Fire injures 3 on board vessel near Patenga sea beach

Three sailors suffered burn injuries when a fire broke out following a blast on board a lighter vessel in the sea off Patenga beach late Friday night

GCC polls: Zahangir's reaction on announcement of results

Former Gazipur mayor Zahangir Alam expressed dissatisfaction over the delay in publishing of election results to the Gazipur City Corporation

Dollar to taka switch: Will airfares be reduced?

<p>All airlines operating in Bangladesh must determine airfare in taka instead of dollar from July 1. What prompted this decision? Will expatriates benefit from this?</p>

19 bags of cash in 8 donation boxes of Kishoreganj's Pagla Mosque

At least 19 bags of money were recovered from eight donation boxes of Pagla Mosque in Kishoreganj. The exact figure could not be known yet as the money was being counted till the filing of this report

Celebrating minorities' rights thru dance and music

In an effort to establish a separate Land Commission for the marginalised minority communities and small indigenous groups, an event has been organised on the Gobindaganj-Dinajpur regional highway

Behind the wheels in a man’s world

She moves through the busy streets of Ashulia, defying all odds in every turn. Mukti Rani, a fearless “leguna” driver, is proving that women can conquer any profession even if the society is against the idea.

Radhavati Devi: the artisan who made the first ‘Kolaboti saree’

Radhavati Devi of Moulvibazar made the first “Kolaboti saree” out of banana plant fibre in Bangladesh.

Dhaka mostly empty, congestion in some areas

How was Dhaka city on the first day of the Eid holiday? Watch on Star Newsbytes

Story of Bogura’s butcher shop owner Kalu Kasai

Nazrul Islam Kalu, known as “Kalu Kasai” opened a butcher shop in his village in Bogura last year. He opened his own shop “Goshto Ghor” in Nashipur village of Gabtoli upazila after being driven away from the local market.

Traders of Bangabazar: Rehabilitation needed, not donations

Defying scorching heat and leaving past the fire disaster, traders of Bangabazar, who are fighting against odds, have opened their temporary stalls. Selling clothes bought with loaned money, they are trying to bounce back in a time which was supposed to be the most profit-making time of the year ahead of Eid.

Too hot outside

People of Chuadanga have been advised by the district administration to stay home as much as they can due to a relentless 15-day-long heatwave. Watch Star Newsbytes to find out more.

New Super Market, Gausia and Chandni Chawk reopens

After the fire was extinguished completely, the Dhaka New Super Market was handed over to the police at around 10:00am today. Since early morning, the affected traders started crowding in front of the market. Many hoped that some goods might have been saved from the fire. But they could not find anything except burnt debris

WATCH: New Super Market fire

Numerous shops and goods at the capital's New Super Market were destroyed in a catastrophic fire. 30 firefighting units, along with teams from army, navy, air force, Rab, BGB, police, and local volunteers brought the blaze under control.

10 years of Rana Plaza tragedy: Have the rights of workers been ensured?

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the most horrific tragedy in the country’s garment industry, the Rana Plaza collapse, a roundtable titled, "Rana Plaza Tragedy - 10 Years: Workers’ Health & Safety and Trade Union Rights: Where are we now?", was held at The Daily Star Centre

Why the sudden increase in fertiliser prices?

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Tangail weavers hope for a festive boost after pandemic woes 

The weaving industry of Tangail, known for its traditional handloom products, has been struggling to survive due to the impact of the pandemic in the last few years. The weavers and traders who depend on this industry usually look forward to four major occasions: Pahela Baishakh, Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Azha and Durga Puja.