a very early age, to stay afloat in his river of artistic zeal. His dreams have carried him across seas in pursuit of liberty in the United States of America. He may have cloaked himself with the spell-bounding city lights of New York, but never forgot to nurture the small-town heart within.

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bKash becomes ‘Employer of Choice’ for third year in a row

Leading mobile financial service provider bKash has once again been ranked as the number one ‘Employer of Choice’ across all sectors for the third consecutive year, according to the results of the ‘Campus Track Survey B-school: 2022’ conducted by NielsenIQ.

“The project as a whole is quite sound technically”

The Daily Star (TDS): The MRT service is expected to save city dwellers from the menace of traffic congestion, improving the overall traffic situation of the city. How do you perceive the project’s impact?

“A comprehensive and well-planned metro network will help to improve mobility and access to transportation”

The Daily Star (TDS): Will the Dhaka Metro Rail bring a significant, qualitative change to the city’s traffic system?

Bangladesh ushers in a new era of commuting

Bangladesh is all set to step into a new era of commuting with a new mode of public transport that has never been seen before -- the electricity-powered metro rail of Dhaka.

Legacies of Loss

According to Dhaka University’s Annual Report for 1971-72, at the beginning of Operation Searchlight, 10 Dhaka University professors were killed.

My ’71: Experiencing Genocide, Understanding Violence

In the month of January 1971, I was a student of Class X of Holy Cross School. My par-ents and I were then living in the Dhaka University campus. My father, who taught Eng-lish literature at the university, took up the administrative post of Provost of Jagannath Hall.

“Myanmar army could be interested in Rohingya repatriation”

The Daily Star (TDS): Please provide a historical background of the Rohingya crisis.

The Rohingya refugee crisis throughout the years

Five years ago, in August 2017, the Myanmar military unleashed a brutal offensive against the Rohingya communities across the country’s Rakhine State.

Three generations stateless

Saidul Huq is one of those forgotten Rohingyas who has been here since before the exodus of 2017. In fact, his parents had fled to Bangladesh in 1991.