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  • Ekushey Book Fair: Stories behind the publications

    We have talked to the publishers, editors and cover designers of the books displayed at the Ekushey Book Fair 2018 to let you know the stories behind the publications.

  • 7 physicians denied permission to meet Khaleda

    Jail authorities have not given permission to seven personal physicians of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to perform regular medical check-ups on her at the old central jail on Nazimuddin Road of Dhaka.

  • Sundarbans Day 2018 being observed

    Sundarbans Day being observed

    Marking the Sundarbans Day, green activists under the banner of The National Committee to Protect the Sundarbans today urged the government to abort projects that harm the largest mangrove forest in the world.

  • SSC examinee jumps from exam centre after expulsion

    An SSC examinee yesterday tried to commit suicide by jumping from the first floor of a three-storey exam centre in Savar, outside the capital, after she had been expelled.

  • Boy killed in Rajbari road accident

    A ten-year-old boy was killed in a road accident at Notapara village of Baliakandi upazila in Rajbari yesterday.

  • Missing man's body found in Shitalakkhya

    The body of a man, who went missing on Monday, was found in the Shitalakkhya river in Central Kheyaghat area in Narayanganj yesterday.

  • Coastguards' anniversary today

    Bangladesh Coast Guard will celebrate its 23rd founding anniversary at its headquarters in the capital's Agargaon today, according to a press release.

  • Lawyer seeks acquittal for Huji leader Arif

    The defence counsel for Huji leader Arif Hassan Sumon yesterday sought acquittal for his client from all charges in the cases filed over

  • Sister follows suit

    Three days after her sister was charged by Australian Federal Police for stabbing a man in the neck in Melbourne, Asmaul Husna was

  • IFAD, Bangladesh invest $92.4m for rural poor

    The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Bangladesh signed a financing agreement yesterday to sustainably

  • Doctors turn a blind eye to BMDC instructions

    Physicians are not using the registration numbers provided by the Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BMDC) on their visiting cards, signboards or prescription pads, defying the instruction of the regulatory body of physicians.

  • Delhi solar summit to call for clean energy

    President Abdul Hamid is expected to attend the International Solar Alliance Summit in New Delhi on March 11.

  • Dulu gets anticipatory bail in 14 cases

    The High Court yesterday granted anticipatory bail to BNP leader Ruhul Quddus Talukder Dulu for four weeks in 14 vandalism and arson cases.

  • 'Snatcher' responsible for victim's death held

    Police yesterday claimed to have arrested a mugger who was involved in the killing of a woman by pulling her handbag from a car and driving the vehicle over her in the capital's Dhanmondi on January 26.

  • HC halts felling of 4,000 trees

    The High Court yesterday directed the authorities concerned of the government to maintain status quo on felling around 4,000 trees on Singair-Hemayetpur road in Manikganj for the next six months.

  • Dist judge, SP apologise to higher courts

    The Supreme Court yesterday accepted the unconditional apology sought by Narayanganj Joint District Judge for not disposing of a

  • Save the Children, sign MoU on child rights

    The Daily Star and Save the Children, an international non-government organisation, yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding

  • Stand against militancy

    President Abdul Hamid yesterday urged students to stand against terrorism and militancy aiming to build a “Sonar Bangla” envisioned

  • Bathed in colours of spring

    The lively campus of Dhaka University becomes livelier in February during the Amar Ekushey Granthamela. It lit up with colours yesterday when the first day of Bangla month Falgun met February.

  • ‘Mugger’ held for killing woman in Dhanmondi

    Law enforcers have arrested a youth in connection with death of a woman, who was killed during a mugging incident in Dhanmondi area of Dhaka on January 26.

  • Hello Spring!

    Spring comes at the close of winter days with promises to bring colours into lives. In Bangla calendar, Spring or Basanta consists of the two Bangla months -- Falgun and Chaitra.

  • Status quo on cutting 4,000 trees in Manikganj

    The High Court directs the government to maintain a status quo on felling 4,000 trees on Singair-Hemayetpur road in Manikganj.

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    Australia knife attacker’s sister ‘attacks’ Dhaka cop

    Dhaka Metropolitan Police have arrested the sister of the Australia’s “IS-inspired knife attack” suspect Momena Shoma for allegedly attacking a policeman in Mirpur of Dhaka and for her involvement with banned militant outfit Neo-JMB.

  • Fire guts 10 houses, 10 shops, madrasa in capital

    A fire in the capital's Bhasantek slum gutted 10 tin-shed houses, as many tin-roofed shops and a madrasa early yesterday.

  • Army man, 4 others killed in road accidents

    At least five persons, including an army man were killed in separate road accidents across the country yesterday.

  • Landslide halts communication

    Road communication between Kapasia and Sreepur has been suspended since yesterday due to a landslide at Doshunarayanpur Bazar on

  • Protest ends on positive note

    The participation of a large number of BNP activists and supporters in yesterday's human chain encouraged its top leaders to go for

  • Gas supply to increase

    The country's gas supply is likely to increase by 500 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) from this April with an apprehension that there

  • PM mourns death of Asma Jahangir

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday expressed deep shock at the death of Asma Jahangir, a noted human rights lawyer and social

  • HC to hear govt measures on removing ambiguity

    The High Court yesterday set Sunday for hearing the measures that has been taken by the authority concerned to remove the ambiguity