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Seat-Sharing: 14-party alliance meeting tomorrow

Ever since the Election Schedule was announced on November 15, there is growing unease in the alliance over which partner gets to vie for how many constituencies, sources say

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33 DMP OCs to be transferred in first phase

At least 33 officers-in-charge (OC) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police are going to be transferred following an Election Commission directive, DMP said today

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Remittance inflow climbs 21% in November

Migrant workers sent home $1.93 billion in November this year, which was $1.59 billion in the same month last year.

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Polls ban on govt officials: HC to deliver verdict tomorrow

The High Court will deliver a verdict tomorrow (Monday) on whether former government officials can contest Jatiya Sangsad elections in three years of retirement

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Elections taking place by the will of Allah: HC

Earlier in the day, writ petitioner Advocate Md Eunus Ali Akond told the HC bench that the Election Commission is going to hold the 12th Jatiya Sangsad election hurriedly as there are five months more for holding the polls

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Price of 12kg LPG cylinder hiked by Tk 23

Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission today set the price of one kg of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) at Tk 117.02 for the month of December, up from Tk 115.09 last month

Strong rebound expected in apparel shipment to US

Festive season sales signalling a strong rebound in apparel shipment from Bangladesh

BTCL’s Tk 463Cr 5G Project: Huawei’s win marred by controversy

It is often said that government files move at a snail’s pace in Bangladesh, slowing down the speed of project implementation.

Scooter sales lose steam as costlier USD bites

Scooter sales fell 20 % year-on-year in the first 10 months of 2023

National Housing Finance gets nod to issue Tk 374 crore bonds

The bond will have a face value of Tk 9 lakh for each lot and will be issued for five years at a discount rate of up to 9 percent.

IPDC Finance to raise Tk 300 crore by issuing bonds

The non-bank financial institution said its board has given consent to work on the issuance of bonds.

GSP Finance extends losing streak

The company made Tk 2.19 crore profit in the same period last year.

'Don't think there will be any effect on export'

Hatem said they were working with the EU regarding labour rights, amending the labour law and rules

Net export earnings from garments continues to be over 70%

Bangladesh’s net export earnings from the shipment of readymade garments (RMG) contributed to over 70 percent of the gross export receipts for the third consecutive quarter ending in September 2023.

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BCB announces squad for U-19 Asia Cup

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced a 15-member squad on Sunday for the upcoming ACC Men's U-19 Asia Cup in the UAE, starting on December 8.

UEFA investigates lewd noises during Euro 2024 draw broadcast

Lewd noises could be heard during the broadcast as Switzerland were drawn in Group A with Scotland, Hungary and hosts Germany.

Buttler excited about fresh talent as England take on Windies

Less than a month since a disappointing campaign in India at the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023, England skipper Jos Buttler will lead a fresh-looking ODI side in the West Indies.



‘No use trying to deter me’: Mahiya Mahi looks to battle setback amid allegations

In a dramatic turn of events, popular actress Mahiya Mahi, an independent candidate vying for the Rajshahi-1 (Tanore-Godagari) constituency, finds herself facing a challenging situation after the abrupt cancellation of her nomination letter.

PM receives Asia Climate Mobility Champion Leader Award

Earlier, Hasan Mahmud received the award on behalf of Hasina on the sidelines of the COP28 in Dubai on December 1

11 including BNP, Jamaat leaders sentenced to 30 months' imprisonment

A Dhaka court today sentenced 11 leaders and activists of BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami leaders and their front organisations to 30 months' rigorous imprisonment each in a case filed over political violence



Chanchal Chowdhury recognised as 'Best Bangali' in Kolkata

Three-time National Film Award-winning actor Chanchal Chowdhury has recently received the Shera Bangali (Best Bangali) Award in Kolkata. The ABP Ananda Shera Bangali Shommanona 2023 has been awarded to him for his contribution to the field of acting.

Portrayal of disability through Bollywood films over the years

From stereotypical representations to more nuanced and empathetic depictions, the industry has played a crucial role in shaping public attitudes towards people with disabilities. In commemoration of the World Day of Persons with Disabilities, we delve into the journey of disability portrayal in Bollywood films, exploring shifts in narratives and their impact on societal perceptions.

Rakhee Gulzar to return to screen with Nandita Roy's film

The acclaimed actress was last seen in 2019 in the late director Gautam Halder's “Nirban” and is making a comeback after four years of hiatus in her long, glorious film career. Before “Nirban”, she played a lead role in Rituparno Ghosh's 2003 film “Shubho Mahurat”.

Life & Living

Life & Living

Virtual Reality escapes: Exploring travel and adventure from home

Exploring the world from the comforts of our home has been this beautiful option that is always available to us. However, as amazing a service as armchair travelling has given to us, it pales in comparison to what virtual reality offers. They are quite literally blurring the boundaries between the physical and the digital world and giving us the luxury to satiate our wanderlust in ways that we never thought possible

Longer and stronger: Hacks for healthy, long hair

Healthy hair grows up to half an inch per month but a lot depends on one’s genetics and overall health. To optimise hair growth and reduce breakages, good scalp health is non-negotiable, especially as new cells are formed in the roots.

Dos and don'ts: A guide to safety during earthquake

Although extremely unpredictable, earthquakes are a reality we must be prepared for.



Early career job hopping: Why do fresh graduates do it and how is it perceived by employers?

Is early career job hopping a bad thing, and is it ever “too soon” to switch jobs?

The Eras experience

With The Eras Tour. Taylor Swift showcases why she is one of the best in the industry when it comes to putting on a show.

What is hobby fatigue and how to deal with it

Burnout, in general, is usually caused by high amounts of stress or overworking. To recover from such burnout, you need to relax and take some time off.

Tech & Startup

Tech & Startup

How to use credit cards the right way

Credit cards, a cornerstone of modern financial management, offer a convenient way to make purchases, build credit, and reap rewards. However, the path to maximising their benefits while maintaining financial health is nuanced, requiring strategic use and understanding. Here's a guide to the best practices for credit card usage, addressing the selection of the right card, management strategies, and the pros and cons of holding multiple cards.

Telegram adds voice-to-text transcription feature for free users

Telegram, the cloud-based instant messaging app, has recently introduced several new features, including making the voice-to-text transcription feature available for all users.

Dr Razia receives OPCW-The Hague Award as the first Bangladeshi

Professor Dr. Syeda Sultana Razia of Chemical Engineering Department of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) has been awarded this year's prestigious 2023 OPCW-The Hague Award, in recognition of her efforts to educate the people about the peaceful uses of chemistry, particularly in chemical safety and security. 

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World's richest 1pc emit as much carbon as poorest 66pc

Check out today's Star Explains to find out more

Cox's Bazar Express sets off on first journey

The Cox's Bazar Express started its maiden journey from Cox's Bazar Railway Station with 1,020 passengers

Raushan won’t run for JS

Leader of the opposition in parliament Raushan Ershad has announced she will not participate in the national election because tested leaders of her party have been undermined.

BNP leader Shajahan to contest polls with AL ticket

BNP Vice Chairman Shahjahan Omar today said he has resigned from the party and gotten nomination from the ruling Awami League to contest the January 7 general election from Jhalakathi-1

Violation of polls code: AL's Dhaka-19 candidate show-caused

Enamur Rahman, state minister for disaster and relief and the Awami League nominated candidate for Dhaka-19, was today served a show-cause notice by the Election Inquiry Committee for violating the electoral code of conduct.



Dhaka’s air quality 4th worst in the world this morning

Dhaka has ranked fourth on the list of cities worldwide with the worst air quality this morning

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Cop28 Climate Talks: 110 nations rally behind renewables

More than 110 nations pledged to triple the world’s renewable energy within seven years at UN climate talks yesterday as the United States pushed to slash methane emissions and boost nuclear capacity.

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Earthquake: Least prepared as spectre of the big one looms

Frequent earthquakes are a sign that a mega shock may be in the offing, but the densely-populated capital seems to be the least prepared for such an event, experts say.

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Earthquake: Cracks appear on Comilla University halls

Resident engineer says no structural damage

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7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Philippines

Tsunami feared in Philippines and Japan

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Earthquake panic: DU student injured after jumping off hall building

A student of Dhaka University was injured after jumping from a hall building being panicked after a 5.6 tremor jolted the country this morning

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COP28: Over 110 nations commit to triple renewable energy

More than 110 nations pledged to triple the world's renewable energy within seven years at UN climate talks Saturday as the United States pushed to slash methane emissions and boost nuclear capacity

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Earthquake triggers panic, no damage reported

The magnitude 5.6 quake that struck the country in the morning triggered widespread panic, but there was no report of major casualties or damages

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Doctors Without Borders targeted by Israel-Hamas war misinformation

"Basically he abused his position as a medic, which the IDF cannot shoot, to break the law and assist terrorists to get a weapon."

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Curb social media rumors

The National Security Council yesterday directed law enforcement and intelligence agencies to be on alert so that no one can spread any disinformation on social media centring the next national election.

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Spin doctors go into overdrive ahead of polls

With the national election just around the corner, both pro-government and anti-government elements are out to manipulate public opinion through a vigorous campaign on social media platforms and private messaging apps, turning them into hotbeds of spin doctoring, disinformation and fake news.

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False claims on Israel-Hamas war mushroom online, put focus on Musk's X

Asked for comment, an X representative said more than 500 unique Community Notes, a feature that lets users add context to potentially misleading content, have been posted about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Photocard with comment of Dr Yunus on Israel is fake

The Daily Star would like to clarify that we have not created or shared any photocard with the quoted statement

Nobel winner Amartya Sen's daughter denies rumours of his death

Nandana Sen posted a picture with her father and confirmed the 89-year-old was "busy as ever".

Photocard with Mirza Fakhrul's comment on Palestine is fake

Searching on Google, we found no statement of Mirza Fakhrul Islam similar to the fake photocard in any media outlets and no news of Mirza Fakhrul's meeting with US Ambassador Peter Haas on October 8. 

Fact check: AI doctors on social media spreading fake claims

Videos of AI-generated doctors giving health and beauty tips on social media are becoming hugely popular, generating millions of clicks. How accurate are their claims? And how dangerous is AI in the medical field

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