24th Anniversary of The Daily Star (Part-1) | The Daily Star
  • Digital Bangladesh: Dreams and reality

    Digital Bangladesh is one of the nation's dreams, and so special emphasis is given on the application of digital technologies to realise Vision 2021, which we commonly call Digital Bangladesh.

  • Agriculture: Technology gives boost

    In the last 40 years the amount of arable land has shrunk at a rate of 1 percent per annum. In the last 40 years many natural sources of irrigation water have dried up permanently.

  • Internet and Bangladesh: A brave new world awaits

    Digital Disruption, a word which didn't make any sense ten years back, is now a buzz word.

  • The white revolution

    SEVENTY-NINE years ago, Manik Bandopadhyay painted the picture of the strugglesof fishermen in his famous novel,'Boatman of the Padma River.' The struggle for survival and livelihood remains to this day for many fishermen.

  • How Much Speed We Get

    Well, that's one way of defining it. The cool way to describe it would be: 'The Next Big Binary Bang'.

  • Agro-based industires: Regulatory hindrances and government role

    BANGLADESH enjoys a big comparative advantage compared to many other countries in producing and exporting a wide range of agro based products to the world's markets where there is a huge and growing demand for the same.

  • Banking sector: Regulations, compliance and good governance

    The global financial and economic crisis started in 2007 as an aftermath of the housing sector bubble coupled with aggressive lending practices in the US sub-prime mortgage market and lax regulation of the financial sector.

  • BSTI or City Corporation, whose law to follow?

    On one hand we have the standards set by the sole quality control institute of Bangladesh, the Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI), while on the other we have those laid down by the Pure Food Rules, 1967.

  • Banking sector in search of respite

    Banking sector is an important component of the financial system that mobilises resources for productive investments in a country which in turn contributes to economic development.

  • Towards financial inclusion

    On August 15, India's Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a national mission of financial inclusion. Called the Prime Minister's People's Wealth Programme, it envisions bank accounts for all Indians. In its first phase, ending August 14, 2015, the target is 7.5 crore accounts.

  • Capital market: Towards stability and transparency

    Capital market plays an important role in the economic development of a country. Research studies conducted worldwide indicate that there is a high degree of positive correlation between the size of the capital market measured in terms of market capitalisation and the level of economic development. In case of Bangladesh, the capital market's movement is not only important for economic development but it is also important in the context of maintaining social harmony and ensuring a healthy political atmosphere.

  • Stocktaking of stock market

    Dhaka stock market started functioning in 1956. Sixty years have passed since then. But the Bangladesh stock market remained immature and failed to be an important force in shaping the economy of the country.

  • Reform and policy support for capital market

    Those who say that the Bangladesh capital market has already had enough reforms and also the policy support, they are mainly outsiders; they did not have any stake in the market directly.


    IT is with great pleasure that we present to you a three-part special supplement series beginning today to mark the 24th founding anniversary of The Daily Star.

  • Privatising government owned enterprises

    Following the worldwide pattern of a limited role of government in industrial and commercial activities and divesting of government owned enterprises into private hands; Bangladesh too has been doing this for decades.

  • Serving better through eGovernance

    SERVING the citizens through electronic governance or “eGovernance”, is more essential for the developing countries than forthe developed and less populousones.

  • In search of strategies for export diversification

    The export structure of Bangladesh looks like a 'tadpole'- an early phase of a frog's life cycle where a big upper part of the body is linked with a shallow middle part and a long tail in the lower part. A limited number of 'dynamic' export products at the upper part dominate Bangladesh's export basket.

  • It's not about IT, is it?

    The US Secretary of State in the 70s, Dr Henry Kissinger, after the birth of our nation, infamously dubbed Bangladesh as a 'bottomless basket' because it was considered to be a country with no hope.

  • The future of RMG trade

    Bangladesh’s garment exports increased from USD 6.8 billion in 2005 to USD 19.9 billion in 2012, recording a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.6 percent.

  • Mobile technology in health and agriculture service deliveries

    Acombination of rapid proliferation of mobile technologies coupled with improved connectivity has opened up innovative possibilities for ICTs in last-mile service delivery like never before.

  • GSP suspension - blessing in disguise?

    Prompted by the Rana Plaza disaster that killed about 1137 workers in April 2013, the US government suspended duty-free privileges it had granted under the GSP programme to products exported from Bangladesh.

  • Towards Digital Bangladesh

    On January 12, 2014, the present government has elapsed one more year towards the destination of Digital Bangladesh.

  • A new paradigm for global generic medicines

    Bangladesh has all the potentials to become a new paradigm for global generic medicines. With a population of 156.66 million, the country's social development indicators are very promising.

  • Computer science education and research

    This part of the world, particularly Bangladesh, has always been fortunate in making great starts.

  • Leather goods: Relocation issue

    Bangladesh’s effort to emerge as a major leather products exporting nation is not getting momentum due to long dilly-dallying over the relocation of polluting tanneries from the capital to Savar.

  • E-commerce needs a new prefix to grow up

    We humans are physical and social beings. We like to interact with people and things physically. Overlooking this simple fact and assuming digital interactions can substitute our inherent desires of touch and feel would fundamentally challenge what makes us human.

  • Agriculture: Future Challenges

    HISTORIC PERFORMANCE OF AGRICULTURE: Despite a precipitous fall in the relative contribution to the GDP of Bangladesh, agriculture has performed remarkably well so far.