How did Sultana Jasmine die?

Sultana’s death only re-emphasises just how helpless we are at the hands of law enforcement members.

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Persecution of journalists: Condemnation isn’t enough

It is our moral duty to condemn the arrest of Samsuzzaman Shams and demand his immediate release.

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Bankers to pay exporters Tk 105 for every US dollar

From the beginning of March, bankers have been paying Tk 104 for a dollar to exporters.

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Indian Premier League: Full fixtures, match timings, venues

The 16th edition of the men's Indian Premier League cricket begins on Friday as 10 teams battle it out for the T20 title.

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My Dhaka / Shoe stores of West Dhanmondi: Where quality meets budget

Road 8/A of West Dhanmondi, a bustling area in Dhaka, is an amazing place for those in search of quality shoes at affordable prices, and hence, worthy of paying a visit for your Eid shopping.

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Ramadan and young professionals

As a young professional, navigating the Ramadan schedule can be difficult.

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Ramadan and exam season

Sitting for exams during Ramadan makes for a difficult prospect.

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Is it insensitive to expect everyone to be fasting during Ramadan?

Ramadan is more about making a personal commitment and resisting temptations than abstaining.

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How reading the Quran turned from a hobby into a habit

Every evening, after coming home from school, the first thing I would do is sit with the Quran and an English translation of it that my father had on his shelves.

On belonging

When you see all of the tiny imperceptible threads that connect everything, you realise that life is a shared experience.

IOC interest in our gas reserves is a good sign

ExxonMobil proposal should be considered with calculated speed.



E-payment made mandatory for taxes

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has made electronic payment mandatory for all types of taxes in order to ensure real-time receipt and improve government’s overall cash flow.

Private credit growth slows further

Private sector credit growth in Bangladesh slowed further in February owing largely to a tight liquidity situation in the banking sector amid falling deposits growth, the decline in demand for imports, and the rise in the cost of funds.  

Don’t change price tags at outlets Fashion brands warned

The Directorate of National Consumers Right Protection (DNCRP) would close the outlets of fashion brands for a temporary period if it finds any price gun machines during drives, officials of the watchdog said yesterday.

Great resignation to unprecedented tech layoffs

A college friend who was once an outstanding student failed to do well in his IT career. His family of two university students barely managed with his single income until the pandemic.

Garment export to EU soars 36%

Bangladesh’s apparel export to the European Union increased 35.69 per cent year-on-year in 2022, according to data from the Eurostat.

Two firms to provide internet in 2,600 unions

The government has awarded Summit Communications and Fiber@Home the task of providing high-speed internet connections in 2,600 unions across Bangladesh.

Mutual funds allowed to invest more in stocks

The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) has given go-ahead to mutual funds to invest up to 80 per cent of their funds in the stock market.

Govt to revise contract for capital dredging of Rabnabad channel

The government has decided to revise its contract with Jan De Nul, which was appointed for capital dredging of Payra Port’s Rabnabad channel, as the Belgian company has completed the work ahead of schedule.

German inflation expected to ease significantly

Inflation is expected to ease significantly in Germany in March on the back of lower energy prices, preliminary data from six economically key states in the country showed on Thursday.



Jalladkhana Killing Field: A haunting reminder of the tragic past

It was just a regular water-pump house, but in 1971, the Pakistan army transformed into an embodiment of horror -- a mass killing field, where the officers killed and dumped countless bodies.

Preventing Death by Drowning: Ministry project sees little to no progress

To address children’s death by drowning, the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs in February 2022 approved a childcare development and safety project with a budget of Tk 271.82 crore, with an implementation period of January 2022 to December 2024.

Exhibition on 1971 genocide being held at UN headquarters

For the first time in history, an exhibition displaying images and stories of the 1971 genocide started at the United Nations Headquarters in New York for three days.

Tangail’s mass-killing ground to get due recognition

The Water Tank area in Tangail town, one of the main mass-killing grounds during the Liberation War in 1971, is finally getting due recognition after over 50 years of the country’s independence.

Having iftar together to beat loneliness

Seventy-five-year-old Hosne Ara, a former government employee, was talking to one of her close relatives in a video call, sitting on a chair at Probin Nibash, an old-age home. A box full of chickpeas was kept next to her as the time for iftar approached.



Mrinal Sen’s 'Chalchitra' : class confrontation that transcends time

Kolkata, its streets, markets and homesteads almost appear as characters in the movie. That cinema is a document of a time is a thought that comes to one’s mind repeatedly while watching the movie.

Rakhi Sawant getting divorced from husband Adil

“The secret to my happiness? I am getting a divorce," said the actress.

Rani Mukerji reacts to Norwegian ambassador slamming 'Mrs Chatterjee vs Norway'

"Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway" has sparked debate as the Norwegian Ambassador to India depicted the film as a 'fictional representation' with factual inaccuracies. Now, Rani Mukerji has slammed the claims and spoken up on the whole issue. 



Tigers look to maintain intensity in final T20I

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan had already given the cue that there may be changes in the line-up for the third and final T20I against Ireland, but what he would not want to see change is the hunger and drive from his players.

Alfaz laments lack of spirit

Except for suspended Sri Lanka, all subcontinent nations grabbed the opportunity to play international friendlies in the FIFA window in March to assess their performances ahead of the upcoming SAFF Championship, slated for June 23 to July 3 in India.

IPL starts Friday as Mumbai eye record-extending sixth title

The 16th edition also returns to its pre-Covid glory days, with 74 matches scheduled at 12 venues over eight weeks

Life & Living

Life & Living

Top 5 budget international tours you can do for under Tk 40,000

Any international trip might sound hard to find if your budget is around Tk 40,000, as you are left wondering what destinations you can travel on a limited budget. Well, fret not as it turns out you can visit various countries on that budget, provided the country is near to Bangladesh and, you are part of a tour package from a travel agency, as being part of a group can significantly reduce the cost compared to travelling solo.

#Guides / Boosting brain function for maximum control

Our brain is a powerhouse of thoughts and emotions. However, owing to the sheer amount of traffic running through our minds on a daily basis, the brain must be trained to control its views, words, and choices if it is to run on streamlined, optimal capacity.

Remembering shaheed Rumi

His name was Shafi Imam Rumi. Born on 29 March, 1951 Rumi was barely 20 years of age in 1971. This larger-than-life character is one of many who embraced martyrdom in their attempt to gift our precious freedom. Rumi had secured third position in the matriculation exam under the national education board in 1968. In 1971, he just got admitted to BUET (Engineering College at that time) and was already enrolled into IIT (Illinois Institute of Technology). Just one flight and he could have been away from the war, but Shafi Imam Rumi chose not to.



Brac University qualifies for RoboCup Rescue Robot League finals

BRACU ALTER,  a team from BSRM School of Engineering, Brac University has been announced as one of the qualifying teams at RoboCup Rescue Robot League 2023.

Cover Story / Ramadan and exam season

Sitting for exams during Ramadan makes for a difficult prospect.

Jimin strips off all filters to reveal his true self in debut solo album "Face"

For a debut album, Jimin doesn’t struggle at all to establish the escape he aims for.

Tech & Startup

Tech & Startup

Follow these 9 YouTube channels for career tips

YouTube has become one of the most popular platforms for individuals seeking knowledge on various topics, including career growth. The site is filled with channels dedicated to providing tips, strategies, and insights that can help professionals advance in their respective fields.

Elon Musk and AI experts urge AI pause

Elon Musk and a group of artificial intelligence experts and industry executives are calling for a six-month pause in developing systems more powerful than OpenAI's newly launched GPT-4, in an open letter citing potential risks to society.

3rd edition of Bangabandhu Innovation Grant 2023 gets underway

The opening ceremony of the Bangabandhu Innovation Grant (BIG) 2023 was recently held at the BCC Auditorium, Agargaon, Dhaka.

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Star Multimedia

The web of mayoral graft

Zahangir Alam, a former mayor of Gazipur City Corporation, is accused of corruption and irregularities in almost every sector during his tenure

The story of Priyontee Urbee

The gorgeous Priyontee Urbee has the whole of Paris city imprinted on her feet. She loves to dance and her dazzling long hair makes her look like a Disney Princess.

Sued under DSA, woman dies in Rab custody

According to family members, Rab said the 38-year-old Sultana Jasmine suffered a stroke in their custody, but her relatives insisted that she had no medical issues

Have we been able to establish a state different from Pakistan?

Through the Liberation War of 1971, the people of this region wanted to establish a state that would not be built in the model of Pakistan. Fifty-two years later, can we say we have achieved that goal?

Nation celebrates 53rd Independence Day

<p>Today (March 26) is Bangladesh’s Independence Day. </p><p>People paid tributes to the Liberation War martyrs by placing wreaths at the National Memorial in Savar, Dhaka marking the 53rd Independence Day.</p>



No downward adjustment in power, gas tariffs until stability in market

Says PM's Energy Adviser Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury

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Antarctic ice melt could disrupt the world’s oceans: Study

A major ocean circulation that forms around Antarctica could be headed for collapse, risking significant changes to the world's weather, sea levels and the health of marine ecosystems, scientists say, offering a stark warning about the growing impacts of climate change

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UN adopts landmark resolution on climate justice

The UN General Assembly on Wednesday adopted by consensus and to cheers a resolution calling for the world body's top court to outline legal obligations related to climate change..Pushed for years by Vanuatu and Pacific islander youth, the measure asks the International Court of Justice (I

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It causes 20pc of premature deaths: WB

Air pollution is responsible for about 20 percent of the total premature deaths in Bangladesh, says a World Bank report.

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20% of premature deaths in Bangladesh caused by air pollution: WB

Air pollution is responsible for about 20 percent of the total premature deaths in Bangladesh, says a World Bank report.

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Rains likely in parts of the country in next 24 hours

The Met office has predicted rain or thundershowers in parts of the country in the 24 hours from 9:00am today.

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Man fined Tk 50,000 for illegally extracting sand from Dharla

A person has been fined Tk 50,000 for illegally lifting sand from Dharla river and selling them at Wapda Bazar area of Kulaghat Union in Lalmonirhat Sadar upazila

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At least 23 killed as tornado rips thru Mississippi

At least 23 people were killed and dozens injured as a tornado and strong thunderstorms ripped across Mississippi late on Friday, the state's emergency management agency said

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