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127,198 Bangladeshis can perform hajj in 2025: HAAB

A total of 127,198 Bangladeshis will be able to perform Hajj in 2025, Hajj Agencies Association of Bangladesh (HAAB) President M Shahadat Hossain Taslim said today

Biman ticket cannot be booked without passenger info: minister

Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Muhammad Faruk Khan today said no ticket of Biman Bangladesh Airlines can be booked without passengers’ information

Food & Recipes

Food & Recipes

Tantalising Eid-ul-Azha with Radhuni

These dishes are more than just food: they celebrate family bonds, shared laughter, and stories told

Quick and delicious recipes with All Time Family Cake

While we may have the main dishes sorted with an assortment of beef and mutton recipes, this Eid, let’s not leave desserts out.

Let toks be the only thing sour! Tok recipes to turn frowns upside down

Whether you are sipping on a chilled glass of mango cooler or savouring the rich flavours of fish roe in a sour gravy, these recipes promise to transport you to the heart of Bengali cuisine.

Rupali ilish: Mastering the art of cooking hilsa

Delve into the rich culinary heritage of Bengal with delectable dishes featuring the prized hilsa fish. Using a tantalising blend of spices and then cooked to perfection, these recipes promise an unforgettable taste of tradition allowing you to experience the essence of Bengali cuisine in every savoury bite.

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Menstrual woes: PMDD and its symptoms, causes, and treatment

PMDD is a clinical disorder, yet, it remains shrouded in misunderstanding and misdiagnosis. To accurately understand and manage PMDD, we talked to renowned psychiatrist Professor Dr Anwara Syed Haq MBBS, FCPS, MRCPsych (London), who offered her valuable insights into the causes, symptoms, and effective coping strategies.

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Are you eating right this summer? A nutritionist’s guide to healthy diets

In the sweltering heat of a Bangladeshi summer, our bodies crave something different. Rather than sticking to our usual diet, one needs to bring change in their food habits.

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Food for thought: Things to eat to improve mental health

It's 2024 and we all know the importance of a healthy diet for physical health. But what about its impact on our mental well-being? Just like the rest of our body, the brain thrives on nourishment and the quality of that nourishment significantly influences our mood, cognitive function, and even our resilience to stress.

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Role of mental and physical health in corporate success, explains Shazia Omar

Shazia Omar, a reputed yogini, author, and co-founder of Dhaka Flow, explains why cultivating a supportive and healthy workplace has never been more important.

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Here’s why watermelons are good for you

Watermelons are not merely a symbol of summer refreshment. They are an excellent source of hydration and nutrition. Beyond its irresistible watery sweetness, the fruit is preferred for its ability to sustain good health and invigorate the body.

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Tips for exercising in this summer heat

In the intense heat, it can be quite tiresome to keep up with the constant momentum of your exercise routine. But there are still many ways to keep your plans from falling apart.

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Dermatologist-recommended skin care tips during this heatwave

Heat, humidity, and intense sun exposure can exacerbate or lead to various skin issues, especially during the heatwave. To keep our skin healthy and comfortable, we need to understand these common skin conditions and how to effectively manage them.

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Heatwave hack: Beat the monster heat with coconut water

When the blistering summer knocks at your doorstep, your first instinct would be to pull out a bottle of soft, cold drink from the fridge in a store or supermarket and chug it down in one go. Instead, say yes to coconut water for all of its goodness in summer!

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Life & Living Multimedia

Life & Living Multimedia

Navigating Dhaka's Eid shopping scene on a budget

By now, many have already spent a good chunk of their time shopping for friends and families. After all, can you put a price on the smile of your loved ones after gifting them their Eid dress?

My Dhaka / Comrade, give me a cup!

Yet, the tiny, yellow-walled tea stall attracts customers like bees to flowers.  “Comrade, give me a cup,” is how they ask for tea.

The colourful cauliflowers of Bangladesh

Instead of the regular old white cauliflowers - you can now have cauliflowers that are red, yellow, pink, or purple.

Shankha Dasgupta: Meet the genius behind Guti

Shankha Dasgupta is the genius behind Guti, and anyone who has followed his work over the years knows precisely how exceptional he is. The much-anticipated show, Guti, came out on Chorki in January, leaving the viewers binging.

Despite charging fees, needs of passengers neglected

<p>Terminal fees are being imposed on passengers travelling to India. However, there are currently no provisions for the use of restrooms at the Benapole International Passenger Terminal. </p><p>Find out more in today's Star Newsbytes</p>

Be dazzled by the fiery shows of Dragon House – Dhaka!

Dragon House – Dhaka, founded by Shadman Faiyaz, has been “playing with fire” since 2022

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Behold the bold: Exploring eye makeup

When opting for a smoky eye, do not just rub some dark eyeshadow and call it a day!

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5 things to do to protect yourself from lightning

Protecting yourself from lightning to avoid being electrocuted is a serious matter. More on this over here.

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Let the madness set in: How to watch ICC Men's T20 World Cup?

Before everyone starts rooting for their favourite team, the burning question at the moment is how can you watch the games?

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Tarot: Our life stories on cards

Here, we explore how tarot can be a powerful form of self-care

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5 cool and casual style guides for the girls this summer

During rainy summer days, followed by immediate heatwaves - cotton, khadi, and linen are good options to pick from.

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Deshi fashion designer in a foreign country

Walliuddin Ahmed Chowdhury went ahead to make Bangladesh prominent in the world of fashion.

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Looking for plus-size clothing for women? There's solution at Zaria's  

Zaria’s, focuses on plus-size women's wear, addressing a long-overlooked segment of the market. 

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Painless period pointer: Period patches are your new must-haves!

Menstrual cramp patches, known as period pain relief patches are your new best friend during our dreaded week. When our least favourite uninvited guest Aunt Flo pays her visit, we can be prepared to deal with her unnecessary tantrums.

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The importance of trees in Dhaka’s concrete jungle

Overurbanisation has destroyed the trees of Dhaka, leaving Dhaka dwellers in an environment where the air is too toxic to breathe in. Land clearing has made the already-hot summer season hotter and prolonged.

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The changing narratives of Korail

Whenever “Korail” comes to mind, the word that follows next is “bosti” (urban slum). However, there’s more to it than meets the eye.

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Revamp your living room: Eid-ul-Azha edition

The festivities of Eid come with feasts, joy, and most importantly friends and family.

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Echoes of Qurbani Eid: Cherished Memories from a Simpler Time

When button mobile phones were at their peak, we lived in the moment.

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Grameenphone launches latest episode of Lumière featuring Rezwana Choudhury Bannya

Grameenphone has unveiled the newest episode in its Lumière series, this time shining a spotlight on Rezwana Choudhury Bannya

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Beef Beyond Borders

Our love of red meat in Bangladesh is more than simply food; it celebrates tradition, community, and culinary creativity.

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Battle for the cattle

If you think buying a cattle is difficult, try bringing it home from the market!

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“Duck” in cricket: The quirky origins of a zero run

When a batter is dismissed without scoring a single run, it is called a “duck egg” in cricket, later shortened to ‘duck’. Now, where did the word ‘come from in cricket? Simple — the name originated from the shape of the number "0", similar to a duck's egg!

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Afsana Begum on conquering the world of extreme sports in saree

Saree is hardly the apparel of choice for snowboarding and skydiving. Afsana Begum, proves otherwise

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Are you being Fired Silently?

Quiet firing warning signs

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Be dazzled by the fiery shows of Dragon House – Dhaka!

Dragon House – Dhaka, founded by Shadman Faiyaz, has been “playing with fire” since 2022

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