Nobel laureate

January 8, 2023
January 8, 2023

DHAKA LIT FEST, DAY 3: Big books, big ideas

Author and literary critic Nilanjana Roy moderated a session on "A World Without a Centre", with Nobel laureate Abdulrazak Gurnah, Bengali litterateur Amitav Ghosh, and novelist and political analyst Pankaj Mishra discussing how novels play a role in shaping a world that lives with the legacy of colonialism, and the of impacts of climate crises and technology.

September 21, 2017
September 21, 2017

Nobel laureate can learn from a taxi driver

An assassin shot him in the head at close range as he was about to leave Yangon airport in his family car. He fell to the ground, bleeding.

April 21, 2016
April 21, 2016

Yunus Centre trashes report on US fund

Yunus Centre in a statement yesterday protested a news article, saying neither Nobel laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus received

February 6, 2016
February 6, 2016

Yunus urges global unity

Nobel laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus yesterday called for a global unity to launch a fight against wealth concentration in the hands of a few as it is a threat to peace.

February 6, 2016
February 6, 2016

Glitz, warmth light up Star gala evening

The Daily Star yesterday celebrated its 25th anniversary amid much fanfare and with a renewed resolve to better contribute to the democratic and socioeconomic development of the country.

November 10, 2015
November 10, 2015

Suu Kyi says polls 'not free but fair'

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has told the BBC that Sunday's national elections were "not free but fair". In her first interview since the polls, Suu Kyi congratulated the people of Myanmar.

October 17, 2015
October 17, 2015

Weak States, Poor Countries

Unfortunately, the world's rich countries currently are making things worse. Foreign aid – transfers from rich countries to poor countries – has much to its credit, particularly in terms of health care, with many people alive today who would otherwise be dead. But foreign aid also undermines the development of local state capacity.

August 13, 2015
August 13, 2015

Myanmar ruling party chief sacked (video)

Myanmar's powerful ruling party chief Shwe Mann has been ousted from his post, party members said on Thursday.

July 21, 2015
July 21, 2015

French President greets Yunus

President of France Francois Hollande greets Nobel Laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus, now in Paris.

May 28, 2015
May 28, 2015

Dalai Lama urges Suu Kyi to act on Rohingya

The Dalai Lama urges fellow Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to do more to help Myanmar's persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority amid a worsening migration crisis.