2015 | The Daily Star
  • Music and YouTube - an uneasy marriage

    The row between the music industry and YouTube shows no signs of abating but what is it all about?

  • 2015: tough year for minorities

    Some 24 people were killed, 25 raped and 1,562 families were affected in 262 incidents of minority persecution in the country last year, said a report of Bangladesh Hindu-Bouddha-Christian Oikya Parishad.

  • Carrying the Red & Green Flag to Telenor Youth Forum 2015

    The Telenor Youth Forum 2015, which concluded in December of last year, brought back the highly popular arena for debate, discussion and experience sharing. This time, the Telenor team scoured through 13 countries with Telenor’s presence to find 25 of the brightest young minds.

  • Was 2015 hottest year on record? US to make big reveal

    US government scientists are widely expected to announce Wednesday that 2015 was the planet's hottest year in modern times, amid mounting concerns over the pace of climate change worldwide.

  • Inspiring to have a book written on me - Mashrafe

    Mashrafe Mortaza thinks his Bangladesh team-mates deserve more of the limelight after a successful 2015 in international cricket.

  • 2015, good year, history, 2016, Bangladesh

    Why 2015 was a good year for Bangladesh

    It’s a good time to be alive while history is being written. As we bid adieu to 2015 we realise the year was a roller coaster ride! It was a year of aggression and violence that carved the world for many new beginnings. Let us take a stroll and reminisce the achievements of the past year in various arenas that molded the nation to take on 2016.

  • 2015 events that Bangladeshis would want to forget

    Let us walk down the memory lane to look back at the events in the year 2015 that are etched in our memories and would remain so no matter how much we would want to forget them.

  • The year of big concerts for Dhaka

    The year 2015 marks an array of music festivals, conferences and events thanks to the magnanimous initiatives taken by different organisations.

  • FLASHBACK 2015

    The year 2015 is marked with many significant incidents that changed Bangladesh's course of history forever.

  • Events that shaped the year: Refugee crisis places Europe in quandary

    European Union leaders have held no less than five emergency summits but still, they keep on coming: by the time this year ends, Europe would have received at least 1.2 million refugees.

  • Top four newsmakers of 2015

    Looking back at the eventful year, some names stand out head and shoulders above others, and have managed to make headlines with significant contributions to the whole as a whole. Let’s meet some of the luminaries of 2015 who have shown bright as a beacon of inspiration for many people around the world.

  • Events that shaped the year: Regional haze one of the worst in history

    The transboundary haze crisis of 2015, which affected millions across Southeast Asia, will go down as one of the worst in recent history - surpassing the 1997 and 2013 crises.

  • Rangpur pull off a cliffhanger

    Rangpur Riders come back from the depths of despair and pull off a stunning win over Chittagong Vikings by two wickets in the first game of BPL-2015.

  • The year of the Tigers

    By the time 2015-season came to an end with the 3-0 ODI sweep over Zimbabwe at Mirpur on Nov 11, Bangladesh have enjoyed the most successful spell in their cricket history by far.

  • Aziza seeks ‘better future’ for Kabul children

    Fourteen-year-old Aziza Rahimzada is trying to help her impoverished community by offering classes to children.

  • Neutrino 'flavours' win physics Nobel Prize

    The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics has been won by Takaaki Kajita and Arthur McDonald, for discovering how neutrinos switch between different "flavours".

  • 69.60pc clear HSC, pass rate 8yr low

    Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid announces HSC results while handing over copy to prime minister. The success rate this year has come down.

  • Punishment even if wrongdoers don’t admit

    Mobile courts will get power to punish wrongdoers even if they do not admit their offences, according to a draft law approves by the cabinet.

  • 25,000 Rohingya, Bangladeshis trafficked in 3 months: UNHCR

    UNHCR report says some 25,000 Rohingyas and Bangladeshis boarded smugglers' boats from the Bay of Bengal between January and March this year, almost double the number over the same period in 2014.

  • Cabinet okays Rooppur nuke power plant draft

    The cabinet approved the draft of a law to construct the much-awaited nuclear power plant at Rooppur in Iswardi upazila of Pabna.

  • Cabinet okays 1pc surcharge on mobile phone use

    The cabinet approves a new law to introduce 1 percent surcharge on mobile phone use, cabinet secretary says. The government will earn Tk 140cr each year when the law will become effective.

  • Formalin control bill passed

    Parliament yesterday passed the Formalin Control Bill, 2015 keeping a provision of maximum life term imprisonment and Tk 20 lakh fine for culprits behind formalin in food.