Crisis

Soybean oil crisis: Govt cracks down on hoarders

An annoyed Shovon Das was walking home with a five-litre bottle of soybean oil from Shaheb Bazar in Rajshahi city yesterday afternoon. He had paid Tk 985 for it even though the government set the price at Tk 760.

June 26, 2022
June 26, 2022

Earthquake alert! Dos and don’ts before, during and after a tremor

Among the list of inevitable incidents, natural disaster holds the top list. That being said, Dhaka, one of the world's most densely populated cities, has been ranked in the top 20 cities most vulnerable to earthquakes. In addition to the current level of unplanned urbanisation along with the non-adherence to the National Building Code, Dhaka is a ticking bomb in the wake of an earthquake. In times like these, as responsible individuals, it is our responsibility to know what to do before, during and after these disasters.

May 11, 2022
May 11, 2022

Curfew in Sri Lanka: Shoot-on-sight ordered

Sri Lanka’s defence ministry yesterday ordered troops to shoot on sight people involved in looting or damaging property, a day after mobs targeted the homes of ruling-party politicians.

May 11, 2022
May 11, 2022

Soybean oil crisis: Govt cracks down on hoarders

An annoyed Shovon Das was walking home with a five-litre bottle of soybean oil from Shaheb Bazar in Rajshahi city yesterday afternoon. He had paid Tk 985 for it even though the government set the price at Tk 760.

November 23, 2016
November 23, 2016

Malaysia debates pulling out of ASEAN cup over Rohingya crackdown

Malaysia is considering pulling its side out of a major regional soccer tournament co-hosted by Myanmar in protest over Myanmar's crackdown on ethnic Rohingya Muslims, a senior Malaysian official said on Wednesday.

June 18, 2016
June 18, 2016

Rio state declares financial emergency

Rio de Janeiro's governor declares a state of financial emergency and requests federal funds to help fulfill obligations for public services during the Olympics that start August 5.

February 18, 2016
February 18, 2016

Fakhrul sees crisis of free-thinking

Filing of cases against The Daily Star Editor Mahfuz Anam has proved that the country is facing a crisis of free-thinking, says BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.

December 21, 2015
December 21, 2015

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.

October 26, 2015
October 26, 2015

Migrant crisis: Thousands of new reception places agreed

Another 100,000 spaces in refugee welcome centers will be created under a deal agreed by European leaders at an emergency summit in Brussels.

October 10, 2015
October 10, 2015

Fifa calls crisis meeting

Fifa is discussing delaying the election for its next president, two sources told Reuters, a move that could give Michel Platini more time to appeal against his ban.

October 5, 2015
October 5, 2015

Children's bodies washed up in Greece

The badly decomposed bodies of two children were found washed up on the Greek island of Kos on Sunday, the latest victims of a crisis that has seen 630,000 people enter the EU illegally this year.