New Year | The Daily Star
  • Words banned for the new year? ‘Fake news’ gets top vote

    Let me ask you this: Would a story that unpacks a list of tiresome words and phrases be impactful or a nothingburger? Worse, could it just be fake news?

  • 'Myanmar president pardons 63 political prisoners'

    Myanmar President Htin Kyaw pardons at least 63 political prisoners on the country's traditional New Year Sunday, according to a watchdog group, in his first major political act since he was sworn in last month.

  • Unluckiest couple loses $52 million lottery win

    This UK couple who was reportedly denied $52 million in winnings due to a faulty smartphone app.

  • How footballers welcomed 2016

    Let’s look at how some of the top stars in world football welcomed 2016, with the likes of Gareth Bale, Neymar and Alexis Sanchez posting on social media.

  • New books, big smiles

    For schoolchildren all over the country, the first morning of the New Year came with the refreshing smell of fresh textbooks. As they went to their respective schools braving the morning chill yesterday, they each were handed over a new set of textbooks at all primary and secondary schools. Beaming with joy, some students held the books up in the air, while some were flipping through the pages after receiving them with a feeling of sheer happiness written on their faces.

  • Democracy to be restored in 2016: BNP

    BNP hopes that people will be able to restore democracy in the country by defeating fascism and autocracy in 2016.

  • Goodbye, welcome

    As we say goodbye to 2015 and ring in 2016, the last thing we want to see this year is poisonous politics taking lives and wrecking welfare of people.

  • President, PM greet nation on New Year's Eve

    President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina greet the countrymen on the occasion of New Year 2016.

  • World begins marking start of 2016 (video)

    The world begins celebrating the New Year, with revellers in Australia and New Zealand among the first to usher in 2016.

  • Security alert for Australian nationals in Dhaka

    Australia alerts its nationals over possible security threat in Dhaka – possibly in connection with New Year celebrations.