Air pollution is not for only one authority to tackle

Md Ziaul Haque, the director of Air Quality Management at the Department of Environment, talks with Naznin Tithi of The Daily Star about the factors behind severe air pollution in the country and why concerted efforts are needed from all ministries and government agencies concerned to fight it.

5d ago

‘Bangladesh should prioritise its national interests above all’

BIPSS President Maj Gen (retd) ANM Muniruzzaman in an exclusive interview with The Daily Star.

1w ago

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances 2023 / ‘NHRC can’t directly investigate cases involving law enforcers’

NHRC Chairman Dr Kamal Uddin Ahmed talks about how the commission has dealt with the cases of enforced disappearance.

3w ago

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances 2023 / 'The numbers on our list might only be the tip of the iceberg'

We hope the Bangladesh government will take the crucial step of ratifying the ICPPED.

3w ago

'I blame misgovernance and mismanagement for high inflation'

Dr MM Akash, professor of economics at Dhaka University, explains what is driving the inflation up in Bangladesh.

‘If an election is not participatory, it is neither free nor fair’

Former Election Commissioner Brig Gen (retd) M Sakhawat Hossain in an interview with The Daily Star.

‘Health services deeply troubled by corruption, lack of accountability’

Dr Iftekharuzzaman, executive director of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), talks about how corruption and a lack of good governance have crippled the country's healthcare services.

‘Aggression from government, private bodies a huge challenge for us’

DSCC Mayor Fazle Noor Taposh talks about the current state of playground and parks, tree felling for development, and the importance of public opinion in designing projects.

‘Nothing will change, everything will be managed’

Jatiya Party Chairman GM Quader discusses politics and elections in an exclusive interview with The Daily Star.

‘Business, not city service, is being prioritised’

"One after another, actions are taking place to strip the Dhanmondi Lake of its intended character."

‘Will the budget be made to satisfy the people or the vested groups?’

Dr Hossain Zillur Rahman, executive chairman of the Power and Participation Research Centre (PPRC), discusses the upcoming national budget for the 2023-24 fiscal year with Eresh Omar Jamal of The Daily Star.

Titas doesn't have the budget to fix all gas leaks – so it ignores them

Through the April 24 incident, we came very close to some major accidents.

The inspiring story of Nijer Bolar Moto Ekta Golpo Foundation

In an interview with The Daily Star, Iqbal Bahar Zahid talks about how his foundation seeks to help Bangladeshis become entrepreneurs, and improve their lives and the society.

'The way parliament is run these days is detrimental to holding the government accountable'

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Jatiya Sangsad, five-time lawmaker and president of the ruling alliance partner Workers’ Party, Rashed Khan Menon, talks about what an effective parliament should be like in an interview with Mohiuddin Alamgir of The Daily Star.

‘The danger of an all-out world war is ever present’

Famed war correspondent John Pilger discusses the Russia-Ukraine war.

‘Textbooks cannot be made completely error-proof’

We need to think about how quickly and efficiently we can remove the errors and print the corrected versions.

‘When people with integrity begin to rise, corruption fails’

Narayan Adhikari (Nepal country director and co-founder) and Sanjeeta Pant (programmes and learning manager) of Accountability Lab speak with Eresh Omar Jamal of The Daily Star.

Why did electricity price go up without a public hearing?

Professor M Shamsul Alam talks to Naznin Tithi of The Daily Star about the reasons behind the recent electricity price hike and how the energy sector can be made more efficient.